Down East February 1999

February 1999

The table of contents from the February 1999 issue of Down East.


Dream Gardening

Maine’s longest and most all-consuming gardening season is now upon us. Image subjects: spring flowers in bloom


A Rangeley Getaway Weekend

When I head for the hills in winter, it’s not with the idea of romping in the snow. I just want to get cozy. Image subjects: view of the Rangeley Area from above Country Club Inn dining room view of fields and hills covered in snow David and Rebecca Schinas, owners of the Rangeley Inn Location: RangeleyRangeley


Bleak Beauty

On the coast in February, only a wimp lets the weather dictate his mood. Image subjects: Maine coast in winter’s snow


Where in Maine?

Here’s an easy spot to identify, though most folks never see in in the dead of winter – when it’s most dramatic. Image subjects: Thunder Hole in winter Location: Mount Desert Island


Aroostook Trail Blazer

In the northernmost corner of the state, grooming trails for snowsledders has become an art. Image subjects: John Deer snow groomer Greg Hemphill aboard groomer snowmobilers following trail groomer trail groomer Location: Presque IsleAroostook State ParkQuaggy Joe ridge


Phantom of The Night

The great horned owl is one denizen of the Maine winter that can strike terror in the hearts of poodles, porcupines, and even people. Image subjects: Great horned owl in flight. Location: Greenville



Pride of Craftsmanship

Two W-Class yachts, built in Maine, will head to the Mediterranean after chartering out of Virgin Gorda this winter.


An Eagle for Seguin

Boy Scout Nathan Power has raised $3,000 towards his goal of $8,000 needed to purchase a composting toilet for Seguin Island. Location: Seguin Island


Foreign to French

Lewiston police department seeks residents who will serve as translators for the department. Location: Lewiston


Marjorie Standish

Marjorie Standish who set the standard for Down East cooking, passed away.


World History

Two Mainers become museum consultants and are finding work world-wide.


Mothers Against Moose

A Caribou lady is questioning how many fatal moose-car accidents Mainers are willing to tolerate. Location: Caribou


Eiders, Of Course

Correction to photo caption in article “Clown Prince of the Icy Seas


Clean Air Conundrum

Kennebec Journal: Twice Maine has stumbled into a problem trying to solve the automobile emission problem.


Salmon Protection

Maine Sunday Telegram: The Atlantic salmon are not just “threatened”, they are “endangered”.


Good News in Wilton

Portland Press Herald: Maine Shoe and ICT Group’s arrival in Wilton are positive developments. Location: Wilton


Polar Cap

Kathy Koveleski turned her need for a warm hat into a company called “Sew’n Wild Oats”.


Forest War

Bangor Daily News: Need for the Ban Clearcutting and Forest Ecology Network folks to get together with the legislature to create a reasonable law governing Maine’s forestry industry.


Forest for Us

Bangor is one of the few places where the term “city forest” actually makes sense. Location: Bangor


Generating Friendship

When we lost power on Vinalhaven, one thing led to another. Location: Vinalhaven


Essential Details

Hints and tips on everything from Maine marriage-license laws to hiring caterers – plus a few statistics.


Weddings With a View

More and more couples are finding Maine inns the ideal places to tie the knot. Image subjects: wedding party waterside wedding party at the Alamoosook Lodge Location: Orland


That’s Entertainment!

Musical options abound in Maine.


The Inn Thing

From Kittery to Caribou, a wealth of Maine inns make great wedding settings. Here’s a handful.


Maine Bridal Shops

The most comprehensive list of stores for brides in Maine.


Picture Perfect

Whether you choose black-and-white or color, there’s a Maine photographer to fit your budget. Image subjects: various wedding pictures wedding picture of men with yoyos on rocks bride and groom in row boat


February Highlights

A show of vintage Koski Ruohomaa photographs opens at the Farnsworth this month.


Farewell to a Friend

Maine has lost one of the most engaging writers who ever tried to define this corner of the world.


The Morning After

Photo of the day after the 1911 fire in downtown Bangor. Location: Bangor