Down East September 2013

September 2013

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


Maine Road Trip

Fill up the tank and get behind the wheel. In a new book, Scenic Maine Road Trips, Dan Tobyne shares the best drives Maine has to offer.


The Secret Recipes of Harbor Fish Market

For more than four decades, the Alfiero family has sold some of the freshest seafood in the world from their iconic waterfront market in Portland. Now they share how to cook it.


How They Roll

Even with DJs spinning soul records, chefs dishing out Cuban sandwiches, and Flight of the Conchords playing on the outdoor projector, bowling steals the spotlight at Bayside Bowl. And the City of Portland abides.


Back to the Land 2.0

Sixty years after Helen and Scott Nearing came to live “the good life,” Brooksville is sprouting farms and a fertile food culture.



Where in Maine?

Can you identify this seaside settlement?


Editor’s Note


The Mail

Letters to the editor.


Down East’s Best of Maine Awards Event

On June 28, 2013, Down East held its first-ever Best of Maine celebration, honoring our Editors’ and Readers’ Choice award winners. The Portland Club was bustling as the honorees arrived from across the state. Some, like the folks from Portland’s North Point (Editors’ Choice: Best Cocktail Bar), traveled by foot.


Your Maine

What’s your favorite scenic drive in Maine?


A Stunning First Impression

An “ocean girl” and her boatbuilding husband transform a snug cottage into a summer dream home in Owls Head.


The Patriarch of Perkins Cove

Ogunquit says farewell to a local legend, ‘Barnacle Billy’ Tower.


Mods in Maine?

Vectrix scooters find a little bit of Europe in Bethel.


Coming Attraction

After eluding filmmakers for decades, Lost on a Mountain in Maine seems destined for the silver screen at last.


What’s in a Picture?

Boothbay Approves


Casco Bay Blight

Yarmouth’s hulking power plant faces an uncertain future.


Making the Most of Summer Produce

This time of year, many home gardeners are stuck in quite the pickle: how to use up the abundance from a late summer garden before everything goes bad. Sandra L. Oliver shares her best tips and recipes for combatting fresh-veggie fatigue.


More Than a Store

The Fox Hill General Store in Wesley serves good food with a heaping helping of hospitality in the Down East woods.


My Washington County Honeymoon

How one couple fell hard for the unlikeliest of love nests.


Dolphin Marina and Restaurant

The renovated Dolphina Marina and Restaurant is more than a great excuse for a coastal excursion.


Colby’s $100 Million Masterpiece

The Colby College Museum of Art comes of age with a beautiful new wing that houses an extraordinary act of generosity.


Homecoming Queen

Cathie Pelletier’s latest novel was many years in the making. So was her return to her hometown of Allagash.


Migration to Moosehead

Seaplanes from around the country descend onto Maine’s largest lake every September for Greenville’s International Seaplane Fly-In.


September Calendar

Go here. Do this. See that.


State of the Art

Fall in Maine means the start of a new arts season, with fresh theater, music, dance, and museum exhibits to discover. Celebrate a different kind of fall bounty with our guide to arts across the state.


From Our Archives: September 1961

A Look Back at Down East Fifty-Two Years Ago