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  • Where’s the beef? The return of the classic butcher shop

    The revival of the neighborhood butcher shop is strong in Maine, with master butchers relying on nose-to-tail butchery and the bounty from local farms. Read on

  • Check out Ages and Ages live at Empire in Portland tonight

    Plus WMPG’s Bluegrass Spectacular featuring Tumbling Bones, Jerks of Grass & the Grassholes at One Longfellow Square, Spencer Allan Patricks performs a free show at Andy’s Old Port Pub, Slates in Hallowell showcases a trio of talented singer-songwriters and much more to help you make the absolute most out of your Monday! Read on

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    Photos: Ghoulwill Ball @ The Portland Club

    The Portland Club was a freaky-fun place when 220 costumed characters showed up for the Ghoulwill Ball. Motor Booty Affair kept the crowd dancing and all this ghoulish fun raised money for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England to help people find jobs. Read on

  • Do you dress like your significant other?

    Could you and your partner share a closet if you had to? Or are you a perfect example of "opposites attract"? Read on

  • Contest: Win a pair of tickets to Harvest on the Harbor’s sold out Brews, Booze & Blues BBQ

    The Brew, Blues & Brew Barbecue is one of Harvest on the Harbor's highlights. It's an evening of barbecue eating and beer drinking, with plenty of sampling to go around and live music to fill out the atmosphere. And we're giving away five (5) pairs of tickets right here. Read on

  • Get lost in the stalks: Corn Mazes in Maine

    They seem easy, but corn mazes can confound even the most capable problem solvers. Test your sense of direction (and maybe bring a cell phone, just in case) in one of Maine's corn mazes. Read on

  • Revisiting an old favorite: Caiola’s in Portland

    Sometimes it's the old reliable establishments that have defined Portland dining for years and remain as good as the star-studded newcomers. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 notable Maine steakhouses

    In a state with 3,478 miles of coastline, it's no wonder so many Maine restaurant menus feature its bounty. But as much as we love our seafood, sometimes we just want to tuck into a juicy cut of beef. Read on

  • Ski sales in Maine: Find your winter gear – cheap

    Maybe you're thinking "too soon! It's not even Halloween yet." News flash: You've already missed a couple ski swaps in Maine this year and Bangor's big'un is this weekend. Here's where to find deals this year Read on

  • High-tailing it at Southern Maine’s dog-centric Inn By the Sea

    Meet uptown dog, Atticus, from New York City and his woolly brother, Radley. These lucky "Wuzzles" are in doggie heaven when they vacation at Inn By the Sea. Read on

  • A 3-minute zombie makeup tutorial: make your friends squirm with this nasty neck wound

    Lucia Almeida has an awesome hobby, which freaks out some of her friends and teachers. She came into the studio to show us how to create realistic looking wounds. Read on

  • Friday Happy Hour: The Sugar Maple

    This very fall-in-New England cocktail combines amber rum, maple syrup, apple cider and spices. Read on

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