Down East May 2002

May 2002

The table of contents from the May 2002 issue of Down East.


First Lady of The Maine Woods

Having brought a strong dose of common sense to virtually every conservative organization in Maine, Sherry Huber is widely recognized as the person who’s given tree-hugging a good name. Image subjects: Sherry Huber at her desk

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro
  • and Chris Ayers

One Woman’s Enchanted Forest

On a hillside sweeping down to the Harpswell shore, Ann Nemrow has invested nearly twenty-five years in building her own remarkable rain forest. Image subjects: Ann Nemrow in garden brick path through garden and woods bridge and stone path in wooded garden brick path through woods garden yellow corydalis

  • By: Jane Lamb
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

The Lure of The Estate Auction

Whether you go to bid or just to watch, these events invariable see at least a few wonderful heirlooms turn into amazing bargains. Image subjects: Captain Frederick B. Guild house and auction tent lady with paintings purchased at auction bidders seated under auction tent glasses up for auction dishware

  • By: Sandra Dinsmore
  • Photography by: Greg Morley

This Magic Moment

You can almost recognize the instant that spring returns, wherever you are in Maine. Image subjects: church and Narramissic River in spring Elder Grey Meeting House Sewall Bridge porch with flowers laundry and barn Howard Pond Location: Orland, Waterboro, York, Appleton Ridge, Hope, Port Clyde

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Happiness is a Warm Baguette

And Cinqueterre Farm in Pembroke is one of the best reasons you’ll find to go exploring the back woods of Maine. Image subjects: Gloria and Les Prickett at table with loaves of bread Les Prickett shaping dough into loaves Gloria Prickett in kitchen making pie crusts Location: Pembroke

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Historic Homes

Many of Maine’s finest old homes are open to the public, and they’re often filled with antiques.


At Home In Maine

After years of painting beguiling Boston cityscapes, Joel Babb finds himself turning more and more to Maine. Image subjects: artist Joel Babb before his painting of Eggemoggin Reach painting “Leviathans: The Bath Iron Works painting “Copley Plunge painting “Forest Murmurs Location: Sumner

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Amazeen


Matched Crews

Portland magazine “Points East” helps boat owners find crews for their summer cruising and racing.

  • By: Ken Textor

Calder’s Cruising

Niegl Calder adds a new cruising guide to his long list of nautical know-how books.

  • By: Ken Textor

From Carpenter to Boatbuilder

A Brunswick contractor makes a mid-life course correction many only dream of. Location: Harpswell

  • By: Ken Textor

Maine Guide Trick

Why pitching a tent inside a lean-to is a good idea. Image subjects: camping – tent inside a lean-to

  • Photography by: Trevor Paul Roberson

Back to the Land

At Good Will-Hinckley, some kids really dig their lessons. Location: Hinckley


Dysarts by the Numbers

Questions to test your knowledge of Dysarts, Maine’s venerable truckstop and dining institution. Location: Hermon


Moose Overuse

Sometimes a shortcut isn’t the shortest way. Replacing the name “squaw” with “moose” was rejected by the government. Location: Moosehead Lake region, Greenville


Sign of the Times

A development going up in a field overlooking Penobscot Bay in Lincolnville Beach gives itself a highfalutin name. Location: Lincolnville Beach


Homeless in Portland

A statue of the city’s first settler, George Cleeve, has to place to settle, because the city council changes it’s mind. Location: Portland


Homegrown Art

A new form of sculpture is born in Freeport. Location: Freeport


Shad Story

Tragically, the fishway built on the Androscoggin to help spawning shad is killing them inside. Image subjects: American shad on shore next to fly rod Location: Brunswick

  • By: Naomi Schalit
  • Photography by: Joe Zydlewski

February Photograph

Readers share their memories of the old German Protestant Meeting House pictured in the February issue. Location: Waldoboro

  • By: Robert Ludwig

Briefly Noted

Books Reviewed include: “The Story of Mount Desert Island” by Samuel Eliot Morison, “50 Hikes in Coastal and Southern Maine” by John Gibson, “50 Hikes in the Maine Mountains” by Cloe Chunn, and “River Music: A Fly Fisher’s Four Seasons” by James R. Babb.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Last of the Clippers

A new book chronicles the career – and rescue – of the sole remaining Maine clipper ship.

  • By: Michael Sanders

Upcountry Crash Site

A proper memorial has been erected on the site where an Air Force bomber crashed in 1963 near Moosehead Lake. Location: Greenville


Pittsfield’s Fences

Kennebec Journal: A fence ordinance was rejected by Pittsfield’s town council. Location: Pittsfield


It’s a Spring Thing

Two dozen of the finest cooks in Maine will gather in South Portland to offer their specialties and raise funds. Location: South Portland

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Wind Power Conflict

Sun Journal: In Franklin County, opposition to the wind farm is based on aesthetic quality of the region.


Biddeford’s Buses

Journal Tribune: The difficulties of getting commuters out of their cars and onto mass transit. Location: Biddeford


Acadia’s Plight

Ellsworth American: The popular national park needs more than $7 million and over 100 additional employees. Location: Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park


A Mountain for May

Spruce Mountain in Rockport offers a great view and you don’t have to be a serious hiker to enjoy it. Location: Rockport

  • By: Andrew Vietze

No Casino in Kittery

York Independent: Don’t want to live next to a casino and make no apologies about it. Location: York, Kittery


Maine Antiques

Maine has long enjoyed a reputation as an antique-collecting hot spot. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of a Down East treasure hunt. Image subjects: Julia auction under the tent antique shop various collectables items knobs and handles at Decorum

  • Photography by: Jeffrey Stevensen
  • Randy Ury
  • Michele Stapleton
  • and Amazeen

Well-Known Wells

There’s a reason the York County town has become as famous for its antiques as it is for its beaches. Image subjects: Jorgensen Antiques – interior view of dining room table table lamps from Antiques Victorian Lighting Wells Union Antiques Center The Farm Antiques shop – dining table and other antiques

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Dealers’ Delight

Touted as the oldest in the country, the Maine Antiques Dealers’ Show is but one of many antique festivals on the Maine summer calendar. Image subjects: antique glassware, vases, etc.

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Gardening Friends

In our Appleton garden, we don’t bother with Latin names – or even the common ones.

  • By: Mona Pease

The Harraseeket Inn, Freeport

A landmark hotel up the street from L.L. Bean does a lavish Sunday brunch. Image subjects: dining room of Harraseeket Inn Location: Freeport

  • By: Debra Spark
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

May Highlights

Art shows and local plant sales top the list this month. Image subjects: Goldfinch on a branch


Emma With Attitude

Early photo of opera lyric soprano Emma Eames. Location: Bath