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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010, 10:15 am

Confessions of a late night STRUTter: A lesson in bringing it.

As a woman on a firm trajectory toward her mid-thirties who packed on an extra 30 lbs. 2 years ago and is still using “I got divorced” as an excuse for her somewhat doughy physique, one might not guess that …

Thursday, September 30th, 2010, 6:45 pm

From Bob Marley to Kate Schrock: A conversation with Glen DaCosta

When you sit down for lunch with Glen DaCosta, it’s hard to have the kind of normal, banal, mealtime banter that’s so typical when you’ve got friends and food in front of you. It’s hard because DaCosta shared about the …

Friday, September 17th, 2010, 1:21 pm

Local music finds new home at Portland Public Library

“Have you listened to my band’s new CD yet?” your friend asks you for the umpteenth time. Why no, you respond. You simply haven’t had the time nor money allocated for such delicacies. Considering your ever-expanding Kenny Loggins collection it …

Friday, September 10th, 2010, 11:36 am

Fresh food and perspectives at Portland’s Farmer’s Market

Every Wednesday as the summer sun rises over Monument Square, dozens of independent Maine growers unload their vehicles and set up stalls to sell local products: fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, bread, honey and flowers. They are here for the …

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010, 6:45 pm

Pinball fever? Here’s where to catch it in Southern Maine

I’ve been infected with a rare disease known as Pinball-alaria-itis. Symptoms are listed as playing pinball constantly and having fun.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, 11:18 am

Five unique finds at Picnic Portland 2010

It’s the tail end of summer and around Portland that typically means a few things: Tourists are starting to depart, somewhere the smooth sounds of Michael McDonald can be heard at Yacht Rock, and Picnic is just around the corner. …

Monday, August 16th, 2010, 6:44 pm

KahBanged: OK Go and B.o.B wrap a big second year for KahBang Festival

Walking home early in the morning in downtown Bangor is usually a quiet experience, save perhaps for the occasional drunk or fire truck racing down Main Street. This past Sunday morning was different as people were still roaming the streets …

Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 5:35 pm

KahBang On: Zeek, The Gay Blades and The Biz disappears

Friday afternoon couldn’t have been a more gorgeous day in Bangor, and on the sunny banks of the Penobscot River the main stage of the 2nd KahBang Music Festival opened its gates to crowds of fans. The diverse line-up featured …

Thursday, August 12th, 2010, 5:08 pm

KahBang On: Blood into Wine and pre-gaming with Queen City and Cabin

With five of the eight days of the KahBang festival now in the books the town of Bangor is readying itself for an onslaught of more music, movies, and art. The festival schedule slowed down this week with the conclusion …

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, 12:53 pm

It’s so hard to say goodbye to Old Hallowell Day

On July 17, I did the unthinkable — I left Old Hallowell Day early. For the unenlightened, Old Hallowell Day is the greatest day of the year, at least for my fellow Hallowell residents. For everyone else, it’s the same …