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Making Waves

By offering do-it-yourselfers a chance to build their own boards using locally grown wood, Grain Surfboards in York has carved a niche in the…

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Stitch ’n’ Bliss

The women of Islesboro’s Sewing Circle (est. 1858) make everything from baby sweaters to iPhone cases — not to mention a strong community fabric.

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September 2015

The Island Issue is now on newsstands and in our store. An A–Z guide to Maine islands, exotic eats in Portland, the candy bar you have to try, secession in Caribou, Tempo Dulu review, and more.

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August 2015

The August issue is now on newsstands and in our store! Your favorite Maine state parks, the definitive guide to the Maine accent(s), the Kennebunks’ identity crisis, Spose talks, and blueberry pancakes.

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Your 10 Favorite Maine State Parks

We asked Down East readers to pick one favorite from among Maine’s more than 50 stunning state parks and historic sites. Hundreds of you answered the call. See if your favorites made the list — then pack a picnic, grab your backpack, and go outside to play.

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Shattered

A historic process is exposing the injuries inflicted by Maine’s child welfare system on generations of Wabanaki people — and illuminating a way forward to bring healing and change.