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Down East Magazine, February 1999

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  • Dream Gardening
  • A Rangeley Getaway Weekend
  • Bleak Beauty
  • Where in Maine?
  • Aroostook Trail Blazer
  • Phantom of The Night
  • Pride of Craftsmanship
  • An Eagle for Seguin
  • Foreign to French
  • Marjorie Standish
  • World History
  • Mothers Against Moose
  • Eiders, Of Course
  • Clean Air Conundrum
  • Salmon Protection
  • Good News in Wilton
  • Polar Cap
  • Forest War
  • Forest for Us
  • Generating Friendship
  • Essential Details
  • Weddings With a View
  • That’s Entertainment!
  • The Inn Thing
  • Maine Bridal Shops
  • Picture Perfect
  • February Highlights
  • Farewell to a Friend
  • The Morning After


Dream Gardening

Maine's longest and most all-consuming gardening season is now upon us. Image subjects: spring flowers in bloom

  • By: Tim Leary
  • and Richard Grant
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

A Rangeley Getaway Weekend

When I head for the hills in winter, it's not with the idea of romping in the snow. I just want to get cozy. Image subjects: view of the Rangeley Area from above Country Club Inn dining room view of fields and hills covered in snow David and Rebecca Schinas, owners of the Rangeley Inn Location: RangeleyRangeley

  • By: Galen Winter
  • and Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

Bleak Beauty

On the coast in February, only a wimp lets the weather dictate his mood. Image subjects: Maine coast in winter's snow

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and Paul Mann
  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Where in Maine?

Here's an easy spot to identify, though most folks never see in in the dead of winter - when it's most dramatic. Image subjects: Thunder Hole in winter Location: Mount Desert Island

  • By: Gary Kramer
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Aroostook Trail Blazer

In the northernmost corner of the state, grooming trails for snowsledders has become an art. Image subjects: John Deer snow groomer Greg Hemphill aboard groomer snowmobilers following trail groomer trail groomer Location: Presque IsleAroostook State ParkQuaggy Joe ridge

  • By: Ken Textor
  • and Alex Brant
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Phantom of The Night

The great horned owl is one denizen of the Maine winter that can strike terror in the hearts of poodles, porcupines, and even people. Image subjects: Great horned owl in flight. Location: Greenville

  • By: Rebecca Gray
  • and John Cole
  • Photography by: Leonard Lee Rue III


Pride of Craftsmanship

Two W-Class yachts, built in Maine, will head to the Mediterranean after chartering out of Virgin Gorda this winter.

  • By: Keith Erlandson
  • and James P. Brown

An Eagle for Seguin

Boy Scout Nathan Power has raised $3,000 towards his goal of $8,000 needed to purchase a composting toilet for Seguin Island. Location: Seguin Island

  • By: Rebecca Gray
  • and James P. Brown

Foreign to French

Lewiston police department seeks residents who will serve as translators for the department. Location: Lewiston

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Marjorie Standish

Marjorie Standish who set the standard for Down East cooking, passed away.

  • By: John Falk

World History

Two Mainers become museum consultants and are finding work world-wide.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Mothers Against Moose

A Caribou lady is questioning how many fatal moose-car accidents Mainers are willing to tolerate. Location: Caribou

  • By: Barry G. Davis
  • and Jeff Clark

Eiders, Of Course

Correction to photo caption in article "Clown Prince of the Icy Seas

  • By: Robert Jones
  • and Richard N. Smith

Clean Air Conundrum

Kennebec Journal: Twice Maine has stumbled into a problem trying to solve the automobile emission problem.

  • By: John Brindle

Salmon Protection

Maine Sunday Telegram: The Atlantic salmon are not just "threatened", they are "endangered".

  • By: Charles Fergus

Good News in Wilton

Portland Press Herald: Maine Shoe and ICT Group's arrival in Wilton are positive developements. Location: Wilton

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Polar Cap

Kathy Koveleski turned her need for a warm hat into a company called "Sew'n WIld Oats".

  • By: Geoffrey Boothroyd
  • and Andrew Vietze

Forest War

Bangor Daily News: Need for the Ban Clearcutting and Forest Ecology Network folks to get together with the legislature to create a reasonable law governing Maine's forestry industry.

  • By: John Falk

Forest for Us

Bangor is one of the few places where the term "city forest" actually makes sense. Location: Bangor

  • By: Tom Davis
  • and Andrew Vietze

Generating Friendship

When we lost power on Vinalhaven, one thing led to another. Location: Vinalhaven

  • By: Charles Fergus
  • and Phil Crossman

Essential Details

Hints and tips on everything from maine marriage-license laws to hiring caterers - plus a few statistics.

  • By: Galen Winter
  • Photography by: Tonee Harbert

Weddings With a View

More and more couples are finding Maine inns the ideal places to tie the knot. Image subjects: wedding party waterside wedding party at the Alamoosook Lodge Location: Orland

  • By: Terry Wieland
  • Photography by: Karin Bos

That's Entertainment!

Musical options abound in Maine.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

The Inn Thing

From Kittery to Caribou, a wealth of Maine inns make great wedding settings. Here's a handful.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Maine Bridal Shops

The most comprehensive list of stores for brides in Maine.

  • By: Jon Blumb

Picture Perfect

Whether you choose black-and-white or color, there's a Maine photographer to fit your budget. Image subjects: various wedding pictures wedding picture of men with yoyos on rocks bride and groom in row boat

  • By: Silvio Calabi
  • Photography by: Bonnie Farmer
  • , Tonee Harbert
  • and J. Felice Boucher

February Highlights

A show of vintage Koski Ruohomaa photographs opens at the Farnsworth this month.

  • By: Stephen Bodio

Farewell to a Friend

Maine has lost one of the most engaging writers who ever tried to define this corner of the world.

  • By: Davis Thomas

The Morning After

Photo of the day after the 1911 fire in downtown Bangor. Location: Bangor

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes
  • and Ellen MacDonald Ward
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