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Down East Magazine, February 2019

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In Memoriam: George H.W. Bush

A reflection on the life and legacy of a family man, an understated aristocrat, a diplomatic statesman — and a Mainer at heart.

By Senator George J. Mitchell, Joshua Bodwell, and the editors of Down Eas

Oceans 7

Frigid waters, jellyfish hordes, and things that go bump in the night — nothing has stopped sexagenarian Pat Gallant-Charette on her quest to beat marathon swimming’s globe-spanning challenge.

By Will Grunewald

Peak Season

Four friends set out to ski northern Maine’s mile-high Katahdin. Their photographs offer a glimpse of “The Greatest Mountain” as few ever see it.

By Chris Bennett, Andrew Drummond, Chris Shane, and Jamie Walter

Special Advertising Section: Retire to Maine

Seniors who want to start a second career find a wealth of support and opportunity. Plus, our comprehensive guide to Maine retirement communities.

By Jennifer Van Allen


North by East

Sunday River’s snowmaking team blasts the fluffy stuff day and night, a mixed martial artist fights to raise money for animals in need, and three plays to lure you out of cultural hibernation. Plus, a rare triple rainbow over Passamaquoddy Bay in Maine Dispatches.

Food & Drink

A masterpiece of an egg-and-cheese croissant, all-occasion eats at Ellsworth’s Provender Kitchen + Bar, and going all in for Middle Eastern cuisine at Portland’s Baharat.

Good Things from Maine

Old sweaters reincarnated at Jack & Mary Designs and wooden snowshoes for all conditions from Maine Guide Snowshoes. Plus, Tröskö Design’s Scandinavian-accented Maine home goods.

Maine Homes

A cozy abode on Portland’s West End, mixing cocktails with the Green Architects’ Lounge crew, and a bevy of award-winning home-and-design projects.


Where in Maine

Maine Moment


Editor’s note, reader feedback, responses to December’s Where in Maine, and more.


My Maine: Portraits in Courage, Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

Maine Public Radio’s Jennifer Rooks on Kettle Cove sunsets.

On the cover: Katahdin, by Jamie Walter.

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