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  • Out & About: Halloween happenings, roots music happens

    Treats only. No tricks. That's what's in store this weekend when Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ and Portland Ballet celebrate Halloween with their own special happenings. The former is planning a screening of the silent film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" at Merrill Auditorium, accompanie...

  • Eating Well: Goodbye, Gourmet

    What were you doing when you heard the news that Gourmet magazine, founded in 1941, was ceasing publication? I was listening to National Public Radio while peeling and slicing apples for one of my favorite desserts, apple crisp with an oatmeal topping. The recipe – the only one I ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 28 - Nov. 8

    Greater Portland Auditions, Call for Art Call for Artists, Freeport High School Holiday Art and Craft fair, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, table rentals for both days, $20, contact kimberlymedsker@gmail.com.  Saturday 11/7 Auditions for &quo...

  • Out & About: Midcoast Symphony Orchestra opens 20th season in Topsham, Lewiston

    One of Ludwig van Beethoven's most famous and enduring works will be the centerpiece of this weekend's program when the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra opens its 20th season with concerts in Lewiston and Topsham. In recent years, under the baton of maestro Rohan Smith, this once-faltering community orch...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 21 - Nov. 1

    Greater Portland Auditions, Call for Art Call for Artists, Freeport High School Holiday Art and Craft fair, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, table rentals for both days, $20, contact kimberlymedsker@gmail.com.  Books, Authors

  • Out & About: Los Lonely Boys, Emmylou Harris at Merrill Auditorium in Portland

    Two top national musical acts dominate southern Maine's arts and entertainment scene this weekend. First up is Friday, when Portland Ovations hosts Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo and Hacienda – motoring around the country together as the "Acoustic Brotherhood Tour" – at Merrill ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 14 - 25

    Greater Portland Books, Authors Wednesday 10/14 Storytell / Spoken Word Open Mic, 7 p.m. open mic; feature performer "Uncle" George Radcliffe, 8 p.m., Northstar Cafe, Congress St., Portland, Jean Armstrong, 879-1886, spon...

  • The Great Outdoors: Little time left to enjoy Tidebrook Trails in Freeport

    Inspired by the recent PBS series on our national parks, we left the yard chores behind on a recent Sunday and set out to enjoy a two-hour walk on the beautiful 44-acre Tidebrook property on the shores of the Harraseeket River in Freeport. The generous property owners at 38 Staples Point Road forme...