After two decades of life in this Camden Hills hamlet, a resident reflects on the town, the people, and the place she calls home. By Elizabeth Hand
The complicated mating rituals of Maine lobsters might make you turn red. Excerpted from The Maine Lobster Book, by Virginia M. Wright, Down East Books, Camden, Maine; hardcover; 114 pages; $14.95.
Virginia M. Wright chats with Diane Cowan, founder of the Lobster Conservancy.
Going to work on the island of Islesboro is a complex game of hurry up and wait. By Virginia M. Wright
Do mountain lions inhabit Maine? It depends on who you ask. By Paul J. Fournier
You might not know entrepreneur Anne Taintor, but you probably recognize her hilarious cards, magnets, and novelties. By Suzanne Rico
A visit to Earth is well worth the trip. By Michaela Cavallaro
Readers respond to our monthly "Your Maine" question.
Maine’s youth correctional system has gone from abysmal to awe-inspiring. By Jeff Clark
Can you identify this Maine lighthouse?
Letters from our Readers.
The federal government is looking for someone to assume ownership of three remote beacons in Maine.
The Great Portland Flood of 1893.
Yarmouth’s most famous elm tree, Herbie, lives on after death.
Bass Harbor Light gets on the new Maine quarter.
High ferry tariffs aim to discourage bicyclists from taking an island day trip.
A Bangor company sends this Scottish delicacy to a sunshine state soiree.
A B-52 bomber seat goes undetected in the Maine North Woods for fifty years.
This coastal cottage is a cross between a bungalow and a pagoda. By Edgar Allen Beem
Entrepreneur and scientist Edie Johnston is on a mission to make the common elderberry Maine’s next big cash crop. By Amy Sutherland
Every August, the Sweet Chariot Music Festival turns Swan’s Island into a musical Brigadoon. By Will Bleakley
Two naturalists pen a portable guide to Maine’s feathered favorites.
We look back at the first issue of Down East.
Summer in Maine is all about house guests. In the springtime Mainers begin receiving unexpected calls and emails from old college classmates and second cousins twice removed who are planning a trip to the Pine Tree State, and by the way, would we happen to have a spare room where they could spend the night? Being obliging sorts by nature, we dust off the porch, launder the linens, and shake the road sand out of the welcome mat. When you are entertaining company, you want your place to look good.
Wes McNair, Maine’s fourth poet laureate, is on a mission to place poetry back into everyday life. By Douglas Rooks
Go here. Do this. See that.
At Salt Water Farm in Lincolnville, Annemarie Ahearn teaches the important but often forgotten basics of cooking. By Will Bleakley
A paper mill strike punctuates a father’s death in the childhood of a Mexico Maine girl. By Monica Wood