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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.

Politicians love her. So do neighbors, cops, and hot dog vendors. And her selfless spirit — and the demographic shift she represents — can reshape our state for the better.

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.

Maine Made Gifts, Down East, Magazine of Maine

40 Maine-Made Gifts

Our 2015 Maine-made gift guide is your ticket to stylish, creative, and thoughtful gift-giving — all while supporting Maine’s small businesses and artisans. Let your best year of holiday shopping begin.