August 2008


The Matinicus Experiment

It’s hard to get to Maine’s most remote island, and harder still to make sense of it.

  • By: Max Alexander

My Big Fat Bean Hole Dinner

My foray into a North Woods food tradition did not go as planned.

  • By: Amy Sutherland

Meet Diver Ed

Diver Ed entertains kids off the shore of Bar Harbor.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Park Yourself Here

How one Camden hotel owner turned premium parking into a gorgeous garden.

  • By: Kathleen Fleury

Rogues, Rascals, & Villains

Presenting a dirty dozen of Maine’s most loathsome – from itinerant ax murderers to homegrown Nazis.

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem

The 7 Wonders of Maine

Down East readers choose Maine’s seven wonders.

Made of Memories

For one family, a Southport camp represents the essence of summer.

  • By: Bruce D. Snider

Henry Knox: Hero or Scoundrel?

The truth about Maine’s “founding father” is that he might have been both.

  • By: Colin Woodard

In Search of Safe

The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals has cared for more than a thousand animals since the late 1970s.

  • By: Cynthia Anderson


Recognize these lovely links?

Come tee off here, at what is reputedly the second oldest golf course in New England.

Musings From Maine

Down East’s editors discuss Maine’s sawdust shortage, Popham Beach’s makeover, and more.

Invisible Mainers

Lou Dobbs would hate Maine’s ho-hum approach to “illegals.”

  • By: Jeff Clark

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to “Where in Maine?” and other articles.

The Staycation

Editor-in-Chief Paul Doiron reflects on vacationing close to home.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Ciao Italia

Peter Zinn welcomes an old friend from Italy.

August Editors’ Picks

A festival to Celebrate Maine and one in honor of the blueberry are special events not to miss in Maine this August.

Listening Locally

This summer, pick up a copy of Greetings from Area Code 207.

The Skull Beneath the Skin

Roxana Robinson’s beautiful and terrifying new novel tears apart one Maine family’s secrets.

  • By: Elizabeth Hand

The Maine Viewpoint

Editorial opinions from across Maine.

Literate Pooch

Before William Wegman there was Harry L. Plummer and Jennie Flagg in the Lewiston Evening Journal.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Seafood with a View

Stripers serves up fresh fish from its scenic perch in Kennebunkport.

  • By: Kathy Gunst

Tea for High Temps

Try some tea and honey in August, but make sure it’s the frozen kind.