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  • Arts Calendar: April 1-14

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art "Lend Me a Tenor," open auditions, Monday and Tuesday, April 6-7, 7 p.m., Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421, SLFatLMT@gmail.com. Books/Author...

  • Dishin' That: The hazards of hospitality

    A couple of weeks ago, an unusual call went out to everyone in the biz. After sharing my tale of a chronic, worn-and-torn industry injury, followed by a weather-related fender-bender, I’m on the DL (

  • The Great Outdoors: Biking the Bowdoinham-Richmond area

    The Bowdoinham area is one of our favorite places to explore by bicycle. From the center of town, sparsely traveled roads lead in all directions. This month we are riding from Bowdoinham up to Richmond and Dresden to visit the historic 1761 Pownalborough Courthouse. Bowdoinham is easy to reach ...

  • After the Layoff: If I knew then what I know now ...

    The Roman orator Cicero was once quoted as saying, "Experience is a tough teacher because she often gives the test first, the lesson afterwards."

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 9 - 20

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Thursday 9/10 Open Auditions for The Nutcracker, a Maine State Ballet performance, 4-4:45 p.m. ages 7-8; 5:15-6 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30-7:15 p.m. ages 11-12, $10 audition fee, girls should wear ballet s...

  • 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. ...