September 2007


Forever Maine

Over twenty years, the Land for Maine’s Future program has preserved more than 147 of our most beautiful and fragile places – all thanks to you.

  • By: Jeff Clark

New in the Neighborhood

A contemporary Northeast Harbor retreat honors its grand old neighbors without succumbing to cliche.

  • By: Kim Ridley
  • Photography by: Randy O’Rourke

Called to the Search

When tragedy strikes outdoors, Kate Braestrup is on the scene.

  • By: Kate Braestrup

A Shared Inheritance

Camden’s historic Harbor Park is both a landscape masterpiece and a community treasure.

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Gone to the Dogs

These 10 Maine towns – arguably the most pet-friendly in the state – really do treat Rex like royalty.

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro

Common Ground

For six years, the mass migration of Somali refugees to ewiston has captured the world’s attention. But people in L-A no longer want to be part of an international news story. They just want to live their lives.

  • By: Cynthia Anderson
  • Photography by: David A. Rodgers

City Mom, Country Mom

Between parents in Maine and those in Manhattan – let’s just say I’ve noticed a difference in philosophies.

  • By: Heidi Julavits
  • Illustrations by: Dean MacAdam


Where in Maine?

Those genteel Maine rusticators of the last century always had a thing for teahouses. And this 1915 stone building, perched atop a hill overlooking one of the state’s most famous bays, is one example. It was designed by famed landscape architect Hans Heistad, who immigrated to this country from Oslo

  • Photography by: mark wallace

North by East

ON THE ROAD AGAIN A moment of Zen on the daily commute. As we sat in the southbound lane of Route 1 the other evening, inching our way toward Wiscasset, we were struck by the realization that in Maine, even the traffic jams aren’t so bad. Before you choke on your coffee, rest assured that we know from

An Apple a Day

A controversial program has proven it’s worth.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Letters to the Editor

Where in Maine? Why, of course, your July mystery photograph is Daicey Pond, located in Baxter State Park. My wife, Joy, and I have spent several vacations staying in a cabin near that very dock, visiting with our friends Gabe and Marcia Williams, who were Baxter park rangers at the time. It is such

Editor’s Note

I was thumbing through my favorite anthology, Maine Speaks, and I got to wondering how Maine authors of the past would have reacted to the Internet. It’s hard to imagine Longfellow, for example, with his own MySpace page. On the other hand, you know that the ultra-theatrical Edna St. Vincent Millay would

  • By: Paul Doiron

Your monthly guide to enjoying life in the pine tree state.

DINING In Love with Lola A Portland hot spot offers a simple approach to hospitality. It’s 7:40 on a Saturday night, and Bar Lola is hopping. A handful of thirtysomething diners are perched on the couches surrounding a low table in the entryway, jewel-colored cocktails in hand. At the bar, a hip older

Inside Maine

FESTIVALS Go Fly a Kite Capriccio, Ogunquit’s six-day arts festival, is notable for performances of everything from theater to poetry, as well as visual art exhibitions. But perhaps the most popular event is the Festival of Kites.Com e to gaze at the professional kite flying demonstrations, or get the

A Single Tree

September brings thoughts of a stately sugar maple standing alone in a Brunswick meadow.

  • By: Janet Galle

Editorial Opinions from Across the State.

Kennebec Journal, Augusta Memo from the Boonies Unclear on the concept. That’s the only explanation for the attitude of this country’s chief telecommunications official, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin, who said recently that he’s concerned about the high cost of subsidizing cell

Rural Perspective

A jokester cameraman captured the strength of Maine’s agricultural movement during the 1970s.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore