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Leon Leonwood Bean, better known as L.L. Bean, is the epitome of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Help us celebrate ...
11/15/2022

Leon Leonwood Bean, better known as L.L. Bean, is the epitome of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Help us celebrate by tagging your favorite Maine-based entrepreneur in the comments below!

Photography courtesy of
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Kettle Cove you have our hearts. It’s magical here before sunset. 💗
11/12/2022

Kettle Cove you have our hearts. It’s magical here before sunset. 💗

This is  checking in for my 48HRS in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, and Scarborough. Please leave places I should visit...
11/11/2022

This is checking in for my 48HRS in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, and Scarborough. Please leave places I should visit in comments. Happy Friday!

On this Veterans Day we at  take a moment of pause to say thank you to all who have served. Photographed here is one of ...
11/11/2022

On this Veterans Day we at take a moment of pause to say thank you to all who have served.

Photographed here is one of our Mainers of the Year, Bill Benson, a 24-year Army veteran and the executive director of , a nonprofit whose mission is to prepare active duty military members and their families to live and work in Maine while transitioning to civilian life.

Photographer:
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If there's one thing that anyone visiting the Pine Tree State wants to know, nine times out of ten it is how to spot a m...
11/09/2022

If there's one thing that anyone visiting the Pine Tree State wants to know, nine times out of ten it is how to spot a moose! In this issue's Like A Mainer, Reid Anderson, Registered Maine Guide and Recreation Manager at , gives us helpful tips on how to spot one of Maine's most majestic creatures. Head to our link below and let us know if these tips work for you!

Illustrator:

https://www.themainemag.com/how-to-spot-a-moose-like-a-mainer/
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The Wabanaki believe anywhere that people exist, art does too. Of all the art forms practiced by Indigenous people in th...
11/08/2022

The Wabanaki believe anywhere that people exist, art does too. Of all the art forms practiced by Indigenous people in this region, the weaving of ash baskets is perhaps the broadest and deepest tradition. Click the link below to learn more about the complex and beautiful history of native basket weaving.

Writer:
Photographer:

https://www.themainemag.com/weaving-stories/
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Renowned dance artist Lil Buck created, choreographed, and now performs in his latest production, Memphis Jookin’: The S...
11/05/2022

Renowned dance artist Lil Buck created, choreographed, and now performs in his latest production, Memphis Jookin’: The Show.

An ode to Lil Buck’s hometown and the birthplace of this singular hip-hop dance style, Memphis Jookin’: The Show takes audiences on a journey to the fabled city where the art form emerged from a local street dance and turned into an international phenomenon. With slides, glides, toe spins, and intricate footwork, Lil Buck stars alongside 10 athletic dancers and a live DJ, creating a soundtrack that evokes the energy of the streets, hallways, and clubs where Memphis Jookin’ was born.

Don't miss your chance to experience Memphis Jookin': The Show on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 7PM in the Merrill Auditorium .

For tickets call PortTIX at 207-842-0800 or visit https://portlandovations.org/event/memphis-jookin-the-show-featuring-lil-buck/
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For our next Mainstay,  and  have partnered with  on Mainstay X MECA&D Holiday Edition! The event will take place on Dec...
11/04/2022

For our next Mainstay, and have partnered with on Mainstay X MECA&D Holiday Edition! The event will take place on December 1st from 5-6pm for our VIPs and 6-9 for the general public . Come and enjoy a cocktail while you shop photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more created by MECA&D alumni. Visit our link below to register!

Thank you to our sponsor .

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mainstay-at-thompsons-point-by-maine-magazine-maine-homedesign-and-meca-tickets-429262063387
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Needhams are a popular chocolate-covered candy hailing from Auburn, Maine. Made from potatoes, coconut, and sugar, this ...
11/02/2022

Needhams are a popular chocolate-covered candy hailing from Auburn, Maine. Made from potatoes, coconut, and sugar, this sweet treat is aptly named because once you try 'em, you understand why you need'em! Visit our link below to try your hand at creating this delicious candy.

Photo and recipe by Tammy Donroe Inman ()

https://www.themainemag.com/how-to-make-needhams/
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As  kicks off winter with our November/December double issue, we're excited to share the story of a first generation sno...
11/01/2022

As kicks off winter with our November/December double issue, we're excited to share the story of a first generation snowshoe maker, a Maine-based painter whose new body of work incorporates the history of his 700 Acre Island predecessors, and the uncommon journey of the executive director of the world’s only International Cryptozoology Museum. Be sure to check out this curated issue of colorful passions and unique Mainers to bring cheer and intrigue to your holidays!

Photo Credit:
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Happy Halloween, Maine! What's the spookiest story you have heard that took place in Maine? Tell us in the comments belo...
10/31/2022

Happy Halloween, Maine! What's the spookiest story you have heard that took place in Maine? Tell us in the comments below!

Photo Credit: , Stephen King House
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Join  for their 18th Annual Auction. The in-person, kick-off event is Thursday, November 10th from 6-9pm at the Elk’s Lo...
10/29/2022

Join for their 18th Annual Auction. The in-person, kick-off event is Thursday, November 10th from 6-9pm at the Elk’s Lodge in Portland, where STRIVE will have live bidding, fund-a-need, participant speeches, games, and more! And the fun doesn’t stop there—STRIVE will also host online bidding on your favorite silent auction items from November 10th-17th.

All proceeds from this event benefit STRIVE, a South Portland based non-profit that supports over 1,500 tweens, teens, and young adults with intellectual disabilities through a variety of programs.

Find out more information about both events at www.pslstrive.org/auction.
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Food writer Theresa Carle-Sanders () teaches us how to serve up some delicious and savory Pioneer Drumsticks in her newe...
10/28/2022

Food writer Theresa Carle-Sanders () teaches us how to serve up some delicious and savory Pioneer Drumsticks in her newest cookbook Castle Rock Kitchen. In this immersive collection of 80 recipes Theresa explores modern recipes inspired by Stephen King! Check out our link below for the recipe.

Photographer:
https://www.themainemag.com/picnic-style-seekh-kebabs-with-lime-juice/
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Located next to the clear waters and dramatic Alpine vistas of Kezar Lake, Lovell is a place where Western Maine rustici...
10/27/2022

Located next to the clear waters and dramatic Alpine vistas of Kezar Lake, Lovell is a place where Western Maine rusticity meets bygone-era glamor, making it a nostalgic spot for a weekend getaway. Visit our link below to travel along for 48 Hours with Genevieve Walker () and Joshua Loring as they explore Lovell, Maine.

https://www.themainemag.com/lovell-in-48-hours/
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Trans activist  came to Maine 34 years ago as a promising young writer with a one-year teaching job offer at Colby Colle...
10/24/2022

Trans activist came to Maine 34 years ago as a promising young writer with a one-year teaching job offer at Colby College. Her struggle that year wasn't only about being in a new place or at a new job, but also her wrestle with the truth of who she was always meant to be: herself. Visit our link below to read more about 's storied life and her connection with living in Maine.

Writer: Katherine Gaudet
Photographer: mwphotographic

https://www.themainemag.com/how-one-trans-activist.../
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It’s “Sherlock Holmes” meets “Arsenic & Old Lace” in this entertaining murder mystery with a modern female sensibility. ...
10/22/2022

It’s “Sherlock Holmes” meets “Arsenic & Old Lace” in this entertaining murder mystery with a modern female sensibility. Two strong-willed sisters run a London boarding house for single ladies, when a series of mysterious murders terrorize their neighborhood. Finding Scotland Yard to be no help at all, the two women team up with a cheeky American actress and take matters into their own hands!

is proud to present "The Victorian Ladies' Detective Collective" November 4th - 13th. To purchase tickets visit: https://sforce.co/3EvDVnZ

Hearing Assistance and handicapped seating are available upon request.
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This month's  essay is taken from Maine-based health and science journalist Chelsea Conaboy’s (.wonder) new book, "Mothe...
10/21/2022

This month's essay is taken from Maine-based health and science journalist Chelsea Conaboy’s (.wonder) new book, "Mother Brain," which explores neuroscience, mythmaking, and personal accounts to disrupt the notion of “maternal instinct.” Visit our link below to read it!

Photographer: .strewn

https://www.themainemag.com/the-motivation-of-parenting/
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The Federal, home to 555 North, is a nineteenth-century sea captain’s home that takes its name from the building’s class...
10/19/2022

The Federal, home to 555 North, is a nineteenth-century sea captain’s home that takes its name from the building’s classic Federal style. Captain Daniel Stone began building the house around 1806 and lived in it until his death in 1825. The history of the property was part of what attracted Steve Corry to the project, as his Portland restaurant also had a storied history: the three-story building was once the home of the Machigonne Fire House, which had the illustrious honor of debuting Portland’s first steam-powered fire engine. Visit our link below to learn about 555's Second Act!

Writer:
Photographer: nicole_wolf_photography

https://www.themainemag.com/a-fine-dining-staple-in-brunswick-lives-up-to-its-predecessor/
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The dog days of summer may be over, but throughout October, we’re on the hunt to find Maine’s Top Dog. From now until No...
10/18/2022

The dog days of summer may be over, but throughout October, we’re on the hunt to find Maine’s Top Dog. From now until November 1, send us the best photo of your pup, whether it’s out in the wild, dressed up for a party, or being an all-around good boy or girl!

What do you get out of it (besides everlasting glory)? The chance for your dog to be featured on our digital platforms and in our magazine, plus the opportunity to win a series of prizes from our generous sponsor,

Click the link below for official contest rules and submission link!

Photography:

https://www.themainemag.com/maines-top-dog-contest/
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Thanks to a call he put out on social media, wildlife photographer .ramsdell was directed to a fox den in Bridgton and e...
10/17/2022

Thanks to a call he put out on social media, wildlife photographer .ramsdell was directed to a fox den in Bridgton and ended up photographing this red fox family for weeks. For Ramsdell, it was a dream to capture.
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Praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, pianist Janice Car...
10/15/2022

Praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, pianist Janice Carissa is lauded for a playing style that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review). Recently named a Gilmore Young Artist and winner of the Salon de Virtuosi and the American Protégé Star Performer Award, she has also won prizes at the Aspen Music Festival’s Concerto Competition and the Indonesia Pusaka Competition. Her sparkling performances have captivated audiences in venues from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center. For Portland Ovations audiences, her program includes works by Johannes Brahms and Frederic Rzewski, among others. Don't miss Janice Carissa, performing Saturday, December 10 at 3PM at Hannaford Hall on the USM Campus in Portland.

For tickets call at 207-842-0800 or visit https://portlandovations.org/event/janice-carissa/
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Did you know today is ? This is one of those random "holidays" the team  can get behind! Swipe to see some of our staff'...
10/14/2022

Did you know today is ? This is one of those random "holidays" the team can get behind! Swipe to see some of our staff's favorite sweet treats around the state of Maine!

A Butterscotch Sundae from
A gluten-free lemon meringue tart from
Caramelized honey flavor ice cream with a dark chocolate shell, sea salt, and honeycomb from
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie from
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 scoured the state, searched through an array of sectors, and asked for names of Mainers who helped shape our state for ...
10/14/2022

scoured the state, searched through an array of sectors, and asked for names of Mainers who helped shape our state for the better over the past year. This is 's Mainers of the Year 2022.

Nan Cu***ng .cumming
Enock Glidden
Adam Shepard
Rachelle Curran Apse
Katherine Bradford
Muhammad Drammeh
James Patefield ,
Mackenzie O'Connor
Ghost of Paul Revere
Adliah Muhammad
Kal Sugatski
Suzie Pond
Christian Hayes
Bill Benson
Krystal Williams
Justine Bassett
Rebecca Hatfield
Kristina M.J. Powell
Nicole Clegg
Andrew Zarro
Finnian Donovan
Ellen Stern Griswold
Steve Tatko
Amanda Stent
Gregory Porter
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Leon Leonwood Bean, better known as L.L. Bean, is the epitome of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Help us celebrate by tagging your favorite Maine-based entrepreneur in the comments below!

Photography courtesy of
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For an ambitious new body of work, self-taught watercolor painter returns to the island of his ancestors. Learn how Goodale uses his own style to represent the ever-changing landscapes of the island that inspired his great-great-grandfather, oil painter Charles Dana Gibson via our link below.

Writer:
Photographer:

https://www.themainemag.com/watercolor-painter-abe-goodale-traces-his-roots-on-700-acre-island/
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Kettle Cove you have our hearts. It’s magical here before sunset. 💗
This is checking in for my 48HRS in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, and Scarborough. Please leave places I should visit in comments. Happy Friday!
On this Veterans Day we at take a moment of pause to say thank you to all who have served.

Photographed here is one of our Mainers of the Year, Bill Benson, a 24-year Army veteran and the executive director of , a nonprofit whose mission is to prepare active duty military members and their families to live and work in Maine while transitioning to civilian life.

Photographer:
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If there's one thing that anyone visiting the Pine Tree State wants to know, nine times out of ten it is how to spot a moose! In this issue's Like A Mainer, Reid Anderson, Registered Maine Guide and Recreation Manager at , gives us helpful tips on how to spot one of Maine's most majestic creatures. Head to our link below and let us know if these tips work for you!

Illustrator:

https://www.themainemag.com/how-to-spot-a-moose-like-a-mainer/
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The Wabanaki believe anywhere that people exist, art does too. Of all the art forms practiced by Indigenous people in this region, the weaving of ash baskets is perhaps the broadest and deepest tradition. Click the link below to learn more about the complex and beautiful history of native basket weaving.

Writer:
Photographer:

https://www.themainemag.com/weaving-stories/
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Maine poet and clothing designer Catherine Fisher () creates intentional garments inspired by turns of phrase. Read about how Fisher's poems materialize into thoughtful articles of clothing by visiting our link below!

Photographer:
Writer:

https://www.themainemag.com/this-sustainable-clothing-collection-translates-poems-into-physical-garments/
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Renowned dance artist Lil Buck created, choreographed, and now performs in his latest production, Memphis Jookin’: The Show.

An ode to Lil Buck’s hometown and the birthplace of this singular hip-hop dance style, Memphis Jookin’: The Show takes audiences on a journey to the fabled city where the art form emerged from a local street dance and turned into an international phenomenon. With slides, glides, toe spins, and intricate footwork, Lil Buck stars alongside 10 athletic dancers and a live DJ, creating a soundtrack that evokes the energy of the streets, hallways, and clubs where Memphis Jookin’ was born.

Don't miss your chance to experience Memphis Jookin': The Show on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 7PM in the Merrill Auditorium .

For tickets call PortTIX at 207-842-0800 or visit https://portlandovations.org/event/memphis-jookin-the-show-featuring-lil-buck/
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For our next Mainstay, and have partnered with on Mainstay X MECA&D Holiday Edition! The event will take place on December 1st from 5-6pm for our VIPs and 6-9 for the general public . Come and enjoy a cocktail while you shop photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more created by MECA&D alumni. Visit our link below to register!

Thank you to our sponsor .

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mainstay-at-thompsons-point-by-maine-magazine-maine-homedesign-and-meca-tickets-429262063387
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Needhams are a popular chocolate-covered candy hailing from Auburn, Maine. Made from potatoes, coconut, and sugar, this sweet treat is aptly named because once you try 'em, you understand why you need'em! Visit our link below to try your hand at creating this delicious candy.

Photo and recipe by Tammy Donroe Inman ()

https://www.themainemag.com/how-to-make-needhams/
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As kicks off winter with our November/December double issue, we're excited to share the story of a first generation snowshoe maker, a Maine-based painter whose new body of work incorporates the history of his 700 Acre Island predecessors, and the uncommon journey of the executive director of the world’s only International Cryptozoology Museum. Be sure to check out this curated issue of colorful passions and unique Mainers to bring cheer and intrigue to your holidays!

Photo Credit:
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Happy Halloween, Maine! What's the spookiest story you have heard that took place in Maine? Tell us in the comments below!

Photo Credit: , Stephen King House
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Join for their 18th Annual Auction. The in-person, kick-off event is Thursday, November 10th from 6-9pm at the Elk’s Lodge in Portland, where STRIVE will have live bidding, fund-a-need, participant speeches, games, and more! And the fun doesn’t stop there—STRIVE will also host online bidding on your favorite silent auction items from November 10th-17th.

All proceeds from this event benefit STRIVE, a South Portland based non-profit that supports over 1,500 tweens, teens, and young adults with intellectual disabilities through a variety of programs.

Find out more information about both events at www.pslstrive.org/auction.
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Food writer Theresa Carle-Sanders () teaches us how to serve up some delicious and savory Pioneer Drumsticks in her newest cookbook Castle Rock Kitchen. In this immersive collection of 80 recipes Theresa explores modern recipes inspired by Stephen King! Check out our link below for the recipe.

Photographer:
https://www.themainemag.com/picnic-style-seekh-kebabs-with-lime-juice/
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Located next to the clear waters and dramatic Alpine vistas of Kezar Lake, Lovell is a place where Western Maine rusticity meets bygone-era glamor, making it a nostalgic spot for a weekend getaway. Visit our link below to travel along for 48 Hours with Genevieve Walker () and Joshua Loring as they explore Lovell, Maine.

https://www.themainemag.com/lovell-in-48-hours/
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