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  • Hallowell and Augusta: Tasty snacks, gems, a river walk and ice skating make for a great day off

    Ice skating and some killer pastries are good and a visit to the state museum's gem exhibit rounds out the day. Read on

  • Maine Microcinema in Lewiston has a new home at soon-to-open Guthries Independent Theater

    That new space, with an estimated capacity of 75, will debut in a big way on Halloween night with a screening of the 2014 edition of the Maine horror anthology series "Damnationland." And after that, Maine Microcinema plans to expand its mission further commensurate to its new digs. Read on

  • Max Garcia Conover, musician, and Sophie Nelson, writer

    They are setting off across the country in an RV- with a guitar, a poodle and each other. Meet Sophie and Max. Read on

  • Rob Cimitile, The Suitcase Junket & Greg Klein play Blue in Portland tonight

    Plus Dan Sonenberg releases a new record at Mama’s Crowbar in Portland, a free open mic at Bull Feeney’s with Jacob McCurdy, Pretty Purgatory holds a launch party in Portland featuring Butcher Boy, Family Planning & Lisa/Liza, Curtis McMurtry at One Longfellow Square and lots more terrific tuneage to take you into Tuesday night! Read on

  • How Black Soap has literally changed my skin forever

    I know I can be dramatic but I'll tell you what, since using this soap, can't remember the last time I got a pimple. Read on

  • A family affair: Jeff Tweedy and son to play State Theatre in Portland Sunday

    Songs from Tweedy's bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco will be on the set list, too. Read on

  • Not quite succotash, but still a great way to enjoy Maine corn

    It's cooked "low and slow" with peppers and onions until everything caramelizes into sweet-crunchy-chewy, almost candy-like deliciousness. Read on

  • Use your dirty words: Erotica 101 writing workshop at Nomia

    Authors of erotica have the potential to rake it in. Or at least write one amazing Valentine's Day card. Besides, why should "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E. L. James should be having all the fun? Read on

  • The sandwiches are worth savoring at The Good Life Market in Raymond

    Had I not been dining solo I may have shared it with a friend, but since we're being honest, I'm glad I was alone because I ate – and loved – every bite. Read on

  • Picks & pans: Lolita (pick), Harraseeket Lunch (pan), and more

    For this past week's picks and pans kudos go to Lolita, Taco Trio, Outliers and others — and only one pan, Harraseeket Lunch Read on

  • 10 compliments to make people smile (and want to make out with you)

    As fall settles in and we start the hunt for someone to keep us warm on those long wintery Maine nights, consider using a great compliment at the end of an interesting conversation instead of a pick-up line. Read on

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    Photos: Insane Inflatable 5K @ Scarborough Downs

    The Insane Inflatable 5K at Scarborough Downs was a wildly fun Saturday workout, if not a “race.” Ten of the 14 waves sold out. Read on

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