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  • One of the biggest selections of wine by the glass in Portland: MJ’s Wine Bar

    Genuine and romantic: That's the vibe at MJ's, located at One City Center. The space is adorned with unique features, such as a piano, shelves of vinyl LPs and a record player, a guitar, and a wall lined with 40 fragrance jars beneath what Ohlson calls the "wine mural." Read on

  • Exploring Nova Scotia with my doggles on

    Navigating Nova Scotia with my focus on everything dog. Meet a few of the canine characters who I met amidst a colorful landscape of lighthouses, fishing villages, wine country and maritime history. Read on

  • 8 things I am looking forward to at this year’s Common Ground Fair

    The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Common Ground Country Fair is just about here. When it comes to celebrating agriculture and local food in Maine, this is one of the most important events. Read on

  • Farm animals, up close & personal: Meet the stars of Cumberland and Fryeburg Fair

    Everyone loves to see the animals at Maine fairs, but what do we really know about them? Read on

  • Jason Spooner Band releases fan-inspired “Fireflies” Video

    Jason Spooner Band "Fireflies" video gets by with a little help from their fans. Read on

  • Inflatable 5K, Trail to Ale, Common Ground & Dirty Dance Party: 8 things to do in Maine this weekend

    Run! Run for beer! Run for giant inflatable obstacles! Portland Trails' Trail to Ale 10K is this weekend, as is the Insane Inflatable 5K, which means you can run for whatever motivates you. Common Ground Fair this weekend, there's a party on a boat (with masks!), and a celebration of Patrick Swayze - including a Dirt Dance Party and screening of "Road House." Read on

  • An Obituary for George* | He was a social media cat

    I've never liked cats. George came into my life through a series of coincidences. This is the short story of his life with me. Read on

  • 18 delicious photos of Maine cheeseburgers for National Cheeseburger Day

    It's National Cheeseburger Day. Whether you get your burger fix at a local restaurant or at home, don't let the day go by without biting into your favorite version of this all-American sandwich. Read on

  • Don’t judge guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola by their covers

    The pair, coming to Portland's One Longfellow Square on Friday, prove their virtuosity with songs by The Cars, Hank Williams, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington. Read on

  • Tim McGraw doesn’t know where Portland is and doesn’t want to know, apparently: New song titled ‘Portland, Maine’

    McGraw’s latest album, “Sundown Heaven Town,” came out Tuesday and features a track called “Portland, Maine.” The catchy ballad is a break-up song, and in it McGraw is lamenting that his love has left for Portland, but says that’s fine by him. He keeps repeating the phrases “Portland, Maine, I don’t know where that is” and “I don’t want to know.” Read on

  • Punk Rope is back in Portland: Wear your favorite old band T-shirt and sweat it out

    Punk Rope is back in Portland. The jump rope fitness class is like the best day of 4th grade recess: The day you were picked first in Red Rover, won a "beat you to the basketball court" race and did double dutch with your best friend. Classes are now 6 p.m. Wednesdays. It's $7 a class. Read on

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