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  • PYOBerries: Pick-your-own strawberry farms in southern & central Maine

    Here are some lovely pick-your-own farms in central and southern Maine. While general hours are listed, it's wise to call ahead or check Facebook for updates, as some farms occasionally close for a day to let berries ripen or when the weather's ugly. Read on

  • 25+ can’t-miss summer events in Maine

    What we've rounded up are some of summer's highlights - things we think you shouldn't miss if you've got a choice in the matter. Read on

  • Music review: Guitar virtuoso dazzles sold-out Blue crowd

    Bill Frisell shows why he's considered a world-class talent. Read on

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    Photos: Craft Brew Races @ Payson Park Portland

    Craft Brew Races in Portland. Participants ran a 5k and ended up at Payson Park where breweries from around the state had tents set up, serving samples. Read on

  • Songs in the Key of Marriage Equality…History is Made

    Celebrating Marriage Equality with Music! Read on

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    Photos: Allagash Street Fair in Portland

    Allagash and the surrounding breweries shut down the street today to host the 20th anniversary of Allagash Brewing Co. at the Allagash Street Fair. Read on

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    Maine’s Greatest Summer Festival Winner: Yarmouth Clam Festival!

    Congratulations to the Yarmouth Clam Festival! We asked which summer festival was Maine's Greatest, and you answered! Read on

  • 11 classical music concerts featuring incredible talent and summer music magic

    We're lucky to live here, because really good performers like visiting us, especially in July and August. We get the chance to see and hear the finest musicians in the world in an environment where they can relax, collaborate and stretch their creative muscle. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 great Portland-area places for outdoor dining

    Lots of restaurants put tables outside at this time of year. Some however (who are lucky to have the space), go above and beyond to create especially appealing outdoor dining environments. Because food and drink just taste better in the fresh air. Read on

  • The sandwiches are piled high at Home in Portland (the prices are a bit high, too)

    Home, a 3-month-old retail location for the Portland-based catering company of the same name, looks like home if you happen to come from food-crazed, small-batch Brooklyn. Read on

  • Review: Spoon makes its long-awaited Maine debut. Crowd eats it up

    Spoon has been a band for so long now that it is legally allowed to drink, and yet before Friday, at no point in their 22 years together had the members crossed the state line into Maine to perform. Read on

  • Adopted military dog is the heart and soul of ‘Max’

    The title character of "Max" is the "Rambo of dogs," says screenwriter Sheldon Lettich, and he knows whence he speaks. In fact, Lettich's history with Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme helped get "Max" – the story of a canine veteran of the war in Afghanistan – the military aid it needed. Read on

  • 7 totally rad 80s-themed events around Portland where you can dance (if you want to)

    Get your 80s music fix in southern Maine this summer by seeing Violent Femmes or Van Halen, dancing at Bubba's, or rocking out to the decade's biggest hit covered by The Awesome Read on

  • Bar, café and bookshop all in one (and Trivia Night Tuesdays!) at Elements in Biddeford

    Extremely pleasant service, great beer and wine selection, as well as coffee drinks, Elements is a place to unwind, socialize, meet friends, or study quietly. Read on

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