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  • Published
    March 28, 2010

    Society Notebook: Here comes the groomed

    It’s equal time for local guys, who hit the catwalk at Port City Music Hall for a Meredith Alex fashion show focusing on menswear.

  • Published
    March 21, 2010

    Social Notebook: A moving experience

    A hopping Portland crowd boogies for the benefit Rock Around the World.

  • Published
    March 10, 2010

    Macrobiotic potluck gatherings ‘not so weird anymore’

    Most potlucks feature an assortment of cheese and meat-heavy casseroles, causing vegetarians like me to count ourselves lucky if there’s a lone green salad we can enjoy. But during the monthly macrobiotic potluck held Friday at the Portland home of Amy Rolnick and John Williamson, I was thrilled to find dozens of dishes without a […]

  • Published
    March 3, 2010

    Portland designer on ‘Martha Stewart’

    Thursday’s show will feature Jill McGowan, known for her classic, white button-down shirts.

  • Published
    March 3, 2010

    Column: Tour the world’s cultures from Cafe DiCocoa in Bethel

    Jessica Paul isn’t a vegetarian, but she’s an enthusiastic fan of the all-vegetarian Gentle Dining dinners that have become a must-attend fixture at Cafe DiCocoa in Bethel. In the past year, Paul and her boyfriend have managed to reserve seats at four of the dinners, each of which focused on a specific country or region. […]

  • Published
    February 24, 2010

    Vegetarian options aplenty at restaurant week venues

    Vegetarian meals continue to grow in popularity, and the upcoming Maine Restaurant Week is a perfect example. This year, at least 29 of the participating restaurants plan to offer one or more entrees centered on vegetables and cheese rather than meats and seafood. According to Maine Restaurant Week organizer Jim Britt, more restaurants are serving […]

  • Published
    February 21, 2010

    Fan fare

    Food, music and more are on the menu at a Portland Pirates benefit.

  • Published
    February 16, 2010

    Herbal remedies may be just what the doctor ordered

    Customers seek a natural and less expensive alternative to pharmaceutical remedies