Table of Contents

Summerguide 2009


60 Dirty, Sexy Things
Another boy-meets-gull story.
By Colin Sargent

63 West End Pearls
For sale this summer: two John Calvin Stevens masterpieces.
By Colin Sargent

67 The Unauthorized Stephen King Companion by his No. 1 Fan
Everyone in Maine is a potential character, and everywhere we visit is part of his fictional universe. Scout the real-life locations that have inspired the frightmaster.
By James L. Nelson

73 Great Stone Race
Now that New Hampshire has lost face, does Whitehead Passage rocket to first place?
From Staff & Wire Reports

74 Ms. Deeds
Who knew? Portland’s Jean Arthur starred with Gary Cooper in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and became beloved by filmgoers the world over.
By William & Debra Barry

78 Some Like it Hot
Mediterranean dishes sizzle at Cleonice in Ellsworth.
By Judith Gaines

86 Dream Islands
Thirty windswept islands, for sale priced from $149K to $5.75 million.
By Allison Richards & Michelle Susan Twomey

90 A Star Map of Maine Architecture
A guided tour of Maine’s architectural breakthroughs, by the great-grandson of John Calvin Stevens.
By Paul Stevens, AIA

97 Stand-Up Guys & Gals
Ride the wave of paddle surfing.
By Luci Pike & Jim V. McNamara

99 Hang a Right at the Big Lobstah
Kitsch a rising star.
From Staff & Wire Reports

100 Celia’s Place
Visit a stunning recreation of Thaxter’s 1893 Island Garden at the Isles of Shoals.
From Staff & Wire Reports

104 Good Maine Girl
Blockbuster actress Rachel Nichols brings a dash of color to Star Trek and lights up the screen in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra this summer.
Interview by Colin Sargent

109 World Class: Beyond the Cover
What’s striking about New Mainers, Portraits of Our Immigrant Neighbors, is that the vivid personalities profiled are not shy ‘role models’ or passive exemplars of ‘diversity’-instead, right now, they dare to impact the way we live.
By Rachael Hayden

115 Sex, Lies & Audiotape
Confessions of a Portland tour guide.
By James Horrigan

119 Maine in Spain
Ask baller Nik Caner-Medley to describe his most memorable shot, and tantalizingly it’s one he missed, not made.
Interview by Kimberly Williams

135 The Wisdom of Secret Pleasures
Interview with bestselling author Dr. Christiane Northrup of Yarmouth.
By Donna Stuart

In Every Issue

34 Letters
We hear from readers about Kara DioGuardi on the Bonnie Hunt Show, New York Yankee infiltrators in the Portland Rotary Club, and the world’s most edible view.

36 Goings On
You’re So Maine. You probably think this summer’s about you.

55 Chowder
A tasty blend of the fabulous, noteworthy, and absurd.

130 Restaurant Review
“Island Whirl”: A night of the shooting stars at the Inn at Peaks Island.
By Diane Hudson

131 Dining Guide

194 New England Homes & Living

225 Fiction
“History Lesson”
By Lewis Robinson

230 Flash


30 From the Editor
“Your Summer is Very Important to Us.”
By Colin Sargent

125 Personal Shopper
“Drift Away.” Not your weird uncle’s driftwood-these contemporary furniture pieces & accents bring the ocean into your home.
By Amy Louise Reynolds

127 Market Watch
Junk from a monk? These vessels, made for the tourist trade from 1959-1984, are sailing at auction to the tune $7,000.
By Sarah Cumming Cecil

140 Maine Guide to Wellness

189 House of the Month
“Anchor’s Away.” Now for the news and weather at Kittery Point. Boston newscaster Randy Price of WHDH has put his oceanfront mansion up for sale. For up-to-the-minute traffic reports on Storrow Drive…

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