Longfellow’s childhood home is the scene of a Victorian Yuletide celebration with all the trimmings. G.W. Helfrich recounts tales of Christmases through the years with Portland’s most highly esteemed poet. Color photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.
Making It In Maine
Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.
A Light Keeper’s Christmas
Santa Claus never failed to come to Libby Island, two miles off the Down East coast — regardless of the weather. By Philmore B. Wass.
A Winter’s Tale
A beguiling landscape suggests that portraiture was not the only talent of Portland painter Charles Octavius Cole.
Reserve Now for Halley’s Comet
The University of Maine planetarium offers the best seat in the house for this once-in-a-lifetime event. By Robert Deis.
Calling L.L. Bean
A legion of satisfied clients — and some, not-so-satisfied — place more than 2 million calls a year to the famed Freeport mail-order house. By Norah Deakin Davis.
Case of the Missing Portrait
After 140 years, members of the Hampden Congregational Church close the files on the elusive Reverend Loper. By Wayne Reilly.
Room With A View
The dustjacket of my copy of One Man’s Meat is in tatters, but when I smooth out what is left of it I see that it was awarded a gold medal of some sort “as the book which is considered most nearly to attain the stature of a classic.” By Caskie Stinnett.
For the Record
Maine’s Rising Oil Consumption Alarms Energy Office
Along the Waterfront
Baltic Trader ‘Windameer’ to Sail from Rockland
New Regulations Handicap Waterfowl Hunters
Down East Bookshelf
A Bevy of Books for a Maine-Minded Christmas
Calendar of Events
Holiday Season Fare
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
War Work at Woolworth’s
Cover: Wadsworth-Longfellow House. By Brian Vanden Brink.