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Lifestyle

  • After the layoff: Impatience can prove costly

    Throughout my working life, I've been proud to know that a portion of my state tax dollars helps subsidize programs designed to help people who can't always help themselves. Admittedly, I never thought I'd be one of them. Life on the unemployment line today is far d... 1

  • Out & About: Bowdoin festival, 'Guys and Dolls,' Baez provide mid-summer magic

    This weekend we flip the calendar to August, roughly marking the summer's halfway point. And the seasonal schedule of arts and entertainment just keeps on rolling. Bowdoin International Music Festival continues in high gear. This weekend's most salient feature is the celebration of the 80th birt...

  • Out & About: Opera arias, musical theater and bluegrass music

    As the middle of summer arrives in Maine, the state's many seasonal arts and entertainment activities are in full flower. One of Maine's biggest events happens July 30, when PortOpera celebrates its 15th anniversary with a grand concert of favorite arias. There's a fine choice ...

  • Eating Well: Devouring 'A Taste of It All'

    "A Taste of It All: Celebrating the Mood of Food" is likely to become Maine's – and maybe the country's – new favorite cookbook. Georgia Manzo Joachim, of Millinocket, author, photographer and publisher of "A Taste of It All," was, until recently when her job mi... 1

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 22 - Aug. 2

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mainecraft...

  • Out & About: Bluegrass and blues in Brunswick and Portland

    The hard-driving sounds of banjos, mandolins and other acoustic string instruments will blend with the "high lonesome tenor" voices in Brunswick for three days this weekend and July 23 in Portland. The traditional sound of bluegrass music returns to the Pine Tree State at ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 15 - 26

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mai...

  • Out & About: Country, classical and jazz music festivals

    Summer music festivals are as much a part of the Maine scene as clambakes and schooners, and three of them lead this week's A&E calendar. Let's start the weekend with country music. Stonehedge, an indoor/outdoor events venue in West Gray, hosts its annual Country Fest Friday through...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 8 - 19

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mainecraft...

  • Out & About: ‘Who could ask for anything more?’

    We may be suffering through a plague of soggy weather, but Maine's straw hat theater season is sailing along quite nicely this July. Two excellent summer shows opened last week in Brunswick and Arundel. Tops by all measures is the fully professional production of "Crazy For You... 2