November 2015

Down East Magazine


Drink Them Apples

After lying dormant for more than a century, Maine’s hard cider industry is ripe for a comeback. By Joe Ricchio

Hard Opening

More than a quarter of all restaurants fail in their first year. Here’s the story of one that made it — and the heartbreak, humility, and hard lessons it took to get there. By Brian Kevin

Ultimate Maine Thanksgiving

A mouthwatering guide to your ultimate Maine Thanksgiving feast, with help from our chef pals at Back Bay Grill and Aurora Provisions. Photographed by Adam DeTour

Every Last Leaf

The harvest isn’t over in Hancock County until Hannah Semler gets gleaning. By Rebecca Martin Evarts

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Where in Maine?

Can you name this beach town?

Editor’s Note

Thanksgiving Traditions

The Mail

What You Said

Your Maine

What’s your favorite Maine Thanksgiving tradition?

North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Trail’s End

Reroute the Appalachian Trail?

In Memoriam

Leon Gorman


Outdoor Educator Ann Carson on 100 Years of Chewonki


Living the Maine Life


A Midcoast Gothic Masterpiece in Boothbay Harbor

My Maine

Plenty of Good Water

Shops Special Section

Bartlettyarns, Stonewall Kitchen’s New CEO, Maine Made Gift Shops, and More

Room With a View

A Man and His Clothes


What to Do in Maine This Month


Biddeford’s Custom Deluxe


Farmer Takes a Wife at 70


Jeffery Becton at Bates


Piper Green and the Fairy Tree

November Calendar

Go here. Do this. See that.

From Our Archives

November 1989 — The Sound of Musique

On the cover: Pumpkin Pie, by Adam DeTour

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