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  • Top 10 paddles in Maine: Reconnect with nature

    My top ten picks for day-paddles in Maine are bound to reconnect you with nature and the way life should be. Read on

  • Get down to the final Model Airplane show of the summer at Port City Music Hall tonight

    And don’t miss a free show at Portland Lobster Company with North of Nashville, some super-charged rock n’ roll from Hessian at Hella Good Tacos, Pardon Me, Doug’s Phish tribute at Empire and tons more fun for your finally Friday! Read on

  • Tails of a mailboat adventure on Portland’s dog-friendly Casco Bay Lines

    Whether you live in Portland or are just visiting; casting off on Casco Bay Lines dog-friendly Mailboat Run is a fun way to get out on the water and get a taste for Maine island life. Meet some of the happy tails we wagged with on a Sunday afternoon summer cruise. Read on

  • Natalie’s in all its glory epitomizes fine dining in Camden

    Natalie's, housed in the chic Camden Harbour Inn located at the beginning of the town's vaunted estate section, offers superb food in a luxurious but relaxed setting. Read on

  • Bar Harbor on a budget: 14 free (or cheap) things to do in Maine’s famous coastal town

    So let's get this out of the way first: The cheapest thing you can do here is simply enjoy the jaw-dropping natural beauty. Just crossing the bridge from Trenton qualifies as a postcard moment. But there are plenty of free - or really cheap - things to do here that will help make sure your visit to Bar Harbor leaves you with an overflow of fond memories and zero vacation debt. Read on

  • Microbrew disciples, you’ve gotten Sebago all wrong: These guys are making great beer

    There are a couple of factors holding back Sebago's street cred among microbrew zealots. Read on

  • Identifying an heirloom crabapple tree

    Since moving into my home three years ago, I have spent many a sunny morning sitting out back by what is believed to be an older crabapple tree. Read on

  • Dining Guide: Five eateries known for outstanding sandwiches

    A really good sandwich is a work of culinary art, and if you crave some creativity between the bread, these places will not disappoint. But sometimes you just want a well-made BLT; they've got that covered, too. Read on

  • 5 Reasons why this fan is excited to see Alanis Morissette on Saturday night

    The countdown to Saturday's Alanis Morissette is on! Here are 5 of Aimsel's favorite songs. Read on

  • 6 ways to get your wild Maine blueberry fix beyond pie and muffins

    With apologies to Dr. Seuss: You can eat them on your toast, in a drink, on a cone ... Read on

  • Portland 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

  • 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

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