Down East June 2014

June 2014

The table of contents from the June 2014 issue of Down East.


Wild at Heart

Maine’s greatest flower show happens on roadsides, not in gardens.

River Town

Off the beaten path, Richmond’s old-fashioned downtown is way ahead of the shop local trend.

Caddy Camp

In its heyday, the Poland Spring House was a highly competitive boot camp where boys trained to be caddies and men.

The Ultimate Portland Dining Guide

6 days. 40 destinations. 1 guide to the city’s best eats.


Where in Maine?

Can you identify this waterfront walkway?

Editor’s Note

The Mail

Letters to the Editor

Your Maine

What is your favorite place to view lupines?

Rocks on a Hard Place

Stone towers are sprouting up in large numbers along Ogunquit’s Marginal Way, and not everyone is pleased.

What’s in a Picture

Fantastic Voyage

Farewell to a Funny Man

Jeff Pert served up an offbeat image of Maine in thousands of cartoons.

Other Views

Commentary from around Maine.

Here Comes the Son

Lucas St. Clair is thawing, ever so slightly, opposition to the vision of a Maine North Woods National Park.

An Artist’s Garden

Annette Kearney’s Portland yard is a bounty of blooms.

Little Big House

This lakeside cabin was built to comfortably accommodate a crowd.

A Signature Summer

A tip from a movie star wasn’t the only highlight of my summer waitressing job.

Advanced Style

South Street Linen makes cool clothing for the women fashion forgot.

Just Like Glass

Even when life changed, the lake never did.

Opening the Cottage

An army of housecleaners is deployed on Maine’s seasonal homes, and they’ve got spotlessness down to a science.

The Palace Diner

A historic Biddeford dining car gets an updated menu.

The Menu


Seascapes and Steel

Portland Museum of Art is hosting the most comprehensive exhibition of Richard Estes’ paintings ever organized.

A Walk in the Park

Explore Baxter State Park with help from Chimani’s latest smartphone app.

The Music Man

How Lewis Kaplan turned a five-concert series into a 50-year legacy of chamber music in Maine.

Good Advice

Former TV producer Becki Smith calls in some favors to compile a book filled with wisdom for college graduates.


“The Dancing Teacher” by CB Anderson

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