December 1990



Running on Faith

With faith, pluck, and plenty of volunteers, Louise Montgomery has successfully established a unique shelter for Portland’s homeless. By Wayne Curtis.

The View from Castine

Eleven poems by award-winning poet Philip Booth, of Castine, evoke life down east at the turn of the season with unusual clarity.

Christmas in Blue Hill

Sleigh rides for children, tea parties for adults, and an annual yuletide concert for townspeople of all ages are part and parcel of Christmas in Blue Hill. Photographs by Tom Stewart.

Upcountry Diva

An obscure museum in Farmington commemorates the storied career and disastrous personal life of soprano Lillian Norton. By Sandy Gregor.

Keeping Up With the Joneses

For the last three years, the friendliest fox on Mount Desert has been keeping tabs on the Jones family of Pretty Marsh. By Nan Lincoln.

Puzzling it Out

A Bates College professor is the nation’s leading expert on jigsaw puzzles. By Jeff Clark.



 Room With A View

People say that the sea makes men silent, but nothing could be further from the truth. The most talkative people in the world are lobstermen. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Kingfield

Lighting Up the Town

Down East Bookshelf

Maine Poetry

Along the Waterfront

State of the Art

Uniquely Maine

Shopping Guide

Outdoor  Maine

One Miserable Moose

The Maine Viewpoint

Success Stories

 North by East

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

I Remember

The Goodest Gift


Cover: Blue Hill Brass Quintet. Photograph by Tom Stewart.