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    September 16, 2019

    Out & About: New directions for music theater, symphony

    The sun will slide below the celestial equator on Monday, officially beginning autumn. On cue, two of southern Maine’s venerable cultural organizations are launching their fall-winter-spring seasons, and both are marking the occasion with major changes. Lyric Music Theater is running “Matilda,” a recent British musical that has received multiple awards. What’s especially surprising is […]

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    September 16, 2019

    Here’s Something: Boos & Bravos

    Welcome to another edition of Boos and Bravos, the quick-hit, catch-all column of Here’s Something. This week, remarkably, we have nothing but positive bravos to report: Bravo to a fantastic, though fleeting, Maine summer. The weather was what Goldilocks would have ordered – warm but not oppressively so. There was little rain and few beach […]

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    September 16, 2019

    Superintendent’s Notebook: Expanded pre-K will help Portland meet goals

    The new school year has begun and so has our expanded pre-kindergarten program. We’ve added two new pre-K classrooms this year and will continue to add more each year over the next five years in an effort to eventually offer pre-K to all Portland 4-year-olds who need it. The pre-K expansion is just one of […]

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    September 16, 2019

    Greater Portland Community Calendar: Sept. 18-27

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Tuesday 9/24 “Three Flames,” new novel by Alan Lightman, 7 p.m., Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress St., Portland, stories of one Cambodian family. Free, www.printbookstore.com. Thursday 9/26 “Seeking Hyde,” debut novel by English professor Thomas Reed, 7 p.m., Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress St. Free. Ongoing Morning Book Group, 9:30-11 a.m. second […]

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    September 16, 2019

    Mainewhile: We need to unbend to help those who are broken

    I’ve never been to the Bahamas, which I regret. I’ve heard the stories. Everyone I’ve met who has been there came back deeply in love with the place. The blindingly beautiful white sand beaches, the crystal clear azure waters – and the people. Always the people. Whatever adventures their stories held, at some point there […]

  • Published
    September 13, 2019

    Arts Calendar: Sept. 18-28

    Greater Portland Auditions “Elf The Musical,” 6:30-9 p.m., Sept. 22 & 23, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. More at facebook, Joshua Chard at [email protected] Exhibits “The Art of the Comic,” UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, through Oct. 6, www.une.edu. “Visible Discourse from Maine’s Western Foothills,” Union of Maine Visual Artists, Portland […]

  • Published
    September 12, 2019

    Southern Meetings: Sept. 13-20

    Cape Elizabeth   Tues.  9/17  7 p.m.  Planning Board  TH Wed.  9/18  7 p.m.  Conservation Committee  TH Thur.  9/19  6:30 p.m.  Thomas Memorial Library Committee  TML Thur.  9/19  6:30 p.m.  Energy Committee  TH Thur.  9/19  7 p.m.  Fort Williams Park Committee  CECC Scarborough Tues.  9/17  5:30 p.m.  Finance Committee  CCA Wed.  9/18  7 p.m.  Town […]

  • Published
    September 12, 2019

    Cooking at the Cove: Tomato Time

    Embrace this year’s tomato harvest with a sumptuous soup accompanied by savory biscuits.

  • Published
    September 11, 2019

    Midcoast Community Calendar: Sept. 11-21

    Benefits Saturday 9/14 Neighbors Helping Neighbors 5K Run/Walk,  check-in 7:30-8:15 a.m., Lisbon United Methodist Church, 14 School St., Lisbon. Benefits LACO Food Pantry and Tedford Shelter. All ages, lisbonumchurch.org. Books/Authors Saturday 9/14 The Epic Conversation: “Melville and the Universal Song of the Ages” with David Peloqui, 4 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. […]

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    September 11, 2019

    Midcoast Meetings: Sept. 13-20

    Bath Tues.  9/17  6 p.m.  Bath Recreation Commission  Rec. Dept. Wed.  9/18  4 p.m.  Bath Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee  Rec. Dept. Brunswick Mon.  9/16  10 a.m.  Staff Review Committee  TH Mon.  9/16  6:30 p.m.  Town Council  TH Tues.  9/17  7:15 p.m.  Village Review Board  TH Wed.  9/18  10 a.m.  Staff Review Committee  TH Wed.  9/18  […]

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