Tag Archives: Christmas

Maine Crime Writers have tree, will travel (to festival of trees)

Hi folks! We know you’re not used to seeing us on Sunday night, but we have some special news… As you know, we Maine Crime Writers are a festive bunch, so we jumped at the chance to provide a tree … Continue reading

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What a sweet deal! John Clark sharing once again how caring folks in rural Maine take care of those less fortunate. Two years ago, I profiled the annual Christmas Childrens Gift Giving day in Hartland. I’m back with another look … Continue reading

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Lea Wait, here. And I’m grumbling that it’s November. True, Maine enjoyed a glorious summer. Our only complaint was that some days were a bit too hot and humid. (Only people in New England would complain about temperatures in the high 80s.) … Continue reading

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Happy Boxing Day

Unless you are still sleeping off yesterday’s hot mulled wine or spiked eggnog, you know it’s the day after Christmas, but what you might not realize is that December 26th is actually a holiday in some parts of the world.  … Continue reading

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Christmas at Lea’s House

I’m Lea Wait, and for many years I had (among other collections) many, many Santa Clauses. Since Christmas was, and still is, my very favorite time of year, my daughters and I would start decorating on the Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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Imagination Widens The World

A “ghost post” this week from the late country-living writer, A. Carman Clark, whose columns appeared for years in the Camden Herald. This one is from December 17th, 1992, but it is still timely as we enter the season of … Continue reading

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Hartland, Maine: Hardscrabble?-Yes, Heartless?-Not by a Longshot.

John Clark here, bringing you to Harland, Maine. Snow came today, giving our town a fresh clean look. Real wreaths with lights swing from utility poles all over town, hung up and plugged in by the town crew last Friday. A big, … Continue reading

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An Original Millers Kill short story by Julia Spencer-Fleming

I’ve been posting a series of original flash fiction (stories under 2000 words) for my Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series. You can find the first three here. This little piece takes place a few hours after the end of the … Continue reading

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Stop Me Before I Cook Again! by Julia Spencer-Fleming

It begins innocently enough with a few “holiday dinner” articles in Southern Living. Then I start taking down the cookbooks – not the day-to-day ones I consult when I need to be reminded how long stuffed pork chops bake, but … Continue reading

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Santa and the Puritans by Julia Spencer-Fleming

By this point, you may already have heard the news story about the second grade teacher in Nanuet, NY, who, presenting a geography lesson about the Arctic, decided to tell her entire class of second graders that there is no … Continue reading

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