Inspired by a 19th-century carriage house, a Boothbay Harbor couple builds the home of their dreams.
Baxter State Park’s administration has threatened to reroute the end of the Appalachian Trail off Katahdin. Don’t worry — we have some ideas for the new terminus.
What’s Thanksgiving Without Pie? Baker Sara Ettinger of Aurora Provisions, a gourmet market, café, and caterer in Portland’s West End neighborhood, offers her versions of two holiday classics.
Last year, 170 new restaurants opened in Maine. Statistically, more than a quarter of them won’t make it through their first year. This is the story of one that did — restaurateur Annemarie Ahearn’s ambitious Salt Water Farm — and of what it took to get there: bruised egos, broken friendships, and tough lessons about what Mainers want.
Piper Green lives a second grader’s ordinary life in an extraordinary place.
Deer Isle artist Jeffery Becton creates surreal places from the bits and bytes of real ones.
Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from September’s, Biddeford picture.
We set out to explore the radical breadth of styles and flavors that makes Maine’s cider boomlet so much fun. Our search was fruitful.
Like many in Maine, we were saddened to read of the September passing of Leon Gorman, grandson of L.L.Bean founder Leon Leonwood Bean and either president or chairman of the company for 46 years. Outside of L.L.Bean, Gorman was known for his charitable pursuits. For this remembrance, we turned to Gorman’s friend Mark Swann, executive director of Portland’s Preble Street resource center for homelessness, hunger, and poverty.
Every family has their own Thanksgiving dinner traditions, but some common elements, like turkey, sweet potatoes, and a whole lot of butter, unite us all in mouthwatering anticipation. Larry Matthews, chef/owner of the iconic Back Bay Grill in Portland, likes to keep things simple and delicious, with dishes that allow for easy adjustment to accommodate a potentially increased guest list.
Violinists are honoring Portland master luthier Jonathan Cooper with a tribute album.
After lying dormant for nearly a century, Maine’s hard cider industry is ripe for a comeback.