August 2017

York + Kittery

Friday Evening: I grew up in York, so I’m interested in spending time there as a visitor. The staff at York Harbor Inn gets us settled in to our historic but newly renovated room, with views of both York Harbor and … Continue reading

All-American

Elementary-school kids typically dream about being doctors or firefighters or pro athletes, but Diana Greenwold knew before she reached middle school that she wanted to be a museum curator. Like many children who grew up in Washington, D.C., Greenwold and … Continue reading

Art Pairings at the PMA

Although the Portland Museum of Art is well known for its extensive collection of classical landscapes and portraits, including those by Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer, the institution also exhibits contemporary works that continue the traditions set by the old … Continue reading

Medicine at the Museum

Two lifeless geese lie on a jagged dune between sparse tufts of vegetation. Three of their brethren have taken to the sepia-toned skies above. Is it possible that a hunter is poised just beyond our view? Is there a deeper meaning to this … Continue reading

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Homer by the Sea

In the wet wash of sand just across the roadway from the Black Point Inn, I find bits of crab and Belon oyster shells, sea glass and seaweed, and then something that I haven’t seen before: a decent portion of a … Continue reading

The Burning Tree

The modest building that houses The Burning Tree is a just a few miles from Bar Harbor, leaving the crowded streets of late summer in the rearview mirror. The restaurant is easy to recognize; it’s the place with the brightly … Continue reading

A Museum for the 21st Century

The peaks of the dark form protruding from the ceiling down the hall emerge on the final few steps up to the museum’s second-floor galleries. The stalactite-like shapes made with seashells reach toward the floor, as if covered in a viscous … Continue reading

Art Road Trip

Spanning two hundred miles, eight museums, and over 70,000 works from Bangor to Monhegan Island to Ogunquit, the Maine Art Museum Trail offers thousands of opportunities for transformative experiences with art across the state. The nonprofit organization provides maps of the various museums online. … Continue reading

North 43 Bistro

The best things often happen when you least expect them. “Comrades” in the restaurant business, Stephanie Brown and Laura Argitis have been friends for over a decade. Brown, chef and owner of the late, great Seagrass Bistro in Yarmouth, would … Continue reading

Lazzari

When I visited Lazzari last week, I got an excellent pizza, a delicious cocktail, and a history lesson. After hearing raves about the new place on Congress Street in Portland, I was expecting the first two, but I was surprised … Continue reading