April 2007


Take It Slow

A paddle down the Pemaquid River provides the perfect way to slip into a Maine summer mindset.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore
  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Musical Sunrises

An adult music camp has provided unexpected benefits to the easternmost town in the United States.

  • By: Rebecca Martin Evarts
  • Photography by: Chris Becker

Broadway at the Beach

For seventy-five seasons the Ogunquit Playhouse has lured some of the world’s best actors to Maine. Do you recognize their faces?

  • By: Jeff Clark

Lighthouse Love Affair

An excerpt from a new book by Tom and Lee Ann Szelog recalls the many years they spent living at Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde.

  • By: Thomas Mark Szelog
  • and Lee Ann Szelog

Katahdin Trail Mix

Hikers on Katahdin always wonder at the view. The state’s highest peak is the tallest thing for miles in any direction, soaring from sea level to sky, and thus provides a truly astonishing look at the northern half of Maine.

A New Day

Can Maine’s family beach resort go upscale without losing its honky-tonk soul?

  • By: Colin Woodard
  • Photography by: Carl D. Walsh

Hidden Highlands

Thanks to a hard-working corps of “kitchen-table” conservationists, the Belgrade Lakes region is now home to an astonishing public resource – miles of protected trails, forests, and ponds, all waiting to be discovered.

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Randy Ury


Each summer, thousands of tourists travel from Quebec to vacation at Old Orchard Beach. For one August weekend, I decided to join them.

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: David A. Rodgers


Where in Maine?

If Benedict Arnold and his army had campsites like these when they passed through the howling wilderness here in 1775, perhaps their expedition to Quebec would have had a happier ending. Today’s campers are happy indeed at the shore of this lake in the western mountains. The three hundred-acre campground

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

North by East

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

Portland’s Second Act

Last year, during the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Magic of Christ-mas” concert, dancers from the Maine State Ballet pirouetted onstage for half the performances. For the rest of the shows, the dancers were members of the Portland Ballet Company. The arrangement doesn’t sound momentous, but

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro

Letters to the editor

Lumberjacks Are Okay The logging quiz in your February issue was great fun, informative, and nostalgic. Along with a few lucky guesses, I credit most of my twelve correct answers to seeing log drives on the Penobscot River as a kid on the way from Houlton to Bangor. My father would stop the car so we

Editor’s Note

I didn’t grow up in Old Orchard Beach, but the first french fries I can actually remember eating were Pier fries seasoned with salt and vinegar and served in a greasy paper cone. It took only fifteen minutes to drive to Palace Playland from my family’s home in Scarborough, so trips to the amusement park

  • By: Paul Doiron

A Blow to Wind Power

Editorial opinions from across the state

Inside Maine

Dining Style and Substance The Wescott Forge in Blue Hill offers creative food in an unpretentious setting. Like many of the best restaurateurs, Anneliese Riggall, proprietor of the Wescott Forge, had always dreamed of having her own restaurant. After catering in Boston and San Francisco and running

My Blue Heaven

It took a weekend getaway to remind us why we’d moved to Maine.

  • By: Maria Padian

Boys Will Be Boys

A wrecked canoe makes for a hilarious end to summer at a boys camp in 1934.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore