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  • Arts Calendar: May 20 to June 2

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Choral Art Society, holding auditions for its Choral Art Camerata, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26-27, 5-9 p.m., free, Allen Avenue Unitarian-Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, 82...

  • Dishin' That: A graduation day to remember (for all the wrong reasons)

    Last weekend was a mixed bag for a specific demographic of diners and the restaurants that served them. Marked with celebratory pomp, and extenuating circumstances, college graduations bring on their own craziness, added to the special sauce of multi-generational occasions. A precursor to ...

  • The Dining Dish: Summer means ice cream, bowling, among other delights

    Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream is open at 51 Exchange St. in Portland, just in time for summer. The Bar Harbor-based business is famous for outside-the-box flavors, including salt caramel, Thai chili coconut and ...

  • Eating Well: Asparagus tips

    Maine’s asparagus season is off and running. Grocery stores and farmers markets have displays of the green spears with their tight purplish tips that Marcel Proust described in “Swann’s Way” as “delicately painted in little strokes of mauve and azure.” P...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 2 - 13

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Seeking Artists and Crafters for craft sale at Columbia Club in Portland on June 5, FMI, email Jill S. Kelly, jskellydesigns@mac.com.

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 26 - June 6

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Seeking Artists and Crafters for craft sale at Columbia Club in Portland on June 5, FMI, email Jill S. Kelly, jskellydesigns@mac.com.

  • The Art Forecast: Winslow Homer, Web designer

    PORTLAND — Back in 1991, art collectors Peggy and Dr. Harold Osher gave the Portland Museum of Art a near complete collection of the graphic works of Winslow Homer, more than 450 prints both loose and bound in 19th century books and magazines. Due to the light sensitivity of the pape...

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring Fort Allen Park and Portland’s East End

    Sometimes the places we think we know well, we really don’t. For decades we have driven along Portland's Eastern Promenade, enjoying the views out over Casco Bay, sometimes stopping briefly at the circular drive by the Fort Allen Park gazebo to check out the flashing light of distant Portla...

  • Out & About: Finale time for Portland Players, Oratorio Chorale

    It’s R&R time for most of Maine’s fall-winter-spring arts-and-entertainment producers and presenters. Most of these organizations have already bowed out until fall, but there are a few stragglers. Portland Players wraps up its 2009-2010 season with “West Side Story,&r... 1

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 19 - 30

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Seeking Artists and Crafters for craft sale at Columbia Club in Portland on June 5, FMI, email Jill S. Kelly, jskellydesigns@mac.com. Books, Authors