September 2017

Pushing Open All the Window by Abbie Read

Collector’s Items

Abbie Read has a passion for found objects — and books and paper and paintings. This month, she’s bringing together her eclectic interests in ayears-in-the-making installation in Brunswick.

A carnival worker mans the Ferris wheel on the opening night of the Fryeburg Fair.

Show Business

After her husband died in 2013, Jeanette Gilmore took over Smokey’s Greater Shows, an institution on the Maine festival circuit. But in 50+ years of fairgrounds, Ferris wheels, and a fluctuating workforce, life on the midway hasn’t gotten any easier. Welcome to the carnival.

fox alseep on tree stump

Room With a View

Before myth became history, did foxes consider the trade-offs involved and cast their fate with ours, then think better of it?

Maine Juice Co

Swig of the Month

Maine Juice Co. owners Tim and Michelle Nickerson cold-press their juices and they don’t pasteurize, both to protect fresh-fruit flavor and to preserve nutrients.