Thursday April 17th 2014

Photo series

Yay! Only 121 days left until summer!

Yay! Only 121 days left until summer!
February 19, 2014

Summer porn. Remember when we went to the beach? Without gloves? Remember baseball? Hot dogs?

Love! 47 photos of the Valentine’s Day Bandit’s handiwork in Portland

Love! 47 photos of the Valentine’s Day Bandit’s handiwork in Portland
February 11, 2014

Portland’s elusive and oh-s0-loving Valentine’s Day Bandit has struck again. No storm could keep a true bandit away, and the evidence of Portland’s Valentine’s Day phantom is all over downtown. It must be true: The Bandit really does love us.

Who needs Westminster? Share your Maine mutt

Who needs Westminster? Share your Maine mutt
February 09, 2014

Let us celebrate the Mutts of Maine. Let us put their paws on a pedestal. Let us rally around our dogs of mixed breed, curious personalities, and anomolistic fur patterns. Send us a photo of your mutt (include your dog’s name, his winning characteristics, and the breeds you think he may be comprised of, as well as your name and town of residence) and we’ll gather them up in a slideshow that’ll give our mutts the credit they deserve.

Embrace winter, remember summer : 20 images of warmer days in Maine

Embrace winter, remember summer : 20 images of warmer days in Maine
January 03, 2014

Sure, we embrace winter here in Maine, but let’s be honest — summer is really why we’re here. We only have to wait 169 days until it comes back.

Send us your snowman photos

Send us your snowman photos
December 24, 2013

It’s a fine day for building with snow — and there’s certainly plenty of it. Take a photo of your snow person, animal, fort, whatever and share it with the world … or at least MaineToday.com

Toys of Christmases past: 40 toys you never forgot (or maybe you did)

Toys of Christmases past: 40 toys you never forgot (or maybe you did)
December 23, 2013

Maybe it was a tub of Tinkertoys. Maybe it was G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, or a pair of sunglasses that doubled as a squirt gun. Many of us remember that one toy we couldn’t live without – that one Christmas gift we sought out under the tree with the same frantic enthusiasm we now save for those rare and special occasions when we remember we left a half-eaten quart of ice cream in the freezer.

Love snow like you did when you were little: 16 photos of kids playing in Maine snow

Love snow like you did when you were little: 16 photos of kids playing in Maine snow
December 15, 2013

Snow. It’s a hassle for adults (the shoveling, the sliding, the spinning out into ditches). But it’s nothing but joy for the youngins. These photos of kids reveling in a Maine winter remind us: Snow is in the eye of the beholder. We grownups once reveled in it, too. And maybe these kids can show us how to revel in it again.

Feathers and Pilgrim hats: Historic photos of Thanksgiving in Portland

Feathers and Pilgrim hats: Historic photos of Thanksgiving in Portland
November 26, 2013

Before football games, choosing the right wine and umpteen recipes for Brussels sprouts, Thanksgiving was a more solemn, reflective holiday, focused on remembering the origins of the harvest feast. These historic photos tell the tale.

Chicks with birds: 7 photos of lovely ladies posing with live turkeys

Chicks with birds: 7 photos of lovely ladies posing with live turkeys
November 18, 2013

Thanksgiving preparation never looks like this at my house. Even though most of us get our turkeys frozen and pre-plucked from the grocery store, we still don’t look this well put-together (last time I helped prepare Thanksgiving dinner, I was wearing cotton pants – a flexible waistband is essential on all holidays – and sweater spattered with mashed potato).

5 Maine-centric Halloween costumes (for under $15)

5 Maine-centric Halloween costumes (for under $15)
October 17, 2013

This Halloween, you can dress as “Twerk Teddy,” wearing the same crack-eyed teddy bear leotard that Miley Cyrus wore during her VMA performance. Or you can use this trick-or-treat, smell-my-feet holiday to revel in Maine pride (even better, do it on the cheap). We’ve come up with five Maine-based Halloween costume ideas that are easy to put together with a few items from Goodwill, some fabric paint, and a head-mounted LED worklight. Take one of these ideas and run with it, all the way to the fancy neighborhood that gives out full-sized candy bars. Or let these ideas inspire your own made-in-Maine creative genius.