Down East January 1999

January 1999

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


Maine’s Biggest Indoor Bazaar

Savvy shoppers from all over know where to head for once-in-a-lifetime bargains – Marden’s of Lewiston, mother ship of a unique Maine chain. Location: Lewiston

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Michael Ricci

Lewiston Is A Pleasant Place

Considered the finest artist ever born in Maine, Hartley (1877 – 1943) was also a fairly accomplished author, as these excerpts from one of his poems suggest.

  • By: Marsden Hartley

The Hometown School

Regularly ranked as one of the top twenty liberal-arts colleges in the nation, Bates College has embraced its hometown with a passion. Image subjects: Bates College campus Bates College campus Bates College campus Bates College campus Bates College campus Bates College campus Donald W. Harward presiding

  • By: Patrick Morris
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Making It In L-A

From Country Kitchen bread to je Taime canine apparel, a greater variety of goods is manufactured in the twin cities than in any other part of Maine. Below are just a few of the local products. Location: Lewiston-Auburn

  • By: Leslie Cote Kehoe

Lewiston-Auburn Right in The Heart of Maine

Aerial view of Lewiston-Auburn and the Androscoggin River, the tie that binds the two communities together. Image subjects: aerial view of Lewiston-Auburn Location: Lewiston-Auburn

  • By: Stephen Bodio
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

The Cathedral That Nickels and Dimes Built

The Franco-Americans were among Lewiston’s poorest immigrants, but it was their money that built – and recently restored – one on the city’s greatest landmarks. Image subjects: Saints Peter and Paul Church Saints Peter and Paul Church – front from outside Saints Peter and Paul Church – interior Saints

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

How To Do L-A

Venturing into the twin cities is not as simple as visiting Turner Center, Highways seem to go every which way, and it’s not instantly apparent how to get from here to there. Here are some tips for would-be explorers. Location: Lewiston-Auburn

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The Greenbelt

Only minutes from downtown Lewiston-Auburn, the ten towns and villages surrounding the twin cities offer some of Maine’s most picturesque countryside and woodlands. Image subjects: Farm lake church along road fields and houses Location: GreeneLeedsTurner

  • By: Frank Andrews
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

A Voice For Change

With new editorial vigor and a fresh look, Maine’s most underrated newspaper, the Lewiston Sun Journal, is proving also to be Maine’s most community-minded daily. Image subjects: Rex Rhoades, managing editor of the Sun Journal Sun Journal printing presses Owners (Costello family) of the Sun Journal

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Cool Jazz and French Rockin’ Boogie

L-A Arts has not only brought top-notch entertainment to town, it’s also infiltrated the schools and given every kid some eye-opening experiences.

  • By: Rebecca Gray


Is It One CIty or Two?

Boasting two ot the most dynamic mayors in Maine and a growing atmosphere of cooperation, Lewiston and Auburn are working more closely together than ever before. Image subjects: Mayors Kaileigh Tara and Lee Young Location: Lewiston-Auburn

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

The Year in L-A

Every month in the twin cities has a hometown headliner or two. Location: Lewiston-Auburn

  • By: Shawn Perich