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TWICE SOLD TALES

American Heart Association to host 2nd annual Little Heart Hero Day, Oct. 16th in Lewiston

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
When I was born in 1990 with two congenital heart defects (Transposition of the Great Arteries, as well as a ventricular septal defect), it wasn’t clear whether I would survive long enough to be writing this today. Though VSD was a common enough occurrence, TGA was a relatively unknown condition …
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Pumpkin Pie Bars with Pecans

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
“Don’t play like a girl,” a little girl on the soccer team I coach said to another this weekend. We were mid-game, standing on the sidelines, talking about a play my daughter, Paige, 8, just made as goalie. She’d caught the ball — the first time anyone did this season. …
Fork Food Lab tasting room opens this week. Co-owner Bruno Tropeano of Gelato Fiasco holds up a cup of an experimental flavor people can try here.

Portland food lab opens tasting room

By Kathleen Pierce on Sept. 27, 2016, at 11:52 a.m.
“Through experimental product lines, we are trying to give people a taste of a wide variety of food.”
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My life as a boulder

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:36 a.m.
After a few shots, I realized that she wanted me to continue painting stonily away while she cavorted around me making victory signs, as if I were a rock or a sign that read “Welcome to Moraine Lake.”
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Summer in a Jar: Corn Relish

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:01 a.m.
Even though it isn’t officially summer anymore, we who live Down East are still harvesting tomatoes, corn, and peppers while in the garden winter squash is ripening and root vegetables are fattening up. It was cool enough this past week to put a fire in the cook stove where I …
The rice and curry meal is seen at Serendib in Ellsworth on Wednesday. The Sri Lankan restaurant opened last fall.

Crossroads of cuisines spices up the menu at Sri Lankan restaurant

By Emily Burnham on Sept. 26, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
“We want to take the fuss out of the food. We are concentrating on the food, and that’s really the total focus — making it totally fresh. That’s what it’s all about.”
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The day my Superpower failed

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:39 a.m.
In general, Canadians are polite and friendly people. It seemed a pity to want to mow them down with my car, so I retreated to our hotel.
MAINE AT WAR

His hometown of Hodgdon extends a hero’s funeral to Jewett Williams – Part 1

on Sept. 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Jewett B. Williams, late of Co. H of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment, received a hearty welcome as he came marching home to his native Hodgdon on Saturday, Sept. 24. Approximately 200 people greeted Jewett — he’s on a first-name basis in this southern Aroostook County town — as he …
MAINE AT WAR

His hometown of Hodgdon extends a hero’s funeral to Jewett Williams – Part 1

on Sept. 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Jewett B. Williams, late of Co. H of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment, received a hearty welcome as he came marching home to his native Hodgdon on Saturday, Sept. 24. Approximately 200 people greeted Jewett — he’s on a first-name basis in this southern Aroostook County town — as he …
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Goodbye, Alaska Highway!

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
Last year, we counted off the signs of civilization as we lost them. This year, those same amenities crowd back into our vision like not-particularly-welcome relatives.
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Enter To Win 2 Tickets To See Anthony Bourdain!

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:12 p.m.
Yes, you read the title correctly! If you weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets to see Anthony Bourdain, you can enter to win 2, right here. Bourdain will be back in Portland on October 9th at The Cross Insurance Arena at 6 pm for The Hunger Tour to promote his …
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On the edge of civilization

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
I’m not sure who’s suffering more, the car or Mary. I’ll push the liquids at both of them.
THE DAILY SIMMER

Mmmm, doughnuts: Krispy Kreme plans to open first store in Maine, with more to come

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
Krispy Kreme, the doughnut chain that rivals Dunkin’ Donuts in popularity in many parts of the country, announced back in February that it and a franchise partner were eyeing opening a few locations in Maine — which would be the only Krispy Kreme stories in New England north of Connecticut. …
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Slab – Tales of a Very Large Piece of Pizza

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
I first went to and reviewed Slab a couple years ago, not too long after they opened. The Preble St. Sicilian slab specialist was just getting its footing, ready to offer its own style of pie to Portland. Since that first trip, I’ve been to the pizza purveyor a number …
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Twice told tales

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
Mary’s illness gave me the opportunity to paint rock-flour water, so I backtracked to Muncho Lake and the Toad River. Good mother, egh?
MAINE AT WAR

Volunteers honor Jewett Williams during a September 17 memorial service at Togus

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 4 p.m.
Gathered between a Confederate re-enactor’s tent and the brushy edge of a mown field at the Togus VA Hospital complex in Chelsea, some 30-35 people gathered to conduct a memorial service for Pvt. Jewett B. Williams on Saturday, Sept. 17. The service took place as part of the Maine Living …
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Little bear

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.
Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park is a hot-spot for bear-human interaction, and this year was particularly hard.
MAINE COURSE

Honey Cinnamon Applesauce

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 11:26 a.m.
Little cups have taken up residence on surfaces around my kitchen. They are of different sizes and shapes, but bear a few striking resemblances: Each cup has plastic wrap tightly fitted on the top, secured with a rubber band saved from my morning newspaper delivery. Each one has little holes …
THE DAILY SIMMER

Whoopie Pie Cafe in Brewer to close; Bangor location to stay open

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
Owner James Gallagher announced on Tuesday that Friday, Sept. 30 will be the last day in business for the Brewer location of the Whoopie Pie Cafe. Gallagher said in a press release that his cafe, specializing in multiple flavors of whoopie pies as well as sandwiches, soups and salads, would …
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Spicy Tomato Soup to Can for Winter Eating

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
This rich, deeply flavorful tomato soup will taste so good next winter accompanied by a grilled cheese sandwich, or not, that you’ll feel like planting an acre of tomatoes. Well, I exaggerate, but only a little. This soup is a pretty good reason to stick a few more plants in …