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The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Mark Stevens

on April 15, 2014, at 4:30 a.m.
Mark Stevens is co-owner of Maine Beer Tours operating out of Portland, Maine. Mark and his wife and business partner, Nichole Stevens, are strong proponents of the “Buy Local” movement and work to incorporate local Maine businesses into every aspect of their tours. Tours run Thursday through Sunday, every weekend, year …
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The Open Road: 4 Cars Perfect for a Cross-Country Road Trip

By JT Ripton on April 14, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
Taking the perfect cross-country road trip is more than just choosing the right destinations and friends, it’s about choosing the right vehicle. Depending on your interests and budget, the perfect road trip car can affect the overall enjoyment of the trip. However, if you want a comfortable, spacious car with …
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OUR TOWN: Discussion and Music

By Magnus Stark on April 14, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
Monday, April 21, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: The Rock and Art Shop, 36 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401, Bangor, ME For more information: 207-947-6618 The evening of April 21, the Rock and Art Shop will host a free OUR TOWN event for the public to encourage a …
WEST OF THE FIELDS (blog)

New music including Lana Del Rey, Say Lou Lou and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 14, 2014, at 4:38 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from The Black Keys and Tune-Yards on the show this week, while the retro section focused on classic power pop in the Big Star mold.
ROOTED IN ME (blog)

Language lesson: Speaking cloth diaper

on April 14, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.
When I first started looking into using cloth diapers, blogs, reviews and online forums all seemedGreek to me. I had no idea what the difference between pockets and all-in-ones were and what in the world was a prefold? So, if you’re a newbie, here’s a quick and easy key: Flats: …
Old Town High School robotics team member Cameron Sullivan (right) pushes the 23-member team's robot out on the field during the Pine Tree Regional Competition on April 4 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Behind Sullivan are driver Zach Fox and coach Austin Comeau.

Old Town robotics team finishes second at New England competition in Boston

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 14, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — Shortly after the high school’s robotics team took second place at a New England competition, the school’s marquee was changed to let everyone in town know about their accomplishment. The team was runner-up in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, also known as …
URBAN EYE (blog)

Farm to bar? Portland’s new liquid lunch

on April 14, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Farm to table has become farm to tired. Thankfully the term de decade has jumped from the table to the bar at Liquid M2. Opening three days ago on the emerging end of Fore Street, this heath-bar-meets-hip-lounge is the newest refueling station by Jacqueline Bradley. Farm to bar means fruit …
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Winterport Open Stage Presents: NUNSENSE II: THE SECOND COMING!

By Brianne Beck on April 14, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.
Friday, April 25, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, April 27, 2014 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, May 2, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, May 4, 2014 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: …

Mainers in prime position to see full lunar eclipse Tuesday

By Irene Klotz, Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth’s shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will …
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Inanna Sisters in Rhythm to perform at HOPE Festival on April 26th

Inanna to perform at HOPE Festival

By Ilze Petersons on April 14, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
Inanna to perform at HOPE Festival Orono– Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm will perform at the free 20th annual HOPE Festival on Saturday, April 26th from 11:00 – 4:00 at the University of Maine Student Recreation and Fitness Center in Orono. Their 3:00 p.m. performance will be the exciting finale for …
George and Marian Benson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday.

Maine couple that cooked together, stayed together — for 60 years and counting

By Stephen Betts on April 14, 2014, at 1:36 p.m.
HOPE, Maine — Perhaps it was fate that George and Marian Benson would get married and run a restaurant together. George said he and Marian went out on one date when they lived in Maine more than 60 years ago but that she doesn’t recall that first date. A few …
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Easter Carnival

By Taylor Baines on April 14, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Play Days - Indoor Play Center, 169 Camden Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-593-8169 Games, Crafts & Play at Play Days with the Easter Bunny at Play Days! We will have games and crafts available in the back play …
Oratorio Society and University Singers gathered together  for a rehearsal with Lucas Richman in Orono on April 7 for Sunday's Bangor Symphony Orchestra season finale.

A rousing end to a dynamic season, as BSO closes out the year with ‘Carmina Burana’

By Emily Burnham on April 14, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
For the first time in more than five years, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra played to a sold-out crowd at Sunday’s concert, which featured as its centerpiece Carl Orff’s monumental 25-part choral cantata, “Carmina Burana.” It was a fitting end cap to the BSO’s season. Not only was every seat full, …
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‘Creative Container Gardening’ at Hampden

Bangor Daily News on April 14, 2014, at 12:35 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road, Hampden, Maine For more information: 207-862-3909 “Creative Container Gardening,” a talk by Lisa Colburn, author of The Maine Garden Journal, will be presented by the Hampden Garden Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Harmony Hall, …
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Plant sale to benefit Power in Community Alliances

Bangor Daily News on April 14, 2014, at 12:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Power in Community Alliances has been taking orders for their plant sale since April 1. Plants will be available for pickup May 17. Choose from more than 65  varieties of organic, field-grown perennials, including many plants native to Maine or New England. Prices match or beat those you’d …
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Descendants of Bluegrass to play at Next Generation

Bangor Daily News on April 14, 2014, at 12:02 p.m.
Friday, April 25, 2014 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St., Brewer, Maine For more information: 207-989-7100 BREWER, Maine — The Descendants of Bluegrass, a New England-based Bluegrass band with family ties to legendary Bluegrass pioneers of Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, will appear …
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Thomas Pisha-Duffly’s Family Feast at Grace Restaurant

on April 14, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
Family Feast is a pop-up dinner event imagined and executed by Thomas Pisha-Duffly. It features large format plates of Indonesian cuisine served to communal tables. The most recent installment happened at the beautiful Grace Restaurant in Portland, Maine, which we were delighted to attend and photograph.  [Note: This post originates from Knack …
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The Skyliners

By nextgentheatre on April 14, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Between Friends Art Center-Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St, Brewer, Maine For more information: (207) 989-7100; nextgenerationtheatre.com If you enjoy Big-Band and Swing music, the Next Generation Theatre is the place to be on April 26th! We welcome back the …
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Bruce Buxton provides an entertaining style to his appraisals.

Antique Appraisal Show to Benefit EMHS LiveSAFE – April 26, 2014

By Karen Cashman on April 14, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.
The Rosscare Foundation and Dirigo Pines are pleased to announce the return of the Antique Appraisal Show, Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to 2 pm at Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono. Now in its fifth year, this premiere event has become a much anticipated tradition to benefit EMHS …
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Husking Corn, Farmington Maine

Searsport Farmers’ Market Opens May 13

By Penobscot Marine Museum on April 14, 2014, at 10:18 a.m.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 3, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, June …
 
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