August 2015

Maine’s New Passion Projects

A couple of weeks before the reopening of the Danforth, a boutique inn in Portland’s West End, the first-floor rooms were filled with people at work. Dining room tables became makeshift desks and people sat at them hunched over laptops … Continue reading

New Day, Boothbay

A summer colony for centuries, this harbor is just 60 miles northeast of Portland on a peninsula of coves, sailboats, islands, lighthouses, and ultra-devoted residents—both natives and newcomers. For a couple of summer days, we’re exploring some of what’s timeless … Continue reading

Jennifer Hutchins

The Creative Portland Executive Director Dreams of Upending How we Value Art. It is one of those brilliantly colorful days in Portland. Commercial Street is swelling with end-of-summer restlessness. Lines jut out of restaurants, lobster shacks, and cafes. Cars carrying … Continue reading

Eve’s at the Garden

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a leafy courtyard hidden in our backyard. One where it’s quiet and a soft breeze blows. One that serves as an escape from the noise and chaos of daily life: maybe … Continue reading

Mount Desert Island

Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff At the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, my fiancé and I pass by cars with license plates from across the country and move through groups of people speaking different languages. … Continue reading

Blue Hill Peninsula

Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff Each time I visit the Blue Hill Peninsula
I am struck by the stunning scenery, close-knit community, and passionate food scene. I’m excited to dive back in for the weekend with my wife Jocelyn … Continue reading

Zoe Weil

Zoe Weil is the cofounder and president of the Institute for Humane Education. She’s the author of six books, including Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times, and the Nautilus Silver Medal winner Most Good, Least … Continue reading