The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Month: November, 2017

Woodbox and Clearn

from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould WOODBOX: The kitchen box for firewood which has additional duties in transferred usage. To be “sick a-bed in the woodbox” is to be laid up with a minor complaint which, although distressing, doesn’t put you to bed. To be flabbergasted by sudden bad news is to be “knocked […]

Cathedral Trail

painting by Jessica Ives The Cathedral Trail is the shortest way to reach the top of Mount Katahdin from Chimney Pond. Hikers follow blue blazes up granite boulders as big as cars. Scrambling up the one and half mile trail with hands and feet, their movement more closely resembles rock climbing than hiking. The 2,350 foot […]


text by Jonathan Ives I smiled, quietly closing the front door behind me with the excitement and nervousness of a young teenager sneaking out of the house after curfew. The cold of the early morning air felt like glass in my nostrils but my body was warm from the extra layer of long underwear I […]

A Postcard Home

handmade by Margaret Rizzio

Night Hikes

photograph by Joseph Sortwell

Breakwater Evening

photography by Jim Dugan

New Midcoast Eats

food by Ada’s Kitchen and The Lincolnville General Store

Casting Bread and Cookee

Maine Farmland Trust