Down East March 2010

March 2010

The table of contents from the March 2010 issue of Down East.


Winter’s End: A Portfolio

March will never win the award for Maine’s prettiest month, but on Georgetown Island, where Reid State Park is a constant bulwark against the stormy Atlantic, there are days when you can experience transcendent moments of breathtaking beauty. Photography by: Alan Lavallee


Off-Season, Online

Tourist-dependent Maine businesses find it’s always summer on the Internet. By: Edgar Allen Beem. Illustrations by: Steve Meyers


Back to School

A layoff from Wall Street can lead to new beginnings at an Arundel boatbuilding school. By: Joshua F. Moore


Student Today, Boss Tomorrow

Junior Achievement of Maine cultivates the business leaders of the future. By: Joshua F. Moore



Central Maine has become the epicenter of an unlikely religious revival that is quietly transforming the state. By: Cynthia Anderson. Photography by: David A. Rodgers


Julia at Rest

A cabin on Mount Desert Island served as Julia Child’s home away from home. By: Kathleen Fleury


Rolling into Art

A Bath-based mobile program teaches underserved Maine children to express themselves. By: Joshua F. Moore



Isle Oasis

Café Sorpreso is Presque Isle’s delicious surprise. Photography by: Jennifer Smith-Mayo


Where in Maine?

Can you identify this snowy scene? Photography by: Sara Gray


Editor’s Note

Welcome to Down East nation. By: Paul Doiron


Frozen in Time

A Brunswick native recalls his winters watching over the town’s outdoor ice rink. By: Jaed Coffin


Pier Pressure

Will a scandal persuade Portlanders to elect a mayor? By: Colin Woodard


Tasty Deals

Combat that spring fever by savoring delicious Maine meals on the cheap. The first of the month kicks off the second annual Maine Restaurant Week ( co-sponsored by Down East. More than seventy restaurants, from Natalie’s in Camden to the brand new Sonny’s on Exchange Street, are participating and offering three course feasts for $20.10, $30.10, or $40.10.


Letters to the Editor

Read what our readers have to say about Maine.


Zip Line

This dramatic rescue involved more than its share of heroics. By: Joshua F. Moore


North by East

Everyone’s running for governor, the incredible shrinking state, and more.


The Maine Viewpoint

Editorial opinions from across the state.


Take the Scenic Route

If you’re looking for a way to get from here to there Down East, there’s a new alternative: the Down East Sunrise Trail ( This past winter, fifty miles of the multi-use recreational path, from Ayers Junction to Cherryfield, was officially opened. By summer organizers hope to extend the trail all the way to Ellsworth.