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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: June 30, 2014

2015 Fourth of July fireworks in Maine

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Press Herald file photo

What’s happening on July 4

Between the politically incorrect parades, the BBQs and the Casco Bay fireworks cruises, there’s plenty to do this Fourth of July:

// Things to do this Fourth of July

Get ready to ohhh and ahhh with fireworks all over the state. If you don’t see your city or town listed we suggest heading to their website or calling the town office or chamber of commerce.
Get ready to celebrate with booms and flashes of colored wonder. If you don’t see your city or town listen we suggest heading to their website or calling the town office or chamber of commerce.

Augusta – July 4, 9:15 p.m., old mill site of former dam building foundation
Bar Harbor – July 4, 9:15 p.m., pier at Frenchman Bay, West Street
Bath – July 5, 9:15 p.m., Kennebec River Waterfront
Bethel – July 4, 9 p.m., Sunday River Resort in front of South Ridge Lodge
Boothbay Harbor – July 4, 9 p.m., Harbor
Bridgton – July 3, 9 p.m., Steven Brooks School, 14 Frances Bell Drive
Camden – July 4, 9 p.m., Camden Library, Harbor Park
Carrabassett Valley – July 4, 9:15 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Airport across from Ayottes Store on Route 27
Damariscotta – July 4, 9:15 p.m., downtown,
Denmark – July 11, 9 p.m., Town Park off Route 160
Dexter – July 3, 9:15 p.m., Dexter High School Football Field, 12 Abbott Hill Road.
Eastport – July 4, 9 p.m., fish pier off Water Street
Freeport – July 4, 9:15 p.m., downtown
Frye Island – July 4, 9 p.m., Long Beach Marina
Greenville/Moosehead Lake Region – July 4, 9 p.m., East Cove, Moosehead Lake
Harpswell/Bailey Island – July 3, 9 p.m., Cooks Lobster House Point, 86 Garrison Cove Road
Houlton – July 3, 9 p.m., Riverfront Park
Jackman – July 4, 9 p.m., Field behind the Town Office on 369 Main St.
Jay – July 3, 9 p.m., Spruce Mountain Ski Area
Kennebunk – July 4, 9 p.m., Gooch’s Beach, across from the Narragansett Inn
Lewiston/Auburn – July 4, 9 p.m., West Pitch Park, overlooking the falls in Auburn
Limington – July 3, 9 p.m., Mill Pond
Naples – July 4, 9:15 p.m., from a raft on Long Lake in Naples
Ogunquit – July 4, 9:15 p.m., Ogunquit Maine Beach
Old Orchard Beach – July 2-4, 9:45 p.m., on the beach in front of Palace Playland
Phippsburg – July 2, 9 p.m., Sebasco Harbor Resort
Portland – July 4, 9:15 p.m., Eastern Promenade
Saco – July 3, 9:30 p.m., Funtown/Splashtown USA, rear parking lot, 774 Portland Road
Sanford – July 3, 9 p.m., No. 1 Pond
Scarborough – July 3, 9 p.m., municipal landfill and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
Searsport – July 4, 9 p.m., Mosman Park
South Harpswell – July 4, 9:15 p.m., 70 Whites Point Road
Thomaston – July 4, 9:15, Downtown
Winslow – July 4, 9:30 p.m., Fort Halifax Park
Winthrop – July 4, 9 p.m., Norcross Point
Wiscasset – July 4, 9 p.m., Wiscasset Middle School
Woolwich – July 5, 9:15 p.m., Reed & Reed Lot, 275 River Road
York – July 4, 9 p.m., York Beach
York Harbor – July 4, 9 p.m., York Harbor Beach

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