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  • What do all those blissful relationship posts on Facebook really tell us? | Surprise!

    We all have those Facebook friends who love to post incessantly about their significant others. Specifically, posts about how perfectly in love they are. Besides leaving me feeling vaguely nauseous, those friends also always leave me feeling a little suspicious. Read on

  • Jaw Gems play a free show at Local 188 tonight

    Plus Five Finger Death Punch throttles the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland with some heavy metal, The Thirsty Pigs presents another installment of their open mic night called The Exchange, The Still play a free show at Portland Lobster Company, Mouth Washington, BABE & Purple 7 rock Mathew’s, and a ton more tuneage for your Tuesday evening. Read on

  • Monhegan Brewing Company: One more reason to visit Maine’s iconic island

    There are many reasons to make the trip to Monhegan: natural beauty, rugged hiking, local art and now, local beer. Read on

  • What I Wear To…Anchor the News

    Up first in our new "What I wear to..." series is Erin Ovalle from WMTW, arguably the chicest news anchor about town. Learn how Erin gets dressed for delivering the news. Read on

  • The coolest map of Portland, Maine you’re going to find — in 1775 we had orchards, windmills and swamps on the peninsula

    Some things are just too cool to not put on the Internet. Read on

  • Purrfect Day at Paws in the Park

    The 17th Annual Paws in The Park for Animal Refuge League was a fundraising field day of happy tails, which felt like the dog days of summer. Our Maine Wag pupparazzi photo slider has 24 photos of the day's happy vibe. One of the adoptable dogs might just win your heart. Read on

  • 12 fall food and drink events in Maine to put on your calendar now

    Apples, pumpkins, barbecue, wine and beer, beer beer. There's never a shortage of food and drink events in Maine, but the fall calendar seems to be especially full of them. We've rounded up a smorgasbord of food festivals, dinners, and more tasty happenings around the state. Read on

  • Before you date your friend’s ex: 3 things to consider

    In most large cities, the dating experts come out loud and clear: Don't date your friend's ex. But living in a small city with limited options and smaller circles of smart/awesome people, it's a much more nuanced question. Read on

  • New Portland restaurants: C’mon, open already!

    In the kaleidoscope of new restaurant openings, the pace has been slow but the line-up is very promising as they trickle in and open their doors. Read on

  • 29 stunning photos of fall foliage in Maine (and some perfect spots to leaf peep)

    Dang, those leaves sure do look purty this time of year. And while locals might give the influx of "leaf peepers" a hard time, there's truly no shame in staring. 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

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