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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

Take a polar dip

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Polar Dip on East End Beach

We’re not gonna lie, it’s not going to be particularly pleasant. But we Mainers are hardy souls, and nothing says Happy New Year quite like plunging oneself into a body of chilly Maine water. Oftentimes, said plunges happen on or near New Year’s Day and support worthy charitable causes, so your seconds of suffering can help others.

Staff photo by Gabe Souza

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