Down East Senior Writer Virginia M. Wright and her son Dan recently hiked the Cutler Coast Preserve.
Down East Senior Writer Virginia M. Wright spent a recent weekend in the Washington County town of Lubec, and brought back this memento of her visit. Lubec is celebrating its bicentennial this summer, and the downtown is dressed up for the occasion. Named for Lübeck, Germany, the town is home to Quoddy Head State Park and the candy-striped West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge connects the town to Campbello Island, New Brunswick, where Roosevelt had his summer home, now part of an international memorial park.
Down East Deputy Editor Joshua F. Moore writes about Rockport's renaissance in the August issue of Down East magazine. Here's a video, made on a bike ride through the village, to whet your appetite.
Lupines on Machias Bay
Senior writer Virginia M. Wright went up to Eastport to research a story and put together this great little memento from her trip. Enjoy.
Back in September, the band Guster held a contest asking fans to create the official music video for their song Bad Bad World. The first time I heard that song, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. The people of Portland have always struck me as an overall open and caring bunch, so I wanted to showcase their generosity as part of my submission. What surprised me the most was not only the generosity of the people whom I posed the question to, but the vendors as well.
James Beard Award winning chef Melissa Kelly has collaborated with us to update Marjorie Standish's best selling Maine cookbook, Cooking Down East. Watch her plug the book and cook some delicious looking bread and fish soup on 207.
Purchase a copy of Cooking Down East here.
The Maine Whoopie Pie Festival was in Dover-Foxcroft on June 26 and over 3500 people attended. There was a whoopie pie eating contest, a 5k race, all-day music, and an enormous amount of fun had by all.
Amy Bouchard is the owner of isamax Snacks, home of the world's most wicked good Whoopie Pies. Amy's whoopies are featured in our brand new book Making Whoopies which is available now on our website and wherever great books are sold.