Down East November 2013

November 2013

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


Maine After Dark

In this special issue, we explore the dark half of the day in Maine.



Stargazers are flocking to Mount Desert Island, which boasts the largest expanse of dark sky in the East.


The Late Shift

Exploring the lives of Mainers who go to work after the sun goes down.


Silent Night

Maine has lost 90 to 100 percent of its wintering cave bats. Now, scientists around the state are scrambling to save the survivors from a deadly fungus.


Moon Dance

One Maine photographer’s quest to capture the full moon.


If the midcoast had a Times Square, this would be it.

With an independent movie theater and a string of trendy bars and restaurants, downtown Rockland offers more than you might expect after the sun goes down.


Making Memories

Acclaimed photographer Melonie Bennett leaves behind her usual subjects — her family members — to capture scenes of nightlife at a Standish bar.



Where in Maine?

Can you identify this wild waterfall?


Editor’s Note


The Mail

Letters to the Editor


Your Maine

What is Maine’s best spot for stargazing?


Home for the Holiday

Thanksgiving is Black Thursday around the country, but not in Maine, where blue laws keep most stores closed.


“Adventure, Writ Large”

The failed balloon journey that Mainers will long remember.


The Politics of Logging

Why are there Canadian loggers in the Maine woods?


Color Show

A vibrant palette and contemporary touches enliven an architectural classic in Portland.


Hunt, Gather, and Cook

Sandra L. Oliver offers tasty, healthful recipes for game meat.


Pipe Dreams

As one of the only bagpipe makers in the country, Chris Pinchbeck will challenge whatever notions you have about this (supposedly) Celtic instrument.


The Raker

How my father found purpose among autumn’s fallen leaves.


When Pigs Fly

Dig in to everything from pizza to charcuterie at When Pigs Fly in Kittery.


Scenes of War

Winslow Homer’s Civil War at the Portland Museum of Art celebrates 
a Maine artist’s early commercial illustrations.


Appointment Viewing

After ten years, WCSH6’s magazine show 207 is as 
much a part of Mainers’ nightly ritual as supper.


November Calendar

Go Here. Do this. See That.


From Our Archives: November 1977

A Look Back at Down East Thirty-Six Years Ago.