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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Donna Marie McNeil | Arts advocate and administrator | Maine

    Building on forty years of professional experience and devotion to the arts at the highest levels, Donna is currently serving as an independent arts administrator through private curatorial services, grant writing, administration, panels, mentorship and professional development counseling for creatives, board service, steering committees, advisory panels and advocacy. Read on

  • Summer favorites: potatoes and peas; strawberry icebox cake

    Two seasonal favorites: the affinity of shell peas with potatoes is classic; and to celebrate strawberry season, make this sensational icebox cake 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

  • Jeremiah Pasternak – mid-century furniture dealer and collector

    The warehouse is very mysterious. It’s enormous and situated in the center of Rockland. And it’s filled with mid-century designs and antiques. Jeremiah and his father have spent years filling the cavernous space with their collection. Read on

  • Make-your-own trail mix and oven-dried wild blueberry recipes

    A few tips on how to make your own trail mix and one of my favorite recipes from Teresa Marrone’s new book "The Beginner’s Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods." 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

  • 7 of the most beautiful beaches within 45 minutes of Portland

    You could visit a different beautiful beach every day of the week - all within 45 minutes of the city. Beaches around here are a little like our restaurants; different ones appeal to different moods and different tastes. Read on

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