Deer Isle artist Jeffery Becton creates surreal places from the bits and bytes of real ones.
Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from September’s, Biddeford picture.
We set out to explore the radical breadth of styles and flavors that makes Maine’s cider boomlet so much fun. Our search was fruitful.
Like many in Maine, we were saddened to read of the September passing of Leon Gorman, grandson of L.L.Bean founder Leon Leonwood Bean and either president or chairman of the company for 46 years. Outside of L.L.Bean, Gorman was known for his charitable pursuits. For this remembrance, we turned to Gorman’s friend Mark Swann, executive director of Portland’s Preble Street resource center for homelessness, hunger, and poverty.
The Bartlettyarns mill dates back to the early 19th century and looks its age — but charmingly so. In any case, it’s not nearly as creepy as when it provided the exterior shots for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift.
Violinists are honoring Portland master luthier Jonathan Cooper with a tribute album.
After lying dormant for nearly a century, Maine’s hard cider industry is ripe for a comeback.
In addition to 2015 Magazine of the Year, the Down East Magazine team brought home top honors for Magazine Writer of the Year, Magazine Photographer of the year, Overall Art Direction, and several other awards.
Ask any rural Mainer: There’s more than one way to wash a skunked dog. None are pleasant, though.