26 Idol Banter
American Idol’s Kara DioGuardi finds luck and love on the coast of Maine.
Interview by Colin Sargent READ THIS STORY
29 Mixed Greens
Couples navigate the new wave of environmental sensitivity.
By Donna Stuart
31 Works for Me!
Rewarding Maine employers are looking for you: Stonewall Kitchen, The Lobster Shack at Two Lights, CIEE, The Nature Conservancy, Resort Sports Network, Catholic Charities of Maine, Maine Media Workshops, and Portland’s hot new Boston Celtics D-League basketball franchise, the Maine Red Claws!
By Robert Benziker
35 Saints & Sinners
In three unique locations, three restaurateurs have recycling a venue on the menu.
By Judith Gaines
38 Cruise Ship Lollipop
What could be greener than rescuing a celebrity yacht from the trash heap of history? For the crew at Brooklin Boat Yard, Aphrodite III is a labor of love.
By Dan Harrington
55 The Secret Summers of Seth Wescott
From surfing to whitewater rafting, Maine’s gold snowboarding medalist sets his summers on fire.
Interview by Dan Harrington
IN EVERY ISSUE
We hear from lyrical diners in Cape Porpoise, the Patrick Dempsey family, and the faraway deserts of Araby.
14 Goings On
A tasty blend of the fabulous, noteworthy, and absurd.
50 Restaurant Review
In Rockland, great art always draws a crowd.
By Diane Hudson
50 Dining Guide
77 House of the Month
“West End Zen”: for sale, architect Sam Van Dam’s stunning townhouse on Neal Street.
80 New England Homes & Living
By Dan Domench
8 From the Editor
”Before is the New After”
By Colin Sargent
High-tech pyrotechnics at Ogunquit Playhouse dazzle the footlights of this year’s Maine Summer Theater Guide.
By Todd Richard
42 Talking Walls
“London Bridge”: Two London architects transform a Cape Neddick cliffhanger into a 21st-century masterpiece.
By Brad Favreau
46 Personal Shopper
It’s always curtains for Nancy Seiler of The Drapery Trading Co. in South Portland.
By Amy Louise Reynolds
48 Market Watch
What, were you expecting Largeville?
By Sarah Cumming Cecil
58 Maine Guide to Wellness