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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: October 17, 2017

Go Apple Picking

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
SKOWHEGAN, ME- August 28: Heather Davis inspects Wolf River apples ripening at her Cayford Orchards in Skowhegan on Monday, August 28, 2017. Davis said the amount of rain this year is more than last year and credits deep -rooted apple tees to find water. (Staff Photo by David Leaming/Staff Photographer)

There’s no shortage of apples in Maine in many varieties for your pies, cider, crisps and just plain chomping. September is the sweet spot for apples, and Maine has more than 50 orchards waiting for you to roam through. Try Spiller Farm in Wells, Cayford Orchards in Skowhegan, Rollins Orchard in Garland and Hope Orchards in Camden, to name just a few.

Staff photo David Leaming

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