April 2008

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Features

15 Small Town Getaways

Fifteen great escapes off the beaten trail.

Maine’s First Lady of Gardening

Karen Baldacci has given Augusta another attraction: the Blaine House gardens.

  • By: Rebecca Martin Evarts

How to Walk

One Mainer’s Manifesto.

  • By: Paul Mann

The Lure of Lakewood

For more than 150 years a lodge on Lower Richardson Lake has offered vacationers the perfect Rangeley-region retreat.

  • By: Kristen Lindquist

Hometown Heroes

After Sanford’s Goodall Park burned to the ground more than a decade ago, it came back better than ever, and so did the community surrounding it.

  • By: Rob Sneddon

The Legend of the Gray Ghost

In the 1920s a Rangeley hat maker changed the history of angling forever.

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem

Fishing Rangeley

Rangeley’s lost trout, the Mooselook Wobbler, and Bass vs. Brookies.

Of Food & Fiddles

At the Maine Fiddle Camp in Montville, music isn’t the only thing on the menu.

  • By: Max Alexander

What a View!

From the Penobscot Narrows Observatory you really can see for miles and miles.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Departments

Recognize this blooming island garden?

This Far East oasis is worth a visit at anytime of the year.

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Musings from Maine

Down East’s editors discuss secession, the vainest town in Maine, Lincoln’s candid camera, and more.

Get Out Your Passports

It’s Maine vs. the feds over national ID cards.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to Where in Maine and other articles.

Editor’s Note

Paul Doiron remembers his first day of fishing on the Megunticook River.

  • By: Paul Doiron

A Worthy Wool

Maine-made yarn and custom tea blends from MDI are featured in our monthly guide to enjoying life in the Pine Tree State.

Wish We Were There

Homesickness, like the flu, is an illness with discrete stages.

  • By: Agnes Bushell

The Maine Viewpoint

Editorial opinions from across Maine.

Romancing the Toothpick

All you ever wanted to know about finger food – and then some.

  • By: Richard Grant

Ablaze in Bangor

A brave photographer captured a Queen City inferno back in 1911.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Firing on All Cylinders

Fuel helps to ignite the nightlife and taste buds of Lewiston residents.

  • By: Kathleen Fleury

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