July 2012

Gary Allen

Q+A-July 2012   NAME: Gary Allen AGE: 55 OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur + race director Maine native Gary Allen is one of 30 individuals who has run a sub-three-hour marathon in five consecutive decades. He’s also the founder of the Mount Desert … Continue reading

40 Paper

The rustic Mediterranean fare at 40 Paper in Camden will make even the most jaded diner happy. There are few things more universally comforting than great pasta. When chef and restaurateur Josh Hixson is questioned about what exactly makes 40 Paper’s pasta so … Continue reading

Nathaniel Bellows

POETRY-July 2012 Poem by Nathaniel Bellows Edited by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc Artwork by Morgan Cremins   “Field Work” You found in the pools of your binoculars the living twin of the painting above your desk. This one alive, its bright red wings … Continue reading

William Wegman

SEE-July 2012 William Wegman’s Water Damage 2012, oil and postcard on wood panel, 16″ x 12″ “A vintage postcard is affixed to the surface of Water Damage. Doubling as a window, it frames—but hardly contains—an idyllic landscape. Here, water does not … Continue reading

The Sweetness that Follows

WELLNESS-July 2012 By Genevieve Morgan Photographs by Greta Rybus   Kate Braestrup—author of the memoirs Here If You Need Me, a New York Times bestseller, Marriage and Other Acts of Charity, and Beginner’s Grace, as well as the novel Onion—is … Continue reading


A-LIST-July 2012 By Joe Hebert   01 Pleasant Lake, Island Falls On the fringes of Island Falls, just half an hour or so from the New Brunswick, Canada, border, lies Pleasant Lake. Frozen from December to May, the lake attracts ice fisherman … Continue reading

Mount Desert Island

48 HOURS-July 2012 Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff: Kevin Thomas, Susan Grisanti + Kate Gable   Kevin Thomas, Publisher Friday   4:30 p.m. @ Bar Harbor Inn The Bar Harbor Inn is a stately William Emerson–designed shingle style on the … Continue reading

State of Grace

FEATURE-July 2012 By Allison Paige Photographs by Arthur Fink For a few months every summer, hundreds of dancers flock to Lewiston, where the Bates Dance Festival has created the perfect alchemy of inspiration, dedication, and perspiration. Preparing to celebrate its … Continue reading