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  • Pop in The Umbrella Cover Museum on Peaks Island to enjoy the mundane while you wait for the ferry

    You’ve probably never thought to think about umbrella covers. But people who’ve had time to kill between ferries on Peaks Island have witnessed the bland wonder of the Umbrella Cover Museum. The museum holds the Guinness World Record (after being rejected several times) for owning the most umbrella covers. It’s also the only umbrella cover museum… Read on

  • Snacktime: Vinland chef at Flanagan’s Table, singles night on The Maine Brew Bus, more

    Smoke cigars and drink Madeira at Victoria Mansion, get on the Maine Brew bus to meet beer-loving singles, and more food and drink happenings. Read on

  • Bikes and wine go together perfectly at Cape Elizabeth’s Flock & Vine

    Flock & Vine Bike & Beverage, located at 541 Ocean House Road, turned a year old on Memorial Day Weekend, but some are still getting used to the combination of fine wine and bicycle repair. Read on

  • Crookneck yellow squash is a glorious summer vegetable – recipes for soup and pudding casserole

    Heirloom varieties of crookneck yellow squash are an essential summer vegetable--see these two great recipes for summer dining Read on

  • Industrial Way neighborhood is sacred ground for Portland’s craft beer lovers

    Earlier this year, Bissell Brothers Brewing, Foundation Brewing and Austin Street Brewing each opened a garage door in One Industrial Way. So why is this neighborhood the Mesopotamia of Maine craft brewing? Read on

  • The Sunset Folk Concert Series continues on the Western Prom with Roy Davis tonight

    Sweet, wonderful, Wednesday! What is up!? I am overjoyed to see you once again as your arrival marks the half way point to the freakin’ weekend! If you’re all just as happy as myself to have made it this far, then get out on the town to celebrate this joyous occasion! Here we go! Will… Read on

  • Hit the new Hilltop Superette for burgers, Italians & pizza to go (and pick up some groceries)

    The newly opened market on the East End offers hot and cold sandwiches for lunch. Read on

  • Maine Mini Adventure: Rock hound in Auburn, eat burgers & custard in New Gloucester

    Playing in the dirt to mine for Maine gems is what makes Mt. Apatite such a fun place to visit. Grab a backpack, a hammer and get your treasure-hunting self to Auburn. On your way back to Portland, take trip down the scenic Route 100 and stop at Fat Guys for burgers and fries and its next door neighbor, Hodgman’s, for some frozen custard. Read on

  • All things dough at the 2014 Kneading Conference this weekend in Skowhegan

    One of my favorite events of the year is coming up in just a couple days in Skowhegan, Maine – bakers, grain growers, and a whole bunch of other folks intensely passionate about all things dough related will gather at the 8th annual Kneading Conference.  There will be classic Italian Semolina bread, artisan doughnuts, wood-fired… Read on

  • Ride horses on Peaks Island: Horse Island Camp offers trail rides along the ocean

    Sure, you've biked on Peaks Island, but have you galloped along the beaches? Have you trotted your horse up to old WWII forts? Well, you have to. It's just plain magical. Read on

  • There’ll probably be a wait at The Ramp … and it’ll be worth it

    The cozy bar and grill offers a prime view of the harbor in Cape Porpoise. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 new & noteworthy Portland-area restaurants

    The restaurant boom in Maine shows no signs of abating, but to survive, you better be good. These five newcomers appear to have staying power. Read on

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