When Ryan McCaskey visits Maine — including on his annual staff trip, for which he shuts down his restaurant — his first stop upon exiting I-95 is unassuming Tobey’s Grocery, a Shell station and mini-market in South China, where he starts provisioning for the trip.
In his new book, Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine, the acclaimed essayist, novelist, and physicist Alan Lightman explores the relationships between science and religion, knowledge and transcendence — all from a quiet, wooded rock in Casco Bay.
These days, Lois Lowry enjoys mountainous awesome terrain near her summer place in Bridgton. But in the winter, her home is in Falmouth, and her connection to nature is on 100-acre Mackworth Island State Park, linked to the town by a causeway.
A spontaneous act of grit meets a random act of kindness at the Millinocket Marathon.
In Maine’s much-loved national park, once an aristocratic enclave, the prospect of a dramatic fee increase resonates a bit louder.
Quest for the Antidote, the first-time game designer’s new fantasy board game, has players dicing with death.
Howl Mouth is the newest release from Portland’s genre-blurring trio Tall Horse, a Maine band you should know.
Jensen Bissell manages Maine’s Baxter State Park, 210,000 acres of the most dramatic peaks, prettiest ponds, and finest trails east of the Rockies. Lately, he spends a lot of his time trying to keep people out of it. (Or does he?)
Checking in with Maine’s “serendipitous” media mogul, Reade Brower.
Let it be said that Mason’s pours some terrific beers, particulary excelling at Belgian and German varieties.
Here’s where to get the shakes this summer.
Inspired by Maine’s enterprising brewers, a few delicacy swaps we’d like to see.