Portland on Tap 2020

Portland on Tap 2020

Do you love beer? How about craft beer? Would you go to just one location to try over 120 different craft beers? Portland on Tap, hosted by the Cross Insurance Arena in downtown Portland, Maine draws quite the crowd. Going on its 6th year, the event will be held on...
Houseplant Appreciation Day

Houseplant Appreciation Day

These days, there’s a date to honor most anything. From National Dog Day to National Hug Day, we can find more ways to incorporate celebration into our daily lives. Today is Houseplant Appreciation Day. If you’re a plant person already, or you’ve shied away from the...
Gracie’s 2019 Gift to Us

Gracie’s 2019 Gift to Us

As every year has its ups and downs, 2019 brought its challenges and its gifts. The holiday season is such joyful time but it’s also one of the most exhausting times of year for us and our elves. We’re all pulling extra long shifts to make sure that...
The Elusive Puffin

The Elusive Puffin

If I had a nickel for every time someone pointed at a picture of a puffin and said, “Look, a penguin! How cute!” I would most definitely have a ridiculous amount of coins. For those of you who may have questioned your own knowledge of this bird, you are not alone....
A Virtual Tour of Westport Island Pottery

A Virtual Tour of Westport Island Pottery

There are a few potters who don’t use a mold or a pattern and just create whatever flows off their fingertips. Nancy Shaul is one of those artists. Using natural toned glazes Nancy creates a pottery line that embodies the natural beauty of Maine by using leaves...
Seasons of my Heart

Seasons of my Heart

As children we learn that April showers bring May flowers, a catchphrase to begin our understanding of spring. This reawakening of nature begins and you notice candy-colored tulips around your neighbor’s house, the sweet scent of lilacs blooming in the park trees. We...
Fifteen for 2 & a Pair for 4

Fifteen for 2 & a Pair for 4

Fifteen for two and a pair for four and a run of three makes seven.  Cribbage players will recognize that first sentence in the first three words.  They will also want to see the cards to confirm the players counting of the hand, and probably see if they can get in on...
2019 Maine Shirts & Hoodies

2019 Maine Shirts & Hoodies

The Ocean View T-Shirt is a new style for 2019. This geometric design is reminiscent of a sunrise over the Atlantic ocean. It’s available in a solid charcoal grey and a vivid solid blue.              But not all of our beautiful state is coastline. The forestry...
Home Gnomes

Home Gnomes

  Known in folklore from across the world, they live underground and are rarely seen. They are magical guardians of homes, gardens and treasures. They are often mischievous.         Place your gnome on a shelf or windowsill – they will bring good luck and...