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SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

The military’s hold, even after retirement

By Sarah Smiley on Aug. 15, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
The Department of Defense, as with all bureaucracies, has tentacles with a far reach.
HACKER SKETCH

talking to animals*

on Aug. 08, 2017, at 11 a.m.
HACKER SKETCH

talking to animals

on Aug. 03, 2017, at 12:15 a.m.
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD
Fort Fairfield native Pete Robinson introduced his new book "Harvest Time: A Day in the Life of Picking Potatoes" at the Potato Blossom Festival in his hometown this month.

Harvest memories come to life in picture book

By Kathryn Olmstead on July 27, 2017, at 5:02 p.m.
The author hopes the book will help keep harvest memories alive for those who picked potatoes by hand and that it will provide a “window into the experience” for those who did not.
JULIA BAYLY
Rusty Metal Farm visitor Tempeste Boivin, 6, shares some leftover pizza with the resident flock of hens.

Yes, the Rusty Metal Farm hens are junk food junkies

By Julia Bayly on July 20, 2017, at 6 p.m.
To hear my friends tell it, the Rusty Metal Farm chickens are among the most spoiled and pampered on the planet.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

Can self esteem be lost and found through digital photography?

By Sarah Smiley on July 11, 2017, at 4:10 p.m.
“This might be overstating it a bit, but one of the worst things to happen to my self esteem was the invention of the camera phone.”
URBAN EYE

Utah restaurant wins lobster roll title during event marred by violent thunderstorms

on July 08, 2017, at 5:19 p.m.
URBAN EYE

Globe-trotting chef plans to bring destination dining to historic Maine farmhouse

on July 06, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
Max Brody’s mother is the author of multiple cookbooks, and he dined with Julia Child as a youngster.
URBAN EYE

Flurry of activity in Portland’s food scene includes new places for noodles, oysters and local meat

on July 03, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
HACKER SKETCH

r-u-t-a-b-a-g-a

on June 29, 2017, at 8:59 p.m.
URBAN EYE

Portland’s Greek Food Fest is a big, fat ‘yes’

on June 22, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
“It’s a huge endeavor that’s highly organized. Our expenses are high, but we get donations of meat and time.”
URBAN EYE

Owner of acclaimed Biddeford diner reveals plans for Portland Jewish deli

on June 21, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
“I walked in and fell in love immediately and thought this is what Portland could support.”
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

The military is more regional and generational

By Sarah Smiley on June 20, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
More military recruits are coming from the same families in the same regions of the country, but most service members would not recommend military service for their kids. But it’s not surprising.
URBAN EYE

Here are the top places to eat in Maine according to this national foodie site

on June 19, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
One Maine restaurant was described as having dishes prepared with “a special finesse that makes waiting for one of the scant 15 seats well worth it.”
URBAN EYE

Inventive Opium cocktails light up the Portland nightlife

on June 15, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
Bar manager Alexa Doyer of hours-old Opium tosses mysterious potions (from earl grey tea to hemp oil) into shakers. She pours spiced bitters and aged spirits into a glass hookah, with a handheld flame the mixologist torches spices into smoky tendrils.
URBAN EYE

Top Chef Shannon Bard closes Portland restaurant

on June 14, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
She appeared on the popular culinary face-off show “Beat Bobby Flay” in 2014, as well as the Food Network’s “Kitchen Inferno,” among other high-profile appearances.
URBAN EYE

You can get doughnuts made from beer in Portland

on June 08, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Homer Simpson would be in heaven.
HACKER SKETCH

The Prison Gardening Program

on June 08, 2017, at 1:03 a.m.
URBAN EYE

“The bar that Portland needs” opens Friday

on June 06, 2017, at 7:44 p.m.
URBAN EYE

Best dining decks in Southern Maine

on June 02, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.