Down East June 2008

June 2008

The table of contents from the June 2008 issue of Down East.


12 Ways to Love Your Lake House

Whether you call it a cottage or a camp, here are a dozen tips for getting the most out of your home away from home.

  • By: Virginia Wright

Choosing Maine: Town-by-Town Tour of Maine

Undecided about where to move in Maine? Here’s a quick tour of the state to help you narrow your choices.


On the Maine Folk Art Trail

Eleven Maine Museums display Maine Folk Art.


Choosing Maine: The Best Office Ever

More and more Maine telecommuters are discovering that success is only a phone call – or a mouse click – away.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Choosing Maine: Home at Last

A Guide to Relocating in the Pine Tree State


Jump Right In!

A bit of legwork will earn you the privilege of swimming in some of the finest, and least crowded (for now), swimming areas in the Pine Tree State.

  • By: Emily Glatz Fontaine

Choosing Maine: Return of the Natives

Bright Maine natives are proving you can come home again – and succeed.

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem

Grand Decision

At Weatherby’s, the more things stay the same, the more they change.

  • By: Wayne Curtis

The Dam That Wouldn’t Leave

For seven years a battle has raged in Winslow over turning a “lake” back into a river.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Acadia’s Forgotten Lakes

Tucked amid bold ocean cliffs and granite-topped peaks, the lakes and ponds on Mount Desert Island manage to hide in plain sight. They’re worth a second look.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Painted Lakes

Maine’s inland waters once provided a powerful, and colorful, draw for visitors.



Recognize this island plantation?

Artists and writers such as Elizabeth Ogilvie have flocked to this summer island haven.


Musings From Maine

Down East’s editors discuss the coming of the yellow dust, paying for snow days, creating a new state park, and more.


Keep on Trucking

Ways of the Woods is a mobile museum.

  • By: Nate Hardcastle

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to Where in Maine and other articles.


The Cottage

Editor-in-Chief Paul Doiron reflects on his family camp on Middle Range Pond.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Maine Made

A belt from The Belted Cow and throwing a Frisbee are a few ways to enjoy Maine this month.


Keeping Bs

My son has learned how to let it be in Brooklin.

  • By: Martha White

A Biologist’s Tale

A review of Bernd Heinrich’s “The Snoring Bird.”

  • By: David Haward Bain

The Maine Viewpoint

Editorial opinions from across Maine.


Hotel Constitution

Maine shipbuilders helped America’s greatest ship reclaim her dignity more than a century ago.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

In Good Hands

Eat, drink, and be merry at a Rockland wine bar that specializes in late-night fare.

  • By: Kathleen Fleury