December 2007


Chebeague’s First Christmas

Following its recent secession from Cumberland, Maine’s newest town has reason to celebrate.

  • By: Virginia Wright

Starkly Beautiful

Winter is the best season for really seeing trees.

  • By: Richard Grant

I See One!

Four calling birds, three pheasant hens, two mourning doves, and a partridge in a pine tree… on Maine’s annual Christmas Bird Count, intrepid birders range out across the state to tally turkeys.

Home Again

For one Harpswell family, Christmas wasn’t complete without their great grandfather’s Swedish cabin.

  • By: Meadow Rue Merrill

The Matchmaker

For thirty years Peggy Greenhut Golden has been bringing artists and art lovers together in Portland.

  • By: Scott Sutherland

Journey of the Wreaths

America’s longest veterans’ parade starts in Maine this month.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

The ‘Loaf

A new book follows the history of the Sugarloaf ski resort from its rugged beginnings in the 1950s, when the mountain was a daredevil’s secret, to its almost cult-like status today.


Where in Maine?

Think you recognize this historic hamlet and its 1820s Congregational Church?

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from Maine

A dependable Santa, misplaced passengers, and some lights we like – plus a couple we don’t – are on the minds of Down East editors this month.

Taking Its Toll

Is Maine ready for a North Woods highway?

  • By: Jeff Clark

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to our mystery photograph and other articles.

Editor’s Note

Happy Holidays from your friends at Down East.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Inside Maine

Your monthly guide to enjoying life in the Pine Tree State.

Need a Lift?

In small-town Maine nothing is ever forgotten.

  • By: Margaret Adams

The Maine Viewpoint

Editorial opinions from across Maine.

Hot Type

Writers in turn-of-the-century Bangor did whatever it took to keep warm.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore