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  • 12+ Maine ski sales and swaps for new and used winter gear at bargain prices

    Whatever your skiing experience or budget, local ski sales and swaps are a chance to sell your used gear and/or buy some new-to-you skis, poles, helmets and whatever else you might need for a price that won't totally wreck you. Read on

  • First-ever Greater Bangor Beer Week begins Sunday – 15 breweries, 28 events

    Running from October 18 to 25, Bangor Beer Week is brimming with tap takeovers, beer dinners, collaboration beers, cornhole tournaments, and endless revelry and mayhem. Read on

  • Halloween in Maine: 30+ haunted houses, costume parties, cemetery tours & more

    Candy, costumes and all things scary. Plus all those old (potentially haunted) house, the haunted museums, haunted swamps, haunted forests, haunted corn get the idea. There are also plenty of parties, scary movies, a ballet, cemetery tours and more. Read on

  • 5 Maine-inspired Halloween costume ideas for 2015 (plus 12 more from years past!)

    Once again we bring you Halloween costume ideas inspired by our fine state. Some ideas are ripped right from the news headlines, others are a nod to the public art and personalities we've come to love. (And all these ideas are easy to make with help from your local resale shop and hardware store.) Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 places to watch the game in greater Portland

    You could, of course, stay right on your couch with a bag of Funyuns and a cooler parked at your feet. But what fun is that, when you can meet friends, or make new ones, while cheering on your favorite team at a local sports friendly bar or restaurant? These are some of the most popular, and if you're a newcomer, we've also suggested what to order. Read on

  • Historic cemetery tours around Portland unearth the stories of the people who made the city what it is

    Portland has a legion of enthusiastic cemetery volunteers who spend hours trying to unearth information about the prominent folks buried here. Then they share those stories by conducting historic cemetery tours. Read on

  • Brunswick’s newest eatery: Big E’s for burritos (but no chips?!)

    This is a tough room to be wrapping burritos in. Brunswick's newest restaurant, Big E's, is in the same spot that Flipside was in until about two months ago. Read on

  • Contest: Win a pair of tickets to Harvest on the Harbor’s Rock N’ Roast!

    The Rock n' Roast Barbecue and Brews event combines barbecue eating and beer drinking (sampling galore!) plus live music and a roasted pig thrown in for good measure. Read on

  • There’s a story between the stories during Damnationland: Short shorts by Mint Films

    Always an eclectic, nasty thrill, Damnationland has introduced a new element in the past few years, with linking, interstitial short-shorts between the horror shorts. Read on

  • Sizable margaritas and authentic fare served seven days a week Fajita Grill in Westbrook

    Fajita Grill stocks a full bar with plenty of seating and standing room, as well as multiple flat-screen TVs, daily specials and authentic Mexican food and drink. Read on

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