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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

Visit Victoria Mansion during the holidays

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Tour of the Victoria Mansion


It’s possible that even the Grinch’s heart would grow three sizes during a visit to Portland’s Victoria Mansion around the holidays. Every year, each room is assigned to a different local designer. The Italian villa-style mansion dates back to the mid-1800s and was originally a summer home for Sylvester and Olive Morse. It opened as a museum in 1941. A visit anytime to the mansion is a worthwhile thing to do, as its design is incredible and its history, rich. But the place shines the brightest during the holidays, and as you walk and feast your eyes on the decorations,  maybe you’ll find a little bit of holiday spirit that you haven’t felt in years.

Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette

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