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  • Wicked history: True stories of ghosts and gallows in Maine

    Imagine it's a couple hundred years ago and your daughter dies in the winter. Too cold to bury her. Let's put her under the floorboards! Read this and other true Maine stories of wicked history and hauntings. Read on

  • Buying Local at Munjoy Hill’s Circa Home & Vintage

    If etsy were a storefront, this is what it would look like. Take a look inside one of my favorite stores. Read on

  • 53 rotating beers on tap at Jimmy the Greek’s in South Portland

    From the outside, with its cliché Greek fortress-like entrance and tacky signage, you might not guess that this Greece-y hall wields brick oven pizzas, customer-favorite street tacos and boasts 53 rotating beers on tap. Read on

  • Worried Well and Tan Vampires rock Empire in Portland tonight

    Plus Hi Tiger, 32french and more perform a free show at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Cherub, Ghost Beach and Gibbz invite you to dance it out at Port City Music Hall, Kilcollins brings the party to RiRa, and lots more music to take in this Thursday! Read on

  • 5 things to see at October’s Art Walk in Portland: Woodblock witches, antique autos and wine waltzes

    Portland, you sure are feeling reflective this month. Artists are painting from old journals. They're bringing out antique cars. Merrill Auditorium's organ is getting a photography exhibit on its historic restoration project. There's both the pulp book covers of the 1930s AND a woodblock display inspired by 1930s comics. I'm calling this months art walk Look Back October. Read on

  • Free screenings of once-banned stories: Banned Book Film Series at Portland Public Library on Thursdays in October

    Portland Public Library is keeping the Banned Book Week discussion alive with its third annual Banned Book Film Series, beginning Oct. 9 and running every Thursday in October. Read on

  • Maine’s hidden secrets #001: Squirrel Point Light

    This new series will explore Maine's best, yet slightly lesser-known destinations - all in your back yard! Bringing photos, hikes and hot spots to your desktop! Read on

  • Snacktime: Bonfire Country Bar opens, last call for Flea Bites, and more

    Country music fans, pull on 'yer boots and head on down to Bonfire Country Bar, now filling red Solo cups with "Redneck Cocktails" in the Old Port. Read on

  • AppleCycle, apple cider, cigars & Fall Fest: 8 things to do in Maine this weekend

    One word describes this weekend: Apples. On Friday, meet John Bunker and learn the history of apples in Maine...while drinking hard cider. On Saturday, it's Apple Day at Gilsland Farm and Sunday, get on your bike and orchard hop during AppleCycle. There's also some cigar smoking and comedy watching this weekend, plus a fall festival in Freeport. Read on

  • More cans and bottles are coming

    Maine brewers give us additional choices for bringing home their beers in cans and bottles. Read on

  • Single people in Maine, you’re curvier than singles in other states. At least you say you are.

    Does Maine have the curviest single people in America? It's possible. According to a report released by online dating company Zoosk, Mainers are more likely to describe themselves as "curvy" in their Zoosk dating profiles. Read on

  • Talk to Salt: Your portrait, your words captured on Congress Street during Friday Art Walk

    You are interesting. It's true. Your thoughts are worth hearing, your aspirations are worth sharing, and your sarcasm is worth spreading. That's the basic premise of Salt's "First Friday Art Talk," an on-the-street portrait and interview session that Salt has done during the last two First Friday Art Walks. Read on

  • 17 Halloween events in Maine: Parties, haunted houses and scary movies at the drive-in

    Halloween two ways: Dance your zombie face paint off or scream your way through the haunted houses, mazes, woods and execution rooms. We've got both options listed for you. Read on

  • Saltwater Celtic Music Festival will bring 50+ musicians to Portland on Saturday

    Formerly held outdoors in Brunswick, the festival will include shows by Eileen Ivers, Ashley Davis, the Gothard Sisters, The Prodigals and more. Read on

  • Standard Baking Company’s story: “This connection to tradition is huge”

    In 1995 husband and wife team, Matt James and Alison Pray, opened Standard Baking Company in Portland. Today the neighborhood bakery is a city icon. We talked to Pray about community, quality of life and baking. Read on

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