Wednesday April 23rd 2014

Valentine’s Day

A Very Maine Valentine’s Day: Tweets & posts from the locals

A Very Maine Valentine’s Day: Tweets & posts from the locals
February 14, 2014

Despite overnight storms and streets filled with slush, the love is palpable in Maine today. Especially in Portland, where the Valentine’s Day Bandit has struck again (every year since 1976!) and decked storefronts throughout downtown with paper hearts.

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.

Poll: Valentine’s Day is…

Poll: Valentine’s Day is…
February 11, 2014

Valentine’s Day inspires emotions. For some, those emotions are soft and fuzzy and cotton-candy pink. Those people plan elaborate Valentine’s Day dates (or insist you do) and leave heart-covered cards on people’s cars. But for others, Valentine’s Day is a time for sneering, because it’s all a scam, anyway, amiright?! So where do you stand on the matter?

Lobster, beer, cupcakes and more red flavors for Valentine’s Day

Lobster, beer, cupcakes and more red flavors for Valentine’s Day
February 11, 2014

Red: The color of fiery sunsets, movie-star lips and the fastest sports cars. Also, steamed lobster, cherry bitters and red velvet cupcakes — all perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day Dining: Love on the menu at these Maine restaurants

Valentine’s Day Dining: Love on the menu at these Maine restaurants
February 09, 2014

Valentine’s Day, celebrated by couples at all stages of romance, is a prime night for dining out. Even the best home cooks may surrender the job to the professionals when it comes to shucking oysters, searing foie gras, or creating elaborate chocolate desserts.

Old photos of Mainers in love … awkwardly looking at the camera

Old photos of Mainers in love … awkwardly looking at the camera
February 09, 2014

Why do all these couples look so upset in their 50th anniversary photos? Well, let me tell you …

Your guide to love: Things to do on Valentine’s Day

Your guide to love: Things to do on Valentine’s Day
February 08, 2014

This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single or not, in love or not, or fond of heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolate or not, let’s make love feel special. There are plenty of events for couples, friends, all the single ladies, and all the dogs and dog lovers, beer lovers, wine lovers, film lovers, and even those who hate love altogether. So pick one.

23 Valentines to make your lover swoon, smile or run screaming

23 Valentines to make your lover swoon, smile or run screaming
February 06, 2014

What says “I love you” best? A bloody knife? A couple of birds kissing in a tree? How about an 80s hair band? Portland has you covered.

Piccolo named a ‘Best New Romantic Restaurant’: Where do you dine for love in Maine?

Piccolo named a ‘Best New Romantic Restaurant’: Where do you dine for love in Maine?
February 04, 2014

Piccolo in Portland has just been named to Travel & Leisure’s list of “America’s Best New Romantic Restaurants” for 2014. What do YOU think are the most romantic restaurants in Maine?

Contest: Win $50 to Caiola’s! Tell us your Best Worst Date Story

Contest: Win $50 to Caiola’s! Tell us your Best Worst Date Story
February 03, 2014

Simply post your best worst date story in the comments section below.Maybe it’s that time your date stole your car and spent an overnight at county. Maybe your friends set you up with someone who liked to eat hair (yours, as it turned out). Maybe your date was fantastic, but you both ended up locked in a movie theater overnight, surviving on Sno Caps until rescue arrived the next morning. Whatever the date tragedy, you can tell us. Your story will help you heal. Also: You could win $50 to Caiola’s!