Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

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maple brunch

Holy Maple!

The thaw is on and the sap is flowing, heralding Maine Maple Sunday, with pancake eat-a-thons at sugarhouses around the state. So how much maple can you pack into one meal?

Laura Serino and baby

All Bundled Up

Portland photographer Greta Rybus ferried to North Haven to shoot contributor Laura Serino and her family for our March cover.

Hannah Holmes

How We Live in Maine

For every one of us living the good life in Vacationland, there’s somebody somewhere merely dreaming about it. For our special primer on making a Maine dream a Maine reality, we asked a few of our favorite writers for the skinny on how they do it.

Sunaana Festival

What Isn’t Sunaana?

Portland’s freewheeling festival — christened with an Inuit word meaning “What is it?” — gets even more eclectic in year two.

Swig of the Month

Swig of the Month

To make Blueberry Dream soda taste like blueberries, Green Bee owner Chris Kinkade uses, well, real blueberries, eschewing the concentrates and vague “natural flavorings” in big-brand bevs.

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Down East Goes Back to School

Editor in chief Kathleen Fleury and managing editor Brian Kevin recently paid a few visits to Camden Hills Regional High School to dish on the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making a glossy regional magazine. The students published a collection of mini-magazines using the writing, editing, and design skills they picked up. Here are some of our favorites.