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Lifestyle

  • Eating Well: Good neighbors, good winter soups

    If awards were given for the best neighborhoods in Maine, surely the Deering Center neighborhood in Portland would be honored for its congeniality. People happily care for each others’ children, return errant pets to their owners, help with snow removal, tend community gardens, host ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 17-28

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Falmouth Memorial Library is seeking donations of art or craft items by local artists for Beauty and the Books silent auction held during March to benefit the Library; items needed by Feb. 2...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 10 - 21

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Falmouth Memorial Library is seeking donations of art or craft items by local artists for Beauty and the Books silent auction held during March to benefit the Library; items needed by Feb. 2...

  • Out & About: Scrap Arts Music and Romantic music

    Portland Ovations and the Portland Symphony Orchestra have scheduled some interesting and romantic music over the next couple of weeks. The most intriguing offering is Scrap Arts Music, a Vancouver-based percussion ensemble that’s rooted in the traditions of street performance, jazz ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 3 - 14

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Falmouth Memorial Library is seeking donations of art or craft items by local artists for Beauty and the Books silent auction held during March to benefit the Library; items needed by Feb. 2...

  • The Dining Dish: Haiti fundraising continues; Bernie's adds bagels, burritos, breakfast and lunch

    Several Portland restaurants donated percentages of their sales to relief efforts in Haiti in the aftermath of that country's devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. There are still a couple of events left, including Wednesday, Jan. 27, at

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 27 - Feb. 7

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, "Black & White Artwork" of any media for next exhibit of Long Island Dodwell Gallery, contact Maggie Carle, artsprits@myfairpoint.net or 766-2940; hanging date Sunday 1/31....

  • Out & About: ‘Spitfire Grill’ tops broad spectrum of musical fare

    A broad and substantial portion of the musical spectrum radiates across southern Maine over the next week. In Portland, “The Spitfire Grill” is an exemplar of dark, minor-key musical theater, a genre of stagecraft that typically deals with the bright and shiny facets of life. G...

  • The Great Outdoors: Snowshoeing the Cousins River Trail in Freeport

    For an invigorating mid-winter snowshoe hike close to home, check out the 3/4-mile long Cousins River Trail. This scenic trail is a joint project of the Casco Bay YMCA and the Freeport Conservation Trust. Park at the far end of the YMCA parking lot off Route 1 in Freeport (just south of th...

  • Out & About: 'Hairspray,' 'Headcase' are upcoming best bets

    One of the most popular Broadway shows of recent times is my top pick of the tix over the next week or so, as Portland Ovations presents a touring professional production of “Hairspray” Jan. 28-29 at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium. On the surface, “Hairspray” i...