Virginia M. Wright

Virginia M. Wright

Virginia M. Wright is the senior editor at Down East.

Sprig Woodwork

Sprig Woodwork

Mack and her sister, Amanda Slamm, spent the months after their father’s death teaching themselves to make cutting boards and pizza peels, and before long, they were selling them online and in local craft shops as Sprig Woodwork.

Free the Udders!

Free the Udders!

A year-and-a-half ago, Maine’s landmark food-sovereignty law empowered towns to regulate their own dairy/pickle/poultry trade. So how is it changing the way farming communities do business?

Cold Plays

Cold Plays

This time of year, the number of companies producing plays is pruned way back, but the choices are bolder, more varied, and more ambitious — just what we need to lure us out of cultural hibernation.