You might just want to spend the whole season shopping in Thomaston, Rockland, Camden, and Belfast.
Where in Maine?
This wintry island is famed for its summer people. Do you recognize it?
Christmas on Casco Bay
Portland and Freeport offer enough gifts to satisfy even the longest shopping list.
Starting from Zero
With almost 400 foreign-born workers from 54 countries, Portland?s Barber Foods has assembled Maine?s most diverse workforce. For these refugees, the start of the American Dream is cold, loud, and full of promise.
By: Abby Zimet
Photography by: David A. Rodgers
Delightful Down East
You?ll find the real deal in Bangor, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and farther Down East.
Letters to the Editor
Where in Maine? The location shown in your October mystery photo is Dodge Point, on the Damariscotta River. I have worked on some of the hiking trails there as a volunteer, and hope the western part across River Road will be opened up so we can also hike there. Two springs ago I was working on the Ravine
Lucinda Yates went from homelessness to head of a company that has earned $24 million for charities across the nation. No wonder she?s a star.
By: Virginia Wright
Photography by: Benjamin Magro
Down East Traveler
From Kittery to the Kennebunks, shopping provides just one of the joys of this special season.
The Other Freeport
Three miles south of L.L. Bean is a soulful little village that has retained much of its historic character. But the preservation of South Freeport has come at a cost.
By: Edgar Allen Beem
Photography by: Michele Stapleton
A Hometown Holiday
Maine?s holiday celebrations are sure to make you merry and bright this year.
Mover and Shaker
The executive director of political powerhouse MoveOn may still be wet behind the ears, but he?s full of ideas on preserving his home state of Maine and protecting America.
By: Joshua F. Moore
A Joyful Noise
Can’t sing? Who cares. Having fun is all that matters when Marion Gray conducts Handrel’s Messiah.
By: Edgar Allen Beem
Photography by: Dean MacAdam
Candlepin bowling is cheap, fun, and a Maine sports tradition. So why haven’t you bowled a string lately?
By: Ken Textor
Photography by: Carl D. Walsh
Christmas in a Box
Christmas in a Box Do they ship the tinsel, too? As much as we may complain about shelling out $30 for a Christmas tree from the Rotary Club lot down by the supermarket, there are folks for whom a genuine Maine holiday tree is worth any price. And Jim Corliss has met some of them. Corliss owns and operates
Independent reporters are pioneering a new kind of Web-based journalism in Maine.
By: Jeff Clark
Maine for the Holidays
Savvy shoppers know that the Pine Tree State is the place to find the best holiday gifts, whether it’s that pine dollhouse that little Ashley’s been longing for or the brass barometer that will remind grandpa of his days in the navy. And guess how Mr. Claus got so jolly? By sampling the food at Maine’s
What Do You Know?
A new reference book aims to sum up the history and cultural life of the Northeast.
By: Rosemary Herbert
Proper planning is a better answer to development pressures in York County.
A Sleigh Ride Together
A farm in Harrison provides horse-drawn jaunts over the meadows and through the woods.
By: Andrew Vietze
A Yuletide Yarn
My aunt?s fianc? got more than he bargained for on Christmas Eve back in 1959.
By: Frederick Findlen
SeaGrass Bistro, Yarmouth
The chef at one of Greater Portland?s best new restaurants considers her kitchen to be yours.
By: Andy King
From a naughty Nutcracker to craft shows, Maine is bustling with things to do this month.