For the first time, the Maine legislature has a family connection to Congress. Chellie and Hannah Pingree will put their maternal bond to good use.
blast from the past Photo Credit: Warren Jagger Captain Lord Mansion Celebrating an anniversary is no time to skimp, and this 1812 Federal-style mansion has enough four-poster beds, crown moulding, and richly colored wallpaper to reassure your sweetheart that you value her as much as Mr. Darcy did Elizabeth
cross-country ski shop Photo Credit: Jennifer Baum Carter’s X-C Ski Shop If seventy-five bucks for a lift ticket isn’t lifting your spirits much this winter, we still recommend hitting the trails . . . the flat ones. You know, cross-country trails, the ones requiring you to break a sweat
How to get married in the Pine Tree State.
Long forgotten, the late Ellen Louise Payson of Portland is reclaiming a place in the pantheon of great landscape architects.
world music Photo Credit: Dennis Griggs The Bowdoin International Music Festival For six weeks each summer the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick really does come alive with the sound of music. Since 1964, this acclaimed festival has brought some of the world’s most talented young musicians
No doubt about it, Maine is the perfect location for a summer wedding. But the state is also a beautiful destination for a fall, winter, or spring ceremony. Here are four weddings that prove it. For more Maine wedding ideas from these couples and others, visit www.mainevows.com winter Jessika Brooks
The Spelt Right bakery in Yarmouth has become a godsend to wheat-sensitive noshers.
Belfast designer Meredith Alex "flavor-blasts" her clients' way to wedded bliss.
snack Fox Family Potato Chips The Maine potato is such an icon, such an enduring and delicious epitome of starchy goodness, and the Fox family, of Aroostook County, has been growing potatoes for so long (since the 1800s), that you begin to wonder why they waited to get into the chip business. No matter.
In the summer of 1853, a traveler from Massachusetts described his first view of Moosehead Lake, from Indian Hill on the south side of Greenville, as “a suitably wild-looking sheet of water, sprinkled with small, low islands, which were covered with shaggy spruce and other wild wood.” For this articulate traveler the lakeshore was literally the end of the road; the only path farther was a winter road, “passable only when the deep snow covers its inequalities” up the twelve miles to Lily Bay.
- Photography by: Joshua F. Moore
Lewiston private investigator Mark Cayer is the guy other gumshoes call when they can't crack the case.
- Photography by: Jeff Scher
screen doors Photo Credit: Courtesy Wooden Screen Door Company Wooden Screen Door Company Nothing says summer like the gunshot slap of a tight-springed screen door on a hot afternoon, and we often wonder whatever happened to that distinctive sound. John Otterbein has been doing his best to restore the
Down East editors reflect on Maine's favorite drink,salary snooping, and more.
The state is finally addressing a disturbing phenomenon.
Where in Maine? What a wonderful picture of the Bigelow mountains from the Sugarloaf Golf Club in your November issue. The hike along the Appalachian Trail from Avery Peak (named after Myron Avery, the central figure in the development of the Appalachian Trail in Maine) over to West Peak and on to the
Editor in Chief Paul Doiron on Down East Magazine's Best of Maine issue.
Editorial opinions from across the state.
Down East editors on three events not to miss in January.
In this 1985 essay our late, beloved columnist recalls his own unknowable neighbor.
Lobster traps are everywhere on this peninsula of 217 miles of shoreline.
The raising of a sub off Maine added insult to injury in 1939.
Surf online on the Downeaster.
Evangeline brings the feel and flavors of France to Longfellow Square.