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  • 10 easy Maine hikes anyone can do: Great views for the casual hiker

    All these hikes are less than 2 miles. They're not difficult, but they are super gratifying. 6 of them are within an hour's drive of Portland. If you're not a hardcore hiker, but want a mountaintop view, here's our picks for you: Read on

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    Photos: CeleSoiree’s Circus Delights to benefit ILAP

    The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), the only immigration legal aid organization in Maine, has just one fundraiser a year: CeleSoiree. This year ILAP paired up with Circus Conservatory of America to put on an unforgettable show for guests at the $75/person event. Read on

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    Photos: Stache Pag @ State Theatre, Portland

    The Stache Pag at the State Theatre was a marvelous sight to behold. The circus performances and magic acts were appetizers for the facial hair competition with categories such as “Castaway” and “The Thigh Tickler." Read on

  • Spring events: 25+ can’t-miss things to do this spring in Maine

    Spring is for falling in love (awww). But mostly it's about hiking and kite flying and finally being able to drink a beer on an outdoor patio again. Here are a bunch of events happening this Maine Spring 2015. Read on

  • Six-Moon Journey: Getting on with it just fine, leaving a trace for miles

    Rain, lots of people, discarded and abandoned gear and more... It's all part of the early spring AT thru-hike experience. But the hiking is fine and the mountains top of the world. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 Portland-area wine bars to try

    With all the current fawning over craft beer and cocktails, Maine wine drinkers might feel a little left in the dust. Not so at a wine bar, where there may or may not be a full menu, and lingering is encouraged. Each of the following, two of which opened in the last few months, has its own, distinctive personality. Read on

  • Missing the boat at DiMillo’s, Portland

    Some of the dishes are too gussied up at DiMillo's when the kitchen would could excel at serving simpler fare. But it's still an iconic harbor-front restaurant that tourists love. Read on

  • Rudy’s in Cape Elizabeth is “a must-see, must-eat and must-drink kind of place”

    The bar is one of the focal points of the restaurant with a stylish, sleek, yet rustic design, and can seat up to 13. Rudy's hosts a lot of Cape Elizabeth locals, but welcomes everyone, especially during "social hour" when drinks are discounted and special bites are featured Read on

  • Feel-good vibes, hefty burritos & locally raised meats at Las Olas in Wells

    Las Olas mixes the allure of water much warmer than the Atlantic in March with the delight of fresh ingredients that scream for summer. Read on

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