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Meeting about Libbytown's future scheduled for Dec. 11

Area residents and business owners of Libbytown who want to provide ideas on how this area could grow, are invited to a meeting at the Clarion Hotel at 1230 Congress St. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.A recent study made recommendations on improving traffic circulation and making Libbytown more walkable and bikable, a press release explained. Now, the city is interested in thoughts on where new housing and commercial growth should take place over... Read more

Columns

No rest for the weary

Never knowing when it'll strike, I'm always surprised when people say, "Hey! Are you that woman who writes restaurant stuff in the (Insert the name of any newspaper, magazine or bathroom wall within 50 miles)? We read your blog all the time and it's awesome (I don't write a blog. At least not yet). Other strangers may recognize my mug shot from other walks of life, but the canned response is always the same. "Thank... Read more

Sun Sports

High school football: MPA champs crowned…

State football champions were crowned by the Maine Principals Association (MPA) this weekend with three of the games taking place at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on Saturday. In Class A, Thornton came from behind to defeat Windham 35-14. Marshwood beat Brunswick 44-18 in Class B and Oak Hill topped MCI 41-21 in Class D. On Friday, Winslow beat Leavitt 62-14 in the Class B game in Orono. Attendance was strong and enthusiastic despite cold and... Read more

Calendar

Music calendar

Friday, Nov. 21 Aztec Two Step at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $27; 8 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com Saturday, Nov. 22 Tiger Man Woah with The Silks at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10 p.m.www.portlandempire.com The Press Gang at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $8; 8:00 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com Okbari and Aleric Nez at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $5-$8; 2:00 p.m.www.space538.org Nels Cline and Julian Lage at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $15 adv/$18 door; 8:30... Read more

Culture

Arthur Miller gem given added meaning by…

My New England upbringing puts me into a mood of yearning hearty fare when the autumn wind begins to howl. Meat and potatoes to stick to the ribs, nourishing through the long, dark, bitter winters. Our Soul and intellect hunger to be properly feed as well. Summer frivolity melts away into warm hazy memory. We are left naked against the elements, forced to deal with the realities of life once again. Voices from the Theater, for... 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

Skillful Home Recreation christens new s…

Skillful Home Recreation held a grand opening at is new expanded showroom at 533 Forest Ave., across from the Great Lost Bear. "At first glance you may not realize that Skillful Home Recreation is a service company," said Skillful Home Recreation co-owner, A.J. Jones. "We provide ways for people to connect with their families in more meaningful ways." In addition to the new location with new products, Skillful is growing its workforce and getting more involved with... Read more

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