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  • Six-Moon Journey: Getting on with it just fine, leaving a trace for miles

    Rain, lots of people, discarded and abandoned gear and more... It's all part of the early spring AT thru-hike experience. But the hiking is fine and the mountains top of the world. Read on

  • Vote Here! Maine Madness Beer Tournament 2015: Round TWO

    There are some tough match-ups in this round of 32. The first round's biggest vote getter, Dinner from Maine Beer Company (1,019 votes), will face last year's runner up, Allagash Curieux. Also, look for a back and forth battle between Maine Beer Company's Lunch and Foundation Brewing's Epiphany as well. Read on

  • 10 easy Maine hikes anyone can do: Great views for the casual hiker

    All these hikes are less than 2 miles. They're not difficult, but they are super gratifying. 6 of them are within an hour's drive of Portland. If you're not a hardcore hiker, but want a mountaintop view, here's our picks for you: Read on

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    Photos: CeleSoiree’s Circus Delights to benefit ILAP

    The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), the only immigration legal aid organization in Maine, has just one fundraiser a year: CeleSoiree. This year ILAP paired up with Circus Conservatory of America to put on an unforgettable show for guests at the $75/person event. Read on

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    With pros bowling, pressure on, the goal is pinsetting perfection

    Bayside Bowl chief mechanic Zack Kane felt fully prepared for the first PBA Tour stop in Maine, but still had to endure a nervous four days of competition. Read on

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    Photos: Stache Pag @ State Theatre, Portland

    The Stache Pag at the State Theatre was a marvelous sight to behold. The circus performances and magic acts were appetizers for the facial hair competition with categories such as “Castaway” and “The Thigh Tickler." Read on

  • Spring events: 25+ can’t-miss things to do this spring in Maine

    Spring is for falling in love (awww). But mostly it's about hiking and kite flying and finally being able to drink a beer on an outdoor patio again. Here are a bunch of events happening this Maine Spring 2015. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 Portland-area wine bars to try

    With all the current fawning over craft beer and cocktails, Maine wine drinkers might feel a little left in the dust. Not so at a wine bar, where there may or may not be a full menu, and lingering is encouraged. Each of the following, two of which opened in the last few months, has its own, distinctive personality. Read on

  • Missing the boat at DiMillo’s, Portland

    Some of the dishes are too gussied up at DiMillo's when the kitchen would could excel at serving simpler fare. But it's still an iconic harbor-front restaurant that tourists love. Read on

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