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  • The Dog Whisperer of Maine: Sergei Bachkovsky and the Dog Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary

    Sergei Bachkovsky, along with his wife Lisa, founded the Dog Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary of Maine in 2006. They have adopted over 75 dogs since then and currently have 33 dogs in their care, many waiting for a good home. Asked the secret to successful dog rehabilitation, Sergei sums it up simply: Love, compassion, understanding. Read on

  • Portland’s getting a curling club: Pine Tree Curling Club hosting learn to curl sessions in March and April

    The Pine Tree Curling Club is a just-forming club that will have a home at Portland’s Ice Arena on Park Avenue. The club is also hosting learn to curl sessions in March and April. Read on

  • The League | Tinder for elitists | Are you ‘kind of a big deal?’

    For many, this is the problem with dating apps today: You want to be on one, but don’t want to be seen on one. Especially if you’re someone "important," like a CEO, a politician, or anyone who considers herself or himself to be “kind of a big deal.” Read on

  • Snowmageddon: Chicken pot pie & red velvet cake are perfect blizzard food

    Snow storm raging and house bound, you won't feel shut in if you spend the day cooking, preparing some great comfort food like this chicken pot pie. Read on

  • Foundation Brewing offers an ‘Aha!’ moment in great beer with Epiphany

    The brewers at Foundation got the dry hopping of Epiphany dead on, because the aroma from this beer is brimming with clean citrus fruits. Read on

  • Beer + Cake + Grilled Cheese = Maps, on Market Street in Portland

    The owners of Maps are world travelers who alighted in Portland to create their ideal bar. Read on

  • ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at Public Theatre

    This is a fun show on many levels and, to paraphrase Sonia at the close, you won't long to go to Moscow after seeing it. Read on

  • Concert Review: London Grammar at State Theatre

    The concert was essentially a showcase for frontwoman Hannah Reid's singing, and the 24-year-old's voice is nothing short of a miracle. Read on

  • Concert announcent! Death Cab For Cutie coming to Portland May 9

    More exciting that the blizzard...Death Cab For Cutie is coming to Portland in May!!! Read on

  • Portland Stage brings hijinks in ‘Our Man in Havana’ brilliantly to life

    For a play that deals with war, torture and tension among nations, "Our Man in Havana" hits the right notes, allowing us to emerge from the Cold War – at least this absurd version of it – laughing. Read on

  • MAMM SLAM: Registration open for MAMM’s 2015 battle of the high school bands

    MAMM SLAM welcomes high school bands and solo performers (singer/songwriters and DJs) from around Maine to showcase their talents during this annual battle of the high school bands. Read on

  • Skiing: Southern exposure puts skiers on the sunny side of life at Black Mountain

    Enjoy affordable skiing, a fun mix of terrain, plenty of sunshine and awesome scenery at venerable Black Mountain in Jackson, NH. Read on

  • Dining Guide: Four food and drink destinations in Biddeford (and one in Saco)

    Once down-on-its luck Biddeford is gradually being revived, with one of the country's hottest diners, a handful of new breweries and a $50 million mill-development project in the works. There's a fresh energy and better dining options than ever. Read on

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