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Get into the garden

As the city considers expanding its community garden program, Portland has the opportunity to delve deeper into urban permaculture ("permanent agriculture") — building ecological systems that model nature, with plants that work together with minimal mai
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 16, 2012
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Get out on the cheap

As eyes may roll, and thoughts of sliding down Mellen Street into Deering Oaks swim through our mind, wintertime is what keeps so many of us excited for eight months a year.
Winter escapes that won't stretch your wallet
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  January 28, 2011
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Making the grade

Portland students are struggling with reading at elementary and secondary levels, according to a report released last week. Meanwhile, the city's two high schools are close to achieving gender equity in athletic programs, says a separate report.
Two recent studies examine academics and athletics in Portland's public schools
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2011
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Cooking classes taught by refugees give the real scoop

The kitchen of St. Pius X Church at the north corner of Payson Park was particularly steamy on the muggy, unusually hot night of October 1.
Sumac and citric acid
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  October 08, 2010

2010 Portland Winterush


The folks behind Portland Winterush, a family-friendly event compressed into a single day with activities all around town (including ice skating lessons, sculptures, sledding, and...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010
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Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009