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By Colin W. Sargent, Portland MonthlyLeslie Odom Jr. is set to wow Merrill Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on October 19, presented by Portland Ovations. Colin W. Sargent of Portland Monthly checks in […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

An Interview with Hamilton Star Leslie Odom Jr.

By Colin W. Sargent, Portland MonthlyLeslie Odom Jr. is set to wow Merrill Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on October 19, presented by Portland Ovations. Colin W. Sargent of Portland Monthly checks in […]

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.






May 2017
The newest old trend is putting the circus back in ‘bread and circus.’<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Dinner Is The Show

May 2017
The newest old trend is putting the circus back in ‘bread and circus.’






May 2017
Dreamers upend downtown, the Old Port, and the waterfront.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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New Port

May 2017
Dreamers upend downtown, the Old Port, and the waterfront.






May 2017
Once an overlooked corner on Portland’s cultural map, this stretch of Washington Avenue is making big moves–and a name for itself in the process.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Electric Avenue

May 2017
Once an overlooked corner on Portland’s cultural map, this stretch of Washington Avenue is making big moves–and a name for itself in the process.






May 2017
One of the first professional female impersonators in America, Tom Martelle was a star of the 1920s stage and a regular sensation in Maine.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Material Girl

May 2017
One of the first professional female impersonators in America, Tom Martelle was a star of the 1920s stage and a regular sensation in Maine.






May 2017
What’s old is new again. The fundamental things apply.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Back On The Menu

May 2017
What’s old is new again. The fundamental things apply.






April 2017
Maine’s star chefs find creativity beyond the kitchen.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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The Second Skill

April 2017
Maine’s star chefs find creativity beyond the kitchen.






April 2017
Buying a home can be a defining step towards independence. But with Portland’s popularity pushing house prices sky high, how do first-time buyers turn dreams into bricks and mortar?<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Us Versus The Property Market

April 2017
Buying a home can be a defining step towards independence. But with Portland’s popularity pushing house prices sky high, how do first-time buyers turn dreams into bricks and mortar?






April 2017
With work on show this month at Greenhut Galleries and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, David Driskell’s creativity knows no bounds.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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David Driskell: Portrait of the Artist

April 2017
With work on show this month at Greenhut Galleries and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, David Driskell’s creativity knows no bounds.