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Down East Magazine, December 2018

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A Town In Between

The easternmost village on the U.S. Atlantic coast charts a course between tradition and change, natives and newcomers, nature’s beauty and nature’s fury.

By Joyce Kryszak

Whoa Tannenbaum!

Taking over a long-running Christmas tree farm is a daunting affair, but as a generation of Maine’s tree farmers ages out, new growers like Sangerville’s Abbey Bray are stepping in to make the fir fly.

By Willy Blackmore

A Vintage Down East Winter

These are a few of our favorite things: a look back at our first decade (or so) of vintage holiday covers.

By Brian Kevin


North by East

Christmas with children’s author Ryan T. Higgins’s grumpy bear, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about road salt, and a holiday rom-com set in southern Maine. Plus, runaway piglets and  a grocery-bagging champ in Maine Dispatches.

Food & Drink

Italian comfort food (and dancing!) at Ada’s Kitchen, a protein-rich salad for hearty winter appetites, the best Maine wines for your holiday table, and Kittery’s restaurant transplants.

Good Things from Maine

Clothing and toys for kids with cochlear implants from Co·amplify, shopping for gifts from nonprofits, and Christ-moose-time is here.

Maine Homes

A Belfast home brimming with art, curios, and color, and how some Maine style-setters deck their halls. Plus, three very different Victorian Christmases.


Where in Maine

Maine Moment


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


My Maine: Christmas 1968, Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

University of Maine paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill on Acadia National Park’s Gorham Mountain.

On the cover: Nubble Light at Cape Neddick in York, by Paul Rezendes.

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