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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

Hike the Giant’s Stairs Trail in Harpswell

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Word with the bossFor a fairly easy hike that affords gorgeous views of  eastern Casco Bay, look no further than the Giant’s Stairs Trail in Harpswell. The rock formations that gave the trail its name date back about 500 million years, give or take a year or two. We have movements in the earth’s crust, as well as a whole lot of hot magma, to thank for this. It’s also worth thanking Captain William Henry Sinnett, who deeded the 2.5-mile strip of coastal perfection to the town of Harpswell back in 1910.

Staff photo by Logan Werlinger

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