I hail from off-the-grid North Idaho, where I grew up sailing, skiing, and adventuring outside. I’m no stranger to multiple feet of snow and a reputation for stellar spuds. I have a Bernese Mountain Dog named Ilya, after the goofy Russian hockey player Ilya Bryzgalov. Look up compilations of his best quotes on YouTube: “Is only game, why you have to be mad?” I have a knack for camouflaging my nail color with everyday objects. If you search #invisiblefingernails on Insta, you’ll see what I mean. They’re all me! I’ve also got a nasty DIY habit and usually insist on fashioning my own coffee table, coat hook, Halloween costume, etc. from repurposed Goodwill or Craigslist finds rather than buying things brand new. I joined the Q Morning Show in January of 2018 and have been falling a little more in love with Maine every day since. Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Portland Fair Trade Coffee Shop May Be Closing for Good
After 14 years at their location, Others! Fair Trade Coffee Shop has posted a For Rent sign in their window, indicating either a closure or relocation. They are radio silent on social media.
Giant New Development in the Works for Brian Boru’s Backyard
The development company North River IV proposed to convert the city block next to the Old Port into a six-story parking garage with space for retail and housing.
Officials Remind Mainers to Clean Chimneys Before It’s Too Late
If you plan on using a fireplace to heat your home this winter, make sure it's safe.
This Just In: Mainers Aren’t the Ones Buying Homes in Portland
According to Realtor.com, about 52% of interest in home listings in Portland are 20-30 somethings moving to Maine from bigger metro areas, looking to settle down and start their families.
Is Your Favorite Portland Place in the ‘Local’s Guide to Portland’?
What would you add to the Washington Post's 'Local's Guide to Portland'?
Independent Coming-of-Age Film Being Shot on Old Orchard Beach
"Pretenders" is the coming-of-age story about three friends who reconnect for a road trip to their much-changed hometown, set in OOB and Saco.
Do You Know About Maine’s Weekly Leaf-Peeping Report?
Add maine.gov to your favorites to get up-to-the-minute leaf-peeping updates.
Waterville Mayor to Defy Maine Law, Proclaim ‘Columbus Day’ on October 14
The mayor wants to honor the European culture brought to America by Columbus' contact, refusing the national trend to rename the holiday "Indigenous Peoples Day".
Celebrate the Arrival of Fall at the Portland Harvest Festival
Ring in fall the best way we know how: food, fun, and free stuff in the park!
Fines Lowered for First Offense Against Hands-Free Law in Maine
The Maine Judicial branch walked back the fine to $85 total for first offenders, which the Maine Legislature will likely finalize in their next session.
Did You Know the First Transatlantic Balloon Took Off from Maine?
Presque Isle local Larry Park still vividly remembers the iconic launch over 40 years later.
Misunderstanding Leaves Hands-Free Fine Triple What We Thought
Start saving up: if you're caught using your phone in the car, you'll be paying a hefty fine.
Maine Seeing More Giant Stinging Jellyfish Than Normal This Year
The Lion's Mane jellyfish can grow tentacles up to 100 feet long, and they're washing up on shore left and right.
Colbert Teased Guest Stephen King About His Canadian Tuxedo
Let's all follow Stephen King's lead when it comes to formal attire.
Mainer Posts Watch to Lost & Found in Modern Cinderella Search
Hey everyone - be more like Cheryl.
Red Cross Encourages Mainers to Honor 9/11 by Donating Blood
Donating blood is a very useful way to honor lives lost or touched by 9/11.