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January 2016

Features

Reader Photo Contest

Hundreds of you sent photos, and our judges picked the 12 most stunning shots representing your vision of Maine. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Smoke on the Water

A winter pleasure: cold air flowing over warmer seawater gives rise to Maine’s rarest — and most beautiful — type of fog. By Kim Ridley

We Need More Mainers Like ZamZam Mohamud

Politicians love her. So do neighbors, cops, and hot dog vendors. And her selfless spirit — and the demographic shift she represents — can reshape our state for the better. By Jesse Ellison


Departments

Where in Maine?

Can you name this handsome cove and the island where it’s found?

Editor’s Note

Down East The Weather

The Mail

What You Said


North by East

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

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

DVDepository

The Fate of Videoport’s Stash

What’s in a Picture

The Passion of Benjamin Bubar

Q&A

Jeff Curtis of Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops


Dooryard

Living the Maine Life

Home

A Barn Home in Cornville

My Maine

The Snow Globe

Making It in Maine

Quoddy Footwear

Recipe

Traditional Beef Stew

Room With a View

Season of Myths


Guide

What to Do in Maine This Month

Dining

MK Kitchen

Performance

The Corner Storytelling Series

Hobbies

Downeast Daydream: A (Grown-up) Coloring Book

From Our Archives

On the cover: South Portland’s Spring Point Ledge Light by Benjamin Williamson
Above: Cait Bourgault (skiers); Jared Lank (shoes); Carl D. Walsh (storytelling); Douglas Merriam (dining)


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