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Yearly Archives: 2014

Prom dresses Mainers wore in 1989: A fabulous, gold lame retrospective (take notes, teens)

Prom dresses Mainers wore in 1989: A fabulous, gold lame retrospective (take notes, teens)
April 22, 2014

There’s something about prom that brings out the worst in fashion. Maybe it’s the YOLO effect? Prom is both ephemeral and everlasting. Ephemeral in that it’s 3 hours of dancing, everlasting in that your mother is never letting go of those prints. She will hold them over your head for as long as she lives. Us too. Portland Press Herald keeps our archival prints of proms of years past.

Maine chef going mobile for Good Shepherd Food Bank

Maine chef going mobile for Good Shepherd Food Bank
April 18, 2014

Chef Matt Brown runs a food truck with a serious mission — raising awareness about hunger and funds to help end it — while serving “nutritious food in a fun and delicious way.”

Your selfie is a masterpiece: See it at Engine’s next art exhibit in Biddeford

Your selfie is a masterpiece: See it at Engine’s next art exhibit in Biddeford
April 18, 2014

Engine in Biddeford is compiling a bunch of selfies for an art show — yes, you could walk into a Biddeford art gallery and see your own face framed as art. All you have to do is add the hashtag #SELFtheshow to one of your selfies on Instagram (or Twitter or Tumblr) before May 19.

Canoe race, Record Store Day & Epic bike ride: 6 things to do this weekend

Canoe race, Record Store Day & Epic bike ride: 6 things to do this weekend
April 18, 2014

This weekend, put that melting snow to good use during the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race in Bangor. There’s also outdoor adventure to be had at Acadia. Record Store Day is also this weekend, as is a chance to prove your awesomeness by bike riding from Portland to Portsmouth along with The Epic Man.

Two new books spotlight Maine’s food scene

Two new books spotlight Maine’s food scene
April 16, 2014

Authors of the From Away and The Blueberry Files blogs are now published authors. Their books, coming out next month, spotlight the fabulous diversity of food and drink in Maine.