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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 shopping at Big Al’s

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Big Al's

We love our bargains in Maine, and one of the state’s hottest spots for great deals on frankly entirely random stuff is Big Al’s on Route 1 in Wiscasset. Depending on when you go, you might even spot Al himself roaming the aisles. For everything from housewares to scrapbooking supplies, kitchen gadgets, weird T-shirts, party supplies and more oddball items than you can shake a stick at, hit Big Al’s. The inventory is always changing, and you’re sure to leave with a bag of stuff that will mystify and amuse you when you get it home.

Staff photo by John Patriquin

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