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July 2015

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

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East Side, West Side

All around Sebago Lake, people are living the barefoot life. We take a spin around Maine’s classic freshwater oasis. By Edgar Allen Beem.


A historic process is exposing the injuries inflicted by Maine’s child welfare system on generations of Wabanaki people — and illuminating a way forward to bring healing and change. By Virginia M. Wright.

Our Hopper

Ever wanted to step right into a painting by one of your favorite artists? How one man found himself living inside an obscure Edward Hopper. By David Millward.

Best of Maine!

Our handy, savvy, witty guide to our favorite Maine everything. Plus: Our readers weigh in with their own picks on food, travel, entertainment, the arts, and more. The only list you need for a smashing Maine summer.




Where in Maine?

Can you identify this beloved coastal town?

Editor’s Note

Visiting Palace Playland

Letters to the Editor

What You Said

Your Maine

What’s your best memory of a Maine lake?



North by East

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

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Rotor Heads

The legacy of an aviation pioneer lives on deep in the North Woods (weirdly enough).

What’s in a Picture

Appalachian Pie

Pyro Maine-iac

For the state’s fireworks king, business is (ahem) booming.

End of Story

A Eulogy for the Salt Writing Program




Living the Maine Life


Village Farm

Making It in Maine

Habitat for Hobbits


Biscuits with Summer Berries

My Maine

The Littoral Truth

Room With a View





What to Do in Maine This Month


Mill 67, Sanford


Abelardo Morell at Bowdoin


Camden Garden Club


Moose Meadows Golf


From Peter Pfeiffer’s Hard Chance


Through Children’s Eyes


Go here. Do this. See that.

From Our Archives

Tending the Light — July 1990
Cover: Man o’War Brook Falls on Somes Sound, Acadia National Park, by Susan Cole Kelly.