August 2009


Art as Afterlife

Painter Leo Brooks left a late-life legacy of Monhegan watercolors. By: Edgar Allen Beem

Maine Gin Fizz

Of all the gin joints in the world, Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery is a good one to walk into. By: Kathleen Fleury. Photography by: Jeff Scher

Thar She Blows!

A day trip into the Gulf of Maine offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the ocean giants who summer just off our coastline. Here’s a whale primer of sorts to help you bone up on your baleen before you set out on the high seas. By: Joshua F. Moore

Maine’s CSI: The Unit (Discretion Advised)

An elite group of Maine State Police investigators has earned national acclaim for cracking the most disturbing computer crimes imaginable. By: Cynthia Anderson. Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Lincoln’s Choice

Two hundred years after his birth, the question of why Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, was replaced as Lincoln’s vice president retains all its historic poignancy.

Earthly Delights

At Fryeburg Harbor Antiques & Fine Arts, the garden might just be the grandest canvas of all. An exclusive excerpt from a new book.

…And All I Got Was This T-Shirt

For more than thirty years, the talented designers at Liberty Graphics have been reinventing the stereotypical Maine souvenir.

Schoodic: The Secret Side of Acadia

Visit a dramatic corner of Acadia National Park and one of the last great Down East fishing communities. By: Virginia Wright. Photography by: Alan LaVallee


Where in Maine?

Have you ever been to this pretty harbor, which shares a name with places in Nova Scotia and Antigua? Photography by: Dean Abramson

North By East

Return of the Down East Doryman, why crows and skunks love your yard, Norway as New England’s hub, and other random musings from Maine.

Reality TV Lumberjacks

How the Pelletiers Became America’s Most Famous Loggers By: Beth Brosnan

Beach and Blue Sky

A York Beach oasis is the perfect end to a fun-filled day at the shore. By: Kathleen Fleury. Photography by: Chris Becker

Apocalypse Novel

A Waterville writer tackles the end of the earth in his award-winning Everything Matters! By: Agnes Bushell

Cub Scouts

Two teenagers ran an unusual ferry service fifty years ago. By: Joshua F. Moore

A Maine Welcome

The official I-95 “Welcome to Maine” sign is the state’s way of saying hello. Now there’s a new welcome sign of sorts for your own home: a Maine lobster rope doormat.

Crazy for ‘Cue

Mainers take note: You don’t have to head to the Lone Star State to taste great barbecue sauce.

Aunt Mida’s Bed

I was relieved to own something so solid, beautiful, and rooted in the past. By: Elizabeth Tibbetts

Where Nature is Still Literally Within Reach

My first job was working as a paperboy in Scarborough. Writing that sentence makes me feel like a walking, talking anachronism. Even worse for my ego, the paper I delivered was the Evening Express: the long deceased sibling of the Portland Press Herald. By: Paul Doiron

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