August 2015

How to Talk Like a Mainer

What does it mean to talk like a Mainer these days? As writer and linguist Michael Erard explains, the answer is wicked complicated.

Where in Maine?

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from August’s, Cobbosseecontee Lake picture.

All is Well

A South Carolina novelist lost his storm-battered sailboat, but saved his marriage during a failed Atlantic crossing.

Full Moon

August Calendar

What to do in Maine this month? See our calendar of events, for the best of Maine travel, food, culture, and homes & gardens.

Return of the Old-Timers

Return of the Old-Timers

With a playlist of swing and boogie-woogie tunes, the all-volunteer WYAR is gaining enthusiastic listeners — and many of them are under 35.

August 2015

The August issue is now on newsstands and in our store! Your favorite Maine state parks, the definitive guide to the Maine accent(s), the Kennebunks’ identity crisis, Spose talks, and blueberry pancakes.