Down East December 1980

December 1980

The table of contents from the December 1980 issue of Down East.


Maine at Yuletide

The blessings of the solstice crowd in at Christmas. By John Cole.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Dr. Yes

General Practitioner Lowell Barnes, of Hiram, is one country doctor who never says no. By Jack Barnes.

Miracle on Chestnut Street

A landmark Camden church has a gleaming new steeple, thanks to the tireless efforts of a teenaged Boy Scout. By Michael T. Kinnicutt.

Trending Into Winter on a Maine Farm

William Pearse and his family prepare for winter’s long haul on their 200-year-old farmstead in Hope. Color photographs by Kip Brundage.

Louie and Harry’s Christmas Party

Father Blanchette’s brioche saves a tradition. By John Gould.


Room With A View

A Down-easter, for example, is not easily thrown off balance by a salesman’s pitch; he has a pretty good idea when he enters a clothing store what he wants, and he’s far more interested in the practical aspects of the garment than whether or not it is cut to the latest Savile Row style. By Caskie Stinnett.

For the Record

Pileated Woodpecker for State Bird

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Hunters Bag 635 Moose in Trial Season

Down East Bookshelf

Toward the End by Elizabeth Savage

I Remember

Christmas at Great Pond

Cover: “Granite Schooners” (24″ x 36″), oil on masonite, by Earle G. Barlow. Born and raised in Maine, Mr. Barlow has been around boats all his life and, six years ago, built a ketch and sailed it to Europe. He is a resident of the midcoast area and exhibits at the Massachusetts House Gallery, Lincolnville.