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

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.






April 2017
Take the time to unwind on one of these five fantastic getaways. Vacationland is calling.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Great Escapes Maine

April 2017
Take the time to unwind on one of these five fantastic getaways. Vacationland is calling.






April 2017
Starved for a night of entertainment? Candy from the concession stand just won’t cut it. Instead, try elegant dining before or after curtain at these go-to watering holes.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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The Curtain Call

April 2017
Starved for a night of entertainment? Candy from the concession stand just won’t cut it. Instead, try elegant dining before or after curtain at these go-to watering holes.






April 2017
Anita Shreve returns to Maine in her latest novel, The Stars Are Fire, hitting shelves this month. <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Bright Spark

April 2017
Anita Shreve returns to Maine in her latest novel, The Stars Are Fire, hitting shelves this month.






February/March 2017
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. These Maine musicians channel icons for their day jobs.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Cover Me

February/March 2017
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. These Maine musicians channel icons for their day jobs.






February/March 2017
Unleash your fantasies with these properties for sale, and meet the dreamers who built them.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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At the Top of the Market

February/March 2017
Unleash your fantasies with these properties for sale, and meet the dreamers who built them.






February/March 2017
Let’s travel to five bargain-basement oceanfront properties for under $225,000. <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Maine Coast, Low Cost

February/March 2017
Let’s travel to five bargain-basement oceanfront properties for under $225,000.






February/March 2017
Join us on a journey to the National Mall. No waiting in line.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Searching for Maine in the Nation’s New Attic

February/March 2017
Join us on a journey to the National Mall. No waiting in line.






February/March 2017
The classic preserving methods of curing, smoking, and seasoning meat have become a world of magic for Maine butchers and chefs.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Alluring Curing

February/March 2017
The classic preserving methods of curing, smoking, and seasoning meat have become a world of magic for Maine butchers and chefs.






Winterguide 2016
The city at night holds the promise of chance encounters on ice, dizzying dance floors, mysterious strangers, and perhaps even romance…<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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How to be Single in Portland

Winterguide 2016
The city at night holds the promise of chance encounters on ice, dizzying dance floors, mysterious strangers, and perhaps even romance…






Winterguide 2017
What’s cooking in 2017? We take a glimpse at the events, eateries, and exciting epicurean trends on Maine’s horizon.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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A Gastronome’s Guide to Planet Maine

Winterguide 2017
What’s cooking in 2017? We take a glimpse at the events, eateries, and exciting epicurean trends on Maine’s horizon.






Winterguide 2017
Can it be so? Rudolph Valentino, legendary Latin lover and superstar of The Shiek, right here at the Maine Expo–home to high school hoop and pro-wrestling rumbles? Now here’s the stuff of romance–and a very public spat.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Dreamboat at the Expo

Winterguide 2017
Can it be so? Rudolph Valentino, legendary Latin lover and superstar of The Shiek, right here at the Maine Expo–home to high school hoop and pro-wrestling rumbles? Now here’s the stuff of romance–and a very public spat.






Winterguide 2017
How can you have it all with it being all #toomuch?<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Wedding Zen

Winterguide 2017
How can you have it all with it being all #toomuch?






December 2016
In a state where delicious beers and vicious winters define us, more and more local breweries are creating seasonal winter brews. <!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Brew Ho Ho

December 2016
In a state where delicious beers and vicious winters define us, more and more local breweries are creating seasonal winter brews.






December 2016
The winter holiday season would not be complete without eggnog and wassail, which cannot properly be imbibed without a heartfelt toast.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Bright Spirits

December 2016
The winter holiday season would not be complete without eggnog and wassail, which cannot properly be imbibed without a heartfelt toast.






December 2016
Indulge in a cache of great Maine books for the New Year.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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Intoxicating Tales

December 2016
Indulge in a cache of great Maine books for the New Year.






December 2016
Society chronicler Annie Adams Fields played muse and Tory lover for Sarah Orne Jewett, author of Country of the Pointed Firs.
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Desire Under the Firs

December 2016
Society chronicler Annie Adams Fields played muse and Tory lover for Sarah Orne Jewett, author of Country of the Pointed Firs.






December 2016
Should five percent appear too small / Be thankful I don’t take it all / Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman. –The Beatles<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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The Little Lady Who Sparked the Revolution, December, 1773

December 2016
Should five percent appear too small / Be thankful I don’t take it all / Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman. –The Beatles






November 2016 
Salvaged scrap metal and reclaimed materials surprise as birds and mammals at the hands of New Gloucester sculptor Patrick Plourde.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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One Man’s Treasure

November 2016
Salvaged scrap metal and reclaimed materials surprise as birds and mammals at the hands of New Gloucester sculptor Patrick Plourde.