February 1989



Thomaston Recycled

Young families respond to the high style — and  low prices — of a once-again fashionable community. By Beth Crichlow.

Reaching for the Sea

A carefully calculated play of color ties a summer residence to its ocean vista. By Jane Lamb.

Labor of Love

Jim and Leila Day’s restoration of Castine’s Parson Mason House required three years of grit and passion. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Going Native

Ken and Ida Manko, of Moody, are leading dealers in Maine folk art. They buy it, sell it, and best of all, live with it. By Wayne Curtis.

Windows on Penobscot Bay

A contemporary variation on the New England Cape makes for a stylish retreat on the Camden shore. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

Mainely for the Home

From floorcloths to lawn furniture, many imaginative and decorative items for the home are made in Maine. Compiled by Kathleen Brandes.

Home Sweet (mail-order) Home

More than a century ago, Mainers discovered a new way to design a house: by post. By Elizabeth M. Houdlette.

Cooking Up Kitchens

A popular television program helped two Bath cabinetmakers carve out a big niche in the field of custom cabinetry.



Room With A View

I would prefer my state government to spend less time trying to outwit me and more time telling me exactly what it expects from me. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Bath

Working on the Railroad

The Maine Viewpoint

Obliterating the Lobster

Letter from Upcountry

Tumbledown Revisited

Down East Bookshelf

The  Architecture of Bowdoin College by Patricia McGraw

Along the Waterfront

New Hope for Schooner ‘Bowdoin’

Top of the  Month

Poetic Personalities

North by East

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

I Remember

War Stories from Casco Bay


Cover: Castine’s Parson Mason House once again welcomes visitors as it did nearly 200 years ago, with grace and charm. Photograph by Brian Vanden Brink