January 2016

Room to Write

In a shed in her backyard, an author makes space to create.


When Kit Paschal was looking for space to open his new restaurant, the real estate broker gave him a tour of the eastern end of Washington Avenue, pointing out new businesses and describing the future of the area. The neighborhood

Lil’s Cafe

Michael Landgarten has a sweet tooth. The owner of Lil’s Café in Kittery readily admits this to me, as we talk over chai lattes and the café’s signature cruller. I feel like I’ve found a kindred spirit as we chat

Great Lost Bear

Decades before Portland became the culinary hotspot it is now, Dave Evans, his wife Weslie, and his cousin Chip MacConnell bought a rock club called Bottoms Up on Forest Avenue. Before the purchase, they had been enjoying life in Mount


I couldn’t wait to go on my first-ever 48HRS assignment to Bethel and Newry, just a small road trip from Portland. My boyfriend, Adam, and I love exploring Maine, so we knew this would be a perfect little getaway. Friday

Dr. Lincoln Avery

Dr. F. Lincoln Avery is an orthopedic surgeon and the division leader of sports medicine at Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. A former collegiate ski racer, he is a physician for the U.S. Ski Team and has traveled


Traditional Japanese cuisine is the starting point for a culinary adventure. Chef Masa Miyake is a man of few words. At first, it’’s hard to understand why. He has two locally popular, nationally recognized restaurants in Portland. He has a farm

Midcoast Wellness

To me, wellness is about getting outside and being active, learning from intelligent health professionals, indulging in local wholesome meals, and enjoying the scenery along the way. I am heading to the midcoast, a destination that is becoming a hub