Tucked away in the heart of Newcastle is a little-known byway that looks to be straight out of Currier and Ives. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.
Married to the Sea
For better or for worse, Maine fishermen’s wives have banded together to keep fighting for their families’ way of life. By Sarah Goodyear.
A Cardinal Joy
Thank your bird-feeding neighbors for the growing number of cardinals that brighten the Maine winter. By Paul Karr.
A Stolen Afternoon
Ogling the hullabaloo boots in the window was but one of the illicit pleasures the author enjoyed when the Sisters of Mercy sent her to Bangor’s largest department store on an errand of some urgency. By Deborah Dalfonso.
How Do You Tame a Maine Coon Cat?
You don’t — that’s what cat fanciers around the world learned when they tried to turn an ace barn cat into a glamorous show animal. By Jeff Clark.
Facing Winter Squarely
Although Spruce Head Island is exposed to the Atlantic’s icy blasts, it doesn’t shut down come cold weather. Photographs by Thomas Mark Szelog.
The Night of the ‘Grand Turk’
When the trip-weary ‘Turk’ limped into Portland Harbor in 1798, she was already in bad shape. Then a nor’easter slammed into her — and what happened next turned her into the stuff of folklore. By Nicholas Dean.
Bodacious Bands of Gold
The crisp, mesmerizing lines of Michael Good’s jewelry are bringing international acclaim to this Rockport-based goldsmith. By Elizabeth Banwell.
When Casco Bay froze over in 1934, doing business as usual took on some bizarre twists for both islanders and ferry-boat captains. By Hilda Noyes and Ellen MacDonald Ward.
Room With a View
The need for speed, of course, is where the real trouble starts. Everything in the computer age is directed toward speed, which gives us more time for something but I don’t know what it is. By Caskie Stinnett.
The TaIk of Little Cranberry Island
The Maine Viewpoint
More Maine Jobs
Along the Waterfront
North to Newfoundland
Dining Down East
The Roma, Portland
Down East Bookshelf
A Year in the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrich
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
Our Bridgton Cabin
Cover: A solitary stroller heads up Glidden Street in Newcastle. Photograph by Brian Vanden Brink.