Words from our Subscribers

June 2011

I’m originally from Santa Cruz, CA but vacationed in Maine as a kid. About 20 months ago, I got wind of your magazine while living with my family in Portland, OR and subscribed. The beautiful imagery, copy and sophisticated feel of the magazine made me remember how I first fell in love with Maine all those years ago and my husband and I decided to take a trip here in Dec. of 2009. On that trip, we talked a lot about what Maine had to offer (beautiful beaches, great food and arts scene, strong support for small business, small town feel and snowy winters) and what we disliked about Portland, Oregon (lots of crime, terrible rainy weather, crowded, ridiculous housing prices). The morning of our last day in Portland, OR we happened to visit an open house, fell in love and made an offer that weekend. Two months later, we sold our house in Oregon and relocated our family, five employees and business to Portland, ME from Portland, OR. There is no question that we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for that issue of Maine Magazine landing in my mailbox two years ago. I love your mag – don’t change a thing.

Nicole Maust
Portland, ME

June 2011

I’m 21 years old and my family has lived in Maine for 19 of those years. Although I am currently a senior at a small liberal arts college outside of Boston, MA and have had opportunities to travel far and wide, I have quickly discovered the camaraderie between Mainers living out of state, and the joys of crossing back over that big green bridge whenever I get the chance. On a recent visit home, I discovered a stack of your magazines in my parents’ house and eagerly devoured them. It’s fresh, hip, and compelling. But most importantly, Maine reminds me what it is I love about this state and why I plan to return. Thanks!

Sarah Lafleur
Camden, ME
 

May 2011

Maine, your beautiful state, has been on my dream destination list for a while now. I came across Maine looking through a travel blog. I can't pinpoint exactly which one. Coming across the Maine website with its gorgeous photos gave me reason enough to subscribe. Browsing the section "48 Hours In..." inspired, enticing this small town Texan to visit, if only for two days. A week would be ideal, but it seems worth it to drop by even for only 2 days following the suggestions.

Regina Almanza
Poteet, TX

May 2011

I ended up on the Maine website via a twitter link. I started poking around a little bit and thought the magazine looked a bit more like a Maine publication for Mainers, rather than others that seem to focus on a different niche. When I saw how reasonable the subscription cost was I figured I'd give it a shot. I love learning about new things around the State - restaurants, festivals, organizations - and the pictures looked stunning. It was on the subscription page that I also saw Maine Home+Design. Normally I'm not attracted to traditional design magazines but yours looked very architecturally focused and focused on a blend of traditional Maine houses combined with modern design. For an extra few dollars, how could I pass that up? Lastly I like to support local and Maine business so I was more than happy to give a subscription a try.

Allison Gray
Carmel, ME
 

May 2011

Portland is one of our favorite spots, and we're getting married in Prouts Neck this fall. We were up doing wedding planning this weekend and came across one of your Eat Maine guides. We thought it was terrific, and tried to find out more about it, which led us to the Maine website. We love the mix of cosmopolitan and traditional that sprung up in Portland, and it looks like your magazine reflects those sensibilities very well. We can't wait for our first issue!

Chris Moxhay
Greenwich, CT

May 2011

I was born in the Great State of Maine. I hope to return "home" from exile in the next year. I'm also attending my high school reunion this summer, Portland High. Thank you for having magazine about Maine!

Eleanor Landers
West Palm Beach, FL
 

May 2011

My family and I have spent the past nine years vacationing in Ogunquit at The Dunes on the Waterfront and saw Maine in the office last summer. We loved the June 2010 article on Ogunquit and subsequently bought the Eat Maine guide, which turned us on to our new favorite restaurants (all things Harding Lee Smith). We really enjoy our time in Maine, but we only have two weeks and to have a magazine dedicated to exploring the (cooler, hipper) food and culture makes our annual family vacation that much better. Looking forward to reading Maine all year long.

Maria DeMarco
Upper Saddle River, NJ

May 2011

I live in the Damariscotta area and I first became acquainted with the magazines when I was working at Swan's Island Blankets in Northport, ME. We had new issues every month. I would find myself bringing an issue home occasionally to share a story with my family. I was recently in Rising Tide Market in Damariscotta and the current issue of Maine was displayed by the checkout. The beautiful cover caught my eye and reminded me how much I had enjoyed the magazine.  When I went online to look into a subscription I saw the online ad for the company I now work for, Ramblers Way Farm.  I thought to myself that my interests and values were aligned with those found in the magazine, further reinforcing my thought on placing a subscription and then when I saw the terrific deal to get both magazines I went for that-I love to save money. 

Jody McKenzie
Damariscotta, ME
 

April 2011

I am an editor with Sunflower Publishing in Lawrence, KS. Here we produce a number of regional publications and are often gleaning inspiration from other publications. Not long ago I had come across your Eat Maine site and got back to the Facebook page for Maine magazine and have often revisited. We finally decided to get a subscription! Great work, I look forward to receiving the publication. 

Katy Ibsen
Lawrence, KS

April 2011

I spend summers in Vinalhaven and I attended and graduated from Colby College in 1989. I did my medical school pre-reqs in Southern Maine and have a long history with Maine. I found this magazine in my house that I bought last summer and I love the idea of being more in touch with Maine during the year. I am looking forward to every issue.

Dr. Lizzie Clapham
Goleta, CA
 

April 2011

I have been a subscriber of DownEast for many years and was happy to discover that there is another magazine devoted to my favorite state. If I remember correctly, it popped up somehow while I was on Facebook. I like just about everything about Maine.  But I do have a special fondness for the coast, specifically Stonington. I have a good friend in Brunswick and I do love that town and Bath and Portland as well. I always take my time driving from there to Stonington, stopping many times along the way. I love visiting historic places, the many great restaurants, shops, antique stores, festivals.

Ulrike Baumann
Lancaster, PA

April 2011

My husband & I have a summer place in Bath. We've seen your magazine for sale and have leafed through it - looks like it is about 1000 x cooler than DownEast magazine. So we definitely wanted to subscribe. I am excited to start receiving the magazine and am looking forward to reading it each month! We were completely Portland-focused before we had a place in Maine, but now that we're in West Bath part time, we're really enjoying the mid-coast area. Brunswick and Bath are really cool places and there are so many great restaurants to eat in, places to check out, and fun things to do! Your magazine looks great and we are looking forward to receiving it.

Rachel Warren
Camp Hill, PA
 

April 2011

Just wanted to drop a line to say how much I enjoyed the 48 Hours in Ellsworth story in Maine magazine. It was very well written and it certainly gave a boost to the morale here in the community. As you're aware, with the economy being the way it has been, there have been some tough times experienced by many. This article was a happy and positive treat for us all! From what I hear, better days are ahead. Let the fun begin!

Tyra Hansen
Ellsworth, ME

 April 2011

I initially found out about your magazine through a friend. I checked out your website and thought some of the articles looked interesting. Even though I am from a heavily populated tourist area myself, I fell in love with Maine and am considering relocating there one day. I particularly love the Boothbay area and am looking forward to coming back for my 3rd summer. I thought it would be a good way to keep up with what goes on in your state and new places to visit. I believe I saw a copy in a store there last year and remember thinking what a well done publication it looked like.

Nancy Brown
Manteo, NC
 

April 2011

I had seen your magazine both at Nonesuch books and Borders in South Portland and thought that they were "nice". However, at a recent visit to Sullivan Tire a current issue was on the waiting room table. I took the opportunity to read some of the work and decided that even though I have long since stopped buying magazines, I found your articles, especially the TEDx stories, really worthwhile. I felt that your photography was excellent and that it was worth the fee to support your endeavor.

Dale Moreau
Cape Elizabeth, ME

April 2011

I live in Salem, MA, but I grew up in Biddeford. Maine's in my blood. I discovered Maine in the magazine aisle at my local Stop & Shop, and after a year or so of buying it off the rack whenever I spotted a new issue. I finally took the plunge and subscribed. The magazine's offerings feel accessible and inspiring. I love absorbing the content that your magazine offers because it feels like an accurate curation of contemporary Maine culture -- not romanticized or made to be overly folksy or nostalgic. It's the Maine that I would participate in if I were to move back. By day, I'm a food and lifestyle book editor, so I use the magazine as a litmus test for regional trends, too. Your design sensibilities are phenomenal -- the magazine's a pleasure to hold. As a devotee of the printed word, I just love what you are offering. 

Rochelle Bourgault
Salem, MA
 

April 2011

I saw the magazine about 8 months ago. I thought it was beautifully done. Great photography, quality of printing, and the stories and articles well worth reading. I just spent 5 days in Portland last week and had a fantastic time. I brought along a couple of your issues on 48hrs in Portland, and the Food Issue, which came in handy. 

Jack Blanford
Stamford, CT

April 2011

We love Maine and have visited the state many times through the years. Last summer we spent a week at the Inn at Sunrise Point where we discovered your gorgeous magazine waiting for us in the library. What a spectacular publication, beguiling in every way--design, content and general standards of excellence, including your advertisers. Having just taken out a subscription this morning, we're bracing ourselves for the many temptations ahead that lure us back again and again to the Pine Tree State.

Lynne Eich
Madison, WI
 

April 2011

I came across Maine magazine a while back and loved reading the articles. I had read your April issue when I finally decided to subscribe. This is a very well written magazine with not too many advertisements. A magazine with "content" imagine that? I am a fitness instructor in the Midcoast area and am always looking for new ways to rejuvenate myself.  So of course the April issue attracted me. 

Brenda Luce Jones
Georgetown, ME

March 2011

I really enjoyed your recent wellness issue, especially your article on integrative medicine!  As a resident in the Maine Medical Center family medicine program, I have had the great pleasure of learning under several of the practitioners who were featured and their hard work and vision definitely deserves recognition.  The article really captured the spirit of this growing movement, and I am excited to see what is to come!

Rachael Blake
Cape Elizabeth, ME
 

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