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  • Skiing: Ten very good reasons to ski (and stay) at Loon Mountain

    There are many reasons to ski and ride Loon Mountain... here are 10 good ones. Read on

  • Zapoteca’s Mescalita de Piña

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

  • 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

  • The Newsroom Sessions: Pearl and the Beard

    Check out Brooklyn-based indie-pop trio Pearl and The Beard. They’re playing a Thursday night sold-out show at One Longfellow Square opening for Wild Child. Read on

  • Celebrate Baxter Brewing’s 4th Anniversary with Anna Lombard, Model Airplane & Mosart212 at Port City Music Hall tonight

    Plus Battery Steele, Endless Jags & Soft Pyramids rock New System Laundry in Portland, Ceschi Ramos, Crunk Witch, Caro Khan & Shane Hall play a free show at Bayside Bowl, The Ghosts of Johnson City return to Blue, Pardon Me, Doug gets Phishy at Empire, and a bunch more music to take in this finally Friday! 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

  • Rare sight: A bald eagle photographed in a Maine snowstorm

    If I were to bundle up the photos I feel most lucky to have photographed, these would surely be in that selection. Few things embody the quintessential American spirit like a bald eagle. 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

  • Top 10 Maine Outdoor Instagram accounts you need to follow

    These Instagram accounts will provide you with daily Maine photos - from the coast to the mountains. Some of these folks brave the coldest Maine mornings to capture the best sunrises you've seen! 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

  • ‘Wild Beer Round Up’ at Allagash featuring Emotional Honey on Saturday

    If you're at all a fan of wild beers (or even if you are not), you're going to want to get in line for this one. 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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