North by East
Advisories and opinions on Peaks Island’s deer dilemma, Mercer’s one-man fire department, and Maine’s first lady of mail order.
Naked Beneath the Elms
Once the leaves are off the trees, Castine shows all its graceful nativeness. By Andrew Vietze.
Last Bastion of Temperance
From their headquarters in Portland, the good ladies of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union do cary on. By Edgar Allen Beem.
To Save a Sinking Plane
When we heard an aircraft was down and abandoned off Criehaven, we had no idea whether we could rescue her with just our old lobsterboat. By Steven Waterman.
David Pollock’s flowers never fail to tum heads — each one is actually carved from wood. By Luann Yetter.
N.C. Wyeth’s Midlife Masterpieces
The renowned illustrator paused in his midforties to try his hand as a serious artist. The result was a collection of oils that have rarely been seen before. By Stephen May.
Portland’s First Parish Church clock, one of the rarest in America, has been stopped after nearly two centuries.
Making It In Maine — Kid Stuff
Toymakers in Sebec, Kezar Falls, and South Solon get ready to fill Santa’s orders.
The Case of the Natty Nazis
In November of 1944, two topcoated strangers looked suspiciously out of place on a dark, snowy road in Hancock. By Mason Philip Smith.
Augusta once fancied itself as something of a movie capital, as an old still photograph recalls. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.
Room With a View
We live in a period that seems to require that every surface or siding must have something printed on it, and most of it is advertising. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of Orono
Superstar Cindy Blodgett
The Maine Viewpoint
Down East Bookshelf
Three New Maine Cookbooks
Along the Waterfront
A Lobsterboat Runabout
Cover: Castine in November, by Brian Vanden Brink.