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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 Candlepin Bowling

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
SCARBOROUGH, ME - JANUARY 13: Vinton Lewis (cq), 100, of South Portland, bowls at The Big 20 Bowling Lanes in Scarborough Thursday, January 14, 2016. Lewis, who brings his own shoes and bowling balls, has been bowling on and off for the past 40 years and is currently a member of a Tuesday bowling league. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)

Candlepin bowling is a charming New England oddity. We like our balls small, and although Maine has plenty of big-ball alleys, there’s something very retro about candlepin bowling. One spot where you can let the small balls roll is at Big 20 Bowling Center in Scarborough.

Staff photo by Gabe Souza

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