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February 2015

The table of contents from the February 2015 issue of Down East.


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Acadia in Winter

The skiing is fine, the snowshoeing superb, and the scenery outstanding. Best of all, you almost have it all to yourself. By Andrew Vietze.

Uncle Henry’s Takes Over the World

Maine’s down-home classifieds weekly is thriving in a post-Craigslist world. By Brian Kevin.

Ain’t No Mountain Nearby Enough

Maine’s mom-and-pop community hills have a charm that the big resorts can’t match. By Brock Clarke.

Retire in Maine

Here are 12 reasons why you should retire in the Pine Tree State — and four people who are redefining what that means.




Where in Maine?

Can you identify this cozy church?

Editor’s Note

Selling My Childhood Home

Letters to the Editor

What You Said

Your Maine

Where is your favorite place to ski in Maine?



North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Vroom (Ouch!) Vroom

Turner’s Outlandish Snowmobile Race

What’s in a Picture

1919 Domestic Science

Other Views

Commentary from around Maine

Talk of Maine

How to Vote? Let Us Count the Ways.




Living the Maine Life


Modern History

Making It in Maine

Fiore Olive Oils

Room With a View





What to Do in Maine This Month


Coplin Dinner House, Coplin Plantation


The Coast & The Sea




Go here. Do this. See that.

Maine Summer Camps

A listing of all organized children’s camps in the state of Maine that are members of Maine Summer Camps, the public face of the nonprofit Maine Youth Camping Foundation (MYCF).

From Our Archives

February 2005. A look back at Down East ten years ago.


Cover: Ice Climbing at Acadia by Patryce Bąk.