October 1995



North by East

Opinions and advisories on peak-foliage foolishness, Acadia’s assault by Madison Avenue, and the return of the cranberry.

The Buxton Solution

It’s no accident that this bucolic community in the shadow of Portland looks nothing like a typical suburb. The voters have spoken — more than once. By Jeff Clark.

Life in the Round

Bill Coperthwaite has never found a useful old tool or bit of  folk wisdom he didn’t want to tinker with. By Sarah Scott.

Autumn Underfoot

To behold the true spectacle of fall, look down, not up, insists backyard gardener Richard Grant.

Eye in the Sky

A hot-air balloon ride offers an unforgettable way to witness Maine’s most dramatic season.

Making It In Maine — For the Birds

A bevy of bird-feeder builders is keeping the winter bird population  in fine fettle with unique creations.

Where in Maine?

In its day this mill was internationally known  for the quantity of paper it produced. Recognize it?

Hunkering down in Caratunk

This upcountry hamlet was  built to take whatever winter throws at  it. Autumn here is the warning bell. By Andrew Vietze.

Home on the Range

On golf courses, public parks, and backyards from Kittery to Fort Kent, Canada geese are beginning to stay year-round. By John Cole.

Manana Man

A seeming shipwreck victim is but a gregarious hermit off Monhegan — and a fairly famous one at that. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.



Room  With a View

I am skeptical of tricksten, and the forest on an early, dewy morning  is so silent and flawless that one is tempted to declare the whole thing a hoax. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Maine

Dowsing Happens

The Maine Viewpoint

Lobstering Limits

Inside Maine

Fall Field Days

Down East Bookshelf

Sarah Orne Jewett: Her World and Her Work by Paula Blanchard

Along the Waterfront

Corson on the Market

I Remember

The Addison Witch


Cover: Caratunk’s  former schoolhouse, now a private dwelling, by Brian Vanden Brink.