Into the Wild: Meet the Cooper’s hawk, Portland’s deadliest bird

Have you ever seen a flock of pigeons flying over Portland and thought about eating one? Just grabbing and chowing down on one of...

A 2-part winter adventure: Hike and sauna

Mountaintop views are distinctly wonderful in the winter, when the naked trees give way to scenes that summer foliage tends to hide.  On winter hikes,...

Art Seen: ‘Happy Agitation’ at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland

There is a sense of the primitive and the primal underlying “Happy Agitation,” a colorful exhibition of 11 artists curated by Chris Patch at...

Acoustic ‘Phalanges’: KGFREEZE puts his finger on Florida Man

Lost in the content craze of streaming services – that “golden age of TV” stuff – has been an appreciation for the art form...

Leftovers: We all scream for Lib’s Dairy Treats

North Deering is a slice of Portland that never made it to the off-peninsula culinary growth chart.  Inundated by chains salivating at drive-through possibilities, this...

Be in the snow(shoes)

I don’t love shoveling snow any more than the next person. And I’m not all that fond of ice-covered windshields. But when my friendly...

On Stage: The universal appeal of ‘Almost, Maine’

Running into an old flame at the Moose Paddy bar, modeling the metaphysics of intimacy using a snowball, and peeling off a dozen winter...

Letter from Aroostook: Roots run deep for Maine Senate President Troy Jackson

On a chill morning two days before the New Year, I drove north to Fort Kent for lunch with Maine Senate President Troy Jackson....

Big Babe’s Tavern gives South Portland a music-first venue – with a great mac...

How many of you remember Raoul’s Roadside Attraction? Given the “dine-and-dance” spot closed in the 1990s, you can be forgiven if you don’t have...

Into the Wild: Wintry Portland a destination for snowbirds

Every Mainer knows a snowbird: Someone who is here for the summer, but spends the winter somewhere warm, like Florida or Arizona. You may even...