Elizabeth Peavey, Down East contributing editor, had one goal while growing up in Maine: to get out. And she did. She traveled to Tasmania and to the top of the Isle of Skye. She lived in San Francisco and Boston. But she came home.
A best-selling author - who moved to Maine herself two decades ago - explains what makes the Pine Tree State such a good choice.
The creator of The Slanket says his invention will keep his customers 'wrapped up snug like a toasty burrito... '
Maine's a Treasure Trove of Gardens, Botanical Parks, and Specialty Nurseries...
Before you venture into the North Woods, make a stop here.
MUSIC The Fab Four Mop tops they're not, but the four young men of the Calder Quartet are earning raves from audiences inspired by their tweaking of chamber music conventions (witness the tough-guy poses in their publicity photo). Named after Alexander Calder, inventor of the mobile, the quartet is wrapping
Art Back To The Land The land's the thing in the work of Harrison Bird Brown, a Portland native who began his career painting signs on the city's waterfront. But he quickly moved from commerce to nature, painting scenes of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the White Mountains, and the Alps. In Vividly
Settling in Maine does not mean giving up the prospect of a high-powered career.
Theater The Show Must Go On "Write what you know," they say. So it's no wonder that British playwright Michael Frayn dreamed up Noises Off, the classic tale of an inept theater troupe's struggle to finish its tour amidst the havoc of lovers' quarrels, eccentric actors, and stray sardines. Jan. 23 - Feb.
Art Oh, The Humanity Add a little depth to your social calendar with a viewing of Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos. The exhibit features a series of eighty black-and-white prints published in 1799 that satirize the foibles of late eighteenth-century Spanish society and humanity in general. Described by