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Down East Magazine, June 2018

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Art Spots

Choose your favorite art trail! We’ve picked three of coastal Maine’s most road-trip-worthy regions for art lovers and laid out stop-by-stop itineraries.

By Tina Fischer, Brian Kevin, and Carl Little

Maine Music Lore

From big bands to indie bands, eight surprising times that the beat of popular-music history (and trivia) has thrummed through the Pine Tree State.

By Brian Kevin, Mary Pols, Buzz Poole, Josh Roiland, Rob Sneddon, and Andrew Vietze

My Dinner with Kerry

On the 25th anniversary of his pioneering restaurant, Cafe Miranda, chef/owner Kerry Altiero talks with chef/blogger Malcolm Bedell about food trends, fast motorcycles, and Rockland’s remarkable rebirth as an arts mecca.


Special advertising section: The Kennebunks Four Ways

Think you’ve got a handle on the Kennebunks? You might be surprised. Get ready to see the Bunks in a brand-new light.

By Caitlin Gilmet


North by East

Painting the town with Will Sears, the musical stories that move Maine Public’s Susan Tran, and Atlantic correspondent James Fallows on the resilience of Eastport. Plus, adorable baby reindeer in Maine Dispatches.

Food & Drink

We investigate the lobster roll that isn’t a lobster roll, take a culinary tour of Greece at Taverna Khione, and drop in on a few general stores that are raising the bar for road food.

Good Things from Maine

The family of late outsider artist Nathan Nicholls on his scrap-metal estate, and our contributors on their favorite retail discoveries from their Maine travels.

Maine Homes

A mid-century modern cottage at Pemaquid Point gets remade, neighbors pitch in on their Brunswick gardens, and Stephanie Towle’s vintage camper will tickle you pink.


Where in Maine

Maine Moment


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


In Memoriam: Barbara Bush, Vintage Tour: Maine Motor Courts, Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

The Gawler Family Band’s Molly Gawler on Belfast Harbor and Bay.

On the cover: Molly, Birch Island, Acrylic on panel, 34×24, by Greta Van Campen.

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