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It always looks a lot like Christmas at this Old Port store

Venue watch
Descending into Country Noel, which sits below street level on Exchange Street, is an assault on the senses.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 12, 2007

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Chew on this

Is there a food co-op in Portland’s future?
“It’s a crime, really, that the largest city in Maine doesn’t have a natural foods co-op.”
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007

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Peaks Island veteran collects stories of war's atrocities

Winter soldier
Thirty-six years ago, more than 100 Vietnam veterans gathered in Detroit to describe and expose war crimes perpetrated by themselves and their fellow soldiers.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007

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Earmuffs for everyone

Celebrations
The story goes that 15-year-old Chester Greenwood was ice-skating when his ears got unbearably cold.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 28, 2007

Wish list

Going green
Please consider the following gifts, to be bestowed upon me this holiday season.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 28, 2007

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Scared green

Devra Davis’s cancer book
Even when we’re aware of some level of health risk involved in our mundane daily activities, we tend to ignore it.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 2007



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All I want for Christmas is ...

... a strap-on harness made of recycled rubber; and other helpful holiday gift ideas
True story: My grandma sent me my Christmas check in mid-October this year.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2007

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Killing bills

Congress inaction
Auto workers, oil companies, and farmers all snarling together in a pit of special interests — it’s not a pretty picture.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2007

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Cruella de Vil shows her softer, dog-loving side

Venue watch
It may come as a surprise that Glenn Close is a dog lover, given her history of playing characters who wouldn’t win any awards from PETA.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 14, 2007

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100% Green, this week

Recycling
We thought it made sense to print the Phoenix ’s “Green Issue” on 100 percent recycled paper, procured through the Montreal-based paper producer Abitibi-Consolidated.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 07, 2007

Pet sounds

Going green
This summer, I got two kittens of my very own, and I am completely obsessed with them.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 07, 2007



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Moving pictures

The second annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival
It was a great night at One Longfellow Square, a really good spot for showing movies (including a curved wall onto which the films were projected!).
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 01, 2007

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Cutting off your taxes to spite Uncle Sam

W-4 Peace
Take Larry Dansinger, who lives in Monroe, and who has withheld some or all of his owed taxes for years in opposition to US military action and policy.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 31, 2007

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Stacked up

City Council and School Committee candidates answer our questions
For a moment, step away from the yammering about whose fault which snafu is — let’s find some people who know how to make decisions the community can embrace.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 25, 2007

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Are turtles making love at King Middle School?

Sex Ed
“What your values are, and what actually happens, are quite different.”
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2007

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Mobilize against the war on Saturday

Protest
Several buses will take Mainers down to Boston Common on October 27 to participate in one of 11 anti-war demonstrations planned nationwide for that day.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2007



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They're no grasshoppers

Food preservation
If you’re skeptical that local-food activists can survive the winter on, well, local foods, swing on by this Sunday’s Skill Share and Harvest Dinner.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 17, 2007

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Comics for Christ

Evangelicals are speaking in bubbles — and fighting God’s war on pop culture
Young Laurel Templeton spends her summer vacation “kidnapped by five cyborg flies and shrunk down to insect size so [she can] travel back in time with them to save the world from an evil spider.” You know, typical stuff.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007

Bob Dylan

Music seen at the Cumberland County Civic Center, October 4, 2007
It was like waking up next to someone and realizing that he’s simply no longer the man you fell in love with.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007

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High hopes for Boston Beanstalks’ weekend in Portland

Tall club
As you wander through the Old Port this weekend, don’t worry that you’ve shrunk overnight. You’re the same height — it’s everyone else who’s taller.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007

Gas up!

Going green
Unfortunately, purchasing a Prius is out of the question — although a girl can dream.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 03, 2007


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