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Something in the Water?

Tiny Harpswell, Maine, has inspired more than its share of writers, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Elizabeth Strout.

Maine Muse

Alexandra Tyng finds inspiration for her paintings by looking at the landscape from the air.

A Home Project

After building many fine homes for others, this contractor knew just what he wanted when it came time to build a house for himself.

Ancient Swordfish Hunters

Thousands of years ago a mysterious people, known for the red powder found in their graves, lived on the Maine coast. An archeological site on North Haven provided clues about their culture.

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The Art of Leaving a Legacy

A handful of Maine artists have left legacies to promote future artists.

Farm To Table

Chef and restaurateur Sam Hayward pays close attention to the source of his ingredients, teaching the rest of us to think about where our food comes from, and leading a food movement in Maine.

Bewitched, Bothered, and Bedazzled

"Night Stories" is both a book and two art exhibitions, pairing the work of writers and artists.

Way Back When 147 — Summer Colonies

Bayville in East Boothbay was one of many post-Civil War summer colonies in Maine.

Maine Master: Philip Barter

From lively narratives to stylized landscapes, downeast painter Philip Barter is a Maine master.

Bigfoot, libidos, telephones?

Bigfoot, libidos, telephones? There’s a museum for that. Learn about some of the state’s more eccentric and museums.

Stairs Mastered

The problem: a steep cliff with 52 steps. The solution: an automated tram that carries people and cargo with the push of a button.

Island Life

When an artist couple wanted to build his-and-her studios on a remote island, they turned to Houses and Barns by John Libby.

Icing on the Cake

What’s the meaning of icing on the cake? In Deborah Corey’s case, it started with a recipe and led to a family tradition.

Up to Camp

“Up to camp” is a sacred concept. When you go, you pack the good stuff (fishing tackle and beer) in, and leave the bad stuff (pretty much everything else) behind.