Down East May 2013

May 2013

The table of contents from the May 2013 issue of Down East.



Why Wait? Make this your best summer ever with our guide to the season’s top Moxie-themed festivals, flash-mob chamber music, $100 million art collections, and so 
much more.


Island Delight

With its unexpected locavores’ menu, Nebo Lodge is driving a small-farm renaissance on North Haven. By Virginia M. Wright


Where the Wild Things Are

Once the State Game Farm on the brink of closure, the Maine Wildlife Park has become a haven for animals and humans alike. By Kim Ridley


Long, Strange, Lonely Trail

Hiking Maine’s Leg of the (Incredibly Long, and Still Lengthening) International Appalachian Trail. By Robert Moor



Where in Maine?

Can you identify this historic farm?


Editor’s Note

The first place I saw a coyote.


The Mail

Letters to the editor.


Your Maine

What’s your top summer destination?



How Maine became synonymous with ‘the way life should be.’


What’s in a Picture?

A Peaks Island Gem



The town of Byron recoils at a bid to require every household to own a gun.


Talk of Maine

With four new hotels in the past ten years and four more on the way, 
some wonder if there will be more rooms than the city can fill.



Wood from Wiscasset’s famous grounded 
schooners lends richness and character 
to a custom kitchen.


A New Twist on Old Things

After a career spent creating images for high-powered clients, Leslie Evans launched her own brand with a nostalgic line of fabric and paper products.


Roughing It

A thunderstorm and hungry raccoons conspire to make an island camping trip a night to remember.


Prelude to a Season at Sea

In her latest book, Annie Mahle, owner of the schooner J. & E. Riggin, shares recipes, crafts, and stories about life on the coast of Maine.



Communal Dining in Yarmouth


Down East Horror Show

Actress and director Katie Aselton comes back home to Washington County 
to film the thriller Black Rock.


Blueberry Rakers

Photographer David Stess takes to the wild blueberry barrens to record the daily life of the harvesting crews.


Ripely Pine

Lady Lamb makes her national debut with some familiar tunes.


Captain Courageous

Fisherman Linda Greenlaw tackles a new and unexpected challenge — motherhood.



Go here. Do this. See that.


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