Harvest on the Harbor’s delicious grande finale was truly an indulgence as Maine’s top chefs went all out–and then some. Restaurants participating in the Chef Showcase at the Portland Company Complex included The Black Tie Co., DiMillo’s, Liquid Riot, Ports of Italy, Sea Glass, Somerset Tap House, Sebasco Harbor Resort, Terlingua, The Rooms, The Tiller…
The 2016 Ghoulwill Ball to benefit Goodwill Industries of Northern New England sold out, with 200 freaky and funny people tearing up the dance floor at the Portland Club. Entertainment by party band Motor Booty Affair, food and drink from Black Tie Catering, and outrageously creative costume contests made it a ghoulishly fun night.
Social Media Breakfast Maine (SMBM) celebrated its 75th monthly event with its once-a-year wine-and-cheese rather than eggs-and-bacon soiree. Red Thread hosted the party, with presentations made by Mike Sobol of Venture Hall, Kyle Poissonnic of Catalyst for Change Wear, and SMBM organizer Amanda O'Brien. The next breakfast is Nov. 18. For more info: http://www.socialmediabreakfastmaine.com/ #smbme
Where better to celebrate Halloween than on a pirate-type ship outfitted as a restaurant? The Spirit Restaurant--literally ON the water in Kennebunkport--hosted a sold-out Ghost Ship Party to cap off its inaugural season with the help of Go Kennebunks and corporate sponsors.
Survivors led the way as hundreds of pink-attired Mainers walked 3 miles, danced, and took plenty of photos as part of the Making Strides Against Cancer of Greater Portland 3-mile walk at Fort Williams Park in South Portland. The event raised more than $158,000 for cancer research, with walkers continuing to collect donations through the end of the year.
The Maine Conservation Alliance’s sold out event, Evening for the Environment, celebrated 100 years of the National Park Service and the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument. State Representatives, community sponsors, and supporters gathered to acknowledge these important events and to hear from featured speaker, Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior.
It was a perfect fall day for the Harvest Festival at Shaker Village in New Gloucester, home of the world's only active Shaker community since 1783. Brother Arnold Hadd led folksy story-filled barn tours. Traditional craft demonstrations included a broom maker, weavers, a blacksmith, a wood-turner, a wood-carver, and cider makers. Festival-goers enjoyed fresh apples and cider, sharp cheddar, pickles, and homemade Shaker apple fritters.
Portland’s Feeding the 5000 event featured local chefs and volunteers serving thousands of people a delicious, free lunch made entirely from fresh, locally grown food that otherwise would have gone to waste. The event is part of an international initiative to educate communities and reduce food waste. Feeding the 5000 events have taken place in…