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David Driskell At Home in Maine

Maine may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of African-American artists. Yet a number of eminent black artists have found a home and inspiration here, including David Driskell.

Dance of the Lady Slippers

The pink lady slipper is one of the delights of spring in Maine. Researchers at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens have been studying the mysterious orchid.

Lakeside & Winter-Worthy

Turning a seasonal retreat on Rangeley Lake into a year-round retirement home ultimately required building a new energy-efficient house.

Hooking Better Lives

A rug-hooking project organized by the Maine Sea Coast Mission and one of its employees provided extra income for Maine fishermen’s wives in the 1920s, as well as producing some extraordinarily beautiful rugs.

American Impressionist:

The Peabody Essex Museum's Childe Hassam exhibit celebrates the artist's work from the Isles of Shoals.

Good Reads

Reviews of three new books, about L. Francis Herreshoff, the history of Maine photography, and Slocum's sail around the world.

Searching for a Safe Harbor

Twentieth century folk artist Earl Cunningham’s colorful vision was shaped by his early years along the water in Maine.

A Truly Tiny House

When her sons grew up and moved out, Valerie Chiasson put her lifelong fascination with little houses into practice. She downsized into a 230-square-foot home.

Cassoulet Maine-style

Cookbook author Nancy Harmon Jenkins takes on beans with a recipe for Maine-style cassoulet.

Virginia “Sally” Brun: Everything To Do With Art

Artist Sally Brun has met and befriended legendary figures in literature and art. At the same time, she represents that artist one finds in so many corners of Maine. Personal renown is less important than friends and family.

Garbage to Garden

Garbage to Garden is a fast-growing Portland company that offers curbside composting, the latest development of the local food movement.

Happy Trails

Maine Huts and Trails maintains miles of paths for skiing, hiking, or even biking between beautiful lodges in Maine’s wilderness. The organization transports client gear between lodges, and provides a welcome respite at the end of each day’s trek.

This Little House

Steve Thomas, former host of PBS’s "This Old House" and Discovery’s "Renovation Nation," and his wife, Evy Blum, have renovated a 1,300-square-foot home built in 1905 by a fisherman in Port Clyde.

Artist of the Outdoors

Inspired by a love of Maine and the outdoors, painter Jessica Ives records outdoor experiences—swimmers cutting across the water, a surfer bearing his board toward the waves, snowboarders resting on the slopes, a man casting a fly over a river.

Pouring Sweetness

Cooks in the past were comfortable about adapting recipes to ingredients at hand, including finding sweet substitutes for white sugar such as maple sugar, molasses, and even thickened apple cider.