Kathleen Pierce

Senior Features Reporter

Kathleen Pierce is a Portland-based features writer in search of dynamic stories in Southern, Maine. Emphasis on arts, culture and food trends. Follow her on twitter @piercenews.
 
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Portland’s top bartenders share their favorite holiday cocktail recipes

on Dec. 09, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
Enjoy out on the town, or mix these up at home with a little Bing Crosby.
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This artist comforted her dying child with a ‘magical’ tree. Now one’s comforting other sick kids.

on Dec. 07, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Sick children who enter the hospital can experience the relief of imaginative distraction in the sixth floor atrium.

Media around the world are going nuts over Portland’s Adulting School

By Kathleen Pierce on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
“We have struck a chord.”
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The world wants to know why Portland needs a school to teach millennials how to be adults

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
“We have struck a chord.”
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Media around the world are going nuts over Portland’s Adulting School

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
“We have struck a chord.”
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Rising Tide Brewing to expand in East Bayside

on Dec. 02, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
The Maine College of Art aquisition of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in April. MECA's dean Ian Anderson (left), addressed the crowd as Salt former board chair Kimberly Curry (center) and past president Donald Tuski looked on.

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies gains accreditation, will offer graduate program

By Kathleen Pierce on Dec. 01, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
For the first time in its 43 year old history, the program is fully accredited.
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Two-day music festival planned for Thompson’s Point in March

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 5:48 p.m.
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Gritty McDuff’s alumni to open new brewery in Portland

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Portland’s newest brewery run by two Mainers will be the fifth in this growing beer cluster anchored by Allagash.
A snapshot of Sunday's New York Times featuring Camden Harbour Inn chefs.

Midcoast chefs’ marriage makes the New York Times

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 29, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
“We’re like fresh, warm bread, and soft, sweet butter.”
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After 18 years, Portland’s BiBo’s Madd Apple Cafe will close on New Year’s Day

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
The dependable downtown spot near Portland Stage is preparing its last act.
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A turducken of culture, sports and festivities in Portland this weekend 

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.
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A different take on Black Friday: Shop Local

on Nov. 24, 2016, at 7 a.m.
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A different take on Black Friday: Shop Local

on Nov. 24, 2016, at 7 a.m.
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Melissa Huston, the director of philantropy for Northern Maine, stops at the Good Shepherd Food Bank Hampden warehouse in this August 2016 file photo.

Can the burgeoning local food movement save Mainers from hunger?

By Julia Bayly and Kathleen Pierce, BDN Staff on Nov. 23, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
“We are the ninth hungriest state in the nation — Maine is heading in the wrong direction.”
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A new Portland restaurant will serve bone broth by the cup

on Nov. 22, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
bone broth, a heartier soup stock that promotes gut health, will be sold like coffee to go.

8 tips to avoid holiday meltdowns

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 22, 2016, at 8:32 a.m.
There is a time and a place for everything.
Make Thanksgiving politics-free.

How to make sure politics won’t ruin your Thanksgiving

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 22, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.
“For you as a guest to bring animosity and rancor to the table is bad form.”
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Aerosmith drummer’s Sunday River cafe will not reopen this season

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 3:14 p.m.
Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ and Roastin’ Cafe and Restaurant at the Mountain closed for the season in April and “we made the decision not to re-open for the next season.”
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Portland’s fashion makerspace closes

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
Lindgren opened thinking more Portlanders wanted to learn to sew, quilt and make their own frocks.