December 2022


A Few of Their Favorite Things

Maine’s talented artisans tell us about the heirlooms and objects of art that have inspired them, shaped their lives, and informed their craft.

By Adrienne Perron, Brian Kevin, and Arielle Greenberg

Legacy Keeper

After a wild year, Aroostook musher Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes, champion of a canine hero and a Maine heritage breed, looks ahead to another ambitious challenge.

Interview by Brian Kevin

How Did Gulf of Maine Lobster Get Canceled?

And does it matter? A look at the red-listing of Maine’s iconic export — and the fallout.

By Kathryn Miles


North by East

The curtain comes down on a Belfast theater, a new children’s book salutes Maine’s very own Christmas song, and Rockland unveils an El Faro memorial. In Maine Dispatches, things are getting off the rails in Orneville.

Food and Drink

A Rockland chocolatier’s Maine-y Advent calendar, a reboot for Portland’s sky-high cocktail bar, and a Vassalboro brewery with lab leanings.

Good Things from Maine

A Portland ceramicist sculpts funky menorahs, and a printmaker in Brooks turns out folksy designs. Plus, fuzzy fleece neck warmers with flair.

Maine Homes

Tour a Cape Elizabeth muralist’s 1952 Cape, a cute-as-a-button Portland artist’s studio, and block after block of festive holiday-lighting displays.


Where In Maine

Maine Moment


Editor’s note, reader feedback, responses to October’s Where in Maine, and more.


Books: 80 Years of We Took to the Woods; Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

USM director of choral studies Dr. Nicolás Alberto Dosman, on Portland Head Light.

On Our Cover: Snow-covered branches in Acadia National Park, by John K. Putnam.

Additional photos: Jason Frank, Benjamin Williamson, and Tara Rice.

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