Down East December 2010

December 2010

The table of contents from the December 2010 issue of Down East.


Pandora’s Lights

During the holiday season, a Portland sculptor might just be the most — and least — visible artist in all of Maine.

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Mark Fleming

The Lost Reindeer

Majestic caribou once ranged throughout Maine’s forests, then they suddenly disappeared. Just what caused their demise remains a mystery.

  • By: Virginia Wright

L-A Holiday

The twin cities on the Androscoggin River are in the midst of a fascinating transition. We stopped by to take a closer look.

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Alan Lavallee

Tides of Promise

Can tidal energy bring easternmost Maine back to life?

  • By: Colin Woodard

In the Maine Kitchen

A Culinary Conversation in Five Acts

  • By: Kathleen Fleury
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

They Asked if They Could Eat the Body

The story of Nottingham Galley and what happened three hundred years ago on boon island.

  • By: Andrew Vietze


Where in Maine?

Have you ever been to this timeless tavern?


Crab Apple Pickles

There’s no room to be heartbroken in the space of a northern Maine kitchen.

  • Photography by: Jennifer Baum

Letters to the Editor

Read what our readers have to say about Maine.

  • Photography by: Sue Anne Hodges

Roxanne’s Shopping Spree

Once known for her North Woods controversies, philanthropist Roxanne Quimby has broadened her interests to include a surprisingly diverse range of causes.

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro

As George Lay Dying

How a first novel set in rural Maine won the Pulitzer Prize.

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem

Editor’s Note

During the holidays we often think more about the people who are missing than we do about the ones present. This is especially true during times of war. But unless you have loved ones in Iraq or Afghanistan those conflicts might seem like distant, impersonal affairs.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Stylish Shoer

A Saco cameraman captured his sister-in-law’s joie de vivre.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

North by East

The deadliest catch, nice needles, and more.


A Posh Pub

Rockport’s Shepherd’s Pie has jolly good food — and a cozy atmosphere to match.

  • By: Kim Ridley
  • Photography by: Amy Wilton

Healthy Toys

Photograph by Nicole Wolf