As a teenager growing up in northern Maine, John Cariani couldn’t wait to see the world, even though he suspected nothing out there could top the life he was living.
Allan Monga’s story is so quintessentially American, it’s little wonder it went viral earlier this year.
The Gawler sisters all live in Belfast, and the whole clan loves heading from the harbor onto Belfast Bay in a long rowboat called a pilot gig.
Noah Gray-Cabey was a toddler when his parents moved from suburban Chicago to Maine, his mom’s home state, settling in the woods of Newry, a spot he (fondly) describes as “literally the middle of nowhere.”
When Ryan McCaskey visits Maine — including on his annual staff trip, for which he shuts down his restaurant — his first stop upon exiting I-95 is unassuming Tobey’s Grocery, a Shell station and mini-market in South China, where he starts provisioning for the trip.
These days, Lois Lowry enjoys mountainous awesome terrain near her summer place in Bridgton. But in the winter, her home is in Falmouth, and her connection to nature is on 100-acre Mackworth Island State Park, linked to the town by a causeway.