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  • Tails of a Mailboat adventure on Portland’s dog-friendly Casco Bay Lines

    Whether you live in Portland or are just visiting; casting off on Casco Bay Lines dog-friendly Mailboat Run is a fun way to get out on the water and get a taste for Maine island life. Meet some of the happy tails we wagged with on a Sunday afternoon summer cruise. Read on

  • Snacktime: Dobra Tea moving, Joe Ricchio changes his bar plans, MJ’s turns one, and more

    In this week's food-focused news, you'll find job postings, wine events, and an exciting announcement from Portland's own big man of dining and drink. Read on

  • Vintage trolleys meet jazz & cocktails: Seashore Trolley Speakeasy in Kennebunkport on Friday

    More than a dozen authentic Prohibition-era streetcars will become cocktail lounges for the evening, and you're encouraged to dress the part. Read on

  • 3 different and wonderful musical experiences, 1 night (tonight!)

    Bashi's live shows are known for his incredible looping and musical sorcery with his voice and violin. North Carolina-based electric folk trio Bombadil has Aimsel saying, "move over, Mumford." This will be a great show (and only $14). Read on

  • Celebrate Beatles’ “Hard Day’s Night” at State Theatre Thursday night

    The idea that "A Hard Day's Night," the Beatles' first movie, is being shown at the State Theatre on Thursday in honor of its 50th anniversary is going to make you feel old – there's no way around that. Read on

  • Biddeford Ball, PICNIC, Speakeasy & Glow Run: 8 things to do in Maine this weekend

    This weekend: Run wearing glow-in-the-dark shirts in OOB, revel in a Prohibition-era party (but drink freely, without fear of the cops) in Kennebunkport, catch some bluegrass in Litchfield and chow down on chili in Wells. It's also PICNIC in Portland, where you can shop indie, and Biddeford Ball in Biddeford, where the fashion and the dancing raise funds for some Main Street renovations. Read on

  • Maine Mini Adventure: Fort Popham, ocean kayaking & lunch at Ledges Pub in Phippsburg

    I’ve learned that when traveling through most of Maine’s coastal towns there’s no reason to rush to get from here to there. Often the best part of the trip is when you pull a U-turn on a whim and make an unexpected discovery. Read on

  • Olas performs at Empire in Portland tonight

    Plus The Mallett Brothers Band & Waylon Speed live at the Camden Opera House, a free show featuring soul man Lyle Divinsky at The Porthole in Portland, party on a boat with Che Ros, Don Damiani & more out on Casco Bay, check out some happening hip hop at Geno’s in Portland, and tons more awesome live music to help you take it to the limit this Thursday! Read on

  • Gorham House of Pizza: The heartbeat of Gorham is back and stronger than ever

    After a devastating fire in 2012, the locals wouldn't let Gorham House of Pizza die. How right they were. Read on

  • Rangeley bicycle thief foiled by Craigslist ad

    Police tracked down the teen after he tried to make a quick online sale of the $6,000 bike. Read on

  • Make a film in 2 days: “48 hour film fest” important event for Maine filmmakers

    "Its an important thing for local filmmakers...Yes, it's run by a national corporation, but what it ends up being is a great showcase for Maine filmmakers." Read on

  • Boston ska punk legends Bim Skala Bim headline “Mash It Up Ska Fest” at Port City Music Hall in Portland Saturday

    Bim Skala Bim is recognized by music critics as one of the bands that led "The Third Wave" of ska in popular music in the '80s and '90s. Read on

  • Things I wish I knew before vacationing in Baxter State Park: 8 tips for planning your next trip to the North Maine Woods

    I recently spent 10 days in Baxter State Park, and while I found a lot of articles on the various ways to hike Katahdin, there was little about other hikes, places to swim, which campgrounds are the best, etc. Even Maine guidebooks glossed over the park. And there were some things I would have liked to know. Read on

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