June 2014

For the Trees: A history of Maine’’s forestland

The Maine woods. Thoreau’s wilderness haunt. The scenic headwaters of the Penobscot, Kennebec, Allagash, and St. Johns rivers. Ten million acres of commercial forestland. Fishing camps on remote ponds. Six million acres owned by small woodlot owners. Legendary lakes with … Continue reading

50 People

  In 2013, we published our first list of 50 Mainers who have made a difference in our state. This feature story gathered together an assortment of bold thinkers and generous spirits, people who have contributed to their communities in … Continue reading

Kezar Lake, From One Summer to the Next

Despite their number, beauty, and clarity, Maine lakes feel like secrets. While so many flock to the coast, a certain sort of person—a lake person—seeks a different kind of sanctuary inland, out of the way. So out of the way, … Continue reading

Garth Altenburg

  Garth Altenburg has been the Boys Camp Director at Camp Chewonki in Wiscasset since 2005. He began at Chewonki in 1988 when he was 15, spending time as a counselor, trip leader, and assistant director before assuming his current … Continue reading

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Art From Within It’s easy to lose yourself inside the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Not because it is big or grand, but because it houses pieces that demand a deeper look, a lingering presence. Art is all around here, … Continue reading

The Gifts of Acadia

Recollections from Eileen Rockefeller and what her family found in Maine   Eileen Rockefeller, the youngest child of David and Peggy Rockefeller and the author of the book Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself, did not make me feel a fool for referencing The … Continue reading

Long Grain

It has become a common thing for those who live in Camden to cap significant life events with a meal at Long Grain. They go to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, as well as new jobs and journeys. They go to … Continue reading