Friday April 18th 2014

Stories

Try it: Aqua Zumba in South Portland

Try it: Aqua Zumba in South Portland

April 17, 2014

Years ago I took "modern dance" in college out of desperation to fulfill a gen-ed requirement. After the first class my professor emailed me asking if I should be graded differently because of my disability. I don't have a disability. Yes, that actually happened. This was my first dance class since then.

First taste: New chef brings culinary clout to Chebeague Island Inn

First taste: New chef brings culinary clout to Chebeague Island Inn

April 17, 2014

Chef Brandon Hicks, the new chef at The Chebeague Island Inn, gave a small group of local journalists a first look at the dining experience he will offer at the inn this summer.

Two new books spotlight Maine’s food scene

Two new books spotlight Maine’s food scene

April 16, 2014

Authors of the From Away and The Blueberry Files blogs are now published authors. Their books, coming out next month, spotlight the fabulous diversity of food and drink in Maine.

Patio season: 57 outdoor decks to drink in the sun

Patio season: 57 outdoor decks to drink in the sun

April 14, 2014

Feel that? It's called the sun. It's nice, isn't it? Take advantage of the rays and warm weather and have your drink outside on one of the sweet decks at these Maine bars and restaurants, because cocktails always taste better outside:

Did prohibition start because of a monkey fight in Maine?

Did prohibition start because of a monkey fight in Maine?

April 14, 2014

Neal Dow rallied against alcohol and got Maine to pass the first prohibition statute. But 40 years before that, Neal Dow was 7 years old and hanging out by a barber shop of Fore Street in Portland...

Canoe race, Record Store Day & Epic bike ride: 6 things to do this weekend

Canoe race, Record Store Day & Epic bike ride: 6 things to do this weekend

April 13, 2014

This weekend, put that melting snow to good use during the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race in Bangor. There's also outdoor adventure to be had at Acadia. Record Store Day is also this weekend, as is a chance to prove your awesomeness by bike riding from Portland to Portsmouth along with The Epic Man.

Tidal Roots ready to make Eliot the paddleboard capital of New England

Tidal Roots ready to make Eliot the paddleboard capital of New England

April 10, 2014

Tidal Roots plans to make 10-, 11- and 12-foot paddleboards (although they said if Shaquille O’Neal calls them, they will make him a longer one) for recreational users.

22 grown-up things to learn this spring: clamming, burlesque, archery

22 grown-up things to learn this spring: clamming, burlesque, archery

April 09, 2014

Learning isn't just for babies. If you find yourself thinking, "I've always wanted to ____, but I don't know how" we're here to help. Beekeeping? Paddle boarding? How about burlesque? Whatever your dream, there are a lot of cheap classes and workshops in Maine this spring. Here are our top picks:

Lobster shack season: 20 authentic places to eat Maine seafood

Lobster shack season: 20 authentic places to eat Maine seafood

April 09, 2014

A quintessential sign that the long Maine winter has finally come to an end is the reemergence of lobster shacks, to the delight of locals and visitors alike.

Arcadia National Bar coming to downtown Portland in June: play video games & drink beer

Arcadia National Bar coming to downtown Portland in June: play video games & drink beer

April 09, 2014

Arcadia National Bar will have about a dozen pinball machines and another dozen arcade games, a 10-stool bar, a grilled cheese menu. The Preble Street "barcade" will finally give you something to *do* when you have to burn 20 minutes downtown.