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  • The Nth Power & Orgone bring the funk & soul to Port City Music Hall tonight

    Make no ifs, ands, or buts about it, I do not prefer Mondays. Thankfully though there always seems to be a surplus of awesome shows to check out in and around town. So why not turn those Monday frowns upside down by getting out there and taking in some great live music? Here’s what’s on… Read on

  • Bath Farmer’s Market and more waterfront food finds

    Bath's waterfront farmer's market is a delight to visit in this utterly charming town along the Kennebec River. Read on

  • My perfect summer 24 hours in Maine | Thank you social media

    So, I spent the last week really thinking about my social media use and, honestly, having quite a few moments where I wanted to cut the cord personally. Then I had this day. This perfect summer 24 hours in Maine. I hope you've had one. It's pretty terrific. Read on

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    Eat & Drinkvia Press Herald

    Dine Out Maine: Vinland’s star, five of them, is rising

    The 100-percent local menu may start a new Maine food revolution. Read on

  • Take your summer back! Make it a “Summer of Me” starting RIGHT NOW

    Committing to a Summer of Me is an absolute necessity for those who were lucky enough to recently go through a breakup. You should silently thank your recent partner for giving you the opportunity to live and love this summer, unfettered by a mediocre relationship. Read on

  • Set sail with Shipyard on the Nova Star Aug. 12 – 13

    Nova Star Cruises has partnered with Portland's Shipyard Brewing Company for a 22-hour "Sail with Shipyard" cruise next month. 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

  • Try the Deer Isle Hostel for a cheap, off-the-grid stay on the coast of Maine

    The Deer Isle Hostel is a magical place. It sits on three locations I always want to be: island, farm, forest. The word "hostel" brings to mind certain images, which you should toss out of your head right now. For one thing, this one is entirely off the grid — think solar power, a compost-heated shower and wood-heated everything. Read on

  • Hiking Downeast Maine: Pigeon Hill and Petit Manan trails make a great two-fer

    It’s no secret that Down East Maine is home to dozens of land trust preserves and public land parcels and many miles of outstanding hiking, easily some of the best anywhere along the coast. Two award-winning hikes (in my book anyway) that should be on your to-do list are found in Steuben. Read on

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    Do thiscentralmaine.com

    Rafting, rock climbing & car cruise-in: Skowhegan River Fest begins Tuesday

    Skowhegan’s River Fest is set for Tuesday through Aug. 3. Where logs once bobbed and turned along the river there are now canoes, kayaks and rafts. Read on

  • Schoodic Point: The premier destination in Acadia National Park

    If you want to find the most scenic and beloved spot inside Maine's famous Acadia National Park, you've come to the right place. Read on

  • At Hidden Pond: down to Earth in Kennebunkport

    Earth at Hidden Pond dazzles and cajoles in the refinement of a stylishly casual setting for fabulous food Read on

  • Wagging our way around dog-friendly Midcoast Maine – from Boothbay to Southport Island

    A dog-friendly Midcoast Maine adventure with tails, rails, ales, a sandy beach with lighthouse views and dockside dining. Read on

  • Explore Maine’s most easterly town: 8 things to do in Lubec and Campobello Island

    Lubec is an intriguing hamlet of homes and fishing wharves, a few shops and restaurants. Nothing fancy. But this far Down East region of Maine has a special character. 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

  • 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

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