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  • Gorham House of Pizza: The heartbeat of Gorham is back and stronger than ever

    After a devastating fire in 2012, the locals wouldn't let Gorham House of Pizza die. How right they were. Read on

  • Snacktime: Dobra Tea moving, Joe Ricchio changes his bar plans, MJ’s turns one, and more

    In this week's food-focused news, you'll find job postings, wine events, and an exciting announcement from Portland's own big man of dining and drink. Read on

  • Rangeley bicycle thief foiled by Craigslist ad

    Police tracked down the teen after he tried to make a quick online sale of the $6,000 bike. Read on

  • Make a film in 2 days: “48 hour film fest” important event for Maine filmmakers

    "Its an important thing for local filmmakers...Yes, it's run by a national corporation, but what it ends up being is a great showcase for Maine filmmakers." Read on

  • Boston ska punk legends Bim Skala Bim headline “Mash It Up Ska Fest” at Port City Music Hall in Portland Saturday

    Bim Skala Bim is recognized by music critics as one of the bands that led "The Third Wave" of ska in popular music in the '80s and '90s. Read on

  • Portand Ballet dancers take to the streets: 20 stunning photos you have to see

    Maybe you've seen a few of the photos, some of which were shared on Portland Ballet's Facebook page over the last several months. Hopefully you paused to appreciate them - the striking match up of those Portland places we know so well (Monument Square, the Eastern Prom) with a ballet dancer caught mid-leap or posing gracefully in the foreground. Read on

  • Things I wish I knew before vacationing in Baxter State Park: 8 tips for planning your next trip to the North Maine Woods

    I recently spent 10 days in Baxter State Park, and while I found a lot of articles on the various ways to hike Katahdin, there was little about other hikes, places to swim, which campgrounds are the best, etc. Even Maine guidebooks glossed over the park. And there were some things I would have liked to know. Read on

  • Biddeford Ball, PICNIC, Speakeasy & Glow Run: 8 things to do in Maine this weekend

    This weekend: Run wearing glow-in-the-dark shirts in OOB, revel in a Prohibition-era party (but drink freely, without fear of the cops) in Kennebunkport, catch some bluegrass in Litchfield and chow down on chili in Wells. It's also PICNIC in Portland, where you can shop indie, and Biddeford Ball in Biddeford, where the fashion and the dancing raise funds for some Main Street renovations. Read on

  • Get weird this Wednesday as Frank Zappa takes on Captain Beefheart at this week’s Clash at Empire

    Plus Arcade Fire rocks the Bangor Waterfront, Micromasse plays a free show in the lounge at Frontier in Brunswick, Rap Night pops off with DJ Abilities & PremRock and waaay more wonderful ways to work out your Wednesday! Read on

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    Special Surfer Night @ Gooch’s Beach

    What’s more empowering than catching a wave? Many, many volunteers led by Aquaholics surf shop in Kennebunk bring that feeling of freedom and exhilaration to dozens of area kids with with physical, mental, or emotional special needs. Read on

  • Great pairings: corn and tomatoes; blueberries and blackberries

    'Tis the season to relish the bounty of summer foods including berries, corn and tomatoes with great grilled chicken. Read on

  • Building my dining room table: The Naked Table Project

    To make my home more “lovable” and create a space where I could spread out and entertain guests, I signed up for the recent Naked Table Project held near Woodstock, Vermont. Read on

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    5 Reasons to Visit Hallowell, Maine

    Noted for its architecture and culture, it spans nearly 6.1 square miles with a population of 2,381. Haven’t been there? Here’s five reasons to check it out. Read on

  • Free folk music during American Folk Festival in Bangor Friday through Sunday

    More than a dozen musical acts will perform over three days. Read on

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