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September 2015

The table of contents from the September 2015 issue of Down East.

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Islands A-Z

From art trails to the Zephyr Ledges, we’ve put together a guide (with help from our savvy islander friends) that’s as freewheeling and eclectic as the islands themselves.

Wild Wild East

On Maine’s islands, the presence of law enforcement is light to nonexistent. So how does a community make do with only the thinnest of thin blue lines? By Jesse Ellison.

Stitch ‘n’ Bliss

The women of the Islesboro Sewing Circle (est. 1858) make everything from baby sweaters to iPhone cases — not to mention a strong community fabric. By Sandra L. Oliver.

Bon Voyage (and Appétit)!

Portland proper isn’t the only foodie haven on Casco Bay. Just a ferry ride away, the islands are scenic spots for scrumptious coastal dining. By Kate McCarty.


Where in Maine?

Can you name this community?

Editor’s Note

Island Life

The Mail

What You Said

Your Maine

What’s your favorite Maine island and why?


North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

What’s in a Picture

Sails Men


Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., Maine Preservationist Par Excellence

Talk of Maine

War of Secession in Caribou



Living the Maine Life


An Art Project in Phippsburg

Making It in Maine

Bixby & Co. Candy Bars

My Maine



Butter-roasted Chicken

Room With a View

Overheard at the Farmer’s Market



What to Do in Maine This Month


Tempo Dulu


The Honey Paw


Queen Bee


Toy Theater’s Comeback

Book Excerpt

From Kate Christensen’s How to Cook a Moose


Go here. Do this. See that.

From Our Archives

Remembering a Master — September 1960

On the cover: Pope’s Folly Island in Lubec’s Johnson Bay, by Pat and Chuck Blackley.