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Things to do This week

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  • Get weird this Wednesday as Frank Zappa takes on Captain Beefheart at this week’s Clash at Empire

    Plus Arcade Fire rocks the Bangor Waterfront, Micromasse plays a free show in the lounge at Frontier in Brunswick, Rap Night pops off with DJ Abilities & PremRock and waaay more wonderful ways to work out your Wednesday! Read on

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    Special Surfer Night @ Gooch’s Beach

    What’s more empowering than catching a wave? Many, many volunteers led by Aquaholics surf shop in Kennebunk bring that feeling of freedom and exhilaration to dozens of area kids with with physical, mental, or emotional special needs. Read on

  • Great pairings: corn and tomatoes; blueberries and blackberries

    'Tis the season to relish the bounty of summer foods including berries, corn and tomatoes with great grilled chicken. Read on

  • Building my dining room table: The Naked Table Project

    To make my home more “lovable” and create a space where I could spread out and entertain guests, I signed up for the recent Naked Table Project held near Woodstock, Vermont. Read on

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    5 Reasons to Visit Hallowell, Maine

    Noted for its architecture and culture, it spans nearly 6.1 square miles with a population of 2,381. Haven’t been there? Here’s five reasons to check it out. Read on

  • Free folk music during American Folk Festival in Bangor Friday through Sunday

    More than a dozen musical acts will perform over three days. Read on

  • Central Provisions in Portland named to Bon Appetit’s list of ‘Best New Restaurants in America 2014′

    This is the first time a Maine restaurant has made the list, which has been compiled since 2011. Read on

  • Vintage trolleys meet jazz & cocktails: Seashore Trolley Speakeasy in Kennebunkport on Friday

    More than a dozen authentic Prohibition-era streetcars will become cocktail lounges for the evening, and you're encouraged to dress the part. Read on

  • Maine’s Bob Crowley, winner of “Survivor,” hosts Durham Warriors Survival Challenge at his yurt campground

    The event will benefit a program that helps veterans and others stay at his camps no cost, and is scheduled to feature former "Survivor" stars including Richard Hatch and Sandra Diaz-Twine. Read on

  • Kathy Hutchins – gatekeeper at Winslow Park

    The evening I met Kathy, I was looking for a good spot to swim. Kathy greeted us at the gate with a smile, and we parked, walked along the sandy beach and I jumped off the dock for a swim. The water was cool and I was happy. That's the experience for most people who come to Winslow Park: Kathy is the gatekeeper to the park and its adventures. Read on

  • Check out the view & the happy hour at Royal River Grillhouse in Yarmouth

    The Royal River Grillhouse in Yarmouth is known for its wrap-around deck that overlooks the Royal River, where patrons munch on the catch of the day, mussels or the restaurant's prized truffle fries. Read on

  • Historical preservation & parties: New Gaslight League social club at Victoria Mansion

    The Gaslight League, officially launched at the end of July, is a young donors group dedicated to protecting and preserving the mansion. They're also self-described cocktail enthusiasts and partygoers, and they're looking for members. Read on

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