Down East November 2001

November 2001

The table of contents from the November 2001 issue of Down East.


Millinocket’s Moment

After 100 years, the scrappy little town in the middle of the North Woods is reassessing the way it sees itself-and the way it wants to be seen. Image subjects: Main street men eating inside restaurant home for sale inside bowling alley row of houses along street with mill in background senior citizens

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton


November is the one time of the year when you notice who’s new in town. Image subjects: shops along Main Street. Smiling Cow, Marriner’s, etc.

  • By: Richard Grant
  • Photography by: Thomas Mark Szelog

The Making of A Landmark

At the Sail Inn in Prospect, about the only things that change are the seasons and the cars in the parking lot. And that’s the way the crowds of regulars say they want it. Image subjects: Owners of the Sail Inn diner standing next to the counter. Location: Prospect

  • By: Alicia Anstead
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Stone by Stone

Autumn is prime time for getting out and exploring old graveyards. Local and personal history comes alive in the aged inscriptions, and forgotten burying grounds frequently offer genealogical details available no place else. Explore the Maine Cemetery Trail with a listing of 21 interesting old cemeteries.

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton
  • and Kevin Shields

Fashion Statement

Blaze orange is Maine’s official color in November. Image subjects: family hiking in woods dressed in blaze orange clothing –

  • Photography by: Tom Stewart

We’ll Do It Our Way

As communities across Maine bridle at outmoded state regulations for new school buildings and diminished funding for construction, many have simply told Augusta, ‘We’ll Do It Our Way’. Image subjects: New Camden Hills High School building new high school high school theater, locker area, etc. new high

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Greg Morley


Bootstrap Boat Designer

Bob Stephens found a different way to become a successful boat designer. Location: Brooklin, Maine

  • By: Ken Textor

Joining Forces

Freeport and Kittery are linked at last-by a new website.


Stealth Post Office

Folks in Hanover have gotten used to seeing the empty lot where the new post office was supposed to be. Location: Hanover, Maine


Flag Flap

Good thing they never saw our lobster license plate.


Gas Relief

Some Greater Portland gas stations have a neat deal-Wild Days mean lower gas prices. Location: Portland


Candlepins Forever

Mainers remain loyal to their own kind of bowling. Location: Pittsfield, Durham


Leaf Patterns

There’s a hint of November atop that October color.


Squeaky Clean

Mainers take their elections so seriously that a Florida vote simply couldn’t happen here. Image subjects: voters’ feet standing in voting booth

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Peggy McKenna

Loathing Loosestrife

Loosestrife is a noxious, aggressive invader that causes enormous problems.

  • By: David Townsend

Nature Calls

Does “Restroom Trail” go too far?

  • By: Terri Proctor

Briefly Noted

Books reviewed here include: “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America” by Barbara Ehrenreich, “A week at the Lake” by Grace Butterfield Dow, “Play Hard, Rest Easy New England: The Ultimate Active Getaway Guide” by Malcolm W. Campbell, “Letters from the Sea, 1882-1901: Joanna and Lincoln Colcord’s Seafaring Childhood” by Albee Parker Jr.

  • By: Paul Doiron

On With the Snow!

Skiers, snowshoers, and snowbirds of all types make their winter plans with the help of this list of Maine’s ski areas. Image subjects: Skiers going downhill

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields


The Maine Brewers’ Festival is a great way to sample all the best beers made in Maine. Location: Portland

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Candy Out, Granola In

Bangor Daily News: Savvy school officials in Orono have weaned their students from junk food.


Jackson Lab’s Success

Kennebec Journal: Each new research job has a ripple effect on Maine’s economy. Location: Mount Desert Island


Allagash Criticism

Ellsworth American: Criticism by the National Park Service of developments along the Allagash has lent support to the position of those who believe the State has mismanaged the waterway. Location: Allagash Wilderness Waterway


Multicultural Lewiston

Sun Journal: Diversity in downtown Lewiston. Location: Lewiston


Corned Beef Heaven

Try the corned beef hash at the White House. Location: Jonesboro

  • By: Andrew Vietze

A November Wedding

Sometimes going by the book is a totally unnecessary exercise. Location: Beals, Maine

  • By: Kelly Cunnane

Bibo’s Madd Apple Café, Portland

A gifted chef has cornered the Forest City’s pre-theater crowd. Image subjects: Bill Boutwell and Andrea Raymond inside Bibo’s Madd Apple Café Location: Portland

  • By: Monica Wood
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

Late Autumn Highlights

November 2001 calendar of events. Image subjects: painting: Blue Savanna by Zorach


A Proud Edifice

Built in 1914, the Camden Post Office stands today with few changes. Location: Camden

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward