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  • What Maine filmmakers hope to be grateful for in 2016

    Being a filmmaker in Maine means living in hope. Sure, it also means hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, but for the men and women striving to make movies (and a living) in the film industry here, hope is what keeps them going. Read on

  • Happy 2nd anniversary, Banded Horn Brewery! Celebrate with sour ale, stout beer releases

    This Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., owner and head-brewer, Ian McConnell, and the Banded Horn crew are hosting a Year Two Anniversary Party at the Biddeford brewery, and you are all invited. Read on

  • BBQ and breakfast become one at The Blue Pig Diner in Gorham

    The diner, run by a couple who got their start as BBQ caterers, is open for breakfast and lunch in the center of Gorham village Read on

  • Thanksgiving? Thank Sarah Josepha Hale. And Abe.

    On Thursday, thank yous will be generously passed around the Thanksgiving table like so many bowls of made-from-scratch stuffing. But in the haze of gratefulness, we ought to give a shout-out to Sarah Josepha Hale. And Abe Lincoln. And a bunch of other people. Read on

  • Introducing…Fat Knuckle Freddy at Blue and Caitlin Canty at One Longfellow Square

    Fat Knuckle Freddy is a composer, instrumentalist and songwriter. He plays and composes primitive American music in styles he describes as "music noir" and "porch-stomping, bone-rattling blues." Read on

  • Skiing: Family-friendly King Pine Ski Area has snow guns blasting for opening day

    King Pine Ski Area is one of many great New England examples of ski hills where small really is beautiful. Read on

  • Get out (and not shop) on Black Friday: Wake up early for an outdoor adventure

    Set your alarms for the early hours this Black Friday! Don't miss out on the sunrise over the Atlantic/a nearby lake/the shrubs in your backyard! Take advantage of mind-blowing bargains at Maine's state parks (day use fees as low as $2-$5)! Read on

  • Comedian Paula Poundstone performs in Ogunquit Saturday (will she photograph the backstage chair?!)

    From her much-loved stand-up routines to her hilarity on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me," comedian Paula Poundstone has been cracking people up since getting her start back in the early '80s. Read on

  • Acadia National Park passes on sale for half-price!

    Acadia National Park entrance passes are on sale Dec 1-31 at half price. Just $25 buys you an entire year of outdoor fun at one of America's most beautiful national parks! Read on

  • Eve’s at the Garden offers a cozy and secluded bar experience in Portland

    Tucked away on the second floor of the Portland Harbor Hotel is Eve's at the Garden, a warm and elegant hotel bar and restaurant that boasts a toasty fireplace nook, superbly comfortable bar stools, and peaceful views of the patio sanctuary. Read on

  • How to have a quintessential New England Christmas: Caroling, tree lightings & horse-drawn sleigh rides

    We're talking about the fir trees layered with snow, the streets bright with holiday lights, the jingle of bells on shop doors, the dashing-through-the-snow-thrill of a horse-pulled sleigh. Read on

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