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Down East Magazine, December 2015

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Maine-Made Gifts!

Our annual gift guide is your ticket to stylish, creative, and thoughtful gift-giving — all while supporting Maine’s small businesses and artisans. By Laura Serino

Family Trees

The best part about having a real Christmas tree? Putting your boots on and heading out to find it, of course Photographed by Cara Slifka

My Intractable, Gun-Loving, Anti-Government, Right-Wing Cousin, (Who I Like a Lot)

On a visit back home to central Maine, one writer contemplates “the two Maines,” peace on Earth, and good will towards Ben. By Ron Currie Jr.


Where in Maine?

Can you name this pretty park and the town where it’s found?

Editor’s Note

Down East Family

The Mail

What You Said

North by East

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

North by East

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Winter Beaters

It Only Has to Last the Winter

What’s in a Picture

The First Flying Santa


Does Maine Need Coyotes?



A Currier & Ives farmhouse in Durham

My Maine

Into the Wildwood

Making It in Maine

ReVision Energy

Room With a View

Lingua Franca



Portland Patisserie


The Snow Queen vs. Frozen


Liza Rey Butler’s Lullabies


Maine Holiday Event Calendar

From Our Archives

On the cover: Bringing in the Tree, by Cara Slifka

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