- Features -
The Other Freeport
Three miles south of L.L. Bean is a soulful village that has retained its historic charm. But in South Freeport preservation has come at a cost. By Edgar Allen Beem.
Lucinda Yates went from homelessness to head of a company that has earned $24 million for charities across the nation. No wonder she's a star. By Virginia Wright.
Starting from Zero
With almost 400 foreign-born workers from 54 countries, Portland's Barber Foods has assembled the state's most diverse workforce. For these refugees, the start of the American Dream is cold, loud, and challenging. By Abby Zimet.
A Joyful Noise
Can't sing? Who cares. Having fun is all that matters when Marion Gray conducts Handel's Messiah. By Edgar Allen Beem.
Candlepin bowling is cheap, fun, and a Maine sports tradition. So why haven't you bowled a string lately? By Ken Textor.
Mover and Shaker
Eli Pariser, the executive director of political powerhouse MoveOn.org, may still be wet behind the ears, but he's full of ideas on preserving his home state of Maine and protecting America. Interview by Joshua F. Moore.
Where in Maine?
This wintry island is famed for its summer people. Can you identify it?
You never knew who would drop by Pat's Barber Shop in Augusta twenty-five years ago. By Joshua F. Moore.
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North by East
Christmas in a Box
How much would you pay for a Maine Christmas tree? Plus opinions, advisories, and musings about Franklin's overly frank Web site, odd names for a new bridge, and a lobsterman who some say is a genius.
The Talk of Maine
Independent reporters are pioneering a new kind of Web-based journalism in Maine. By Jeff Clark.
The Maine Viewpoint
Better planning is a better answer to development pressures in York County, as an editorial from the Portland Press Herald points out. Plus a possible solution for increasing tourism spending, a proposal to widen the areas to hunt moose, and the Dirigo Health program continues to raise more questions.
A Sleigh Ride Together
A farm in Harrison provides horse-drawn jaunts over the meadows and through the woods. Plus Oprah's favorite whoopie pies, trees and trains at the McLaughlin Foundation in South Paris, snowshoeing jaunts at Sugarloaf, an online catalog for Maine-made products, and wreathmaking at the UMaine campus in Orono. By Andrew Vietze.
Dining Down East
SeaGrass Bistro, Yarmouth
The chef at one of Greater Portland's best new restaurants considers her kitchen to be yours. By Andy King.
Down East Bookshelf
What Do You Know?
A new reference book aims to sum up the history and cultural life of the Northeast. By Rosemary Herbert.
Calendar of Events
From a naughty Nutcracker to holiday craft shows, Maine is bustling with things to do this month.
A Yuletide Yarn
My aunt's fiancé got more than he bargained for on Christmas Eve back in 1959. By Frederick Findlen.