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  • Picks & pans: Lolita (pick), Harraseeket Lunch (pan), and more

    For this past week's picks and pans kudos go to Lolita, Taco Trio, Outliers and others — and only one pan, Harraseeket Lunch Read on

  • Use your dirty words: Erotica 101 writing workshop at Nomia

    Authors of erotica have the potential to rake it in. Or at least write one amazing Valentine's Day card. Besides, why should "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E. L. James should be having all the fun? Read on

  • Dusters & cocoons? 4 cool fall coat styles you’ve probably never heard of

    I've decoded the season's smartest styles so you can shop with confidence instead of blankly looking an associate at Black Parrot in the face and remarking, "I have no idea what a duster is." Read on

  • Chatting with Billy Bragg: “It’s all about communicating ideas”

    The British singer-songwriter, whose tunes reflect his interest in politics and community, will play at Port City Music Hall on Monday. Read on

  • 20 places my Bean Boots have been

    Bean Boots are as prominent in Maine as the rugged coast. These boots have been on every adventure with me and it's about time I show off my top 20 Bean Boot adventures. Read on

  • Cuddlr | It’s like Tinder for cuddling | Hug it out!

    Do you daydream about snuggling? Ever feel like spooning a random stranger? Well, have I got an app for you! Read on

  • 18 Maine museums are free Saturday, Sept. 27: Celebrate Museum Day with fancy cars, pigeons, surf boards, art and old homes

    Sept. 27 is free museum day. Go see moccasins in Bar Harbor, WWII food propaganda posters in Kennebunck, extinct carrier pigeons in Augusta or Hinckley or maybe an 1890s traveling dentist chair in Bangor. Whatever interests you, it's free for a day. Read on

  • Third-annual Claw Down puts lobster front and center in Boothbay (photos)

    Chefs from The World is Mine Oyster and Rocktide Inn, both in Boothbay Harbor, won the 3rd annual Claw Down lobster bite competition. Read on

  • 15 fitness classes in southern Maine that actually sound fun: dodge, dance, double-dutch and derby

    Not all of us are going to run on a treadmill for hours, even if it's a Toddler and Tiaras marathon on the gym TV. Heck, maybe you hate gyms (I do). But that doesn't mean we can't work out — and have a blast. Pickleball, anyone? How about moving that Buti? Read on

  • Your Route 1 antiquing guide: 4 treasure-filled shops you can hit in an afternoon

    The 30 miles of Route 1 from Arundel to Kittery has more than 50 antique shops and is often described as the best hunting grounds for antiques in New England. Read on

  • Maine Apple Guide: Pick-your-own orchards, recipes & apple etiquette

    It’s apple season in Maine. Maybe you've noticed. Whether you buy your apples pre-picked from the market or prefer to get all hands-on with the fruit and pick it yourself, we've got the apple guide to suit you. From pick-you-own orchards to apple recipes and even a few videos on apple-picking etiquette and apple storage, consider your apple needs fulfilled. Read on

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