August 2015

Beauty and the Brain

When I was in junior high school, my friend Beth gave a presentation about artist Andrew Wyeth and his connection to Maine. As a twelve-year-old, I was painfully inept at drawing and painting and was somewhat skeptical about the relevance … Continue reading


01 Seguin Island Light Station | Seguin Island Two and a half miles from where the Kennebec River empties into the Atlantic is Seguin Island. In 1795 George Washington commissioned the construction of Seguin Island Light Station. At 53 feet … Continue reading

Evo Kitchen + Bar

The kitchen at Evo is so small that chef Matt Ginn and his team use the bar that surrounds it for prep work. There’s just one oven, four burners, and a large stand mixer that kneads the dough for hundreds … Continue reading

"Altitude Lou" McNally

Maine’s best-known weatherman’s meteoric rise. I vividly remember my first encounter with “Altitude Lou” McNally in May 1979 on Hurricane Island; he was leading a discussion on weather for a group of hardened Outward Bound sailors. McNally described the meteorology … Continue reading