- Features -
A decade after its artistic and commercial renaissance, the "Lobster Capital of the World" is experiencing growing pains. By Virginia Wright.
5,267 Feet of Rock
At age forty-five, I wanted to climb Mount Katahdin to prove to my older brothers I was no longer their baby sister. Guess what happened? By Elizabeth Peavey.
Stopping the closing of military bases in Maine might be the ultimate test of Senator Susan Collins' growing political clout. By Down East Senior Editor Jeff Clark.
The Buying Game
Yes, you can afford great Maine art on a less-than-great budget. Just ask the Gleasons. By Edgar Allen Beem.
Where in Maine?
Wabanakis called this gorge "place of the perpetual rainbow." Recognize it?
On the Beach
A new house on the dunes of Biddeford Pool captures the bright and breezy style of summer in Maine. By Rebecca Martin Evarts.
A Passion for Perfect Tomatoes
"Tomato Lady" Amy LeBlanc, of Wilton, grows more than 300 varieties of organic tomatoes. By Sally Noble.
The Maine Hippie Trail
Want to relive those trippy-dippy days of the 1960s and '70s? Here are the back-to-the-landmarks to visit.
At Sarah Jeanne's Family Hair Care in Lewiston, the pursuit of beauty takes many wild and wonderful forms, as photographer Melonie Bennett discovered.
What kind of person risks life and limb, taking off from grassy airstrips and skimming treetops, all for a "hundred-dollar hamburger"? By Abby Zimet.
The new Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor does more than preserve the past of Maine's Wabanaki Indians - it celebrates their present. By Luther Young.
- Departments -
North by East
Opinions and advisories on why it's harder than ever to find open sand on Maine beaches, plus a new report that praises penny-wise Mainers and a scheme for Skowhegan that's all wet.
The Talk of Maine
Out of Service
Maine towns want tourists, so why won't they provide the restrooms these visitors need? By Joshua F. Moore.
The Maine Viewpoint
Base Closure Realities
Maine should fight hard to keep its military bases but also plan for a life without them, according to an editorial from the Ellsworth American. Plus a Rumford man who found himself on the wrong side of the tracks with a railroad company and a step forward for the proposed LNG facility on Passamaquoddy Bay.
A Taste of Germany
The makers of Morse's sauerkraut have opened a market and café for schnitzel fans in Waldoboro. Plus Portland's little-known waterfalls, an exhibit of naturalist Bernd Heinrich's sketches and pictures, the Abbe Museum's search for Samuel de Champlain's village, a night prowl for owls at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, and a tribute to Acadia's George B. Dorr. By Andrew Vietze.
Dining Down East
Chebeague Island Inn
The restaurant in this grand summer hotel is well worth the voyage. By Michael Sanders.
Down East Bookshelf
Like the best of Hitchcock, Monica Wood's new novel is an intimate shocker. By Richard Grant.
Calendar of Events
Fairs, festivals, plays, and concerts pack Maine's summer schedule.
What's in a Picture?
Wrestling with the Babe
Back in 1945 at the Portland Expo, America's favorite slugger proves that his legendary prowess at the plate pays off in a wrestling ring, too. By Joshua F. Moore.
How a meatball surgeon, back from Korea, helped me out of a jam in Waterville. By Anthony Betts.