February 2006

Features

That’s Entertainment?

Down East Contributing Editor Wayne Curtis goes searching for a Hollywood ending at Bangor?s new slot palace.

  • By: Wayne Curtis

Almost Famous

You might not know Bob Ludwig?s name, but you?ve definitely heard his work.

  • By: Andrew Vietze
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

The Ferry Game

For Maine?s island basketball teams, every road trip is an adventure on the high seas.

  • By: Rob Sneddon
  • Photography by: Melonie Bennett

Letters to the Editor

Where in Maine? As I leafed through my December issue, my heart skipped a beat when I instantly recognized the location of your “Where in Maine?” photograph to be Islesboro’s Grindel Point, where the ferry Margaret Chase Smith docks. Islesboro is the birthplace of my mother, the summer meeting place

Where in Maine?

In the wintertime this Olympics-friendly Maine town is a blur of activity.

Retiring & Relocating to Maine

A Guide to Settling in Maine from the Editors of Down East

The Village

Ice fishing in the shadow of Mount Katahdin is a refreshing social affair.

  • By: Andrew Vietze
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

The Ultimate Winter Survival Guide

Here’s an emergency kit packed with advice on staying warm, driving safely, having fun, and keeping sane this winter.

Departments

Requiem for a Meter Man

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.

Maine’s Insurance Mess

Good intentions – and costly miscalculations – led the state into its current predicament.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Thirteen Women

A Maine novelist turns historian to tell the stories of the state?s unsung heroines.

  • By: Agnes Bushell

Mislabeled Lobsters

Maine?s signature shellfish has a truth-in-advertising problem.

A Useful Purpose

Before recycling became fashionable in Lewiston, my family always made do.

  • By: Marguerite Roy

Maine’s Retirement Communities

Retirement facilities continue to grow in popularity in Maine ? every year more are being opened or expanded. Here is the most comprehensive list available.

The Local Scoop

Good newspapers capture the spirit of the communities they cover, often providing insights and information lacking in promotional brochures. Many also offer trial subscriptions with discounted rates.

The Caf? at Pat’s Portland

The city?s best-kept culinary secret is located above a neighborhood butcher shop.

  • By: Virginia Wright

The Hospitals of Maine

Throughout the Pine Tree State you?ll find hospitals large and small offering some of the best medical care in New England.

Finding Your Way Around

Planning on relocating to Maine? Here?s a quick tour of the Pine Tree State.

Contents

R4 – Living in Maine, Working in Boston Passenger rail service has opened up new possibilities for professionals looking to relocate in the Pine Tree State. By Jeff Clark. R7 – Just a Plane Ride Away Many newcomers to Maine discover the state isn’t as remote as they thought. By Joshua F. Moore. R8 –

Maine by the Numbers

Sometimes numbers alone can tell a lot about a place. The comparisons are also interesting.

Just a Plane Ride Away

Many newcomers to Maine discover the state isn?t as remote as they thought.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

New in the Neighborhood

Vermont was the perfect home for us ? until we found Maine. A personal essay by Michael Magras.

  • By: Michael Magras

Living in Maine, Working in Boston

Passenger rail service has opened up new possibilities for professionals looking to relocate in the Pine Tree State.

  • By: Jeff Clark

February Highlights

Get out of the cold this month and enjoy a concert, play, or art exhibit.

Bold Steps

Some daring students and a careful photographer helped create modern-day Colby College.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

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