October 2003



Best Seat in the Woods

The Country Club Inn in Rangeley has the ultimate Maine woods color show vistas along with your meal. Location: Rangeley

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Off the Peninsula

Portland has another side that isn’t trendy, urban and brick. People who live there say its the best part of town. Location: Portland,StroudwaterWoodfords,RosemountBack Cove,Oakdale

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro
  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Shoulder Season

That in-between season when it is no longer summer, but not yet fall.

  • By: Richard Grant
  • Photography by: Bradley Lanphere

Seeing the Forest For the Trees

A brand new camp in western Maine uses boulders and actual tree trunks for support.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

The Gathering

A memorial gathering held by the friends and relatives of E. B. White just a few weeks after his death. Includes a drawing by Trevor Roberson in the style of Garth Williams. Location: Brooklin, Blue Hill

  • By: Marion K. Stocking
  • Photography by: Tillman Crane

The Mighty Maze at Levant

The huge corn maze near Bangor is a fairly challenging course and a delightful bit of Autumn fun. Location: Levant

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Peggy McKenna


Seasonal Dockside Dining

A restaurant with open air dining on the harbor. Location: Sebasco Harbor

  • By: Ken Textor

Adding Insult to Injury

A line of fruit juices begun in Maine was sold to a California firm and is now being discontinued. Location: ScarboroughSaco

Emergency Ads

A North Carolina company sells emergency vehicles for $1.00 in exchange for allowing them to carry ads. Location: Clinton

  • Photography by: Nance Trueworthy

Playing the Slots

.Maine voters face another gambling question this November…whether to allow horse-racing tracks to have slot machines. Location: Bangor

Grammar Cops

A group of eagle-eyed Latin students have formed a club at Waterville High School Location: Waterville

Breathless in Pemaquid

Maine’s only public accessible lighthouse. Location: PemaquidMuscongus Bay

Snow, You Say?

When should Mainers look for the first snowfall of the season? Location: Gray

Last Outpost

.A former backwoods company farm will become a living history center devoted to North Woods lumbering. Location: Golden Road

  • Photography by: Douglas Merriam

Suspending Disbelief

The closing of the Bucksport bridge to vehicles over 12 tons is wreaking havoc on the economy of the areas around it. Location: Bucksport,ProspectVerona Island

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Remembering Caskie

Caskie Stinnett fans give thanks for the recent reprint of a Stinnett essay.

  • By: Ron Sheridan
  • and Marge Sheridan

Family Gambling

Reader’s comments about the negative aspects of a casino presence in Maine.

  • By: Karen Grenier

August Photograph

.Reader’s identify the August, “Where in Maine?” as the town of Alna Location: AlnaHead TideSheepscot River

  • By: Rick Wirling

The Great Maine Tragedy?

Novelist Agnes Bushell critiques a recent reprint of Mary Ellen Chase’s historical novel, “Silas Crockett”.

  • By: Agnes Bushell

Fall Frolics

.A variety of autumn activities including beer and wine sampling ,apple picking and leaf peeping.

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Briefly Noted

The chef-owners of the Arrows restaurant have published their first collection of recipes. Location: Ogunquit

  • By: Paul Doiron

Gourmet to Go

. A popular diner in Gardiner has branched out into a new space and added a number of upscale delicacies. Location: Gardiner

  • By: Andrew Vietze

MDI Real Estate Values

Mount Desert Islander article about increasing property taxes on the island and in Bar Harbor. Location: Mount Desert Island

Pizza Please

A convenience store and gas station that serves remarkably good pizza to eat in or take out. Location: Wiscasset

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Kiddie Casino

Maine Sunday Telegram article about the danger of casino gambling to teens.

Studying the Brain Drain

Portland Press Herald article about Maine’s low teacher pay and the challenge to attract educated young people to live and work here.

  • Photography by: Steve Meyers

No Recess in Lewiston

Lewiston Sun-Journal artical about eliminating the morning recess at schools in favor of classroom time. Location: Lewiston

Cliff Walk

An extraordinary footpath between old summerhomes in York and the crashing surf. Location: York

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Biddeford Budget Woes

Biddeford Journal Tribune article about the budget problems in the city. Location: Biddeford

Arborvine, Blue Hill

The Hikade family runs a restaurant where traditional cuisines are blended with American creativity in an elegant but relaxed atmosphere. Location: Blue Hill

  • By: Christine Parrish
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Yarmouth Yardwork

Vintage photo of students engaged in raking leaves at North Yarmouth Academy about 1915. Location: Yarmouth

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward
  • Photography by: Ferdinand Merrill Corliss

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