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  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 17-30

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Thursday 12/18 "Answers to Questions Nobody was Askin,'" reading with author Tim Sample, 6:30 p.m., free, Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland, 747-4232...

  • Out & About: Kotzschmar, Cornils return

    As Christmas relentlessly approaches, there are still a few remaining concerts that celebrate the holiday. Tops in my opinion is “Christmas With Cornils,” an annual production of the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. Cornils, who is celebrating his 25th year as the instrument&rs...

  • Out & About: 'Rent' a runaway hit at Lyric Music Theater in South Portland

    Jonathan Larson’s epic, groundbreaking adventure in musical theater, “Rent,” was a surprise sensational hit on Broadway in the 1990s. Equally surprising, “Rent” is the current sensational hit at Lyric Music Theater, a few hundred yards off Broadway in South Portland....

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: March 2 - 13

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Artwork, need variety of art and crafts for upcoming silent auction, "Beauty and the Books," to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library, items must be dropped off by March 5, informatio...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 23 - March 6

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Mrs. Maine 2011 United States Pageant, seeking contestants for April 9-10 competition held at Freeport Performing Arts Center, must be 21+, married, and Maine resident, Marc...

  • Dining Dish: South Portland tacos enter south-of-the-border wave

    Manuel Peña and Karen Massmussen of Portland will open a new take-out business called Taco Trio at 119 Ocean St. in South Portland's Knightville neighborhood. The business is in the former Zeta Cafe on Legion Square. According to Peña, they will serve traditional Mexican food from...

  • The Great Outdoors: Snowshoeing Quarry Woods Preserve in Freeport

    FREEPORT — First there came E. B. Mallet Jr. in the 1880’s, then L.L. Bean in the early 1900s. They were the two great entrepreneurs of Freeport who changed the town forever. We decided recently to snowshoe up to the E.B. Mallet granite quarry adjacent to the Lower Mast Landing...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 16 - 27

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Mrs. Maine 2011 United States Pageant, seeking contestants for April 9-10 competition held at Freeport Performing Arts Center, must be 21+, married, and Maine resident, Marc...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 9 - 20

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Artwork, need variety of art and crafts for upcoming silent auction, "Beauty and the Books," to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library, items must be dropped off by March 5, informatio...

  • Eating Well: Food for a snowy day

    Spring is just a few more 12-foot snowbanks away from us now. On March 20, the first day of spring, we might get a warm, sunny day – or another wintry blizzard. We’ll keep the wood stoves and snow-blowers ready for whatever nature gives us. Until then, we’re i...