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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: June 17, 2015

On The Cheap: 4 bargain things to do this weekend

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
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8 p.m. Thursday, The Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St., Route One, Ogunquit, $10.
The 1927 silent film “Wings” starring Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers and Richard Arlen won for best film at the very first Academy Awards. It’s an epic, blockbuster adventure set in World War I and pianist Jeff Rapsis will be providing live musical accompaniment. Rapsis will create a score on the spot, improvising as the story unfolds over the course of two and a half hours.

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The Raptor Project
Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Kittery Trading Post, Route One,
Nikon is teaming up with Jonathan Wood for an amazing display of birds of prey that includes eagles, hawks, falcons and eagles. Wood has presented his Raptor Project to over 10 million people. He and his birds put on incredible show that will entertain and educate.

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NEVT Vintage Car Show
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, 2077 State Road, Eliot, $5, free for 12 and under,
Get ready for a day of antique cars and 50s music as the New England Vintage Car Show rolls into Eliot. You’ll see a wide range of antique vehicles and funds raised will benefit the Raitt Homestead Farm Museum’s ongoing preservation and restoration of the late 1800s property. Barrel tractor rides will delight kids of all ages.

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Oh Honey

9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $10, 18-plus,
Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard are the duo called Oh Honey and they’re bringing their sunny folk pop to Portland for a lively night of music. Their latest debut is “Wish You Were Here” and the songs are smart, sunny, playful and perfect for a summer’s night on Congress Street.

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