Down East December 1984

December 1984

The table of contents from the December 1984 issue of Down East.


Hands to Work, Hearts to God

At Sabbathday Lake, members of America’s last surviving Shaker community celebrate a new  beginning. By Cynthia Bourgeault.

Building a House of Cards

After eight years of steady growth, there is nothing shaky about Renaissance Greeting Cards of Sanford. By Susan Lamb.

A Medley of Moppets

An engaging new show at the Maine State Museum focuses on the pleasures and perils of turn-of-the-century Maine childhood.

Christmas Morn

Color photographs celebrate the crisp serenity of a special day.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Tourte, Tourtière, Tootshay

Any way you say it, it means New Year’s to some Mainers. By John Gould.

Carving Out a Niche for Themselves

The collaboration of a talented young couple in carving marvelously realistic birds has won them national recognition. By James P. Brown.


Room With A View

It is my own feeling that we should all write in exactly the same manner that we speak, and it isn’t difficult once you get the hang of it. By Caskie Stinnett.

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Sarah Orne Jewett

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

1984 Moose Season a Substantial Success

Along the Waterfront

A Proud Ship is Reborn

I Remember

When Fir Trees Were Fair Game

Cover: “Harbor Road Christmas” (18″ x 24″), acrylic on canvas board, by Judith Appleton, who lives and paints on Harbor Road in the shadow of Camden’s Mt. Battie. Mrs. Appleton contributed the cover painting for our May, 1981, issue and has shown at the Maine Coast Artists Gallery in Rockport. Her lithographs may be viewed at the Pine Tree Shop and Bayview Gallery in Camden.