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The Loop

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  • Destination Denmark for DamJam Festival

    Submerse yourself in the 2015 DamJam, a daylong festival of music, art, food and drink in Denmark, Maine. Read on

  • Maine’s Greatest Lobster Roll: The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport beats out stiff competition

    The Clam Shack, voted as making Maine's Greatest lobster roll, has served locals, celebrities and three presidents. Read on

  • Dirigo Vintage Base Ball club to play at fairgrounds in Cornish on Saturday

    Wearing period uniforms and playing by 1860s rules, team will show what baseball used to be. Read on

  • Concert Review: Thompson’s Point has summer festival feel with Primus show

    The show with Dinosaur Jr. and Primus offered a full festival feel ideally suited for a wide cross-section of Portland's rock tastes in a new venue that passed with high marks for being spacious, scenic and great-sounding. Read on

  • Filmmakers asks total strangers to stay overnight in their house, ‘American Bear’ examines that experience

    Two NYU film students spent 60 days driving through 30 states asking strangers if they'd put the duo up for the night. "American Bear," playing at Cinemagic Grand in South Portland on Thursday night, is the result of their lessons in kindness and cultural bias on the road. Read on

  • Barbara Prey departs from her routine, turns to oils

    Known for her watercolors, the artist's latest work captures Port Clyde's architecture, charm. Read on

  • Theater Review: ‘Nice Work’ at Ogunquit Playhouse is memorable, captivating

    Stars, broads, bootleggers, colorful choreography and well-known Gershwin songs, combined with an intoxicating brew of laughter and Americana pizzazz, make Ogunquit Playhouse's rendition of Joe DiPietro's musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It" a memorable evening. Read on

  • 35 of the best places in Maine…to say out loud

    Meddybemps. Sagadahoc. Junk of Pork. Some places in Maine - from town names to waterfalls - are just fun to say. Read on

  • Crooners & Cocktails will fly you to the moon with a great happy hour

    A classy joint with a major throwback vibe to the 50s and 60s era of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Crooners & Cocktails offers classic cocktails, beer on draft, a great happy hour, and a full dinner menu. Read on

  • Dog-friendly Maine Guide: Dog beaches, travel and adventures

    You're not the only one who wants to adventure in Maine - your dog does, too! And to help you suss out all the best dog-friendly places to go, we've put together this guide to dog-friendly Maine, including dog-friendly beaches, hotels and excursions that you and your pooch can enjoy together. Read on

  • Eat here now (before it’s too late!): Seasonal Maine restaurants & bars that won’t be open forever

    Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days when we can eat at Maine's seasonal restaurants before they close up for the winter. And no one wants to spend Maine’s frigid months regretting what they didn’t eat last summer. So let's not let the season pass us by. Let’s make a date to get to our favorite seasonal spots! Read on

  • A walking tour of Portland sculpture: From ‘Michael’ to Longfellow, 8 public pieces worth seeing

    The city's sculpture collection includes many monuments and statues that stand in tribute to prominent figures from the past and a handful of contemporary pieces. Read on

  • Get trapped here: 20 Maine tourist traps that even we locals can love

    Maine has developed its fair share of so-called tourist traps - those shacks, shops and roadside stops (heck, sometimes entire towns) that beckon to the out-of-towners. But some of them beckon to us, too, because great is great, even if you're surrounded by out-of-state plates. Read on

  • Eat and Run: A veg burger with local ingredients top notch at Cafe Nomad in Norway

    The place was humming with a sense of community with a lot of local touches to make it worth a stop when you're in the Norway area. Read on

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