Words from our Subscribers
My husband and I love Maine. We’ve been spending our summer vacations in Five Islands for the last 8 years. This year, we decided to look around at properties and got very lucky. We’re buying a little Cape in Five Islands. It’s very much a fixer upper, but it will be our little piece of Maine. We love Maine’s food culture and sense of independence. I saw several copies of both Maine and Maine H&D in my hotel this week (in Brunswick), as well as in the Salt Exchange Restaurant in Portland. Also, I picked up a copy of your little Eat book in a grocery in Bath last month. I thought that it was time to subscribe since you’re publications have been popping up all over the place. I love the look of the magazine and the content and I hope it will give me a feeling of Maine even when I can’t be there.
My husband and I are both in the Navy and were stationed at NAS Brunswick for four years. My husband is the Commanding Officer of VP-26, which was the last P-3 squadron to leave Maine. We both love the area, and once we retire we are moving back to Cumberland Foreside. Although the Navy moves us every few years, your magazine allows us to keep in touch with the area we consider to be "home." Thanks and we are looking forward to the October issue.
I discovered both of your magazines while sitting at the Waterman’s Community Center on North Haven where my family spends its summers. Many of your articles (one on Stonington, another on Penobscot Air) have been pointed out to me by friends, and the layouts and pictures you use are really gorgeous. I look forward to the start of my subscription.
I currently live in Maynard, MA but my family lives in western ME and I spend much of my time there. So I read a few issues of Maine recently and have known about the website since shortly after it went up. It's enlightening and enjoyable, good to see a quality publication about the state coming from grass rootsy beginnings. Very fun!
I just wanted to swoon a bit over your magazine. My beau and I relocated to Portland in May from my home state of Michigan (where I worked at a regional monthly mag with a similar spirit to your publication), in search of “something new”—we picked it based on only two days in the city last fall at the tail end of a two-week Northeast camping trip. We moved without knowing anyone here or anything about the area, but your magazine has made for a most excellent unofficial Maine guidebook! Every day trip we’ve taken so far has been inspired and/or informed by pieces in your magazine —we don’t leave home without it. I’m impressed not only with the content, but also with your execution: the photos are stunning (the covers!! yowza!), the writing is engaging, emotive, and informative, and the subject matter is always interesting. You capture the soul of Maine with energy and an artful eye. Congrats to your team for what sounds like (in your July editorial) a very successful first year—and for pulling it off at a time when glossy mags across the country are downsizing and, often, folding. Stories like those in Maine mag are the reason I chose to pursue journalism; thank you for proving that print publications are not on their way to extinction. Just read the July issue cover to cover, looking forward to what’s next!
Four years ago we bought a little house in Rockland, Maine, which is currently rented out to great tenants and will hopefully stay that way for another 1 1/2 to 2 years until we move there. This is the coming true of my dream to live in Maine which started on a family trip fifty years ago when I was ten years old. My husband has lovingly agreed to share that dream with me. So—we spend a few days in Maine every summer. We were there over this past weekend, and I saw Maine magazine in the Rock City Roasters bookstore and decided I wanted a subscription.
I came into contact with your magazine this past Friday night. I participated in the Kennebunk Library 5K, and included in the goody bag was a free issue. A friend of mine was with me and she mentioned seeing it at her massage therapist office and raved about it. My husband and I are always looking for something unique to do, not the same old touristy stuff that everyone knows about. One feature from this issue that I was particularly excited about was the map of wine makers in Maine. We are thinking of taking a weekend and touring/exploring the different ones right out our own back door! I am so very excited about my subscription! You have included many things to do and see right in our own back yard.... day trips, restaurants, cafes, concerts!
I picked up a copy of Maine at our hotel, Eastland Park, in Portland. We have a sailboat in Rockland and get to
Maine 3–4 times a year with hopes of buying property one day in the future! In the meantime, we enjoy 7–10 day cruises on our B40 and enjoy visiting all of the beautiful communities along the coast. I look forward to learning about future destinations, restaurants, places to shop, and points of interest in the beautiful state of Maine. Can’t wait for the arrival of my 1st copy!
The magazine is alluring. The cover photos draw you in, particularly if you are already in love with Maine. My family originates from Rockland, ME. My husband and I are building a retirement home in southern Maine. Currently, we work in Boston and New York. Maine has always been an annual destination—a summer cannot go by without stepping foot on Maine soil. I think your magazine captures that feeling. I will look forward to every issue!
I came across your magazines last summer on a vacation to Camden and really loved them. Over this past Memorial Day weekend I happened across your website and read a recent article you did on East Coast Rover Co. and thought it was so well done that I better subscribe to ensure I don't miss anymore. While I am also a subscriber to that “other” famous Maine magazine, I really like what you have done to modernize Maine with your focus on high-quality photography and also design. In my opinion, it is that sort of image re-make that the State of Maine desperately needs. I look forward to the magazines,
New York City
My husband grew up in Maine (Bar Harbor) and we vacation in Maine every year. When we visit Portland a few weekends each year, we stay at the Regency, which features your magazines in the rooms. Maine magazine launched its inaugural issue at a time that was devastating for many in the publishing industry. It seems that good content must find its way online but in print it is disappearing. I have picked up three copies of Maine and I am impressed with the quality of writing, the photography, the editing, the production; all excellent. Even the ads are above the bar. So, in a way, I decided to subscribe as a means of voting for high-quality periodical publications.
And for Maine.
While it's true that I'm from away, not too far, as I can practically throw a stone and hit Kittery (I live directly on other side of the river). I spend a lot of time in Portland and parts south, work as a sea kayak guide/outdoor instructor for L.L. Bean, and haunt a lot of local food spots, including Rosemont Market, where I first saw your mag. I've been very impressed with the quality...keep up the nice work.
New Castle, NH
I caught up on a few of your issues this morning, and just had to write a note. What do I love about Maine magazine? The stunning photographs. The quotes on the magazine spines. The local events. The city features. The Coffee Break section. The articles on local artisans—farmers, builders, bread makers, tile makers, cheese makers, jewelers, sausage makers, furniture makers, brewers, pottery makers, and a host of others. And a website that truly complements the magazine and allows you to browse past issues digitally. Your magazines take us back to a time where you sourced everything from someone local, and the quality was amazing because that person took pride in the one product they offered. Here's to hoping that our country embraces this old but new path.
I'm originally from Gardiner, Maine. I came to Boston for school 6 years ago and am looking to move my New Hampshire-born boyfriend and myself back to Portland this fall. I came across Maine magazine at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA, several months ago and was instantly hooked. The representation that I've always had of my home state in my head is exactly how Maine magazine represents it on paper. There is nothing like Maine and I cannot wait to move back—I even renewed my drivers license in Maine last year, bound and determined NOT to become a Massachusetts resident, always hoping that something or someone would help me move back home. I'm a fan of Maine magazine on facebook and saw that readers who subscribed to the magazine before July would receive a free issue of Eat Maine, which I am so excited to receive...this is actually what prompted me to FINALLY save a little bit of money and buy the subscription. As for feedback, so far, you guys are doing a marvelous job at showing readers exactly what living in Maine is all about. The photographs bring such beauty and marvel to the things that I didn't appreciate enough growing up. Keep up the great work!
Greetings. Thank you for the wonderful art piece in MH+D. Very nicely done! Please pass on my gratitude to everyone involved. Enjoy Spring.
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