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December 2017
High upon a Cape Elizabeth cliff,  you’ll find romance and shelter from all storms in this cozy castle.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Weathering Heights

December 2017
High upon a Cape Elizabeth cliff, you’ll find romance and shelter from all storms in this cozy castle.






December 2017
Raise a glass and taste the flavors of the world–all from the radius of downtown Portland.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Around the World In Eight Drinks

December 2017
Raise a glass and taste the flavors of the world–all from the radius of downtown Portland.






December 2017
See what Maine’s banks & credit unions are doing to win you over in 2018.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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This Is The Year Your Ship Comes In

December 2017
See what Maine’s banks & credit unions are doing to win you over in 2018.






December 2017 
Off-script moments in the kitchen reveal the culinary creativity of Maine’s award-winning chefs.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Plat du Jour

December 2017
Off-script moments in the kitchen reveal the culinary creativity of Maine’s award-winning chefs.






November 2017
What ever happened to the lost pleasure of drinking alone?<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Party of One

November 2017
What ever happened to the lost pleasure of drinking alone?






November 2017
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Maine’s Ten Most Intriguing

November 2017
The ten most intriguing Mainers of 2017






November 2017
We’ve earned our 18 hours of fame.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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The Ultimate Smackdown

November 2017
We’ve earned our 18 hours of fame.






Nov 2017
These beautiful Maine cookbooks reflect the rhythms of the seasons.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Cooks’ Books

Nov 2017
These beautiful Maine cookbooks reflect the rhythms of the seasons.






November 2017
Colin W. Sargent of Portland Monthly checks in with the Hamilton star ahead of his visit to see how hungry he is for a taste of Maine.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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An Interview with Hamilton Star Leslie Odom Jr.

November 2017
Colin W. Sargent of Portland Monthly checks in with the Hamilton star ahead of his visit to see how hungry he is for a taste of Maine.






October 2017
Not ready to call it a night? These late night drinking and dining options extend your festivities into the small hours.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Midnight Feasts

October 2017
Not ready to call it a night? These late night drinking and dining options extend your festivities into the small hours.






October 2017
Where will the next year take us? Our oracle takes us behind the numbers to show us the Dark Horses and Shooting  Stars at the heart of Maine’s business trends.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Crystal Ball City

October 2017
Where will the next year take us? Our oracle takes us behind the numbers to show us the Dark Horses and Shooting Stars at the heart of Maine’s business trends.






October 2017
Where does a Bath Iron Works yacht go to drop her final anchor?<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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End Games

October 2017
Where does a Bath Iron Works yacht go to drop her final anchor?






October 2017
A new wave of restaurateurs brings modern interpretations of authentic Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese food to Portland.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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New Wave Asian

October 2017
A new wave of restaurateurs brings modern interpretations of authentic Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese food to Portland.






October 2017
For $15.5M, you can be the toast of Bar Harbor, from soup to guns.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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East of Eden

October 2017
For $15.5M, you can be the toast of Bar Harbor, from soup to guns.






September 2017
It was Maine’s first theater built exclusively for the movies, a palace of pictured promises lit by electricity, the doorway to a new century–it was Dreamland. <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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The Silver Screen Dream

September 2017
It was Maine’s first theater built exclusively for the movies, a palace of pictured promises lit by electricity, the doorway to a new century–it was Dreamland.






September 2017
Savor the last sips of September sun on Portland patios.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Starry Nights

September 2017
Savor the last sips of September sun on Portland patios.






September 2017
Over 300 years since the printing press came to America, the craft is experiencing a renaissance, with Maine at the epicenter.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Lasting Impressions

September 2017
Over 300 years since the printing press came to America, the craft is experiencing a renaissance, with Maine at the epicenter.






September 2017
Freshly made pasta in traditional strands and shapes? Served with enchanting, authentic sauces? In wonderfully intimate trattorias? Portland’s the place.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Pasta Fantastica

September 2017
Freshly made pasta in traditional strands and shapes? Served with enchanting, authentic sauces? In wonderfully intimate trattorias? Portland’s the place.






September 2017
Stir it up: Social activism thrives in Maine’s fine art world.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Art Agitators

September 2017
Stir it up: Social activism thrives in Maine’s fine art world.






"Klan Wins Victory At Portland Polls,” trumpeted on September 11, 1923. “Vote Breaks All Records, Disorder Marks Election.”<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Gentleman’s Agreement

“Klan Wins Victory At Portland Polls,” trumpeted on September 11, 1923. “Vote Breaks All Records, Disorder Marks Election.”






There was a time when no good ship sailed from Casco Bay without a figurehead beneath her bow. The finest came from Portland’s Nahum Littlefield, a master of this lost American art.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Bow Spirits

There was a time when no good ship sailed from Casco Bay without a figurehead beneath her bow. The finest came from Portland’s Nahum Littlefield, a master of this lost American art.






July/August 2017
Meet the home-grown stars of the U.S. Navy who, even in uniform, wear Maine on their sleeves.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Home Port

July/August 2017
Meet the home-grown stars of the U.S. Navy who, even in uniform, wear Maine on their sleeves.






July/August 2017
The USS Fitzgerald, built at Bath Iron Works, suffers a deadly collision in Japan that hits close to home. <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Peril on the Sea

July/August 2017
The USS Fitzgerald, built at Bath Iron Works, suffers a deadly collision in Japan that hits close to home.






July/August 2017 
Penobscot Indian elder Charles Shay’s heroism on Normandy Beach is celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Over There, Over Here

July/August 2017
Penobscot Indian elder Charles Shay’s heroism on Normandy Beach is celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic.






July/August 2017
When did traditional foods of the Middle East become so popular here?<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Mid East Feast

July/August 2017
When did traditional foods of the Middle East become so popular here?






July/August 2017
Built in 1869, the historic York County Jail is for sale. Again.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Jailhouse Rocks!

July/August 2017
Built in 1869, the historic York County Jail is for sale. Again.






Summerguide 2017
It’s a rising tide for Ostreophiles.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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New Oyster Cult

Summerguide 2017
It’s a rising tide for Ostreophiles.






Summerguide 2017
“There is a thing inherent and natural, which existed before heaven and earth, motionless and fathomless…” –Laozi <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Hidden Shore

Summerguide 2017
“There is a thing inherent and natural, which existed before heaven and earth, motionless and fathomless…” –Laozi






Summerguide 2017
Even Maine’s replicas enjoy the air of authenticity.  Step inside General Henry Knox’s graceful “Montpelier” in Thomaston.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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The Grand Tour

Summerguide 2017
Even Maine’s replicas enjoy the air of authenticity. Step inside General Henry Knox’s graceful “Montpelier” in Thomaston.






Summerguide 2017
Our list of Maine oysters.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Taste Maine Oysters!

Summerguide 2017
Our list of Maine oysters.






Summerguide 2017
One Mainer’s path to fortune, knighthood, and murder.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Murder In Paradise: Sir Harry Oakes, the Bahamian Yankee

Summerguide 2017
One Mainer’s path to fortune, knighthood, and murder.






Summerguide 2017
The schooner <em>Bagheera</em> may be a familiar sight on Casco Bay, but did you know she leads a secret life moonlighting as a seafaring science classroom?<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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The Floating Opera: A Journey of Discovery

Summerguide 2017
The schooner Bagheera may be a familiar sight on Casco Bay, but did you know she leads a secret life moonlighting as a seafaring science classroom?






Summerguide 2017
The Ice Age ensured that everyone living in the State of Maine today is “From Away.”<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Authentic Maine

Summerguide 2017
The Ice Age ensured that everyone living in the State of Maine today is “From Away.”






Summerguide 2017
Open the doors and see all the people.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Secrets of the “Yokelvores”

Summerguide 2017
Open the doors and see all the people.






Summerguide 2017
A private island opens a door to Nirvana.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Dream Islands 2017

Summerguide 2017
A private island opens a door to Nirvana.






Summerguide 2017
“Erudite bad girl” Barbara Lynch talks to blind journalist (& self-confessed lobster rookie) Nina Livingstone about Maine lobster and experiencing our state through the sense of taste.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Tasting Maine with Barbara Lynch

Summerguide 2017
“Erudite bad girl” Barbara Lynch talks to blind journalist (& self-confessed lobster rookie) Nina Livingstone about Maine lobster and experiencing our state through the sense of taste.






Summerguide 2017
Add a soupçon of naughty to your evening with Portland’s premier cabaret troupe.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Night is a Cabaret

Summerguide 2017
Add a soupçon of naughty to your evening with Portland’s premier cabaret troupe.






Summerguide 2017
On July 16, Kenny Neal brings his 2017 Grammy-Nominated swamp blues to the Maine coast.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Little This, Little That

Summerguide 2017
On July 16, Kenny Neal brings his 2017 Grammy-Nominated swamp blues to the Maine coast.






May 2017
The cottage of daydreams in Ogunquit.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Oarweed Magic

May 2017
The cottage of daydreams in Ogunquit.






May 2017
Ogunquit Playhouse showcases the edgy Broadway hit Ragtime as a sign of these times.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Wheels of a Dream

May 2017
Ogunquit Playhouse showcases the edgy Broadway hit Ragtime as a sign of these times.