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  • Thanksgiving? Thank Sarah Josepha Hale. And Abe.

    On Thursday, thank yous will be generously passed around the Thanksgiving table like so many bowls of made-from-scratch stuffing. But in the haze of gratefulness, we ought to give a shout-out to Sarah Josepha Hale. And Abe Lincoln. And a bunch of other people. Read on

  • Happy 2nd anniversary, Banded Horn Brewery! Celebrate with sour ale, stout beer releases

    This Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., owner and head-brewer, Ian McConnell, and the Banded Horn crew are hosting a Year Two Anniversary Party at the Biddeford brewery, and you are all invited. Read on

  • Thanksgiving Guide 2015: Things to do (bowling, yoga, theater) & bars open on Turkey Day

    Turkey Day brings mashed potatoes and stuffing as far as the eyes can see. It also brings grouchy in-laws, Turnpike traffic, and sinks full of dirty dishes. Thanksgiving can be overwhelming. Read on

  • What Maine filmmakers hope to be grateful for in 2016

    Being a filmmaker in Maine means living in hope. Sure, it also means hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, but for the men and women striving to make movies (and a living) in the film industry here, hope is what keeps them going. Read on

  • Skiing: Family-friendly King Pine Ski Area has snow guns blasting for opening day

    King Pine Ski Area is one of many great New England examples of ski hills where small really is beautiful. Read on

  • Introducing…Fat Knuckle Freddy at Blue and Caitlin Canty at One Longfellow Square

    Fat Knuckle Freddy is a composer, instrumentalist and songwriter. He plays and composes primitive American music in styles he describes as "music noir" and "porch-stomping, bone-rattling blues." Read on

  • Get out (and not shop) on Black Friday: Wake up early for an outdoor adventure

    Set your alarms for the early hours this Black Friday! Don't miss out on the sunrise over the Atlantic/a nearby lake/the shrubs in your backyard! Take advantage of mind-blowing bargains at Maine's state parks (day use fees as low as $2-$5)! Read on

  • Comedian Paula Poundstone performs in Ogunquit Saturday (will she photograph the backstage chair?!)

    From her much-loved stand-up routines to her hilarity on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me," comedian Paula Poundstone has been cracking people up since getting her start back in the early '80s. Read on

  • Acadia National Park passes on sale for half-price!

    Acadia National Park entrance passes are on sale Dec 1-31 at half price. Just $25 buys you an entire year of outdoor fun at one of America's most beautiful national parks! Read on

  • Eve’s at the Garden offers a cozy and secluded bar experience in Portland

    Tucked away on the second floor of the Portland Harbor Hotel is Eve's at the Garden, a warm and elegant hotel bar and restaurant that boasts a toasty fireplace nook, superbly comfortable bar stools, and peaceful views of the patio sanctuary. Read on

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    Photos: Santa Hustle 5K & Half Marathon at Maine Mall

    Thousands of Santas hustled around the Maine Mall early Sunday morning, dashing into the holiday season with the Santa Hustle New England 5K & Half Marathon. Runners took the Santa hats, beards and running tops and stepped up their game with outrageously festive costuming in this Easter Seals Maine fundraiser. Read on

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    Photos: Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” at State Theatre

    Mainers packed the State Theatre to kick off the snow season with Warren Miller Entertainment’s 2015 film, “Chasing Shadows.” Maine’s snowboard cross legend Seth Wescott is featured in the film snowboarding epic mountains in Nepal just prior to the earthquake. More info about the film tour: Read on

  • How to have a quintessential New England Christmas: Caroling, tree lightings & horse-drawn sleigh rides

    We're talking about the fir trees layered with snow, the streets bright with holiday lights, the jingle of bells on shop doors, the dashing-through-the-snow-thrill of a horse-pulled sleigh. Read on

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