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    January 3, 2013

    ‘Downton Abbey’ returns Sunday

    Celebrate in style with these tips on throwing a suitably swell viewing party.

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    January 2, 2013

    Natural Foodie: A Johnny Appleseed for the 21st century

    In this “get big or get out” world, sometimes small acts have great power. Scarborough resident Roger Doiron understands this principle well. Doiron, who is the founder and head of the nonprofit Kitchen Gardeners International, encourages the simple act of planting a vegetable garden in your backyard, front yard or window box. Both a front […]

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    January 2, 2013

    Youth & Family Outreach in the cookbook biz

    Portland day-care center Youth & Family Outreach is known for serving meals made from whole and locally grown foods prepared from scratch. Now the organization has published a cookbook, titled “Youth & Family Outreach Cookbook: Healthy Food, Healthy Kids,” filled with recipes served at the center and provided by parents and staff. Kid-friendly recipes from […]

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    December 27, 2012

    New Year’s Eve celebrations in Portland and southern Maine

    Ring it in your way on New Year’s Eve with music, comedy, dance parties and more.

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    December 26, 2012

    Natural Foodie: A worthy resolution for 2013: Love thy mother

    In this season of gift giving and resolution making, it’s worthwhile to pause and remember our Mother. Our Mother Earth, that is. While the modern world does its best to distance us from the place we call home, there’s no denying that our health is inextricably tied to the Earth’s well-being. When her waters run […]

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    December 21, 2012

    Mainer, her doughnuts to appear on TV show

    Leigh Kellis, owner of Holy Donut in Portland, brings her potato-based treats to ‘Anderson Live’ on Monday.

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    December 20, 2012

    Creative community pools talent to help a dear friend

    A series of benefit shows for West End News publisher and longtime champion of the arts Ed King begins Saturday night.

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    December 19, 2012

    Celebration to honor the life and legacy of organic food advocate

    Russell Libby’s passing last week after a long battle with cancer has been felt deeply throughout Maine’s food and farming communities. A tireless advocate for sustainable, organic agriculture, Libby was always willing to share his abundant knowledge with anyone who asked, from farm apprentices to U.S. senators. To honor his legacy, the Maine Organic Farmers […]

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    December 15, 2012

    Safety of wild mushrooms put off as law gets moldy

    Standards for foragers, enacted in April, have yet to be implemented as parties debate training and fees.

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    December 13, 2012

    Happy hobbitdays for Maine builders of Shire-like abodes

    The new film stirs interest in the whimsical structures with curved roofs, circular doors and round windows.