Caroline Praderio

Caroline Praderio is an assistant editor at Down East.


Parade of Lights

Portland Harbor’s Christmas parade is a brief — but brilliant — holiday celebration.


5 Great Lighthouse Day Trips

Transform an ordinary lighthouse visit into an all-day coastal getaway. Start here, with five unique daytrips perfect for a late-summer Saturday by the sea.


The Pearl

Chef Michele Ragussis received a fateful call from a former employer in need of a chef for The Pearl, a revamped waterfront dining spot.


The Jump

Getting to the edge is easy. Making the leap is something else entirely.


Band Together

Maine’s community concert bands are a fixture of summertime. How will they fare in an uncertain future?


Camp Out

Summer is the perfect time for camping in Maine — but a rustic lakeside site isn’t everyone’s idea of a dream vacation.

May Calendar

Our picks for the month’s best events across Maine. May 3 Maine Fiddlehead Festival Lovers of local food gather together this month to celebrate…