Sunday April 20th 2014

Slideshow

Mustaches of yesteryear: A Maine facial hair retrospective

Mustaches of yesteryear: A Maine facial hair retrospective
March 24, 2014

We at mainetoday.com welcome the 2014 Stache Pag (this Saturday) with wax and enthusiasm. However, we must add context to today’s mustache. Maine has a rich, bushy history of facial hair.

Cat and kitten show in Augusta makes hundreds of people say, “awwwwww”

Cat and kitten show in Augusta makes hundreds of people say, “awwwwww”
March 16, 2014

The International Cat Association held a cat show in Augusta on Sunday, which was the most adorable thing that has ever, ever happened in that city.

From the archives: St. Patrick’s Day in 1990s Portland

From the archives: St. Patrick’s Day in 1990s Portland
March 15, 2014

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the 1990s was all about shiny wigs, monster puppets and silly hats, according to this slideshow of file photos from the Portland Press Herald’s archives. So, not much has changed, really.

Stylish Mainers: 1750-1950 – a new show proves we’ve always looked fabulous

Stylish Mainers: 1750-1950 – a new show proves we’ve always looked fabulous
March 13, 2014

It’s easy to imagine that Mainers have always worn coveralls and Bean boots, but the Saco Museum’s newest exhibit shows the clothes of fashionable Mainers from the last 264 years.

Learn to keep bees, make things grow at the Portland Flower Show

Learn to keep bees, make things grow at the Portland Flower Show
March 06, 2014

Sure there will be a bunch of story-book scenes full of flowers, but for the nerds and homesteaders the Portland Flower Show is hosting a bunch of lectures on sustainability and how to grow plants.

Your Olympic warmup: Figure skating costumes of 2014

Your Olympic warmup: Figure skating costumes of 2014
February 05, 2014

I present 3 trends: Blurred Lines stripes (with rhinestones!), Disney princess (with rhinestones!) and vintage (with rhinestones!)

Whoa! 30 kids having more fun than you are in the snow (vintage photos)

Whoa! 30 kids having more fun than you are in the snow (vintage photos)
January 29, 2014

Instructions for joy: Go to your barn. Get your sled. Walk up a hill. Slide down the hill. Repeat.

Cats in Maine: Slideshow of America’s #1 feline-loving state

Cats in Maine: Slideshow of America’s #1 feline-loving state
January 24, 2014

Who wants a “cats photoshopped into Maine scenes” slideshow? Me! Me! Me!

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.

PARK(ing) Day Portland: Turning a parking space to public space

PARK(ing) Day Portland: Turning a parking space to public space
September 20, 2013

Some parking spaces around Portland don’t have cars in them today. They have parks. Small parks, sure, but parks nevertheless. It’s PARK(ing) Day, and several local businesses are celebrating. The event is “an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.” Some are giving away cookies, some are encouraging passersby to draw, talk, or ride a smoothie-making bicycle. And they’re all hoping you’ll take a minute to consider the perks of open spaces.