September 2011


One Woman’s Trash

Negotiating a flea market is a delicate balance between junk and jewels.

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Illustrations by: Marguerite Robichaux

Crafted with Care

The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts not only produces incredible artisans and artists, it is an ever-evolving, artistic creation itself.

  • By: Kim Ridley

The Bird Artist

One of Maine’s best birders is only seventeen.

  • By: Kim Ridley

Bold Coast

Cutler never changes much. That’s one of the things people love about it.

  • By: Virginia M. Wright

12 Lakes for Swimming

Some of the best places to hit the beach in Maine are inland.

Feathered Favorites

Here are the ten birds Mainers love best.


Fairy Tale Pups

These canine actors were nearly as famous as the roles they were playing in Rangeley.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Where in Maine?

Photograph by Moe Chen

Cleaning Up the Turnpike

Can Peter Mills save the disgraced Maine Turnpike Authority?

  • By: Colin Woodard

Iconic Maine

A new light read expounds on all things Maine through entertaining text and pictures.

Summer and Squid

On certain nights the harbor is visited by creatures of the deep.

  • By: Kristen Lindquist

Letters to the Editor

North by East

Cartoon by Jamie Smith

Potato Break
An agricultural tradition in the County is on borrowed time.

Portland’s Petite Perfection

Longfellow Square’s new posh bistro offers classic French cuisine in a casual, Parisian setting.

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro
  • Photography by: Mark Fleming

Pizza on the Move

Next time you hit the farmers’ markets in Union, Camden, or Rockland, be sure to pick up a pizza along with your salad greens and tomatoes. Uproot Pie Co. (, 207-370-1568), of Union, travels to these local farmers’ markets with a complete wood-fired pizza oven in tow. For $7 to $9 you can enjoy a fresh nine-inch pie made with ingredients from many of the farmers selling goods and produce at the market.

Editor’s Note

Where were you when four hijacked jetliners burst into flames on a beautiful September morning? I remember exactly where I was ten years ago on 9/11: I was in the Down East offices, watching and listening with my horrified colleagues as the worst terrorist attack on American soil unfolded.

  • By: Paul Doiron