Mainers looking for the best prices and the finest selection of produce head not to gigantic grocery stores, but to their local farmer's market. Whether you are looking for pumpkins, apples, or potatoes, these seasonal bazaars are always worth a visit — for the friendly conversation as much as
Maine should fight hard to keep its military bases but also plan for life without them.
Fairs, festivals, plays, and concerts pack Maine?s summer schedule.
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
I'm told that my colleagues are going to give me a party to mark my retirement from more than thirty years at Down East. I only wish it were possible to invite all quarter-million of you who read this magazine each month, as I think together we would have one of the liveliest parties in the history of
Garden tours, music festivals, and summer stock are all on the calendar this month.
Shrinking student numbers will change the way small-town Maine educates its kids.
Features 66 Our Town Spanning the tidal Machias River way down the coast, the village of East Machias hasn't forgotten its roots — and isn't about to. By Virginia Wright. 74 America's Summer Playground Savvy entrepreneurs have been touting Maine's fresh air and stunning scenery since the first
Features 45 Getting It Right When it comes to architecture and design, some things seem utterly at home in Maine and some things don't. 46 Rich, Brash Color Designer Carol Bass has an eye for the vibrant colors of outdoor Maine — and the chutzpa to bring those hues inside. By Virginia Wright. 52
Features 62 Oh, Those Yarmouth Ladies They're so good at what they do that the tourists think their clam festival is all about clams — even though everyone in town knows it's really about money, big money. By Edgar Allen Beem. 68 The Most Admired Garden in Maine More people see the Sparhawk Garden