After four centuries, Phippsburg — one of Maine's oldest communities and home to the first English settlement in New England — is finally being pulled into the present. By Colin Woodard
Fine & Dandy
The Gym Dandies Children's Circus teaches Scarborough kids perseverance, balance, and how to ride a six-foot unicycle. By Michaela Cavallaro
Your Own Private Island
Owning a Maine island is the stuff of dreams, but is being master of your domain all it's cracked up to be? By Virginia Wright
This River Is Rated R
The Saco is the second-most-popular river in the eastern U.S., visited by thousands of paddlers a weekend. But how do you police a 134-mile-long floating party? By Abby Zimet
Why are Mary Bourke's bright and summery paintings so popular? Because they remind us of our own family vacations.BY Sara Donnelly
Delightful details and a moderate dose of Maine camp style keep this waterfront home in Bridgton comfortable and honest to its roots. By Joshua F. Moore
For one weekend every July, the logging roads of western Maine turn into a grand prix, much to the delight of local spectators. But be prepared: this is most definitely not NASCAR. By Joshua F. Moore
The Patient Gardeners
Growing clematis takes calm composure, say the owners of Hummingbird Farm in Turner. BY Rebecca Martin EvartsDepartments
Where in Maine?
This working waterfront is in one of Maine's most famous communities. Can you identify this picturesque harbor?
By Paul Doiron.
North by East
Route 1 culprits. | Farewell to a taxi man. | The case of the lost bell. | Harpswell's Causeway Lady. | Members only at the Woodfords Club.
The Talk of Maine
Expanding Baxter State Park was supposed to be a slam dunk. So what happened? By Jeff Clark
The Maine Viewpoint
UMaine Chancellor Westphal's downfall. | Allagash disappointment. | Parking scramble near Hadlock Field. | An ugly and unwelcome protest. | Condo support in Bath.
Beloved Portland chef Abby Harmon and partner Lisa Vaccaro hit a home run at Caiola's. Amy SutherlandBooks
A new book tells the overlooked tale of Bangor's African-American community. Richard GrantGetaway
Ogunquit is just the spot for a family-friendly vacation.Events
Music, festivals, and plays pack Maine's summer schedule.
Plus: Pilot your own plane on a sightseeing flight. | The skin-care success story of Mad Gabs.
Portland's largest city should keep replacing its creepy open spaces with condos. By Agnes Bushell
What's In A Picture?
One of Maine's biggest industries hatched a popular summer festival back in the 1940s. By Joshua F. Moore
The North Atlantic Blues Festival A weekend of blues in Rockland featuring Johnny Winter, Nora Jean Bruso, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Marcia Ball, and a whole lot more.