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  • Lots of comedy, cocktails, Downhill 24 & STRIVE Rocks: 14 things to do in Maine this weekend

    Laugh your cares away this weekend with local comics in Portland, Paula Poundstone in Waterville or improv in Gardiner. Or manage your emotions the way most of us do: with food. Maine Restaurant Week continues, including the Signature Cocktail event on Sunday and food theater all weekend. Read on

  • Acorn Productions new theater at historic Mechanics Hall opens for First Friday Art Walk

    Theater company rents downtown performance space in historic building. Read on

  • Under the night lights or under the sun, Shawnee Peak has great skiing

    Since 1989, Shawnee Peak has offered skiers and riders the most lighted nighttime terrain in New England, with 19 trails, 2 terrain parks and 4 lifts. Whether you go for night skiing or want to make a day of it, get there and enjoy this old time mountain with all the modern touches and some of the best skiing scenery anywhere. Read on

  • Geary’s announces Summer Ale design winner

    A winning label for D.L. Geary Brewing Company features an iconic summer treat. Read on

  • ‘The Poets and the Assassin,’ a history of Iranian women, performed at SPACE Gallery and Bates College

    Reza Jalali's 'The Poets and the Assassin' will be staged in Lewiston and Portland. Read on

  • Award-winning independent drama ‘Bluebird’ shot in Maine, screening at PMA this weekend

    Featuring a stellar cast including John Slattery ("Mad Men"), Amy Morton ("Chicago P.D."), Margo Martindale ("The Americans"), and Adam Driver (Girls"), it's a uniquely Maine story close to the heart of director, writer, and Kennebunk native Lance Edmands. Read on

  • 3 things to see during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk in March

    In anticipation of the spring blossoms - they will eventually make a re-appearance! - examine life through the microscope at the Portland Library, embrace the detailed etchings of a naturalist illustrator and celebrate 10 years of art with the Logan Place community. Read on

  • How to be an optimist: 4 steps for putting optimism in action

    "The Power of Positive Thinking" was a revelation when Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s classic self-help book debuted in 1952. Now, over sixty years since we started seeing the glass half-full as the secret to happiness, positive thinking as a success strategy is more popular than ever. Read on

  • Excellent craft cocktails and the ambiance makes you feel like royalty: Natalie’s in Camden

    The atmosphere is elegant with a nod to the pre-depression era, and the overall mood at Natalie's is refined and high class. This is easily one of the best places in town for a craft cocktail. Read on

  • Jenny Hval at SPACE, Kat Edmonson at Jonathan’s

    Here are four words that you just don't hear everyday: experimental pop from Norway. Jenny Hval's music is sometimes polyphonic and sometimes sprinkled with quiet spoken word and whispery singing. Read on

  • STRIVE Rocks Dance Marathon 2015: Shake it up March 7-8 at the Maine Mall

    You'll dance. You'll do something good. The STRIVE Rocks Dance Marathon raises funds for STRIVE, a locals program that helps young adults with disabilities grow their academic skills, social skills, leadership potential, work skills, and more. And make lifelong friends while they're at it. Read on

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