July 2007


Ogunquit’s Miracle Mile

Shore Road may be the perfect road for hoofing it.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Treasured Islands

How a new generation brought new life to Maine’s remote and beautiful Cranberry Isles.

  • By: Letitia Baldwin
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

20 Years and Growing

The story of a cottage garden in Cushing has taken two decades to tell.

  • By: Virginia Wright

Race Against Time

Scientists are rushing to crack the mysteries of the Gulf of Maine before the clock runs out.

  • By: Colin Woodard

Field & Scream

My crash course in becoming a true Mainer, courtesy of L.L. Bean.

  • By: Sara Donnelly

Beyond the Lobster Roll

From mac and cheese to BLTs, Maine’s favorite crustaceans are showing up in some odd – and delicious – recipes, thanks to the wild imaginations of Maine’s top chefs.

  • By: Hilary Nangle

Hooray for the Red, White, & Blue

At Bobbie Maschal’s festive summerhouse, every day is the Fourth of July.

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro
  • Photography by: Todd Caverly

Empty Wind?

Mainers say they want alternative energy, but just try building a wind farm here.

  • By: Jeff Clark


Where in Maine?

Let’s make it clear before you even get started that your answer is incorrect. Katahdin, you’re saying, plain as blueberry pie. And yes, that is the state’s highest peak, the Mountain of the People of Maine, the Greatest Mountain, terminus of the Appalachian Trail. The question, however, is this: What

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine

Museum in a Box

Does Maine really care about its history?

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Controversial House

I greatly enjoyed Edgar Allen Beem’s profile of architect Carol Wilson in your May issue. Learning of the personalities that are shaping the Maine of today is one of the reasons I so value Down East. Wilson’s designs are wonderful, and I see no reason why the new cannot be embraced side-by-side with

Editor’s Note

If you visit the Web site of Red Lobster and type the word Maine into the restaurant locator box, you will discover that the chain is defunct in this state. Now, your response to this news might be, “That’s a surprise!” Or alternately, you might say, “Why would there be Red Lobsters in Maine when every

  • By: Paul Doiron


Events WESTERN FARE Hang On It’s a sure sign that bull-riding has gone mainstream when a New York investment firm decides to get involved. Never fear, though: the money guys will fade into the background when you get a glimpse of the bucking bulls and the cowboys who ride them. See it all when the Professional

Inside Maine

DINING Genuine Warmth Five-O Shore Road in Ogunquit is the sort of place where everyone knows your name. On fine summer nights, you can spot Five-0 Shore Road without a glance at the street numbers: Just look for the line of folks gathered on the sidewalk waiting to get in. Some are waiting for a spot

In Good Humor

For one summer, I made the people of South Portland dance in the streets.

  • By: Jonathan Irwin

Common Sense in Whitefield

Editorial opinions from across the state

Sunday Muddy Sunday

A slip in the Kingfield mud was all in the name of charity and fun back in 1981.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore