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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 walking tour through Evergreen Cemetery

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Evergreen Cemetery

Portland’s Evergreen Cemetery is a sprawling 239 acres, so when we suggest a walking tour, we’re not fooling around. It’s also a place rich with history and taking a guided walking tour will fill you in on some of its famous residents.  The SS Portland Disaster tour tells about the passengers, crew and officers who are memorialized or buried at Evergreen. It was a ship that sailed out of Boston in 1898 but sunk off of Cape Cod during a storm while on its way to Portland. The Artist’s tour tells of Portland’s cultural heritage from the mid to late Victorian era and beyond. The Suffragists tour highlights women who were part of the movement to earn the right for women to vote. And those are just some of the tours offered by Friends of Evergreen. Walk into history on hallowed ground.

Staff photo by Gordon Chibroski

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