Table of Contents

February / March 2017

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15 Love in Bloom: New England Garden & Home Shows

31 At the Top of the Market
Imagine owning one of these stunning oceanfront mansions, including a palace being sold by Maine summer resident Louise Tefaafana Murfey, one of the Tahitian actresses in the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty.
By Colin W. Sargent

49 Maine Coast, Low Cost
Seriously? I can buy this oceanfront fixer-upper for less than $225,000?
By Kate Odden

81 House of the Month
“Deering High Style”
By Colin W. Sargent

84 New England Homes & Living

Personalities

53 Portland After Dark:

“Cover Me”
Discover Maine’s tribute bands, up-close and personal.
By Olivia Gunn

Maine Life

13 Maine Classics
20 Experience
25 Chowder

Perspectives

8 From the Editor
10 Letters

27 L’Esprit de l’Escalier
“Consider the Tomato”
By Rhea Côté Robbins

58 Searching for Maine in the Nation’s New Attic
Don’t let the distance fool you–Maine’s stake in The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture is close, real, and vital. 
By Colin W. Sargent & Sarah Moore

96 Flash

Food&Drink

65 Alluring Curing
Charting Portland’s hot spots of charcuterie is a zesty adventure.
By Claire Z. Cramer

73 Everyday Sommelier

“The A-List”– OK, so tell us: which restaurants are offering the best wine choices?
By Ralph Hersom

76 Dining Guide

77 Restaurant Review

Sichuan Kitchen delivers the down-to-earth Chinese food you’ve been craving.
By Diane Hudson

Art&Style

93 Fiction
“The Shirt”
By John Manderino