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The Williamsburg of Portland is …

The Williamsburg of Portland is …
January 30, 2014

Biddeford? Really? Really.

Honoring Marting Luther King, Jr. in Maine

Honoring Marting Luther King, Jr. in Maine
January 16, 2014

From celebratory events taking place around the state to the sharing of words that helped change a nation, today Maine honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

Swing, toss, putt: Great Maine spots for mini golf, disc golf & batting cages

Swing, toss, putt: Great Maine spots for mini golf, disc golf & batting cages
October 01, 2013

Summer can get stressful. There’s all that sunshine you have to deal with, plus the warm weather that begs for casual wear and flip flops. Folks need an outlet to mentally manage such summer burdens. We recommend baseball bats. And putters. And plastic discs that look kinda like Frisbees – but they’re not.

Bon-Ton is open! 47 photos of fall coats, boots, dresses, menswear & Spider-Man

Bon-Ton is open! 47 photos of fall coats, boots, dresses, menswear & Spider-Man
September 12, 2013

Bon-Ton is officially open in the Maine Mall. The floors are shiny, the lights are bright, and the two floors of the store are chock full of fall fashions, housewares, jewelry, and a roaming Spider-Man.

Lighthouses, sandcastles, Beach RAID & apple fest: 6 things to do in Maine this weekend

Lighthouses, sandcastles, Beach RAID & apple fest: 6 things to do in Maine this weekend
September 10, 2013

This weekend starts spooky – in a good way. It is Friday the 13th, so a walking tour of haunted Portland (being sure to avoid black cats and ladders) seems a good way to spend it. The rest of the weekend can be spent on the beach, either building sandcastles or clamoring over obstacles. Heck, there’s time to do both. It’s also Open Lighthouse Day on Saturday, so seize the opportunity to get an insider’s look into some of Maine’s purtiest lighthouses. And apples will be the guest of honor during a two-day festival in Alfred, followed by a Sunday afternoon of amazing food during Eco Appetito in Portland.

Art walk, arm wrestling, Wienerfest & Victorian Fair: 6 things to do in Maine this weekend

Art walk, arm wrestling, Wienerfest & Victorian Fair: 6 things to do in Maine this weekend
September 01, 2013

If you’re like me, then you appreciate a night of arm wrestling. And you also appreciate good spanakopita, small dogs in costumes, and strangers who touch the bumps on your head. This weekend was made for folks like us. Lewiston/Auburn’s Greek Festival runs all weekend, so feel free to make return trips. In between, check out some lady arm wrestling, help Sebago pick hops (in exchange for a beer and lunch), race your dachshunds at Wienerfest, and let the phrenologist assess your noggin during the Victorian Fair at Victoria Mansion.

Beer, boats & cardboard boxes: 6 things to do this (three day!) weekend

Beer, boats & cardboard boxes: 6 things to do this (three day!) weekend
August 22, 2013

Three days. We have three days to revel in this weekend. (To those, like my boss, who have the extreme displeasure of working on Monday, I say: So sorry. How awful. Better you than me.) The rest of us can pack one more day of weekendy relaxation. It’s going to be a busy weekend, after all, with the Portland Brew Fest and the Camden Windjammer Festival for starters. There’s some free cardboard craftiness on the East End on Saturday, and free boat rides and races (a lobster roll dinner) at the water. And remember, while summer technically meanders on for a few more weeks, we all know that Labor Day is summer’s death knell. So use Monday to squeeze out every last drop of summer, because you’ll be back to wearing pants and socks (socks!) before you know it. On that note, the weekend!

From here to beer: On tour with The Maine Brew Bus

From here to beer: On tour with The Maine Brew Bus
August 21, 2013

Board The Maine Brew Bus, also known as Lenny, for guided tours (and sampling!) of local breweries, distilleries, and fermentories. It’s rumored that Lenny used to ferry kids to and from schools in Kennebunkport. In a way he’s still in the educational transportation business – except now he conveys scholars of beer, mead, hard cider, and rum.

Glow run, indie crafts, Chili Fest & muttinis: 8 things to do in Maine this weekend

Glow run, indie crafts, Chili Fest & muttinis: 8 things to do in Maine this weekend
August 15, 2013

Sometimes weekends have a theme. They might be festival focused or full-up on food events. They might be drink-heavy or staunchly sober. And this weekend? Well, it’s a strange amalgamation of cigars, chili, foot stompin’, glow sticks, and a signature drink called the “Muttini.” If there’s a theme in there, I can’t find it. Or maybe the theme is simply: The darn weekend!

Smile! Maine’s a happy state (and the proof is in the pictures)

Smile! Maine’s a happy state (and the proof is in the pictures)
August 13, 2013

aine was recently ranked 5th on the 10 happiest states list from msn.com. The piece notes Maine’s low crime rate, healthy residents, and low pollution levels. And while that’s a fine and well, we think there are thousands of additional reasons why the state of Maine puts people in a state of happiness.