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  • Arts Calendar: July 23 to Aug. 5

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 7/24 "Treasure Hunter's Handbook," Lisa Gardner Walsh, reading for children, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ex...

  • Out & About: Ossipee Valley Music Festival this weekend

    The last weekend in July is approaching, and since 1999 that’s meant one of our state’s top musical events is happening west of Portland: the Ossipee Valley Music Festival. Originally organized as an all-bluegrass affair, the festival’s over-arching concept has evolved to...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 2 - 13

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for their annual Maine Playwrights Festival and Phyzgig vaudeville festival, Phyzgig application deadline is Sept. 15, 'playwright' full-length script deadline, Sept. 1; on...

  • Eating Well: Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes

    They're back. Tomatoes. Real tomatoes. Spicy, sweet, tart, tangy, juicy, red, home-grown summer tomatoes are waiting for us to take up our knives and forks – or linguine or baguettes – and dig in.

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 26 - Sept. 6

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for their annual Maine Playwrights Festival and Phyzgig vaudeville festival, Phyzgig application deadline is Sept. 15, 'playwright' full-length script deadline, Sept. 1; on...

  • Theater Forecast: Daily downpours in Ogunquit

    With a moniker like The Forecaster, you ought to see forecasts on this page, at least occasionally. So let's try two. Weather forecast: Expect daily downpours through Sept. 12 in Ogunquit. Business forecast: Expect sold-out houses through Sept. 12 for Ogunquit Playhouse's latest offering, a splendid...

  • After the layoff: Birth of a son, rebirth of a career

    On Sunday, June 14, after nine long months of waiting and worrying – especially knowing we've got a child on the way and I'm still out of work – my wife, Ali, gave birth to our second son, Will. A beautiful moment for sure, but it was also unexpectedly short-lived. ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 19 - 30

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for their annual Maine Playwrights Festival and Phyzgig vaudeville festival, Phyzgig application deadline is Sept. 15, 'playwright' full-length script deadline, Sept. 1; on...

  • Out & About: A week to enjoy theater, appreciate dance

    Straw-hat theater and a modern dance showcase are the top picks of the tix this week. Tops is "The Drowsy Chaperone" at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick. It's a new title for MSMT – its third new title this season. "Altar Boyz" is another interesting new title. In ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 12 - 23

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Art Call for Assorted Tapestries, for The Long Island Dodwell Gallery fall exhibit, local artists can submit 1-3 pieces of hand made fabric arts, including wall hangings, furniture cove...