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Free Portland Splash Pads Are Open! Times and Places!
After getting a makeover that includes new textured paint to prevent slipping, the splash pad in Portland's Deering Oaks Park is now open to cool off your kids after school today, and for the rest of the summer! Portland has many playgrounds for kids to enjoy when school gets out and they …
Mainers Are Bicycling to Work. Prevent Bike Theft!
Warmer temperatures have bicyclists out in full force. Keeping the air clean and working those glutes, good for you! Today's bicycles are no joke either, you can drop a lot of money on them, and for some folks they are the primary source of transportation...
What’s Up For Your April “Staycation”?
It's April vacation! This week is a combination of play dates and getting stuff done for my family. We have plans to travel later this year, so this is officially a "Staycation". It's a balance between keeping the wee beasties entertained and knocking off the spring …
South Portland WinterFest is This Weekend!
Come out and play this weekend! WinterFest 2016 starts this Friday evening from 4 to 6, with skating and a luminary display at Mill Creek Park! There will also be hot chocolate, games on ice, 'smores and fire pits! Saturday morning the festivities begin with a live Blue Grass band and a Pa…
Beer Is Good For You! Special Clinic Saturday!
Calling Dr. Love! Beer really does have some health benefits, learn more about them here! Of course, moderation is important! Come enjoy the delicious flavors and effects of over 100 brews from America's best craft breweries at Portland on Tap this Saturday at the Cross Insurance Arena...
Reasons for Being Late. My Latest.
I run late. I find 3 other things that I ABSOLUTELY have to do as I run out the door. You do that too? However, the other morning I was not awake enough to see that there was something seriously off with my clock. This oversight caused me to be ten minutes late...
What Huge Snack Did You Finish in One Sitting?
When we were 'upta camp this summer my family of five polished off an enormous pan of baked ziti that was intended to feed two families. It contained two pounds of pasta and two jars of spaghetti sauce! After a day of swimming and tubing in the sun, we couldn't seem to stop...

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