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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

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Stars & Stripes Spectacular

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Fourth of July

Thousands gather annually on Portland’s Eastern Promenade to ooh and aah at the Fourth of July fireworks display that’s accompanied by the Portland Symphony Orchestra. It’s madness but with food trucks and plenty of enthusiasm. Every year the display outdoes the previous one and although you might sit in traffic for a while when the show is over, it’s well worth it. Boom!

Staff photo by Brianna Soukup

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