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  • Alive at Five gets funky with The Kenya Hall Band & Model Airplane

    We’re really doing it, you guys! We’ve already made it to Thirsty Thursday. Pat yourself on the back and then get ready to check out all of the cool stuff that’s happening all around town and beyond this evening. Ease into the freakin’ weekend the best way possible: by getting out and enjoying some live, local music! BOOM! Read on

  • 5 dog-friendly summer events in southern Maine

    Do you want to get your paws on the pulse of this summer's dog friendly Maine events? There's something special about wagging your tail for a furry good cause, hanging out with fellow dog-lovers and getting the inside woof from the local dog community. Read on

  • Summer drinks at the biggest patio on the beach: The Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach

    With nearly a 500-person capacity, four separate bar areas and live music every night of the week, the Brunswick is where to find the party Friday and Saturday nights after Memorial Day. Read on

  • Ellis Paul, Howie Day & Dave Mallett on one stage during Maine Music Hall of Fame Show

    The Maine Music Awards Hall of Fame Show on Saturday in Portland will feature performances by honorees Ellis Paul, Don McLean, Dave Mallett and Howie Day. Read on

  • Guests chefs join Good Shepherd Food Truck for Flea Bites

    For the four remaining Flea Bites at Portland Flea-For-All, a line-up of restaurant chefs — from Damian Sansonetti to Harding Lee Smith — will volunteer on Maine's only fundraising food truck. Read on

  • Shipyard’s 20th, The Dance Mile, Bastille Day & YogaFest: 11 things to do this weekend

    The Alive at Five concert series kicks of on Thursday, and that's just the start of all the wonderful things to do in Maine this weekend. Dance down the streets of Portland during The Dance Mile, celebrate Shipyard's 20th birthday on Maine State Pier, win a rock-skipping contest, eat Greek in Saco, celebrate Bastille Day and try a new yoga style at this weekend's YogaFest. Read on

  • Paninis and ice cream near the seaside at Kettle Cove Creamery in Cape Elizabeth

    The food from Kettle Cove Creamery & Café was just as good as the setting. A panini, as compressed as it is, makes a neat and easy-to-handle lunch if you're sitting outside, say, next to the ocean. Read on

  • Bates Dance Festival: Leaders in the dance world descend on Lewiston this week

    Bates provides a platform for some of the most innovative movement artists in the world and a training ground for tomorrow's professionals. Read on

  • The luckiest chickens in Maine

    What have I been up to? Most recently, I took a trip out to Cousins Island to chat and cook with Watcharee Limanon, who is opening a Thai cooking school and just came out with a new line of Thai sauces. Read on

  • What’s Up With All The Selfies? | Panel examines trend at Engine event | #SELFtheshow

    This Thursday evening, July 10, I am honored to have been asked to participate in a panel discussing the phenomenon of selfies titled, “From self portrait to selfie. Need to be seen.” The panel takes place as part of an ongoing exhibit, "SELF/Selfie," which opened in May at Engine in Biddeford, and will be up through July 19. Read on

  • How to Mix your Moxie: Cocktails for Moxie lovers (and the Moxie curious)

    Brian Emerson's book of 10 Moxie cocktails is held together with two staples and a Moxie optimism that can't be dissuaded by naysayers. Read on

  • The Newsroom Sessions: The Mallett Brothers Band

    The Mallett Brothers Band performs in the Press Herald studio. Read on

  • Maine YogaFest returns to Portland July 12-13

    Roll out the mats. Maine YogaFest returns to Portland July 12-13. The festival drew over 500 yogis - from novices to the well-practiced - to the East End last year for yoga workshops, meditation and music. Now organizers are adding even more to this year's two-day event. Read on

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