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The Loop

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  • Dining Guide: 5 notable restaurants in Boothbay Harbor and Boothbay

    Its picturesque harbors and myriad attractions make the Boothbay peninsula a popular summertime destination. Whether you’ve spent your day visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, hiking a land trust trail or out on a whale watch, you’ll work up an appetite. Having spent many summers in the area, these five places are among my favorites. Read on

  • Destination Denmark for DamJam Festival

    Submerse yourself in the 2015 DamJam, a daylong festival of music, art, food and drink in Denmark, Maine. Read on

  • Maine’s Greatest Lobster Roll: The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport beats out stiff competition

    The Clam Shack, voted as making Maine's Greatest lobster roll, has served locals, celebrities and three presidents. Read on

  • Dirigo Vintage Base Ball club to play at fairgrounds in Cornish on Saturday

    Wearing period uniforms and playing by 1860s rules, team will show what baseball used to be. Read on

  • Date Night: Plan your evening with dinner, theater and drinks

    The idea of dinner and a show is as old as dating itself. A little food before a play, a couple of hours in the theater and a drink afterward is the framework for a lovely evening. Read on

  • Celebrate National Mead Day at Maine Mead Works in Portland

    Saturday is National Mead Day, and Maine Mead Works in Portland is having an open house with tours, beekeeping demos and tastings of their award winning line of meads. Read on

  • Get trapped here: 20 Maine tourist traps that even we locals can love

    Maine has developed its fair share of so-called tourist traps - those shacks, shops and roadside stops (heck, sometimes entire towns) that beckon to the out-of-towners. But some of them beckon to us, too, because great is great, even if you're surrounded by out-of-state plates. Read on

  • Concert Review: Thompson’s Point has summer festival feel with Primus show

    The show with Dinosaur Jr. and Primus offered a full festival feel ideally suited for a wide cross-section of Portland's rock tastes in a new venue that passed with high marks for being spacious, scenic and great-sounding. Read on

  • 35 of the best places in Maine…to say out loud

    Meddybemps. Sagadahoc. Junk of Pork. Some places in Maine - from town names to waterfalls - are just fun to say. Read on

  • Crooners & Cocktails will fly you to the moon with a great happy hour

    A classy joint with a major throwback vibe to the 50s and 60s era of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Crooners & Cocktails offers classic cocktails, beer on draft, a great happy hour, and a full dinner menu. Read on

  • Steampunk, magic, 80s music and birds: 4 things to do this weekend

    The Steampunk Fair features futuristic-Victoria arts and crafts, the 80s makes a comeback in Scarborough with The Awesome and there's a magic show in Kennebunkport. For outdoorsy types try a bird walk with Audubon in Falmouth. Read on

  • Dog-friendly Maine Guide: Dog beaches, travel and adventures

    You're not the only one who wants to adventure in Maine - your dog does, too! And to help you suss out all the best dog-friendly places to go, we've put together this guide to dog-friendly Maine, including dog-friendly beaches, hotels and excursions that you and your pooch can enjoy together. Read on

  • Theater Review: ‘Nice Work’ at Ogunquit Playhouse is memorable, captivating

    Stars, broads, bootleggers, colorful choreography and well-known Gershwin songs, combined with an intoxicating brew of laughter and Americana pizzazz, make Ogunquit Playhouse's rendition of Joe DiPietro's musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It" a memorable evening. Read on

  • Eat and Run: A veg burger with local ingredients top notch at Cafe Nomad in Norway

    The place was humming with a sense of community with a lot of local touches to make it worth a stop when you're in the Norway area. Read on

  • Music (and comedy) shows this weekend

    Gypsy jazz in Buxton, American Idol tour on the Maine State Pier, Paula Poundstone and the tUne YaRdS. Read on

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