December 1977



The Bittersweet Joys of Christmases Past

Kennebunk’s Salt students interview their lively elders.

No Place To Hide

The Portland String Quartet finds that humor helps. By George and Martha Weir.

Herbs for the Holidays

Horticulturist Nancy Czak cultivates an industry. By Lucy Hartmann.

A Christmas Tree That Sings

Augusta’s amateur vocalists carol in the season.

A Born Giveaway Kind of Man

Uncle Bunty breaks the ice at Christmas. By Margaret Hammel.

Wonderful Toys of Yesteryear

Once childhood delights, they’re now collector’s gems. By Patricia Anne Reed.

Carrying Ice to Rio

A shipmaster’s wife tells of gales and doldrums. By Dorothea Moulton Balano.



Room With A View

Christmas goes with Maine as naturally drawn butter goes with lobster. One somehow gets the feeling that they were meant for each other. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

St. Patrick’s Church at Newcastle

My Maine

Loggin’ My Way Through College

North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.

Down East Bookshelf

Sailor Historian: The Best of Samuel Eliot Morison Beck

Outdoor Maine

Care Asked in Ice Fishing with Live Bait


Cover: “Winter in Southwest Harbor” (18″ x 24″), oil on canvas by Tom Schenk. Mr. Schenk has a gallery open to the public in Southwest Harbor.