February 2012


Queen of Yarns

Pam Allen’s Quince and Co. makes Maine yarn of world-class caliber.

Snow Day

Cozy. Cold. Frantic. Magical. six writers share their personal memories of a Maine winter’s day.

Man on the Gallows

Portland’s Nathaniel Gordon was the only person in the United States to be executed for slave trading.

All the Town’s a Stage

A renovated opera house has brought life —and laughs —to the remote fishing village of Stonington.

  • By: Kim Ridley
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Some Like it Hot

Maine is a hotbed of hot sauce lovers — and makers.

  • By: Virginia M. Wright
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Frozen in Time

Lost Valley, a low-key ski slope in Auburn, has taught generations of Mainers to love the cold.

  • By: Will Bleakley
  • Photography by: Mark Fleming


Winter’s Symphony

In Maine, storms make a music that rivals the classical masters.

  • By: Ken Textor

Editor’s Note

L.L. Bean blazed a path for all of us to follow.

  • By: Paul Doiron

North by East

The Downeaster is like a skinny Maine town on wheels, balmy Bangor gets worldwide attention, and more.

Alpine App

Sugarloaf Ski Resort’s free app for your smartphone.

From Maine to Madison

A nineteenth-century marketing maven pitches the essence of Maine to the Big Apple.

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward

Where in Maine?

Photograph by Susan Cole Kelly.

Letters to the Editor

Read what our readers have to say about Maine.

Out in the Cold

The politics of low-income heating assistance.

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem

Cho Sun Shines

Authentic Korean food is faintly familiar and wonderfully foreign at this restaurant in Bethel.

  • By: Monica Wood

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