Here are the seven most essential tasks that every Mainer should be able to do - for safety reasons, to save money, and to get the most out of life here.
Hearths & Minds
Whatever its design, a fireplace is always the heart of a Maine home.
Old bottles just may be Maine's most ubiquitous - and underappreciated - antiques.
Testing the Limits
A cliffside house in Harpswell blends into its setting even as it pushes the boundaries of modern Maine design.
Maine's Unsung Clam
For seafood lovers who are willing to brave a winter beach - and do some digging - there are delicacies to be found that rival Maine's famous steamers.
Secret sources of financial aid and why Chinese kids are flocking to Maine private schools.
The Tulip Treatment
In the fight against breast cancer in Maine, one woman proves that flowers can foster hope - and raise money - one pink tulip at a time.
Down East's editors discuss how to bring feng shui to the mudroom, heated town meetings, a saved Maine masterpiece, and more.
Maine leads the country in modular homebuilding.
Readers respond to Where in Maine and other articles.
Paul Doiron contemplates the business behind Burt's Bees.
Editorial opinions from across Maine.
What does it mean to spend an entire life in one place?
The rest of the town may bustle, yet time all but stops here...
Paddling season came early to Auburn back in 1936.
St. Paddy's in Portland
A night of Irish storytelling and some salty chips are featured in our monthly guide to enjoying life in the Pine Tree State.