Down East

May 2017

The table of contents from the May 2017 issue of Down East.

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Special Section

The Great Maine Scavenger Hunt

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines, stretch your muscles, tune up your taste buds! We’re sending you out to explore all 35,385 square miles of Maine, from craft beer to Shakespeare, from whoopie pies to giant guys, all in pursuit of your best summer ever. Do you have what it takes to win our scavenger hunt challenge?


Where in Maine?


The Mail

North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Gaming with the King of Maine

Spose on Your Smartphone

L/A L/A Land

Meditation on a Merger

Summer Squeeze

Labor Shortage Puts the Heat on the Hospitality Industry


Living the Maine Life


Sailors’ Digs in Edgecomb

Making It in Maine

Paul Lancisi is Bat Man


A Menu for the Flower Moon

My Maine

Fish Story

Room With a View


What to Do in Maine This Month


Tulsi North in Wells


Lady Lamb’s Living-Room Tour


Disgraced at Portland Stage


Setting Free the Kites

From Our Archives

On the cover: Stonington Paddling by Don Seymour

Additional photos: Benjamin Williamson; Brian Fitzgerald; Jared Kuzia; Sarah Morrill; Douglas Merriam