• Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

    Friday Features & Finds (Holiday Circus Edition)

    by  • December 6, 2013 • Things To Do • 0 Comments

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      Tonight is the First Friday Art Walk, an event which promises to be the most epic evening in the history of the Art Walk. In addtion to all the regular Art Walk activities, they are closing Congress St to vehicular traffic from 6 – 8 pm.  The street closure will extend from State Street (the intersection […]

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    The Well Curated Home

    by  • December 4, 2013 • Buy Local, Shopping • 0 Comments

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    So, on Saturday, there we were. It was blustrey and cold, and my son was complaining a bit about walking down Commercial street. I was puzzling over when they put an Ethan Allen and a Starbucks into the MaineHealth building. (How long have those been there, anyhow?) Then, just at the point where I thought […]

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    A Country Christmas

    by  • December 2, 2013 • Buy Local • 0 Comments

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    A cornerstone (almost literally) of Exchange Street for decades, Country Noel brings a taste of the holiday season to the Old Port all year ’round. Descend the steps at the corner of Middle and Exchange and enter a world full of lights, sparkles, and Yuletide joy. Although the shop seems a bit crowded as you […]

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    Quite a lot of Art on the Hill

    by  • December 1, 2012 • Buy Local, Things To Do • 3 Comments

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    Last night I had a wonderful time strolling around the Society for East End Arts’ 2012 Holiday ‘Art on the Hill’ show. Over 70 vendors — many of whom were not, I was totally pleased to note, the ‘usual suspects’ that I’ve seen at every vaguely craft-fair like show I go to.  Admission is free, […]

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    Echoes of a world gone by: Holiday shopping and revelry at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Maine Historical Society

    by  • December 19, 2011 • Shopping, Things To Do • 0 Comments

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    Victoria Mansion is a movie star. Beautiful, spectacular, and one of a kind.  But sitting right in the middle of Congress Street, anchoring the downtown, is another lovely lady – somewhat older, somewhat more conservative, but every bit as elegant and beautiful: the Wadsworth-Longfellow house and the Maine Historical Society. I’d wager that most people […]

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    ‘Buy Local’ at the Maine Mall

    by  • December 8, 2011 • Buy Local, Shopping • 0 Comments

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    Sometimes,  you just have to go to the mall. Last night I had to go to the mall, because my son wanted to see Santa (to ask him a Very Important Question – he’s thinks it’s unfair, you see, that naughty kids get coal), and although Santa does visit other local shops, our weekend is […]

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