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    Ales for Tails (beer fest with dogs!)

    "I'm day drinking with my dog," laughed Pamela Boivin of Halowell, who was with her three-legged buddy Dogfish at the annual Ales for Tails fundraiser for the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. The BYOD (bring your own dog) beer fest at Thompson's Point on Saturday, Sept. 29 drew more than 1,000 humans and hundreds of dogs. With the dog days of summer behind us, the first day of crisp fall weather was just right for spending an afternoon outdoor with other dog (and beer) lovers.

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    Maine Marathon

    Runners from 48 states and 7 different countries participated in the 2017 Maine Marathon, 1/2 marathon, & relay this year. First-timers and elite runners alike enjoyed the course that went around Back Cove and stretched along the coast to Falmouth (half) and Yarmouth (marathon). Congrats to all!

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    Cumberland Fair

    In its 147th year, the Cumberland Fair remains committed to its mission of promoting agricultural education to its close to 50,000 attendees annually. The only fair in Cumberland County, you can drive 20 minutes from Portland and step back in time, learning what farming & agriculture were like in the 1800s. With the farm museum,…

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    Blue Drinks at Flight Deck Brewing

    Blue Drinks is a periodic fun networking event organized by the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association, with a bit of education for anyone who loves seafood, fishing, Maine, or boats. This episode of Blue Drinks was brought to you by Flight Deck Brewing Company in Brunswick with music by Sons of Quint of Dyer's Cove and fresh fish by the Fishin' Chips food truck.

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    Beer Meets Wood at Portland Company Complex

    Allagash Brewing Company sponsored a one-day, two-session festival at the Portland Company Complex on Sept. 23, drawing serious beer lovers from all over to Portland's waterfront. This was set to be the largest collection of wood-aged beers on the East Coast.

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    Trails to Ale 10K Run/Walk

    There's nothing like Portland Pie and craft beer in the morning after a 10K run. This 18th annual fall fundraiser for Portland Trails gets more than 1500 people out on the trails, with an after-party on the Eastern Promenade. #trailtoale2017

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    Porchfest 2017

    Portland’s Deering Center neighborhood hosted its 4th annual Porchfest on Sunday, September 10. This free community event is an opportunity for people to open their doors, meet each other, and connect in a celebratory way. More than 30 local bands performed on porches all afternoon while people meandered the streets on foot and by bike sharing food and…

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    Heart, Soul & Substance

    Opening night of the first Heart, Soul & Substance two-day music festival on House Island was beautiful, blustery and cool--in every sense of the word "cool." How much more Maine can an event get than water taxis, a vibrant music community, all things lobster, and local beer, wine and spirits? There were a half-dozen musical acts each night, Sept. 1-2. Tickets included transportation back and forth (and, of course, incredible sunset views).