February 2000

02-2000

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Features

So You Want to Feed the Animals?

Showing you care for your feathered and furry friends in the winter involves more than just tossing some bead crusts on the ground. Image subjects: birds, animals etc. 8 photo in all

  • By: George Bird Evans
  • and Martin Manning
  • Photography by: Leonard Lee Rue III

Tom Crotty’s Eye for Winter

One of the state’s best-known gallery owners is also one of the very few artists who have painted the Maine winter and gotten it right. Image subjects: Tom Crotty and his winter paintings painting titled “Pleasant Hill Road painting of rocks in winter titled “Snow Ledges painting of snow covered coast

  • By: Meadow Rue Merrill
  • and Ron Spomer
  • Photography by: Amazeen

The Killing Field

Never-before-published photographs by Brian Venden Brink capture Maine’s most menacing relic of the Cold War – the bunkers in Limestone once held enough nuclear weapons to wipe out much of the world. Image subjects: Loring Air Force Base – weapons bunkers Loring Air Force Base – weapons bunkers Loring

  • By: Jim Bashline
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Winter Haven

More people are learning each year that Kennebunkport in February can be a delightful Winter Haven. Image subjects: Dock Square in winter snow closed summer home on coast in snow harbor in winter Old Colony Hotel in winter Location: Kennebunkport

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and Andrew Vietze
  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Inside the Smelt Shacks

Everything you ever wanted to know about what goes on inside the smelt shacks. Image subjects: smelt shacks on river’s ice Location: Bowdoinham

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and Ken Textor
  • Photography by: Alan LaVallee

Departments

Endangered Islands

The growing popularity of the Maine Island Trail is caused for celebration – and concern. Image subjects: kayaks on beach

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes
  • and James P. Brown
  • Photography by: Tim Wilson

Swordfishing Author

Linda Greenlaw discusses the possibility of a second book. Location: Isle au Haut

  • By: Bill Buckley
  • and James P. Brown

Busy Shipyard

Washburn and Doughty shipyard are busy building a casino boat.

  • By: S.G.B. Tennant Jr
  • and James P. Brown

Ice Follies

List of facts about ice.

  • By: John Brindle

Circles of Hell

Mainers dread Augusta’s rotaries – for good reason.

  • By: Charles Fergus

Never on Sunday

In Maine, you still can’t buy a car on the Sabbath.

  • By: Charles Fergus

Aroostook Olympians

At last, The County is capitalizing on its nippiness. Location: Aroostook CountyFort Kent

  • By: John Falk

The Almighty Trail

Appalachian Trail officials are locked in a land battle that has Mainers shaking their heads. Image subjects: skiing in the Saddleback Ski Area. Location: Saddleback Mountain

  • By: Barry G. Davis
  • and Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

‘Portland’ Survivor

Personal tale of the night the ‘Portland’ went down.

  • By: Tom Hennessey
  • and Mary H. Falt

Dover-Foxcroft Guest House

More than one place to stay in Dover-Foxcroft. Location: Dover-Foxcroft

  • By: Dick Eades
  • and Lois Nelson

Municipal Family Albums

A New Hampshire publisher has quietly compiled a 100-volume pictorial history of Maine. Location: WestbrookBangor

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • and Thomas Oro

Briefly Noted

Books review: “Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art” by Justin Spring, “The Dead of Winter” by David Corssman, “Maine Winter Trails: The Best Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails” by Marty Basch, and “Inventing Acadia: Artists and Tourists at Mount Desert” by Pamela J. Belanger.

  • By: Stuart Williams
  • and Paul Doiron

Property Tax Pain

Portland Press Herald: Mainers property tax burden is the fourth highest in the country.

  • By: Galen Winter

Cooking School

The Market Basket in Rockport offers cooking classes. Location: Rockport

  • By: Andrew Vietze
  • and Galen Winter

Portland’s Past

Answer those questions about Portland’s history with a new class – Portland History 101. Location: Portland

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Lottery Losses

Times Record: Sales of Tri-State Lottery tickets are falling.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Belfast University

Bangor Daily News: MBNA announces that it will build a University of Maine center in Belfast. Location: Belfast

  • By: Paul Vesco

Single Area Code

Kennebec Journal: Maine retains it’s single area code.

  • By: Randy Lawrence

The Sebec Farm Diet

Where I grew up, you could eat all you wanted and still lose weight. Image subjects: three little flower maids helping bride get dressed Bride and groom on the beach Bride and groom tossing bouquet in air at waters edge Bride and groom waking down wooded path bride and groom indoors bride and groom outside

  • By: S.G.B. Tennant Jr
  • and Elaine Topham

Bridal Shops

Every corner of Maine offers stores for brides. Image subjects: three little flower maids helping bride get dressed Bride and groom on the beach Bride and groom tossing bouquet in air at waters edge Bride and groom waking down wooded path bride and groom indoors bride and groom outside

  • By: David Brown

Capturing the Moment

Maine offers a wide range of photographers who can capture your wedding any way you want. Image subjects: three little flower maids helping bride get dressed Bride and groom on the beach Bride and groom tossing bouquet in air at waters edge Bride and groom waking down wooded path bride and groom indoors

  • By: Stuart Williams
  • Photography by: J. Felice Boucher
  • and Bonnie Farmer

Creating the Perfect Wedding

Hiring an expert to choreograph your special day can take all the hassles out of planning. Image subjects: wedding party on porch in the summer Location: Boothbay

  • By: J.H. Hall
  • Photography by: Tonee Harbert

Essential Details

Tips and ideas for would-be Maine brides and grooms.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

February Highlights

Winter carnivals gladden communities across the state this month.

  • By: Jeffrey Johnson

Starting the Day

Family and horse outside their home in circa 1800’s Buckfield. Location: Buckfield

  • By: Priscilla Buckley
  • and Ellen MacDonald Ward

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