Will Grunewald

Will Grunewald

Will Grunewald is Down East's associate editor.

Maine Outdoor Film Festival

Going Bigger

This summer, the Maine Outdoor Film Festival kicks off its seventh running with a shorts contest, Broke and Stoked, for in-state filmmakers only.

Good To-Go

Roughing It?

A decade ago, Jennifer Scism was running a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York. But along the way she married a Mainer, got tired of the grind, moved to York, and started backpacking.

Music That Moves Me

Another Spin

Maine Public Radio’s always-popular audio-diary series heads into a sixth season.

charcuterie

The Cure

Matthew Secich worked in some of the country’s most gourmet, most stressful kitchens, bouncing discontentedly from one high-profile gig to the next. Now, he makes smoked meats and cheeses in Unity’s Amish community, which he, his wife, and kids joined a few years ago.

Maine-brewed Beer

Funk Tradition

Three Maine breweries are doing what, a mere decade ago, conventional brewers’ wisdom said was impossible: making spontaneously fermented beer outside the climes of Belgium’s Senne River Valley.