Jesse Ellison

Jesse Ellison

Jesse Ellison is a Down East contributing editor.

Avena Botanicals

Avena Botanicals

While it’s easy to understand how an elderflower creme made with coconut oil, rosewater, and beeswax might moisturize skin the proclaimed benefits of other Avena Botanicals products are less intuitive.

Life Flight Healers in the Sky

Healers in the Sky

Suit up for a ride-along with LifeFlight of Maine, one of the country’s most elite air medical teams — and one of Maine’s most critical nonprofit enterprises.

Safe at Last

Safe at Last

After decades of violence at the hands of her husband, Priscilla got out alive — with help from a Maine safe house that’s among the first of its kind.