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  • Have Love, Will Travel – How to make long distance love actually work

    As a self-proclaimed expert in long-distance relationships, I have seen the good, the bad and the unnecessarily complicated in how to make things work. Read on

  • 15 Maine fall and winter races that put ‘fun’ before ‘run’

    Want to be chased by zombies? Want to be a running zombie? This is the list for you. We rounded up the funnest races in Maine this fall and winter. Most of them are 5k. You can do that. Read on

  • Weekend recap: Foraging at the farmer’s market, feeding at Funky Bow and digging Sunday bagels

    Fall is off to a rousing start, especially on weekends that rock with food, fun and frolicking beer and food fests. Read on

  • Your guide to Portsmouth, New Hampshire lots of fun things to do and places to see

    Portsmouth is small, oceanside, quirky and walkable. When I go, I find myself window-shopping and eating my way through town. It's what Portsmouth is best at, but it also has music, museums, oceanside parks and ferries to nearby islands. If you're making the hour journey south, here's some places to check out: Read on

  • Dear Bill Murray: Please join us for Portland Beer Week

    Organizers hope to entice the famous actor with a social media blitz and Maine beers brewed in his honor — Groundhog Day IPA, Rauchmore and Scrooged, to name a few. Read on

  • Catching the tail-end of summer with your dog

    4 dog-friendly ways to soak up the last of the summer rays around Portland. Swim, picnic, hike and get happy - toasting summer's last hurrah! Read on

  • Social Media in the News | Apple breaks records, Fashion Week, and more!

    iPhone 6! Fashion Week! U2 haters! It was a wild week in the world of social media. The beginning of September always seems to bring lots of news and this week certainly didn't disappoint. It was all I could do just to keep up! Read on

  • Connor Garvey & Friends play a free show at Portland Lobster Company tonight

    Plus Frank Fotusky performs at Andy’s Old Port Pub in the Old Port, The Oak & The Ax in Biddeford welcomes Great Valley, Soft Eyes & Fur to the stage, Michael Krapovicky celebrates his birthday by hosting another free open mic at Pedro O’Hara’s in Lewiston, and many more awesome events to help you make the most out of your Monday! Read on

  • Honoring former Dempsey Challenge riders Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter

    If you have a few extra minutes this short documentary film about cycling power couple Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter is worth watching. Read on

  • Boston Calling Photo Essay: Lorde, The National, The Replacements and more!

    Aimsel Ponti recounts with photos the awesomeness of the Boston Calling Music Festival Read on

  • What the Maine beer scene still needs

    Seven things that the Maine beer scene is missing. Read on

  • Maine Apple Guide: Pick-your-own orchards, recipes & apple etiquette

    It’s apple season in Maine. Maybe you've noticed. Whether you buy your apples pre-picked from the market or prefer to get all hands-on with the fruit and pick it yourself, we've got the apple guide to suit you. From pick-you-own orchards to apple recipes and even a few videos on apple-picking etiquette and apple storage, consider your apple needs fulfilled. Read on

  • 4 pieces to buy for fall right now

    I am not trying to wish summer away, but I am trying to physically prepare you for the colder temperatures ahead. Read on

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