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Down East Magazine, November 1999

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  • The Man Who Killed Superman
  • The Forest Is Her Beat
  • Tipper Lore
  • Getting Wired
  • The Fryeburg Academy Story
  • Portland’s Remarkable Camera Obscura
  • Star-Spangled Moment
  • Regatta Mishap
  • Big Day for Launches
  • One Leg Up
  • Valuable Lessons
  • Solar Bear
  • Down Under Down East
  • Expanding Halls of Ivy
  • Sculling Skills
  • Briefly Noted
  • A Night to Remember
  • Winter Fun
  • Lewiston’s Mill Success
  • Art Books Galore
  • Roam around Rangeley
  • Fitness Competition
  • Eco-Vandalism
  • Research Grants
  • Bureaucratic Snafu
  • Ice-Cream Spoons
  • 15 Independence
  • November Highlights
  • Open For Business


The Man Who Killed Superman

Who would imagine that the guy who knocked off the Man of Steel would be living quietly on the coast of Maine in a town called Friendship? Location: FriendshipMonheganWarren

  • By: John Falk
  • and Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

The Forest Is Her Beat

When Deborah Palman earned her badge in the Maine Warden Service in 1978 she was a pioneer. Now she's been named Maine Warden of the Year. Image subjects: Deborah Palman in truck with her K-9 dog Palman working in field with hunter Maine Warden Service forensic lab

  • By: Bill Buckley
  • and Paul Doiron
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Tipper Lore

Every year come November, a small army of Mainers heads for the woods in search of balsam to use in making wreaths. Image subjects: Red Hesseltine cutting balsam in the woods Red hesseltine with balsam balsam waiting to be made into wreaths finished wreaths ready for shipping Location: MilfordBangorMilbridge

  • By: Stuart Williams
  • and Bob Noonan
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Getting Wired

Central Maine Power celebrates its centennial this month with the publication of a showy new company history.

  • By: Douglas Stange

The Fryeburg Academy Story

Tucked into a tiny town in the foothills of the White Mountains is one of the most unusual - and successful - private schools in America. Location: Fryeburg

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Greg Morley

Portland's Remarkable Camera Obscura

It's not just kids who are mesmerized by the amazing gizmo at the Children's Museum of Maine. Image subjects: children at Children's Museum looking at image from camera obscura Location: Portland

  • By: Gary Kramer
  • and Laura Conaway
  • Photography by: Jeffrey Stevensen

Star-Spangled Moment

Although a launching at Bath Iron Works invariably goes off well without a hitch, it is an occaision as much for nail-biting as flag waving for those in the know, as an absorbing new book reveals. Image subjects: USS Donald Cook at Launching workers driving wedges under USS Donald Cook before launching

  • By: Galen Winter
  • and michael sanders
  • Photography by: J. Atherton Monroe


Regatta Mishap

It was ironic that a lone steel vessel in this traditional wooden-boat race should tangle with the pride and joy of the man who championed the wooden-boat revival.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and James P. Brown

Big Day for Launches

Two launchings on the same day attest to Maine's leading role in the construction of fine wooden boats.

  • By: David Brown
  • and James P. Brown

One Leg Up

Tom Brown of Northeast Harbor lost a leg to cancer, but that isn't what's slowing his Olympic quest. Competing for a slot on the Olympic sailing team takes sponsors.

  • By: Ron Spomer
  • and James P. Brown

Valuable Lessons

Students sweep hallways, wash dishes and help coaches to make up for the funding deficit at Dirigo High School. Location: Dixfield

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Solar Bear

University of Maine engineering students will again enter the Tour de Sol race for solar powered vehicles.

  • By: David Brown

Down Under Down East

Visitors to Sunday River Ski Area may notice a definate Down Under accent among the staff. Image subjects: animal diners and kangaroo staff.

  • By: Bob McDill
  • Photography by: Michael Ricci

Expanding Halls of Ivy

From Bowdoin to Fort Kent, Maine's college and university campuses are growing at record rates.

  • By: Terry Wieland
  • and Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Douglas Merriam

Sculling Skills

How many people know how to scull today? Image subjects: skiffs tied up to dingy dock.

  • By: S.G.B. Tennant Jr
  • and William C. Wyman
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Briefly Noted

Books reviewed here include: "Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds" by Bernd Heinrich; "You Auto See Maine: When Old Cars Were Young and For Sale in Maine" by Will Anderson; "Greatest Mountain: Katahdin's Wilderness" with photos by Connie Baxter Marlow and Elisabeth Ogilvie's

  • By: Dave Carty
  • and Paul Doiron

A Night to Remember

The facts surrounding the November night the "Portland" went down fill a chilling new book.

  • By: David Guterson
  • and Peter Spectre

Winter Fun

For downhill and corss-country skiers, Maine offers a wide variety of facilities.

  • By: Ron Spomer

Lewiston's Mill Success

Lewiston Sun Journal: Peoples Heritage Bank is expanding its developement of the Bates Mill.

  • By: S.G.B. Tennant Jr
  • and Barry G. Davis

Art Books Galore

This Searsport book store specializes on used books about art. Location: Searsport

  • By: Tom Huggler
  • and Andrew Vietze

Roam around Rangeley

The Rangeley region offers scenic drives even after the leaves fall from the trees. Location: RangeleyOquossoc

  • By: Tom Davis
  • and Andrew Vietze

Fitness Competition

Ellsworth American: The Trenton Fitness East Health and Racquet Club has closed its doors. Location: Trenton

  • By: Joel Vance


Kennebec Journal: A group calling itself "Seeds of Resistance" is claiming credit for destroying genetically engineered corn at the Univ. of Maine-owned Rogers Farm. Location: Old Town

  • By: Ash Cutchin

Research Grants

Maine Sunday Telegram: Maine Science & Technology Foundation is helping insure a bright future by insuring the grant money it gives out is well spent.

  • By: John Brindle

Bureaucratic Snafu

Bangor Daily News: Governor King proposed cutting hay on federal lands in Maine and sending it south to states hit by the draught.

  • By: Stan Warren

Ice-Cream Spoons

The Christmas following the summer I spent sorting those little wooden utensils was one of my merriest.

  • By: Randy Lawrence
  • and Sally Adams

15 Independence

A fresh, young, culinary talent is determined to make a name for his new restaurant in Freeport. Image subjects: Karl Ronhave in dining room of 15 Independence restaurant Location: Freeport

  • By: Agnes Bushell
  • and Vic Venters
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

November Highlights

New art shows vie with concerts and plays for late-fall audiences.

  • By: John Brindle

Open For Business

Coy and Edith Day stand in their newly opened grocery store in Springvale in 1937. Location: Springvale

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward
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