Thursday April 24th 2014

Yearly Archives: 2014

Mud, Brewers, Fly Fishing & Little Black Dresses: 8 things to do this weekend

Mud, Brewers, Fly Fishing & Little Black Dresses: 8 things to do this weekend
April 23, 2014

Start the weekend (or Thursday – close enough) all dressed up, and end the weekend covered in mud. Goodwill’s Little Black Dress Event is a good excuse to bust out the ol’ LBD, and Sunday’s Into the Mud Challenge is a good excuse to splash in wet dirt.

Baxter Boulevard closing on Sundays so you can skate, bike, run, hopscotch, unicycle …

Baxter Boulevard closing on Sundays so you can skate, bike, run, hopscotch, unicycle …
April 23, 2014

When Baxter Boulevard closed down last year for a sewer project, people thought there would be a lot of traffic problems, but for the most part that wasn’t the case. Without cars on the road, which is smack dab next to Back Cove, runners took over the street. So, it’s happening again.

14 Maine races that put “fun” before “run” – with colors, obstacles and mud

14 Maine races that put “fun” before “run” – with colors, obstacles and mud
April 22, 2014

There’s a litany of upcoming obstacle courses, mud pits, colored powder showers, escaped fugitives and finish-line beers to keep us focused on anything but the fact that we’re actually running.

Maine filmmakers get real with indie drama ‘Beneath the Harvest Sky’

Maine filmmakers get real with indie drama ‘Beneath the Harvest Sky’
April 22, 2014

“Beneath the Harvest Sky,” an already-acclaimed coming-of-age film set in Aroostook County made by Maine filmmakers, will have its U.S. premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and select theaters in Maine.

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.

This week: Blue Wrap Project turns scratchy hospital robes into gorgeous gowns

This week: Blue Wrap Project turns scratchy hospital robes into gorgeous gowns
April 18, 2014

Hospitals cover beds with blue wrap, but Judy is one of several artists creating fashion out of the junk. It’s to benefit a South Portland-based nonprofit that collects medical waste and ships it to countries that could use it.

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.

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 17, 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.