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Yearly Archives: 2014

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 — making its debut at Rising Tide Brewery on April 19.

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.

10 Little Black Dresses for under $15, Goodwill’s Little Black Dress event

10 Little Black Dresses for under $15, Goodwill’s Little Black Dress event
April 18, 2014

If any attire deserves a party, it’s the little black dress. So celebrate the LBD during Goodwill’s third annual Little Black Dress Event on Thursday, April 24.

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.

First taste: New chef brings culinary clout to Chebeague Island Inn

First taste: New chef brings culinary clout to Chebeague Island Inn
April 16, 2014

Chef Brandon Hicks, the new chef at The Chebeague Island Inn, gave a small group of local journalists a first look at the dining experience he will offer at the inn this summer.

Patio season: 58 outdoor decks to drink in the sun

Patio season: 58 outdoor decks to drink in the sun
April 14, 2014

Feel that? It’s called the sun. It’s nice, isn’t it? Take advantage of the rays and warm weather and have your drink outside on one of the sweet decks at these Maine bars and restaurants, because cocktails always taste better outside:

Did prohibition start because of a monkey fight in Maine?

Did prohibition start because of a monkey fight in Maine?
April 14, 2014

Neal Dow rallied against alcohol and got Maine to pass the first prohibition statute. But 40 years before that, Neal Dow was 7 years old and hanging out by a barber shop of Fore Street in Portland…

Try it: Aqua Zumba in South Portland

Try it: Aqua Zumba in South Portland
April 13, 2014

Years ago I took “modern dance” in college out of desperation to fulfill a gen-ed requirement. After the first class my professor emailed me asking if I should be graded differently because of my disability.
I don’t have a disability. Yes, that actually happened.
This was my first dance class since then.

Tidal Roots ready to make Eliot the paddleboard capital of New England

Tidal Roots ready to make Eliot the paddleboard capital of New England
April 10, 2014

Tidal Roots plans to make 10-, 11- and 12-foot paddleboards (although they said if Shaquille O’Neal calls them, they will make him a longer one) for recreational users.