• Here’s what I suggest (Holiday Weekend Edition)

    by  • December 23, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Back Cove Sunset (maine_mike on Flickr)

    First and foremost, credit to maine_mike on Flickr for the beautiful image of the back cove at sunset used in the header of this page. Please be sure to check out the rest of his Maine photos on his Flickr feed. He also has a photoblog called Catch The Light. I also want to take […]

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    Open a Box of Nostalgia at the Fun Box Monster Emporium

    by  • December 21, 2011 • 1 Comment

    The Fun Box Monster Emporium

    Let’s be clear up front: Fun Box Monster Emporium is a comic book store (Coast City Comics, in fact).  But it is not just a comic book store. Instead, imagine if you crossed a comic book store with Hot Topic and your favorite vintage shop. Throw in a few great pinball machines at the back […]

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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 • 0 Comments


    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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    Here’s what I suggest….

    by  • December 16, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Longfellow Square Photo by Corey Templeton Photography portlanddailyphoto.com

    First and foremost, credit to Corey Templeton at Portland Daily Photo for the amazing image of Longfellow Square used in the header of this page. If Portland Daily Photo isn’t on your reading list, it should be. Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here’s what I suggest for this weekend: It’s a Wonderful […]

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    Want to go to a craft fair every day? Try The Merchant Company!

    by  • December 15, 2011 • 1 Comment


    Since it seems to be local crafts week here, today I’m going to highlight one of the most interesting and innovative businesses to come out Portland’s active craft and vintage movement: The Merchant Company, which opened this spring and has quickly become one of the most interesting and talked-about businesses in the city.  Co owners […]

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    Would a dancing Yeti eat a Gingerbread House?

    by  • December 12, 2011 • 4 Comments


    On Sunday afternoon I visited the terrific (and very crowded! Hurray for crowded!) Picnic Arts Winter Sale, and we also took a moment to stop by the new Residence Inn on Fore St to check out their first annual Gingerbread House contest and display.  It was a lovely day, and a great reminder (as if […]

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