February 2016


Deen Haleem had every intention of retiring when he left the financial services industry two years ago, but these days he’s sending his staff emails at 4:30 a.m. On occasion, he’s even cooking family meals for the restaurant staff. Haleem

Congress Squared

The recent renovation transforming the historic Eastland Hotel into the sleek new Westin Harborview also worked its magic on its street-level restaurant, Congress Squared. The Top of the East gets all the glory, but a strong case can be made

Jonathan Edwards

On the Air with Jonathan Edwards: Jonathan Edwards has been writing hit songs and playing for audiences all over the country for almost five decades. He has lived in 18 zip codes and released the same number of albums. His

The Black Birch

Teamwork, dedication to the profession, and sensational food Tiny Wallingford Square in Kittery, where you can practically shout across the Piscataqua River to New Hampshire, has become a hot destination in the past few years. Independent shops, cafes, and restaurants

Sledding Spots

In the months that Maine is covered in white and landscapes are quiet and frozen, hillsides come to life—busy with colorful sleds and kids bundled up in snowsuits. Sledding has been a winter cabin-fever cure for generations. From organized hills

The Kennebunks

Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are the towns I grew up in, where I biked, walked, skated, drove endless loops around the coastal roads, worked at over half a dozen restaurants, and where my wife and I were married. I’m brimming with

Camden’s Eighth Wonder of the World

The U.S. National Toboggan Championships are held every February in the midcoast community of Camden. Here’’s what happens when an entire town, and travelers from afar come out to play. February in Maine is bitter cold, but you wouldn’t know

Stories from the Ice

A pair of teenage boys runs onto the ice in sneakers. “Will you be my Valentine?” shouts the one in the bright red jacket as he crashes into his friend. Wrapping his gambling arms around him, they fall to the