Tuesday, 15 December 2015 18:08

Christmas in Maine' - A treasure made new

Just shy of 75 years ago, Robert P. Tristram Coffin published 'Christmas in Maine,' a rich and evocative tale of what celebrating Christmas was like growing up on a salt-water farm in Maine. Islandport Press has reprinted the book with illustrations by woodblock print artist Blue Butterfield to create an experience that is as richly illustrated as it is told.

Coffin's prose glitters on the page, evoking warm, colorful scenes, family members you feel that you know and food you can almost taste. The words wrap around you like a well-made blanket, and you can almost hear the snap of the fire and the crinkle of wrapping paper. These are simple times turned into a veritable treasure chest as he compares the sights and sounds of Maine to precious gems diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies. But it's the very simplicity that is the treasure.

Published in Happenings
Thursday, 26 December 2013 14:02

Elves stop by Bangor maternity home

Shepherd's Godparent Home blessed with gifts

BANGOR - A group of Santa's elves from the Bangor Christian School and the All Saints Catholic School recently dropped off a load of Christmas presents to the Shepherd's Godparent Home in Bangor. The residence which houses young women in their teens and 20s who are pregnant and in crisis operates without any state or federal funding. Barbara Ford, the home's executive director, said the special delivery from the students was a wonderful surprise. 

Published in Livin'


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