April 1989



The Squire of Eagle Lake

Speaker of the House John Martin is possibly the most powerful person in Augusta. At home, he’s just plain John. By Jeff Clark.

Treading the Primrose Path

Spring perennials thrive in the woodland shade at Gingerbread Farm. By Jane Lamb.


In 1918 as the Great War wound down, the Great Flu Epidemic sprang up to devastate Maine and the nation. By Jason Stone.

Potted Veggies

A vegetarian potter indulges her whimsy with common garden varieties. By Beth Crichlow.

Expanding the Vision

Restored vigor and innovative teaching at the Bangor Theological Seminary prepare a new breed of student for small-town pastoring. By Cynthia Bourgeault.

Jukebox Man

Robert Lyons is Skowhegan’s king of nostalgia. By Patrick Morris.

A Brooding Loveliness

Photographs from a new book by Nance Trueworthy herald the advent of springtime.

Making It in Maine

Custom horse harnesses, imported flowers, and no puffin’ signs — three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.



Room With A View

Take the currently fashionable term couch potato, which has the potato growers in Maine in a petulant state, feeling as they do that it somehow demeans the potato. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Belfast

Crosby Forever

Letter from Upcountry

Katahdin Thoughts

Along the Waterfront

Friendship Reborn

The Maine Viewpoint

Riverblocks Blocked

Top of the Month

Ballet Goes to College

North by East

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

I Remember

Ice-Out on the St. John


Cover: Near Tenants Harbor,by Nance Trueworthy.