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  • Dining Guide: Where to take Mom on Mother’s Day

    Mother's Day is historically one of the biggest restaurant days of the year, because what Mom wants to cook and clean on her special day? There are of course plenty of options for taking her out in and around Portland, but if you want to make more of a day of it, we've included some out-of-town destinations worth the trip. Read on

  • Do you procrastinate? Here’s how to embrace your inner procrastinator

    Procrastination is designed to help us dodge distress, but we bring on psychological anguish by engaging in it. Though it’s not possible to eradicate procrastination entirely, it is feasible to tame this self-defeating human tendency by applying a few strategies. Read on

  • Theater Review: Wood’s characters are likewise loving and intense in ‘Papermaker’ at Portland Stage

    This play recalls the best work of television writer and producer Norman Lear. The 2 p.m. May 10 performance will include a talk by Whit Richardson, a business reporter for the Portland Press Herald who wrote an investigative piece about the financial challenges facing paper mills in Maine today. Read on

  • Six-Moon Journey: Cold rain, no views in the Roan Highlands

    A cold day of rain and wind is no fun on the hike over 6000-foot Roan Mountain. Read on

  • SWAPmaine, Glorious Yard Sale and Pig & Beer on the Pier: 12 things to do in Maine this weekend

    Buy other people's wares during the huge yard sale in Brunswick and take home other people's clothes during SWAPmaine in Portland. Feast on beer and pork on Maine State Pier, rock out 80s style with The Awesome and make a sparkly unicorn horn, just because. Read on

  • Punk, indie-folk, rock from Hop Along, Painted Shut and Aloud + more live music this weekend

    You don't need to hop, unless you really want to, but do find a way to get to SPACE to see Hop Along, a punk act out of Philly who are on the verge of releasing their record "Painted Shut." Read on

  • Kevin Glessing’s making changes, great new beer as Hidden Cove’s new head brewer

    Glessing was leaving a company where he oversaw the production of some of Maine's most acclaimed beers (Dinner), to go to a small brewery fighting to regain its footing. Read on

  • ‘Neptune’ makes Maine a vivid part of coming-of-age story

    The film, made in locations around the state, will have its Portland premiere on May 14. Read on

  • Theater Review: ‘Sunshine Boys’ at The Public Theatre in Lewiston is a heartwarming tribute to the age of vaudeville

    As the 2014-2015 season draws to a close, the Public Theatre is welcoming spring with a cheerful dose of comic sunshine from playwright Neil Simon. Read on

  • See parts of Portland you never knew existed: Maine Historical Society’s Magical History Tour

    While we'd all like to think we know Portland so well - all its stories, all its nooks and crannies - there are pieces of this city we didn't even know existed. Read on

  • Show Mom a great time: 10 things to do with Mom on Mother’s Day 2015

    Our moms put us first 365 days of the year, often for decades (and sometimes to their own chagrin). This Mother's Day, turn the tables. Read on

  • Take it outside: 58 outdoor decks and patios to drink in the sun

    Feel that? It's called the sun. It's nice, isn't it? Take advantage of the rays and warm weather and have your drink outside on one of the sweet decks at these Maine bars and restaurants, because cocktails always taste better outside: Read on

  • The Press Hotel and Union Restaurant will set the new standard of elegance in Portland when it opens later this week

    The level of design is very sophisticated and cool, like no other hotel or dining space in the city, and without the usual brick walls and wood-raftered ceilings. Read on

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    Into The Mud Challenge @ Gorham Middle School

    Obstacles included a slip and slide, a jello pit, and of course the infamous mud pool which challengers dove into, ran, tripped, and swam across. They were met at the finish line with bottles of cold water and cheering onlookers. Read on

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