Craving lobster?

I recently wrote a story for the Boston Globe about my favorite Maine lobster shacks. For those who didn't see it, I've added it...

Another day in the park

Another super deal in Maine State Parks series of fun outdoor events, this time it's at Cobscook Bay State Park in Edmunds Township, (it's...

Road Food: Did somebody say doughnuts?

Oh yum, here's a find! Jeremy Towne, a.k.a the Towne Fryer. This spring, Towne relocated from Machias to Whiting, where he keeps his doughnut...

10 reasons to visit Maine in late spring

Why visit Maine in late spring? For starters, you'll have the state practically to yourself. The summerfolk have yet to arrive in droves. And,...

Maine travel must: Univ. Maine at Machias Ukulele Club Band

For the past two years, University of Maine at Machias Professor Gene Nichols (on drums, photo)  and the UMM Ukulele Club Band have performed...
This stature was added to the waterfront of Eastport, MAine, during the a movie filming. Hilary Nangle photo.

The view from Eastport + Top 10 experiences in Down East, Maine

Watch enough TV, and you have an image embedded in your brain of a Maine seaside village. It's part Hawkeye Pierce's Crabapple Cove (M.A.S.H.),...

Open & closed: updates for Moon Maine and Moon Coastal Maine

Well the ink is barely dry on the new edition of Moon Coastal Maine, and already I have updates for you. I'm also tossing...

Keepers of the Flame: Blind Hope and Passion Fuel Lighthouse Restorations

Credit the Maine Lights Program, launched in 1996, and the National Historical Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, for saving more than 40 of Maine’s...

Folk arts fave: Grand Lake Stream Folk Arts Festival is a downeast Maine treasure

Maine has plenty of festivals, but my favorite is the Grand Lake Stream Folk Arts Festival, an all-round good-time event. Here's why it tops my...

Charmed, I’m sure

You have to trust me on this. I know the exterior of the Country Charm Restaurant, in Steuben, is rather forlorn, perhaps neglected looking...

Roosevelt-Campobello International Park: A free, off-the-beaten-path treasure accessible from Down East Maine

When I cross the bridge spanning the Lubec Narrows and arrive on Campobello Island, I can feel the last kinks of any remaining stress...

New Year’s Eve: Celebrate the sardine

At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve in The Big Apple, they drop a glittery ball on Times Square. Big Whoppie (and...

Maine’s lobsteboat race season kicks off today

Gentlemen, start your engines. Yup. Maine's lobsterboat racing season kicks off with races today, Sat. June 19, in Boothbay Harbor and tomorrow, Sun. June...

New Year’s Eve X 2

Can't get enough of that New Year's Eve midnight joy? Experience it twice, in Eastport. The first city in the U.S. to see the sun...

Scupture dedication and Summer Solstice Celebration today in Roque Bluffs, Maine

If you're in down east Maine, near Machias, here's a fine way to spend the afternoon. Warm Wind, a sculpture created by Kazumi Hoshino, of...