Culture

Best of Maine 2019

Best of Maine 2019

More Down East readers than ever voted in our annual Readers’ Choice poll, dishing on all their Maine favorites — from oysters to orchards and hotels to harbors. As always, we have a few picks of our own. How did your favorites do?

No Elder an Island

No Elder an Island

For many seniors on Maine’s islands, the prospect of settling into a mainland care home is disquieting. The alternative requires a whole community’s investment.

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.