Although she remains virtually unknown, Bessie Phillips set in motion an effort that has preserved almost as much of Maine as Acadia National Park. By Jeff Clark.
At Liberty in May
Even when it quickens with springtime, downtown Liberty does not exactly bustle. It was a different story a hundred years ago. By Joseph Brown.
A Passion for Lilacs
Nurseryman Eric Welzel is wild about lilacs, and one look at the astonishing collection on his Freeport spread shows why. By Jane Lamb.
Burning the Barrens
One of the first — and most dramatic — rites of spring down east is the torching of the blueberry fields. Ken Textor explains the tradition.
Life among the Megaliths
Backyard gardeners in Maine can either curse the bounty of small boulders they encounter or learn to live with them. By Richard Grant.
Home Is Where the Crafts Are
A Deer Isle summerhouse stylishly accommodates both an extended family and an extensive crafts collection. By Sarah Goodyear.
Missing in Action
State historians have mounted a search for the vanished bust of one of Maine’s most heroic Civil War generals. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.
Boating Down East
A guide to Maine’s summer pleasures afloat, spotlighting the Kennebunkport area.
Room With a View
We are all aware that there are certain sounds repeated so often, like spring peepers or night crickets, that we no longer hear them. That’s the way computer talk affects me; it just ceases to register in my consciousness. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of May
Foiling the Flies
The Maine Viewpoint
Camp Ellis Woes
Down East Bookshelf
Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
Cover: Kennebago River, Rangeley area. By Douglas Merriam.