Farmers across the state are banding together to take on the hegemony of imports in local flower shops. If they succeed, Maine floriculture could hit full bloom.
By Katy Kelleher
A Vision In Black and White
In the 1970s and ’80s, Joel Greenberg schlepped a bulky, old view camera all over Vinalhaven, capturing the island’s landscape and people. Now, he has compiled more than 100 of those images in a coffee-table book that is resonating with audiences in ways he didn’t see coming.
By Will Grunewald
Big Moose Mountain should be a skiers’ paradise. Instead, years of ownership issues, deteriorating infrastructure, and unrealized ambitions have reduced the locally beloved resort to a shadow of its former self. Can anyone give the place a much-needed lift?
By Adrienne Perron
Special Advertising Section: Retire to Maine
A Pine Tree State guide to the golden years.
North by East
A Waldoboro builder turns Vacationland into Legoland, Caribou’s natural-history center digs into prehistory, and a mother’s old diaries lights up TikTok. Plus, in Maine Dispatches, a personal best in Millinocket’s half marathon.
Food and Drink
A Mapleton chip maker is frying as fast as it can to keep up with demand, an acclaimed Brunswick restaurant reopens, and a new dessert bar in Kennebunk swirls inventive flavors with bold interior design.
Good Things from Maine
Locally sourced essentials take the chill off a Maine winter, a Bowdoinham artist makes whimsical tableware, and a vending machine dispenses tiny pieces of art.
Wood finishes (and a wood-fired sauna) warm a Lincolnville retreat, mod Italian design takes up residence in a Freeport sea captain’s house, and a preservationist becomes a beacon to . . . beacons.
Where in Maine
Editor’s note, responses to December’s Where in Maine, the masthead, and more.
Room with a View
My Favorite Place
Telling Room executive director Kristina M.J. Powell, on the Portland Public Library.
On our Cover: Down East contributor Adrienne Perron on Big Moose Mountain, by Dave Waddell
Additional Photos: Nicole Wolf, Joel Greenburg, and Benjamin Williamson