September 2017

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.

The Downings’ cabins - Maine Inns

The New Innkeepers

There are plenty of fresh faces on the Maine hospitality scene these days — and they’re running some of our favorite destination inns, lodges, boutique hotels, and more.

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.