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December 2017

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Features

Peaks Season

For the 900 or so year-round residents of Peaks Island, winter is a time to embrace the quiet, the cold, and the community.

By Mira Ptacin

DIY Maine Gifts

Why not leave a little Maine in someone’s stocking this year? Our craft maven has five family-friendly projects, all inspired by the Pine Tree State.

By Amanda Blake Soule

Is Tom Deschenes the Next Milton Bradley?

Quest for the Antidote, the Portland game designer’s new fantasy board game, has players dicing with death.

By Brian Kevin


Departments

Where in Maine?

Connect

The Mail


North by East

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

King of the Mountain

It’s a Long Ski to the Top

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Off-Season Acquisitions

Colby’s New World Series Stash

Low-Water Mark

Who Owns Maine’s Beaches?


Dooryard

Living the Maine Life

Home

A Modern Classic in Paris Hill

Making It in Maine

HistoryIT Opens the Archives

Recipe

Braised Lamb Riblets

My Maine

Winter’s Bloom

Room With a View


Guide

What to Do in Maine This Month

Dining

Kennebunkport’s Musette

Music

Hanukkah Hootenanny

Holiday Happenings

The Ultimate Yuletide Guide


From Our Archives

On the cover: A winter road in Easton, by Paul Cyr

Additional photos: Stables at Horse Island Camp, an equine rescue center and youth camp on Peaks Island, by Greta Rybus, Séan Alonzo Harris; Rachel Sieben; Douglas Merriam; Chris Siefken

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