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  • Good relationships are built on lies & deceit

    Here is why I think lies are not only helpful, but necessary in any relationship. Read on

  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers still sound amazing: High-energy crowd, punched up songs at Cross Insurance Arena

    Anyone who may have thought guitar-driven rock was dead would want to check their own pulse after Petty and his cohorts started in. This was powerful stuff, drawn from his strong new CD, his long history of hit songs and a tasty cover. Read on

  • Betsy Smith – rockstar

    Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she still managed to rock-n-roll for many years. Meet Betsy. Read on

  • The Still rocks your Tuesday with a free show at Portland Lobster Company

    Plus a special screening of Finding Fela at SPACE Gallery, an acoustic open mic with Jacob McCurdy at Bull Feeney’s, a free show with Calen Perkins at Blue, and more to help you tackle another Tuesday. Read on

  • Congress Street sweets: Nothing random about the new Tandem Bakery

    Tandem Bakery is a brilliant addition to Portland's food universe offering old-fashioned cakes, cookies, pies and artisanal coffee. Read on

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    Photos: Portland Brew Festival @ Portland Company

    Labor Day weekend doubled as Portland Brew Festival weekend, with about 40 established and up-and-coming brewers and more than 120 brew products from throughout New England gathered together at the Portland Company Complex on Fore Street. Read on

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    Dine Out Maine: Dishes worth traveling for, fresh produce explain Chase’s Daily allure

    At this Belfast vegetarian restaurant, savor well-designed dishes and shop at its farmers market. Read on

  • Top 4 fall foliage drives in Maine

    Pick a date and take a date on one of these four pretty drives during peak foliage season. Read on

  • Rockport dining: The Mystique of Salt Water Farm Cafe & Market

    Don't miss the magic of dining at the Salt Water Farm Cafe overlooking picture-perfect Rockport Harbor. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 Portland-area restaurants known for fabulous desserts

    A great dessert finishes off a restaurant meal with a flourish. These five restaurants offer sweet endings that are well worth the extra calories. Read on

  • They could be cocky, but they’re not: Portland’s Through the Door Productions is growing audience and winning

    Their short film "P-Town Peeps" just won the Audience Choice Award (Group B) and overall Best Film at this year's 48 Hour Film Festival, they've got a serious online presence on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's comedy website Funny or Die, and have several projects in the works, including a feature film. Read on

  • Of Women by Women: 2 artists’ perspectives on women & self image at Elizabeth Moss Galleries

    Together, both women tackle themes that relate to self image and how women are perceived and portrayed in culture. Their joint exhibition is on view at the Falmouth gallery through Sept. 20. Read on

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