March 2011


Sing Hallelujah

The third-oldest remaining black church in the country is being resurrected by an intrepid group of Portlanders, reviving a history nearly lost to neglect.

  • By: Monica Wood
  • Photography by: Jeff Scher

The Futurist

Habib Dagher has a vision.

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Against the Wind

A Dissenting Opinion By Robert Kimber.

At One With the Sea

Kayaking had its start among the Inuit, so what’s so crazy about a midwinter paddling expedition? Nothing at all, say kayak guides, provided you have the right experience, equipment, and judgment.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Wind Power

A Special Report

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Wind Power

Q: How many wind turbines do we have in Maine?

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

An Education in Green Living

Maine’s colleges are at the top of the national list when it comes to getting a green education.

  • By: Beth Brosnan

Eat This and Feel Good

Herewith, a comforting collection of Down East meals for all times of the day.

  • By: Kathleen Fleury


Where in Maine?

Have you ever visited this hearty north-country town?

Letters to the Editor

Read what our readers have to say about Maine.

Working Waterfront, R.I.P.?

Portland’s new zoning laws could expose marine industries to new dangers.

  • By: Colin Woodard

A Local Star

A new restaurant offers some of the best food in southern Maine.

  • By: Maria Padian

Sound Minds, Sound Bodies

Athletics and academics went hand-in-hand in Saco in 1914.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Editor’s Note

The wind power debate these days.

  • By: Paul Doiron

North by East

A Kittery home seller makes a Marilyn Monroe sales pitch, Tiny owls take over Isle au Haut, and more.


A Maine river in early spring teaches a lesson that lasts a lifetime.

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