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Food and Drink: No Dairy, No Problem

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/28 4:38A Kaitlyn Schwalje
Snippet about Sticky Sweet, a shop serving vegan ice cream in Portland. Discusses owners Ashley and Kelley Dow and their all plant-based menu.

North by East: Sails Pitch

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/28 4:33A Will Grunewald
Paragraph celebrating two Maine schooners turning 150 years old, the Lewis R. French , and the Stephen Taber .

Paving a Path Toward Homeownership in Maine

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/28 2:26A Ivy Epstein
Article about the work of Amy Smith, founder of Healthy Homeworks, a nonprofit organization in Lewiston which aims to help low-income residents, many of them immigrants, learn how to purchase, finance, and renovate homes. Describes the genesis of...

Fast Food with a Homey Feel

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/28 1:46A Lillian Lema
Description of Sal de la Tierra, a Portland restaurant serving Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Salvadoran food. Features owners Isai Galvez and Juan Carlos Gutearrez Sanchez; discusses how the two men met, became friends, and launched their business.

Black History is Focus of Gem City Founder's New Podcast

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/28 1:31A Stephanie Harp
Profile of Jerry Edwards, also known as Genius Black, a Portland-based musician, producer, artist, and activist. Edwards discusses his love for Maine and Portland, and how he aims to support and enrich Maine's Black community through his work....

Maine Homes: Landmark Decisions

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/21 3:18A Brian Kevin
Brief discussion of the 10 properties newly designated as landmarks by the Portland Historic Preservation Board, including the Odd Fellows Block on Forest Avenue and the William Parks and Henry Rowe houses in the Munjoy hill neighborhood. Also...

Maine Homes: Sweatin' to the Oldies

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/21 3:08A Sara Anne Donnelly
A brief introduction to Leigh Rush Olson and her Old Port Historic Workouts, an enterprise combining deeply-researched local history tours with brisk exercise.

The Development Projects: Reshaping Portland

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/21 2:56A Edgar Allen Beem et al.
Overview of several real estate developments proposed or underway in Portland, and how these projects may alter the neighborhoods they occupy. Discussed are: 52 Hanover Street, a mixed-income housing development in Bayside; a repurposed Portland...

Who Wields Power in Portland

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/21 2:16A Brian Kevin
An account of the latest attempt to revise Portland's city charter, from it's accidental inception as fallout from a clean elections initiative to the upcoming charter commission and its potential impact on city governance. Discusses changes made...

Cultural Rise and Shine Features Performance from Guinea Bissau

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/18 5:38A Jean Noel Mugabo
A description of a performance of traditional music and dance from Guinea Bissau that was held at Cathedral Guild Hall in Portland. The event was hosted by Maria Cushing and members of the Women's Federation for World Peace USA and was a...

Nigerian Community of Maine Celebrates Independence Day in Style

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/18 4:43A Jean Noel Mugabo
A description of the Nigerian Independence Day Celebration, held on October 1 and organized by the Nigerians in Maine Community in cooperation with Oga Suya, a Portland-based Nigerian catering company. The celebration honors Nigeria's...

Kombilesa Mi Thrills Music Lovers

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/18 3:38A Jean Noel Mugabo
Describes performance by Afro-Colombian rap group Kombilesa Mi in Portland on July 17 th , 2022. The group performs in a mixture of Spanish and Palenquero, the traditional language of San Basilio de Palenque. The band plays traditional...

Solo Cucina Welcomes Community

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/18 3:38A Lillian Lema
Article describing event held in late June, 2022, at Solo Cucina in South Portland, with co-sponsors Hope Acts and Stone Coast Fund Services. Event included food tasting, socializing, and gift card giveaways. Event was attended by a mix of New...
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