Down East November 2008

November 2008

The table of contents from the November 2008 issue of Down East.


Sea Glass Creation

An excerpt from A Passion for Sea Glass by C.S. Lambert. By: C.S. Lambert

Where in Maine

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25 Things Every Mainer Should Know

We admit it. We dozed a bit through Civics class. For those who did likewise we offer this brush-up on essential knowledge about the Pine Tree State. By: Colin Woodard

Eye Witness

From small-town beginnings in Maine, Samantha Appleton has become one of the world’s foremost crisis photographers. By: Edgar Allen Beem

Bert and I at Fifty

A Down East humor classic celebrates its golden anniversary. By: Edgar Allen Beem

What’s So Funny About Maine?

If you want laughs, you’ve come to the right place. Maine has developed a distinctive brand of humor that’s as much a part of the state’s identity as Bean boots and lobster bibs. By: Rob Sneddon

A Very Crafty Town

Spend a day in Bowdoinham, and you might think you’ve wandered into Maine’s creative epicenter. By: Edgar Allen Beem


Recognize this snow-covered mountain?

This revered section of the Appalachian Trail looms large over the gold course below.

Musings from Maine

Down East’s editors discuss Maine wolves, free muffins, Daggett Rock, and more.

House of Cards

What mischief has Seth Carey wrought? By: Jeff Clark

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to “Where in Maine?” and other articles.

Maine Humor

Editor in Chief Paul Doiron takes a look at two legends of Maine humor. By: Paul Doiron

Forgotten Lives

A neglected family cemetery in Arrowsic has brought out my inner sleuth. By: Ken Textor

November Editors’ Picks

Events not to miss in the month of November.

Tree Talk

A guide to the trees of Maine.

Best Sellers, Low Season

Acclaimed authors descend on the midcoast each November for the Maine Literary Festival. By: Kristen Lindquist

The Maine Viewpoint

Editorial opinions from across the state.

Help for the Holidays

Cooking classes come to Stonewall Kitchen headquarters.

Painful Portrait

A surgery in Portland was a surprisingly messy affair more than a century ago. By: Joshua F. Moore

Buon Appetito in Bangor

Traditional Roman fare makes its way to Hammond Street. By: Kathleen Fleury