Category Archives: Entertainment & Recreation

Three great finds in Portland, Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine — A friend of mine from Washington, DC was driving to Maine for her best friend’s wedding. En route, she called the bride-to-be to remind her to gather “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue,” as the ...

Maine’s Burgeoning Craft Brewing Industry — PODCAST.

MAINE — Check out a conversation about why Maine is home to so many great craft breweries. And the science behind making a great IPA. Guests: Sean Sullivan, executive director, Maine Brewers’ Guild, Heather Sanborn, president, Maine Brewers’ Guild ...

University of Maine endowed chair to honor Stephen King.

ORONO, Maine — An endowed chaired professorship in literature named in honor of best-selling author and University of Maine alumnus Stephen King will be established at his alma mater with the help of a $1 million award from the Harold Alfond Foundation ...

Casco Bay Arena skating into Falmouth.

FALMOUTH, Maine — Casco Bay Arena, a new outdoor ice rink, is opening in Falmouth. The rink is a project of the local youth hockey organization, the Casco Bay Hockey Association, which is investing $2 million in the facility. Located adjacent to the ...

Portland cruise ship season promises high tide tourism.

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland is expecting 84 cruise ship visits bringing as many as 97,000 people to the city this fall. Those numbers are a big jump over the 2014 cruise ship season, which saw 84 ships and 82,000 people sail into Portland. Portland offi ...

Expansion going downhill at Mt. Abram ski area.

GREENWOOD, Maine —Expansion plans have things going downhill fast at Mt. Abram ski area in Greenwood, and that’s good news for Maine’s skiers and snowboarders. The expansion project, which is the facility’s largest in more than 30 ye ...

DeepWater Brewing tapping into history in Blue Hill.

BLUE HILL, Maine — A new microbrewery and tasting room, DeepWater Brewing Co. is opening in Blue Hill. The brewery is opening in a restored horse barn that’s more than 300 years old. DeepWater Brewing is owned by John Hikade and his son, Tim, who ...

Shark Tank casting call set for July 29 in Portland.

PORTLAND, Maine — Think your business is ready to swim with the sharks? Then your first chance to jump into ABC’s investment reality show Shark Tank  is coming during an open casting in Portland on July 29. The casting call will be held at the  ...

Curate a new career at the Portland Science Center.

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland Science Center, a new exhibition hall and science center, is opening later this month in Portland. The museum, located at 68 Commercial St., is hiring for about 20 jobs. The interactive facility is looking for ticket take ...

Roll ’em! Bangor Drive-In reopening in Hermon.

HERMON, Maine — For the first time in 30 years, the twin screens of the Bangor Drive-In in Hermon will once again flicker to life. The theater, which has been closed since 1985, has been purchased by Cinema Bangor LLC and will officially reopen on Jul ...

Maine-made movies now showing at Emerge Film Festival.

LEWISTON-AUBURN, Maine — The 2015 Emerge Film Festival is opening this week in the Lewiston-Auburn area. The festival will screen over 50 independent films during its four-day run, including 14 Maine-made films, which generated an economic impact of mo ...