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Harpist Liza Rey Butler’s new collection of lullabies

Smooth Jazzz

Harpist Liza Rey Butler’s new collection of lullabies — yes, lullabies — is good for more than just baby bedtime.

The Toymakers, Down East Magazine

The Toymakers

You think Santa’s busy? Meet Jim and Teresa England, who coax trains, trucks, and airplanes out of blocks of wood.

What's in a Picture, Down East

What’s in a Picture

Recently returned from wartime duties at Quonset Naval Air Station in Rhode Island, Captain Bill Wincapaw, wearing the beard, resumed his role as New England’s Flying Santa Claus in December 1946.

Christmas Trees, Magazine of Maine, Down East Magazine,

Family Trees

We asked readers and friends to share their traditions and stories about going out each winter in search of that perfect tree. Here are a few of our favorite responses, from across the generations.

Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Down East Magazine, Maine

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from October’s, Cadillac Mountain picture.