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Down East Magazine, November 2018

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Mainers Giving Back

Neighborliness is as central to our state’s identity as lupines or lobsterboats. Heading into the season of giving and giving thanks, we salute Mainers who are quietly doing their part to make the Pine Tree State a better place.

By Michaela Cavallaro, Kathryn Miles, Jesse Ellison, and Steve Rideout

Saints & Sinners

At her pioneering staffing firm, Margo Walsh offers dignity, trust, and a path forward for survivors of the opioid epidemic.

By Virginia M. Wright

Artist in Wilderland

Photographer kdb Dominguez went on a four-year quest to create a comprehensive, quasi-scientific visual record of the lower Kennebec watershed’s coastal dunes, estuaries, salt marshes, and tributary streams.

By Brian Kevin


North by East

Logging some time with the Unity College Woodsmen, a supernatural campaign for office in Bangor, and a conversation with Dawnland director Adam Mazo. Plus, unicorn root and stoner lobsters in Maine Dispatches.

Food & Drink

Warming up with real-deal hot chocolate, cozy vibes and creative eats at Novio’s, and mouthfuls of creepy, crawly edible insects in Lewiston.

Good Things from Maine

A quiet fashion revolution from Portland designer Roxi Suger, browsing Bath’s downtown shops, and soothing natural balms for bitterly cold days.

Maine Homes

A cedar-clad retreat in the White Mountains, and can tiny houses solve an affordable-housing shortage? Plus, inside the Camden studio of children’s-book author/illustrator Chris Van Dusen.


Where in Maine

Maine Moment


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


Ron Currie bids adieu to Governor Paul LePage, Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

WCSH anchor Rob Caldwell on the islands of Casco Bay.

On the cover: Travis Mills, by Irvin Serrano.

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