Down East December 1991

December 1991

The table of contents from the December 1991 issue of Down East.


Christmas in the Kennebunks

Few towns in Maine get as wrapped up in the holidays as these two resort communities on the southern coast. By Beth Crichlow.

The Littlest Critic

Only a twelve-year-old Maine girl could give England’s greatest novelist the dickens. By Kate Douglas Wiggins.

The Hall Family Tree

Since 1931 Don Hall and his family in Sangerville have been selling Christmas trees, an enterprise that saved the family farm. By Jeff Clark.

The Great Doughnut Debate

In the grim prewar days of 1940-41, Camden tickled the nation’s funnybone with its claim to fame as birthplace of the man who “invented” the doughnut hole. By James P. Brown.

Piper Prince of the Cranberry lsles

With an engaging smile, an easy-going manner, and a gift for storytelling, artist Ashley Bryan has enchanted children everywhere. By Carl Little.


Room With A View

Rachel Carson touches words like a harpist touching strings. Not only is her spirit bright and  filled with the love of life itself but her touch is sure. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Presque Isle

Miracle of Main Street

Down East Bookshelf

The Maine Reader edited by Charles Samuella Shain

The Maine Viewpoint

Reining in the Teens

Along the Waterfront

Record Row

North by East

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

I Remember

Amazing Grace

Cover: Kennebunk’s historic First Parish Church at Christmastime. By Brian Vanden Brink.