Best of Maine 2019

July 2019

Features

Best of Maine

More of you than ever participated in our annual Readers’ Choice poll — and we’ve chimed in with a few picks of our own. Here’s our annual list of Maine’s best everything.

Homeward Bound

Make a new canine friend in Maine and chances are she’s from away. We joined a van full of Maine-bound pups to find out why.

By Kathryn Miles

Monhegan Light

When staff photographer Benjamin Williamson wants to shoot Maine at its most essential, he hops the ferry for this island community 10 miles out to sea.

Every Lobster Must Get Stoned

The owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound is experimenting with ways to ease the perceived pain of the crustaceans in her pots. Her preferred method? Getting them high.

By Will Grunewald


Departments

North by East

A Moody Beach legend hangs up his hat, exhibits celebrate three venerable art colonies, and a gleaming new vision for Westbrook. Plus, the governor signs the country’s first Styrofoam ban in Maine Dispatches.

Food and Drink

Tuesday night tacos for a good cause in South Thomaston, sweet and savory breakfasts at Northport’s The Hoot, and wild blueberry brandy from Camden.

Good Things from Maine

Everyday fashions from Rockland’s Beth Bowley and a flock of products inspired by backyard chickens. Plus, Maine Street Style goes to college.

Maine Homes

Embracing the rural lifestyle in Waldoboro, a formal knot garden atop an Otisfield pool, and green roofs put down roots in Maine.


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Where in Maine

Maine Moment

Dooryard

Editor’s note, responses to May’s Where in Maine, and more.

Columns

Arts: The Feel-Good Film Geek of the Year, Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard on his company’s role in undamming the Kennebec River.


On the cover: The cliffs at Whitehead, on Monhegan Island, by Benjamin Williamson.

Additional photos: Benjamin Williamson; Gabe Souza

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