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The Loop

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  • Great romantic escapes for Valentine’s Day

    Instead of hunkering down on the couch or shelling out for a box of cheap chocolates, treat your lover to a new experience for a weekend. Read on

  • Student musicians: You could win $1,000 at MAMM SLAM 2016

    Applications now being accepted for the annual event that brings teen bands and solo performers together in a friendly competition to showcase their musical talents. Read on

  • Hikes, family fun days and groomed trails: Winter at Maine’s State Parks is a good time

    The parks off-season hosts lots of visitors for a winter season kind of fun Read on

  • Live cheap: Free things to do in Maine this winter

    There are plenty of free things to do around here (or things that are so cheap they're nearly free). This list is what we've come up with so far - from wine tastings and poetry readings to cooking demos, arcades and full moon hikes. Read on

  • Own the snow: Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing events, lessons, rentals and trails

    Imagine it: Just you, the trees, and an expanse of snow. Cross-country skiing is a fine winter way to get outside and get one with the white stuff. Many of the XC spots on our roundup also offer rentals, so first-timers can give the sport a try even if they don't already own equipment. Read on

  • Good food, service and prices at Lois’ Natural Marketplace in Portland

    The established Scarborough natural foods market sets up shop on the edge of the Old Port. Read on

  • PHISH is coming to Portland, get tickets starting Feb. 25. Pre-Sale NOW

    Phish will perform in Portland on July 6. Presale runs now through Feb. 21. General ticket sales start Feb. 25. Read on

  • Marshall Wharf Brewing cans are back

    Marshall Wharf Brewing Company in Belfast is back in action with their 16 oz cans. Read on

  • Belgian Beer Fest returns to Portland on Sept. 17

    Return of the Belgian Beer Fest aims to bring greater awareness to Belgium's significant contributions to beer and brewing by celebrating both authentic Belgian styles and Belgian-inspired offerings. Read on

  • Ray LaMontagne coming to Thompson’s Point on June 16

    Tickets for the Portland show and his new album both go on sale March 4. Read on

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