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SoPo Residents Craft a Backyard Oven (and I Help, a Little)

Oven build
I would help build a wood-fired backyard clay oven all over again, and you should try it too, if only because mixing clay, sand, and water with your feet feels sooooo good .
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 30, 2008


Who's reporting on the Hill?

Spot blog
A former writer for the Munjoy Hill Observer who was involved in a neighborhood newspaper dust-up last year has started her own blog about the Hill.  
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 30, 2008


What I learned from Free Fare Friday

Bus stop
Truth be told, I am an elitist asshole who rarely takes the bus.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 23, 2008


All dogs (and cats, and iguanas) go to heaven

A Maine pet crematorium gives man’s best friends the goodbyes they deserve
If we pamper them in life, why shouldn’t we be expected to treat them extravagantly when they die?
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 18, 2008

Protesters will crash McCain fundraiser in Kennebunkport

A summer visitor
McCain won’t be so luxuriously welcomed by all Mainers. Left-wing protesters are planning a counter-reception that will amount to quite the opposite of rolling out a red carpet.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 16, 2008


Scarred for life

Writing through the pain of self-harm
There’s evidence that blogging is not merely comforting, but healthy.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 10, 2008

Red, white + blue, plus green

Going green
TerraPass,, and Native Energy allow you “offset” your carbon emissions by helping to finance existing or to-be-built renewable-energy projects.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 09, 2008


Local activist will run for city council

On the move
West Ender Tina Smith, who formerly worked as a community organizer with the Maine League of Young Voters, is running for an at-large city council seat.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 09, 2008


Do you have any treasures in your attic?

Old books
Sure, every once in a while, someone shows up at Ken Gloss’s talks on antique books with a real treasure, like a personalized, signed copy of JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye .
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 02, 2008


Creating an online artistic community is for “anyone who creates a product or service with their hands or their mind,” Zito says, from boat-builders to Web programmers to painters.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 25, 2008


Slow food at Sebasco

American cuisine counts on locavores
This season, Sebasco will offer diners a “Pure Maine” menu — a smorgasbord of local, seasonal ingredients whipped into amazing culinary creations.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 24, 2008


On Friday, bigotry won’t be tolerated

Dyke March
When members of Maine’s GLBT community — specifically, lesbians and those who love them — take to the streets on Friday, June 20, it’ll be with pride, plus a little defiance.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2008


Jen Miller showcases her hand-sewn wares

Fashion show
When you sew each garment by hand, and cut the fabric without using a pattern, each piece is destined to be one-of-a-kind.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2008


Small presses

Big ideas, and a match made in heaven
Rose Metal Press focuses on unique, non-traditional literary forms such as flash fiction, prose poetry, or novels-in-verse.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008


Who reads short shorts?

We all should, if they’re like this new collection
The book provides everything that chapbooks did historically  — bite-sized, accessible, entertaining stories — as well as what they do today — focused, challenging, experimental work.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008

Adam and the Waxmen

Music seen at Freeport Cabaret, June 6, 2008
The band, who play a rousing combination of bluesy, folksy, soulful rock, graced the stage of a brand-new Freeport Cabaret.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008

Eco-booze, eco-buzz

Going green
Why drink organic booze? There might be a practical reason: fewer, or less-aggressive, hangovers.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008


Adams School issue stays hot on the Hill

Shimshai, ACOG, CBC
What to do with the former Adams School has been a hot topic since it closed in 2006.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008


It's easy staying green

New England offers a variety of eco-friendly lodging options
This summer, don't leave home without your environmentalism.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 09, 2008


Sierra Club under fire from coastal activists

Two coastal advocacy organizations are accusing the Sierra Club of backing down from its position as a protector of Sears Island, a large, uninhabited island off Maine’s Down East coast.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 04, 2008


Top 10 questions for Maine voters

The issues that define the primary campaign
Here are the top 10 stories and storylines shaping Maine's primary season.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 28, 2008

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