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Urban Runoff 5K and Green Neighbor Family Fest announced

The Urban Runoff 5K and Green Neighbor Family Fest will be held this Saturday, April 26, at Deering High School in Portland, the city reported. The 5K race starts at 9 a.m. and the Family Fest goes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The family festival is free and will feature live entertainment, face painting, food trucks and activities for kids. Both events serve the dual purpose of raising awareness of stormwater pollution and funds for... Read more

Columns

Dog ownership's ins and outs

Let's talk about our dogs. I am a dog lover. Dogs are a woman's best friend. Dogs are loyal. Dogs are cute. I own the most adorable dog around. His name is Cooper and he is a Lhasa Apso / Shih Tzu mix rescue. He is a furry ball of cute and cuddly. Cooper is a substitute for my son who has left home, graduated from college and has a life of his own in... Read more

Sun Sports

College women's lacrosse tournament game…

The Saint Joseph's College women's lacrosse team (10-7 overall, 8-2 conference), is hosting a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) playoff contest at Deering High's Memorial Field Tuesday evening. The No. 2 Monks will play No. 7 Johnson & Wales University (8-8 overall, 5-5 conference), at 7:30 p.m. in a quarterfinal match-up. During conference play St. Josephs outscored their opponents 134-80 while Johnson & Wales bested their opponents 114-108. The two teams played each other at Deering... Read more

Calendar

Music calendar

(To place a paid advertisement for a music event, please call 699-5809.) Friday, April 18 Hall & Oates Tribute Show at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $8; Doors at 8 p.m.www.portlandasylum.com/concerts Chaos Sauce with Shut Down Brown at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, FREE; 10:30 p.m.www.portlandempire.com Mary Fahl at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $25 adv/$28 door; 8 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com David Wax Museum with Kingsley Flood at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10 adv/$12 day of... Read more

Culture

‘The Elephant Piece’ revels in absurdity

It truly is a beautiful thing when I walk into a theater with absolutely no clue as to what I will witness and leave smiling, with my head swimming from the experience. Snowlion Repertory Company stages an absurdist, surreal new musical at the Portland Stage Studio Space, THE ELEPHANT PIECE. A wonderful journey ensues, delivering the audience safely at the destination of self questioning as a society. April 22 once again is Earth Day, a day... Read more

All Things Digital

Instagram

My 20-something step-daughter mentioned the other day that she's hardly on Facebook anymore and prefers Instagram as her main social network. I'm familiar with Instagram and even have the app on my iPhone, but hadn't really played with it yet. "How could it be better than Facebook?" I wondered. I didn't realize how significant the photo captions were. Instagram is to smart phones what Facebook is to computers, which may offer an explanation as to... Read more

Local Business

What's In a Name? Salt and Sea

Salt and SeaCommunity Sustained Fisherywww.saltandsea.me207-415-9388 In operation for a year and a half, Salt and Sea, a family owned, community sustained fishery (CSF) is up to 200 members who reap the benefits of eating the freshest fish possible."Ninety percent of the fish Americans eat is imported and in Portland the number is even higher," said owner Justine Simon. "The expectations (of fresh fish) are low. Fresh fish shouldn't smell fishy, it should smell like the ocean.... Read more

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