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Giving back

 Going Green
What does it take to get young people to give money to environmental organizations?
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 12, 2008

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Is the Mountain of Rock crumbling?

Changes at WTOS
The rock radio station in Augusta that helped launch the careers of bands such as Civil Disturbance and Dead Season is undergoing major changes.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 05, 2008

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Hydrogen cars come and go

Fuel sell
Despite a lingering lack of infrastructure and research dollars, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and their zero-emission technology are being hailed as our environmental saviors.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 05, 2008

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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

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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

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What I learned from Free Fare Friday

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



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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

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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, Carbonfund.org, 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

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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



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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

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Creating an online artistic community

MaineCreates.com
MaineCreates.com 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

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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

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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

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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



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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

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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

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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


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