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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: April 20, 2016

A sure sign of summer’s return, the opening of Funtown in Saco on May 7

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

The Excalibur wooden roller coaster at Funtown. Photo by Doug Jones

Yippee! Funtown USA Ride Park will open for its 50th season on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. and  they’ll be open until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

The park will be offering discounted rates and all mothers are free ALL WEEKEND when accompanied by a paying guest or season pass holder.  Also, the first 100 moms to pass through the gates on both days will receive a vouchers to attend a Sea Dogs game!

Don’t forget to ride The Astrosphere where you’ll hear the classic ELO tune “Fire On High” which has been on repeat for decades!

Other attractions include the Excalibur wooden roller coaster, the Flying Trapeze, Dragon’s Descent and an old-school Tilt-A-Whirl.

Two words: HAVE FUN


WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 7 & 8

WHERE: US Route One (774 Portland Road) in Saco

HOW MUCH: pre-season rate is $22, $16 for seniors and kids. And remember, moms are free with a paying guest or season pass holder

INFO: 284-5139 and

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