December 2016

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All Aglow

A soft glow in the windows of a warm home at dusk. The shimmer of the aurora above a white horizon. Light is quasi-sacred during a Maine winter. In the year’s darkest month, we offer a visual tribute to all things luminous.

Marathon Man

Who wants to run 26.2 miles through the Maine North Woods in the middle of December? And who really believes that doing so will make a lick of difference for a struggling mill town? Gary Allen does.

Go Deep

A few hard-charging ski heroes want to take Maine’s nascent backcountry ski scene to the next level, from Carrabassett Valley slopes to Acadia peaksto Katahdin cliffs. You ready to skin up?

Maine-Made Gifts: 50 Under $50

Our love for Maine artisans meets our Yankee frugality. Brilliant ideas for Maine-made gifts for your family, your friends, even your dog — and none of them will break the bank.


Where in Maine?


The Mail

North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Dinosaur Menorahs

The Coolest Hanukkah Decor

In Memoriam

Remembering Donn Fendler

Colossus of Christmas

Lobster Trap Christmas Trees


Living the Maine Life


A Wild Ellsworth Homestead

Making It in Maine

OriginUSA’s Jiu-Jitsu Apparel


Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

My Maine

Christmas at the Boatyard

Room With a View


What to Do in Maine This Month


Kennebunk’s Toroso


Holiday Cocktails




The Restorer’s Journey


Dream House

On the cover: Black-capped chickadee, the Maine state bird, by Paul Cyr

Additional photos: Jared Kuzia; Michael D. Wilson; Benjamin Williamson; Meredith Perdue, Mike Taylor