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  • 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

  • 14+ can’t-miss winter events in Maine (most of which are in the snow!)

    The cold season can ice our spirits and bury our good natures under a half-ton of ash-colored slush. But we can break free from winter's frigid clutches with a little help from a toboggan, an ice bar, and a few well-placed snowballs. The key is strategy. Read on

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    Photos: Ice Bar 2015 @ Portland Harbor Hotel

    Families and friends gathered from different parts of New England to take part in The Portland Harbor Hotel's Ice Bar this weekend. The event sported beautiful ice sculptures in the outdoor patio, full bars, catering, and Dj's. Read on

  • Maine adventure: Travel our state in 10 photos

    Here are the 10 favorite photos that I've taken in our great state. Each represents a certain memory and a particular place in time that will forever be ingrained in the back of my mind. 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

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    Photos: Rail Jam @ Portland WinterFest

    Snowboarding tricks on Spring Street? What better way to kick off Portland WinterFest? Boarders sponsored by Long’s Board Shop showed off jumps and flips down the Shawnee Peak rail course. 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

  • Good dogs learn bow-wow tricks of the trade

    Our happy-go-wiggly labrador, Ted, and his Aussie cousin tried their paws at a Freestyle session with Gooddogz Training. Ted's puppy days were a little crazy and he's still a free-spirit that sometimes loves life a little too much but he's trying to follow in his older cousin Laddie's paw-prints and be a good dog. Check out this classroom adventure. Read on

  • Zapoteca’s Mescalita de Piña

    A spicy-sweet cocktail with tropical fruit transports us to the sunny beaches of Mexico. Read on

  • Tiqa: The rewards of Mediterranean cooking unfold seamlessly at Portland’s newest dining tour-de-force

    Expansive space, beautiful design, and a bit of exotica coming from its pan-Mediterranean-inspired kitchen add up to Tiqa being one of the most unique establishments to grace the city in recent memory. Read on

  • Cody Laplante | Writer | Portland, Maine

    So I’m pretty new to Portland (NH native). It’s been 4 months now. I’m a man of letters: teaching them, translating them, composing them, editing them, devouring them … Read on

  • More mustache: Facial Hair Fest (Stache Pag and Bearded Brew Fest) in Portland March 21-27

    Introducing the first annual Facial Hair Fest, a five-day celebration of mustaches and the people who love them. And the people who love the people with mustaches. Read on

  • Live cheap: Free things to do in Maine this winter

    There are plenty of free things to do around here (or things that are so cheap they're nearly free). This list is what we've come up with so far - from wine tastings and poetry readings to cooking demos, arcades and full moon hikes. 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

  • You CAN run/swim/bike: Maine training groups to get you across the finish line

    You know that race you’ve always wanted to do (you know, the one you say you’re going to sign up for every year, but somehow always – ahem – forget)? Well I’m here to tell you, this is your year. You're going to train for that race and you're going to finish it. Read on

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