January 2019

Capture

On a warm day in November my friend and I traveled to the Schoodic Peninsula to explore Raven’s Nest in Acadia National Park. We hiked along the coast for a half hour, scouting for potential sunset locations, even though I … Continue reading

Let the Light In

If you spend a lot of time driving around Maine, you’ll likely begin to notice the odd barns, the ones with big square windows that have no reason to exist in a building for livestock. Cows and goats don’t need … Continue reading

Maine Authors

Stephen King As a student at University of Maine, Stephen King wrote a weekly column titled “The Garbage Truck” for The Maine Campus, the university’s student newspaper, and was known to arrive at the newsroom an hour before deadline to … Continue reading

Elda | Biddeford, Maine | Eat Maine | Maine magazine

Elda

At first glance, Elda seems to be just the kind of hip restaurant you’d expect in up-and-coming Biddeford: open kitchen, dark gray walls, spare, midcentury modern-inspired furnishings and decor. But, combined with chef-owner Bowman Brown’s inventive, soulful cooking and the … Continue reading

Between the Clouds

He may be the tallest pilot in Maine. Roger Robertson of Warren stands at 6 feet, 6 inches, or as he likes to tell kids, “5 feet, 18 inches.” But height isn’t really a benefit in the airplane, he admits. … Continue reading

Tapping for Gold

By late March, it’s not unusual to hear even the most winter-loving Mainer bemoan the relentless snow, ice, and cold weather. While days may be warm and sunny, most nights the temperatures drop back below freezing, and winter boots are … Continue reading

Breaking Barries | Thomas College | Laurie Lachance | Maine magazine

Breaking Barriers

When Laurie Lachance was growing up in Dover-Foxcroft, her mother, Mattie Gagnon, used to do their family budgeting at a desk in the corner of the dining room. She would take out a small red box with nine smaller boxes … Continue reading

48 Hours in Freeport + Yarmouth

Friday Evening A cozy night in Tonight I’m traveling solo, without my kids and husband. Downtown Freeport looks magical, with the holiday lights and snow-covered ground. When I see the Harraseeket Inn I pinch myself; it looks like a quintessential … Continue reading

48 Hours in Bangor

Friday Evening Paul Bunyan and restaurant hopping My first stop in Bangor is with Michelle Chase and Karen Tucker of Anchor Design Company, a kitchen design firm with a showroom on Stillwater Avenue. We talk business, Bangor, and what I … Continue reading

The Jewel of the North

Every year, skiers of all ages and capabilities enjoy one of the longest cross-country ski seasons in the country on the Nordic Heritage Center’s 18 miles of groomed terrain in Presque Isle. “We have some of the best ski trails … Continue reading