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    January 30, 2013

    Artists take ‘Sensory Circus’ in extreme directions

    Featuring 20 artists, the show promises a feast for the five senses.

  • Published
    January 30, 2013

    Maine food dispatches

    AUGUSTA   Food for Maine’s Future to discuss legislative agenda Food for Maine’s Future holds its annual membership meeting, potluck lunch and informal discussion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9. The gathering takes place at the Maine State Grange. The meeting will focus on the bills likely to be taken up in the […]

  • Published
    January 30, 2013

    Natural Foodie: Two writers share sexy, ‘mindful’ food changes

    Food is meant to nourish, but too often it becomes an addiction, an obsession or, worse yet, an enemy. In this land flooded with over-abundant, overprocessed fake foods heavily laced with sugar, fat, salt and chemicals, but devoid of the nutrition our bodies crave, disordered eating has practically become a national pastime. If you turn […]

  • Published
    January 24, 2013

    Come-hither books by Steve Almond

    Steve Almond, author of ‘Candyfreak’ and the self-published series ‘Writs of Passion,’ heads to Portland to talk and teach workshops on writing erotica.

  • Published
    January 23, 2013

    Natural Foodie: Maine Food Strategy reaching out to reap ideas

    Eating local gets a lot of lip service, but according to research done by Mark Lapping, only about 10 percent to 14 percent of the food eaten by the average Mainer comes from Maine. “Right now Maine imports the vast, vast majority of its food and most of it comes in on trucks,” said Lapping, […]

  • Published
    January 23, 2013

    A sampling of soul food, jazz music

    Do your heart some good when chef Wheeler del Torro comes to Portland on Valentine’s Day to dish up vegan eats as part of the free “An Evening Celebration of Soul Food and Jazz Music.” The owner of the micro-creamery Wheeler’s Frozen Desserts in Boston, a sought-after caterer and the author of “The Vegan Scoop,” […]

  • Published
    January 17, 2013

    Ice bars: Hot new way to banish winter blahs

    Bring on the arctic air, because Maine is quickly becoming an ice bar hot spot.

  • Published
    January 10, 2013

    Knock-knock on wood with Comedy Central’s Jeff Dunham

    When it comes to comedy, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is no dummy. He’s at the Civic Center on Friday.

  • Published
    January 9, 2013

    Natural Foodie: Maine doctor’s ‘Dunk the Junk’ makes healthy food look hip

    Dr. Kevin Strong knows the public-health community is being outspent and outmaneuvered by the makers of junk food. But he’s not willing to shrug his shoulders and let the hucksters of soda, candy and processed foods win the battle for children’s stomachs and, by extension, the war over obesity. “As physicians and a medical community, […]

  • Published
    January 8, 2013

    Maine farmers head to DC to hear Monsanto arguments

    Four Maine farmers will be among those hearing the federal case against the chemical giant.

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