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  • Storm Large at home with ‘Seven Deadly Sins’

    The former singer for punk band Pink Martini joins the Portland Symphony Orchestra for concerts on Sunday and Tuesday. Read on

  • 13 Fun Meetups in/around Portland: Meet new people who like doing what you like doing!

    The best way to meet people who you're likely to like is to do stuff you like to do. And thanks to the internet and sites like, finding groups of people who like doing what you like doing is easy. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 Maine general stores to visit for great food

    The general store is alive and well in Maine, where several of these community cornerstones have been updated by hardworking new owners. You'll still find staples, like milk, bread and batteries, but also woodburning pizza ovens, homemade baked goods and sandwiches made with locally sourced ingredients. Read on

  • See dogs in their holiday finery at the Patriotic Pooch Pageant and Fashion Show Sunday in Ogunquit

    The dog fashion show is one of more than two dozen free events scheduled for Ogunquit's 25th Annual Patriots Day Weekend Celebration, along with a fife and drum concert, book sales, an "American Pie" contest and a re-enactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware Read on

  • Tickets still available for 2015 ‘Chopped Challenge’

    The chefs competing this year are Justin Walker of Earth at Hidden Pond, Emil Rivera of Sur Lie, David Levi of Vinland and Adam Flood of host restaurant Grace. Read on

  • Masters of mocktails take on cocktails at Vena’s Fizz House in Portland

    Steve and Johanna Corman combine their love of unusual ingredients, Maine-made spirits and vintage glassware to offer one of the city's most interesting places for a drink. Read on

  • Writer and killer tell ambiguous ‘True Story’

    Its title suggests bedrock honesty. But the film that follows wonders whether such a claim is ever possible. Read on

  • Austin Street Brewery in Portland celebrates first-year anniversary

    Despite their nano production scale, the brewery on One Industrial Way has made a mark on Maine brewing in its first year. Read on

  • Jenny Van West ‘Something Real’ CD release show and say hello to Ceili Spaulding

    Debut albums from veteran songwriter and young newcomer are both impressive. Read on

  • Indie Film: Baseball films get in the spirit of the season

    Now that Spring is finally here and the snow is (mostly) gone, let's all just roll around on the green, green grass of some of the best baseball movies – and throw peanuts at the worst. Read on

  • C Salt Gourmet Market in Cape Elizabeth offers up top-notch sandwiches in the center of town

    Though the service is quick, nothing about the ham and brie croissant sandwich is reminiscent of fast food. Read on

  • CONTEST: Win the chance to rappel down One City Center: Rappel for Rippleffect this May

    Rappel for Rippleffect returns May 16 after a successful inaugural event last year. The event last spring saw 86 rappellers go over the edge of One City Center (all also found their way safely to ground level again. That's important to note, too). It also raised $125,000 for Rippleffect. Read on

  • MAMM SLAM 2015: Presenting the MAMM SLAM finalists

    MAMM SLAM welcomes high school bands and solo performers (singer/songwriters and DJs) from around Maine to showcase their talents during this annual battle of the high school bands. Read on

  • Reflective Sufjan Stevens brings a message to Merrill

    Despite the large venue, Stevens managed intimacy in his largest Portland concert to date. Read on

  • USM Youth Ensembles’ performance dazzles and delights

    The quality of the music among the youth ensembles was top-notch. Read on

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