Down East March 2006

March 2006

The table of contents from the March 2006 issue of Down East.


Portland’s Big Boom

The biggest wave of development in years is about to hit the city’s East End between the Old Port and Munjoy Hill.

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem

How To Hire a Contractor

Here are ten tips on finding the right person for your own Maine makeover.

  • By: Jeff Clark

On the Rocks

A Maine quarry enjoys a second act, thanks to one determined gardener.

  • By: Rebecca Sawyer-Fay
  • Photography by: Lynn Karlin

Breaking All the Rules

Portland designer Angela Adams has hit the big time by following her own eccentric muse.

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Carl D. Walsh

Going to Extremes

For one Georgetown couple, the best way to preserve their seaside dream home was in pieces.

  • By: Rebecca Martin Evarts
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Radical Transformations

Three outdated buildings have found new lives at the hands of some ingenious Maine renovators.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Where in Maine?

Famed for its beach, this picturesque piece of the Maine coast is awash with controversy.



North by East

Two Maines in Winter Up in the County, three feet of snow is just another flurry. The forecast here on the coast a few weeks ago called for two to three inches of snow overnight capped with a chance of rain. Observers could be excused for wondering if someone had just announced the apocalypse. The school…


Wretched Refuse

Should Mainers worry that the state is becoming a dumping ground for out-of-state waste?

  • By: Jeff Clark

Letters to the Editor

Best Photography – For this Down East subscriber who lives out of state and generally has to picture Maine’s photogenic landscape through his own mental snapshots, your January “Best Maine Photography” issue reminded me what my eyes have been missing since leaving Maine some fourteen years ago. I am a…


Maine Summer Camps

It?s not too early to begin planning your child?s summer in Maine.


Home Sweet Homicide

The latest whodunit from an Eastport author combines home repair and a coven of witches.

  • By: Rosemary Herbert

Bold Education Reform

Tinkering isn’t enough to fix what’s wrong in Maine’s schools.


Pizza Perfection

The mad geniuses behind Cafe Miranda and Borealis Breads team up to make pies.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Fear of Old Houses

My father was not only unafraid of old homes, he embraced them.

  • By: Scott Warner

Beale Street Barbeque

Ten years ago, Michael Quigg gambled that Mainers would embrace BBQ. He was right.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

March Highlights

A flower show and a film festival foretell the return of spring to Maine.


Blank Slate

Mining put the North Woods town of Monson on the map – in more ways than one.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore