How does the ocean transform ordinary bottles and plates into gemlike wonders? And why do we love sea glass so?
Lewiston happens to be the longtime home of White Rock Distilleries, one of the country’s leading manufacturers and importers of spirits, but with dozens of microbreweries and small wineries scattered across Maine, it was only a matter of time before boutique distilleries entered the scene. The spirit — if not the illegality — of bootlegging survives in Maine. Here are a few of our favorite craft spirits.
Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, Union
On the ninetieth anniversary of Prohibition, it’s worth looking back at Maine’s central role in outlawing alcohol. The history is more complex than you think.
David G. Baker’s figurative paintings are like the best novels. They use fiction to examine deeper truths.
A bitter land-use fight in one of Maine’s saltiest communities has ushered in a new era of cooperation between town and gown.
Down East’s Guide to Good Eating in Greater Portland.
Few people fully understand, or appreciate, the role that Maine’s Warden Service plays in safeguarding the state’s natural resources.
An RV carrying a dedicated team of hygienists travels from school to school on a mission to bring dental care to some of the state’s neediest children.
Once known as the daughter of Marguerite and William Zorach, Dahlov Ipcar, of Georgetown, has become one of Maine’s preeminent — and perhaps its most beloved — artists.
The way you put your garden to bed will determine the wonders you’ll see when springtime wakes it up again.