House for sale sign in Aroostook County

Letter from Aroostook: Welcome to The County (and buyer beware)

There’s always one day in late August when we wake up and know that summer is over and fall and winter are not far...

Leftovers: ‘From Away’ is an OK place to be

Although I've lived in Maine for almost half my life, I have come to accept I’ll never be considered a true Mainer. I can...

Art Seen: The short, happy life of Maine Art Collective Gallery

The Maine Art Collective Gallery is a pop-up gallery at 18 Exchange St. in Portland that is giving 14 artists an opportunity to show...
Renee Coolbrith

Music: Renee Coolbrith is ‘A Killer Named Sugar’

You don’t work with as many people as Renee Coolbrith has because you lack talent. Five minutes in her presence is enough to feel...
Dogs at Happy Tails

Leftovers: Dog days are still upon us

Mellie, the Portland Phoenix director of barketing, attends day care upon occasion. She’s enrolled at Salty Dog Adventures in Falmouth and is a staff...

On Stage: Prepare to be bewitched by Maine theater companies this fall

Fall is soon upon us and with it the return of fall theater – with shows to mount in-person and on actual stages, featuring...

Art Seen: The art of the incarcerated

In what may be the most ambitious statewide art initiative in years, the prison reform group Freedom & Captivity is mounting 14 actual and...
Big Sky Bread Co. challah

Leftovers: May you be inscribed, sealed for a good year

The Jewish people have been keeping track of time for almost 5782 years. The Hebrew calendar year will flip on the evening of Sept....

Summit, skulls, scat: Hike and learn at Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary

Hikers who regularly go into the woods already know the positive influence a crowd of trees can have on our psyches. Or how cool...

‘Shows’ and tells: Dustin Saucier starts all over again

Much has changed since Dustin Saucier released his first solo record, “I Wrote a Letter,” back in 2012. Sitting across from him at Coffee...