Last Rose Standing
Or, my Rugosa just beat up your all-America selection
A Town For All Seasons
Kingfield no longer slumbers after the skiers have gone.
A hard day’s journey across Portland proves that even in Maine’s big city, wilderness is close at hand.
Throne of Games
Step off the sand and into your childhood at York Beach’s Fun-O-Rama.
Where in Maine?
Can you identify this relic of Maine’s fishing industry?
The North Pond Hermit
Letters to the editor
What’s your favorite mountain hike in Maine?
The North Pond Hermit
Christopher Knight ran into the woods of Rome, Maine, in 1986, set up camp, and didn’t leave for twenty-seven years. He had only one brief interaction with another human during that time and committed more than 1,000 burglaries in order to feed and clothe himself. He was finally caught on April 4 stealing from Pine Tree Camp.
What’s in a Picture?
Prior to Puffins
A Haven for Hermits
The entrepreneurial success of the “Hermit of the Maine Desert” shows a longtime fascination with recluses in the Pine Tree State.
After a kidnapping, Jackman’s highway “patrolman” is back on duty.
Feathers and Suds
Maine birders are on the look out for some rare breeds — no binoculars required.
Where’s the Fire?
Twenty-five years after Maine voted for Enhanced 911, the system remains a work in progress. But it does work (sort of) and it’s making progress (gradually). Just give it time (and money). A story of unintended consequences, the birth of a bureaucracy, and the quirky workings of Maine politics.
On the Rocks
A village garden is blessed with a bucolic view.
The Ultimate (Maine) Home Enthusiast
Television personality Steve Thomas settles into a new job with Habitat for Humanity — and a Penobscot Bay island home.
Light Years Ahead
When Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s founder Mike St. Pierre couldn’t find the ultralight outdoor equipment he wanted, he created it himself.
One island resident laments her seemingly endless role as hostess during Maine’s popular season.
Home Kitchen Cafe
By Nancy Heiser
Photographed by Douglas Merriam
How do you make the best sticky and cinnamon buns in the world? Practice, practice, practice.
The Train to Success
New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline talks about the Maine inspirations behind her latest — and most successful — novel, Orphan Train.
The Maine Sea Salt Company offers visitors a behind the scenes look at the manufacture of a popular seasoning.
Go here. Do this. See that.
From Our Archives: June 1991
A Look Back at Down East Twenty-Two Years Ago