Brunswick + Topsham in 48 Hours

At the edge of the Androscoggin River, Brunswick weaves together its history—a former mill town and the site of a redeveloped naval air base—with its growing magnetism as a destination for lovers of food, the outdoors, and great shopping.

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Going beyond borders in a former textile mill

Enoteca Athena

What are you in the mood for? A quiet spot, where the atmosphere is relaxed and dinner is served at a more measured pace? Or something a little more boisterous, casual, and lively? Take your pick. You can find both … Continue reading

Tao Yuan

After finishing high school in China at the age of 16, Cara Stadler had an itch to travel. She knew she didn’t want to go to college, so she spent time on the road, absorbing all she could about food. … Continue reading

Henry and Marty

As I was walking into Henry and Marty, I noticed a pickup truck with the license plate “BBIMBOP.” It made me smile and I snapped a photo. Bibimbop is a traditional Korean dish of white rice topped with vegetables, sometimes … Continue reading

Brunswick + Bath

My husband, Byron, picks me up at the offices of Maine Media Collective and we take off for our weekend in Brunswick and Bath. This short escapade is just what the doctor ordered.


Before Frontier, owner Michael Gilroy led month-long expeditions to places along the Silk Road through Russia, China, and the Middle East. It was an adventurous life, but when the business died down after 9/11, he pondered his next step, brainstorming … Continue reading


Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff   My bags are packed and I’m ready to hit the road. I bid farewell to my colleagues and head out of the office to beat the 5 p.m. traffic. I pick up … Continue reading

Secondhand Finds

Secondhand stores give relics of the past new life and reward customers with the satisfaction of spontaneously wandering in and finding a one-of-a-kind item. Visit any of these stores, and you’ll find it to be true: they just don’t make … Continue reading

Enoteca Athena

Showcasing a playful and creative fusion of classic Greek and Italian fare, Enoteca Athena provides a warm, comfortable setting as well as a very strong wine list and drink program. In essence, Enoteca Athena in Brunswick epitomizes much of what … Continue reading