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Beyond addiction: a chronology of recovery

Beyond addiction: a chronology of recovery

Metamorphosis             The building is painted white. Three oblong windows face the street, shaded by a weather-battered, bright blue banner. It reads, in simple block letters: The Portland Recovery Community Center. It is as non-descript as any other building that lines the car-clotted veins of Forest Avenue. I am about to encounter a woman who, in a quiet, essential way, will change the way I see the world. I first meet her for an interview (one... Read more

18-08-2016 Hits:151 Features Alicia Fisher

Columns

The Phoenix Potpourri

The Phoenix Potpourri

Jay York’s Last Church on the Left keeps rolling with concerts Jay York, a fixture on Facebook — his morning walk with his dog, Tucker, captures vignettes of Portland life — is a photographer and keen political observer. He also dons the hat of venue operator.Jay York’s Last Church on the Left at 58 Wilmot St. offers diverse concerts. This Friday, Magic 8 Ball, "a Rolling Thunder Revue style tribute to the music of Bob Dylan... Read more

23-08-2016 Hits:38 The Phoenix Potpourri David Carkhuff

News

Trump and his critics: Candidate fires up supporters in Port…

Trump and his critics: Candidate fires up supporters in Portland visit, ignites protests

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recommended "safe havens" in the Middle East and among the Gulf States for refugees from Islamic countries while he urged caution in accepting thousands more into the United States. In a rally in Portland last week that filled the 1,900-seat Merrill Auditorium and drew hundreds of protesters, Trump rattled off a list of incidents involving immigrants who committed crimes in the United States, and warned that atrocities like those witnessed in... Read more

09-08-2016 Hits:125 News David Carkhuff

Arts

Stepping into history: The Irish … and How They Got That Way…

Stepping into history: The Irish … and How They Got That Way basks in the feeling of a family reunion

The story of the Irish is a storied and revered one in American history, and beloved Irish-American novelist Frank McCourt pays homage to it in a wry musical revue of a tribute: The Irish … and How They Got That Way is a potpourri of history, popular music and comedy. It runs now at Portland Stage Company, in its inaugural collaboration with Brunswick’s Maine State Music Theatre, with an ensemble cast featuring some of MSMT’s... Read more

22-08-16 Hits:71 Theater Megan Grumbling

Food & Drink

How it feels to have eaten in the Number One restaurant in t…

How it feels to have eaten in the Number One restaurant in the world

In retrospect, I wish I had known Osteria Francescana was to become the number one restaurant in the world; I would have savored every bite. A few years ago I had one of those jobs where wining and dining clients and being wined and dined was the norm. It seemed as if eating at the so called “50 best” restaurants in the world was a standard by which you were judged... Read more

21-08-2016 Hits:37 Food + Drink Christopher Papagni

Music

SeepeopleS announce the release of Love, the first in a thre…

SeepeopleS announce the release of Love, the first in a three-part EP series

SeepeopleS, the original anti-genre indie musical pranksters, are releasing a new studio album on Sept. 6. The EP, titled Love is the first of three in the Love, Hate, Live series of releases planned for the coming year. SeepeopleS has been gaining an underground army of loyal fans since the band’s inception in Boston back in 2000. Music lovers have celebrated the group’s previous five albums, many of which feature musical contributions from members of... Read more

22-08-2016 Hits:79 Album Reviews Tom Faunce

Kids & Pets

In honor of our dogs

In honor of our dogs

This Friday, Aug. 26, is National Dog Day. It is a chance to set aside some time to remember, celebrate, and most of all, honor all things canine. A great way to do that this week is to combat the primary misconception that we all have had about dog training. That is, the term itself is a misnomer. It is actually we humans that need to train ourselves when in... Read more

19-08-2016 Hits:10 Pets Gabe Gregoire