September 2016

Coat & Tie Cottages

Boating, swimming, and lakeside cocktails at the 100-year-old Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake

Maine Children’s Books

In a children’s book, stories and art collide to create a visual and literary experience that many of us hold on to throughout our lives. Children and adults remember the characters, plots, and drawings that, in a few short pages, … Continue reading

York + Kittery

Friday 4:30 p.m. on I-95  I cut out of my office in Portland a little early to swing back to Kennebunk to pick up my 12-year-old daughter Sabrina, who is ready for our first 48HRS adventure in the beach towns of York … Continue reading

Living on the Ledge

Phil Rose, a retired English teacher and Machiasport poet, built the Prowhouse on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic with little more than his bare hands and a poet’s pension. Today, this spirit lives on in his son’s stewardship of the … Continue reading

Solo Italiano

The big corner space on Commercial Street has seen many restaurants come and go over the past several years, but it’s never seen anything like Paolo Laboa. “Paolo is the real deal” is the refrain I hear from several people … Continue reading

Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza

Every summer weekend, for many years, my family and I drove Route 302 on the way to our camp in the Lakes Region. When the kids spotted the 20-foot-tall repairman swinging his toolbox, we knew we were getting close. He … Continue reading

Dutch’s

Maybe you never noticed the unassuming storefront with red and teal lettering on Preble Street, just off Monument Square. Maybe you’ve walked past it, a little curious. Or maybe, like me, you’re already a fan. After consuming many egg sandwiches … Continue reading

Liquid Riot

Eric Michaud is intensely passionate about beer. Not only is he the founder of Novare Res Bier Café, the Old Port mecca for imported beers, but he is also the proprietor of Liquid Riot Bottling Co., a busy brewery, distillery, … Continue reading