The table of contents from the May 2012 issue of Down East.
DIY Fairy Houses
Liza Gardner Walsh shows you how to add a dose of magic to your family’s summer by building your own fairy dwelling.
Sailing the Sound
Experience Acadia’s mountains by the sea in Somes Sound. By: Will Bleakley Photography by: Sue Anne Hodges
Three if By Lake
Blazing our own path on the Sebago Lake Canoe Trail.
Meet six of the most talented cooks in Maine’s schooner fleet. Photography by: Benjamin Magro
The Blackfly Survival Guide
Everything you wanted to know — and more — about Maine’s most fearsome creature, the blackfly. By: Virginia M. Wright Illustrations by: Dean MacAdam
Sarton By the Sea
Writer May Sarton was never fully embraced by York, the Maine town that she loved.
The Evergreen Cemetary, a historic Portland landmark, bridges the poignant gulf between life and death. By: Monica Wood Photography by: Sara Gray
North By East
Find Cheap Gas
Octane, a new app on the iTunes store, helps you find the cheapest gas.
Vampires! Werewolves! Zombies!
Thanks to the fervent fan base of gothic sixties soap opera Dark Shadows and a new film adaptation by Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, the fictional town of Collinsport, Maine, is more alive than ever. By: Will Bleakley
Where in Maine?
Have you ever tiptoed through these tulips? Photography by: Alan Lavallee
The Money Pit
My fantasy of being a boat owner went down in a sea of green.
Letters to the Editor
Chaos at the Caucuses
Has the time come for Mainers to rethink the way they nominate the president? By: Colin Woodard
Fathom, Bar Harbor’s newest fine dining spot, elevates classic Maine fare to fancy food status with sublime flavor combinations. By: Hilary Nangle
The Game is Afoot!
Portland native Kieran Shields’ debut novel, The Truth of All Things, is a rollicking and satisfying supernatural mystery. By: Agnes Bushell
Down East opens up a store in the Portland Jetport. By: Paul Doiron
Nine and Seven in ’97
The 1897 Bowdoin baseball team was a defensive powerhouse under future governor Percival Baxter. By: Will Bleakley