Culture

Jeff Curtis, Sherman’s Books

Cover Story

Wasn’t the indie bookstore supposed to be a relic by now? Jeff Curtis, of Sherman’s, Maine’s mighty micro-chain, says there are still plenty of chapters to go.

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.