Going Native with ‘The Nutcracker’
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Christmas classic, the Portland Ballet Company moves the action to Victoria Mansion in 1892, where Portland notables of the day are feted with a splendid Christmas Eve party.
Maine’s Prime Mime
Performing in the Portland Ballet Company’s Nutcracker is only the latest project for master mime Tony Montanaro, who at sixty-five remains one of Maine’s busiest — and most engaging — artists. By Jeff Clark.
Icy Thrills and Spills
Rebuilding the Camden toboggan chute brought the community together, added a new outlet for winter fun, and spawned an unlikely event called the National Toboggan Championships.
Sunrise and sunset are rarely so spectacular as in winter along the Down East shore. Color photographs by Thomas Mark Szelog.
Candlemas Day Massacre
Duped by French intrigue, the Abenakis wiped out the unsuspecting frontier village of York in a single wintry day in 1692. By Clifford Beal.
Making It In Maine
Chocolates, lace, dainty dresses, and miniature tree houses — four more success stories from the Pine Tree State. By Sarah Scott.
Miracle off Matinicus
The faint gleam from a drowning man’s flashlight was the only ray of hope for the crew of the sunken tug Harkness. By Margot McWilliams.
Room With A View
My credentials as a redneck are sound. I don’t care for the high stress and high-tech lives that are now linked to ambition and success, and I go out of my way to be unfashionable. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of Bath
Bath’s Favorite Sorceress
The Maine Viewpoint
A Bold New Idea
Down East Bookshelf
Saltwater Seasonings by Sarah Leah Chase
Along the Waterfront
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
Bringing Home the Tree
Cover: Day after the snowstorm, Camden H arbor. Photograph by Kevin Shields.