May 2019

Tales of the Hunt

Tales of the Hunt

Last year’s second running of the Great Maine Scavenger Hunt enticed hundreds of readers and fans to explore the Pine Tree State’s weirder, woolier corners. Dozens returned home victorious — faces suntanned, quads aching from mountain hikes, hands stinking of codfish. Here are a few of their stories.

No Elder an Island

No Elder an Island

For many seniors on Maine’s islands, the prospect of settling into a mainland care home is disquieting. The alternative requires a whole community’s investment.

It’s a Hot One

It’s a Hot One

One summer, WABI-TV meteorologist Todd Simcox had tomatoes growing like gangbusters in his garden. He made pasta sauce, but it tasted terrible. He tried salsa, and friends and family loved it.

Captain Harpswell

Captain Harpswell

The year’s most talked-about big-screen superhero spends summers laying low (and occasionally battling aliens) on the midcoast.

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from March’s photo of The New Portland Wire Bridge.