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Good Reads — Issue 152

Summer reading ideas

Beneficial Bugs

When planting your garden, think about ways to encourage beneficial bugs.

Granite Companions

Sculptors Kazumi Hoshino and Jesse Salisbury work from the local to the international—from the coast of Maine to an island in Japan’s inland sea—turning granite into works of art.

Lakeside Poetry

A funky camp on Great Pond is transformed into a year-round home with modern touches.

The Art of the Commission

Yes, you can do it: you can order up a special work of art—and contribute significantly to its creation.

The Artist and the Ardent Admirer

The complex relationship between an artist and an ardent admirer: collector Susan Myers and painter Paul Rickert.

A House of Many Woods

Paul and Jula Sampson make their living selling wood products to the builders of fine homes, so it was only natural that when they built a new home, it included more than 35 varieties of wood.

Fitz Henry Lane Painting in Searsport Museum

A Fitz Henry Lane painting joins the PMM collection

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show 2017

Three days of handcrafted products on the Rockland waterfront.

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.

For your reading pleasure...

New books on the shelf...

The Art of Leaving a Legacy

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