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Sit down — or stand up — and paddle offshore

For sea kayakers, salvation is here, and there are no more excuses. Portland Paddle opened its hatches last weekend, right at the East End Beach.
 Get off the beach
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 07, 2013
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A new crop of restaurants open in time for summer

Just when you thought the Portland food scene couldn't get any better, a handful of new restaurants and bars are gearing up for the summer.
Reap the delicious bounty
By AMY ANDERSON  |  June 08, 2012
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Casco Bay’s restaurants, bars, + markets

The islands of Casco Bay may seem remote (especially in the winter), but some are as close as a 20-minute ferry ride. As summer approaches, take a break from Portland's busy foodie scene and treat yourself to the tastes of the islands — after a breezy,
Island hopping
By AMY ANDERSON  |  May 25, 2012
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Just hold it

To Portlanders, they're a familiar sight: out-of-town victims potty-dancing around town, pained expressions on their faces, one sip away from having polished off an iced coffee the size of a small child.
Portland loves its tourists, so why won't we give them relief?
By ANGELIQUE CARSON  |  June 18, 2010
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Thesis defense

Encompassing a broad range of themes, media, and levels of participation, each set of works in this year’s Maine College of Art exhibition by nine thesis-level Master’s of Fine Arts students achieves its own world and requires a separate toolkit to proce
 MECA’s MFA students strut their stuff
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  May 28, 2010

The Casco Bay Lines music cruise season begins


The Casco Bay Lines music cruise season begins with the first of a number of reggae DJ jaunts around the bay, a $20 trip that...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010


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Two and fro

It can be easy to get wrapped up in Portland’s pop and rock scene, the singalong stuff you hear in the clubs and on the radio.
Kolosko and Dimow’s Border Crossings
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2010
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Turkish troubadours

I owe just about all my Turkish music knowledge to Okbari.
Okbari get all lovey-dovey
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2010
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Community building

"This is the vestibule," Blainor McGough says, gesturing at the entryway as she welcomes me into the former St. Ansgar's church on Mayo Street. She then explains that the purpose of the vestibule was to heighten people's experience as they enter the ch
Mayo Street Arts opens the doors
By ANNIE LARMON  |  February 12, 2010
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Two candidates for Portland Water District Board of Trustees

Two people are vying for a vacant one-year term on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. We asked each of them to write a few words about the importance of the water district.
Hydro power to the people
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 30, 2009

Casco Bay to Copley Square . . . via Hopkinton

When Boston Marathon runners cross the Copley Square finish line next Monday and sponge the diarrhea off their thighs, Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury will have even more to celebrate than their fellow soiled athletes.
Epic stupidity?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 17, 2009


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Thinking ahead

On the civic side of things comes a new play, a public-service production about sex education, from ADD VERB PRODUCTIONS .
The coming year on the boards
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 29, 2006
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Pushing for peace

To mark the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, activists nationwide have scheduled vigils and peaceful protests for this Sunday, March 19.
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By SARA DONNELLY  |  March 17, 2006