How growing up where George Bush summered shaped one writer’s views on privilege, politics, and hometown pride.
Frigid waters, jellyfish hordes, riptides, and things that go bump in the night — nothing has stopped sexagenarian Westbrook aqua-woman Pat Gallant-Charette on her quest to beat marathon swimming’s globe-spanning challenge.
What if history’s powerful and pioneering women were celebrated and honored in public spaces? Abigail Gray Swartz is out to remix whole cityscapes with ambitious monuments to history’s “hidden figures.”
Oh, you thought this was the off-season? With incredible (and affordable) winter weekend getaways in every corner of the state, Maine doesn’t hibernate — and neither should you.
These are a few of our favorite things — a look back at our first decade (or so) of illustrated holiday covers.
Summertime is family time for the First Family at Walker’s Point.
In 2015, Down East conducted the following written interview with then 91-year-old George H. W. Bush, discussing the former president’s love of Maine and the role that the family’s Kennebunkport home at Walker’s Point has played in the Bushes’ public and private lives. The interview never ran in the magazine. We present it here, alongside photographs of the Bushes at Walker’s Point, courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
The Kennebec estuary as you’ve never seen it.
As we come into the season of giving and giving thanks, we salute Mainers who are quietly doing their part to make the Pine Tree State a better place.
At her pioneering staffing firm, Margo Walsh offers dignity, trust, and a path forward for survivors of the opioid epidemic.
Even when they’re not on our bodies, ticks are getting into our heads. Will our burgeoning awareness of tick-borne illness alter our relationship to the Maine landscape?
On her farm in Hollis, photographer Nina Fuller makes a near-daily practice out of capturing the serene, enigmatic animals that have (unexpectedly) taken over her life.