The best towns and small cities in the US: Portland, Maine

This buzzing city on the New England coast has a strong community spirit running through its art and music scene, as well as food and drink that’s big on local flavours

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At the junction of Danforth and Pleasant Street, a place once known as Gorham’s Corner, a stone monument commemorates ordinary folk who used to live in the neighbourhood. There’s the shopkeeper, after whom the corner was named, and the local priest “who was often called by the police to halt street fights”. As if to prove the point, the next name listed is that of a man who died in a brawl with local toughs, the Connelly Brothers: “His death sparked a riot.”

Some older locals can recall the days when Portland was still a rough-and-ready port town, with alcohol-fuelled punch-ups downtown and areas you didn’t walk in after dark. A transformation over the past two decades means it’s now often described as one of the best US towns to live in. From the Old Port to a lively arts district and up-and-coming bayside areas, this town of 66,000 has incubated a creative and foodie scene that can hold its own against anywhere.

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Best road trips in Maine

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If you’re anything like us, the idea of taking a road trip will be something you’ve given a lot of thought to. There’s something about hitting the open road and having a more stripped back travel experience that appeals to a lot of people. Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are so many amazing areas of our country to explore already, without having to get on a plane and fly somewhere new.

One of the finest places to visit is the state of Maine, popularized in almost all Stephen King novels. As the largest state in New England, this place is stunningly beautiful and full of lots breathtaking scenery, not to mention a mesmerizing blend of color, architecture, and geography. If you’re serious about taking a road trip in Maine, we’ve come up with a list of some of the best options for you.

Coastal Route 1

Seen as perhaps the ultimate road trip route in the whole of Maine, Coastal Route 1 is popular with summer tourists looking for some truly stunning natural beauty. It runs for 300 miles, between New Hampshire and Canada, and takes you through loads of lovely, quaint seaside towns. Maine is a rural enough state as it is, but this is the best trip to take if you really want to get up close and personal with that natural beauty.

Golden Road

This 96-mile road through the woodlands of Maine has to be one of the most scenic road trips in the world. You will cross pristine lakes, epic camping grounds, and majestic waterfalls – all making you feel like you’re half a world away from home. If you like a more physical and down-to-Earth vacation experience, this is the one we would recommend going for. The Golden Road is a favorite among visitors to the area, and it’s easy to see why.

Million Dollar View Scenic Byway

The clue is pretty much in the name with this one, and you need to discover it as soon as possible. Taking you on a stunning route, the road rises along the side of Peekaboo Mountain (yes, it’s really called that). On a clear day, to the East, you’ll be able to see the Canadian province of New Brunswick swirling away across the horizon. There are plenty of lookout points here, as well as great places to enjoy the views.

Grafton Notch Byway

If you are a water-junkie, this is definitely the route for you, as it winds its way all along the Bear River. Through valleys and canyons, you will go, taking in some of the sights and sounds of Maine that you’ve never experienced before. Route 26 will take you through Grafton Notch State Park where you will find countless photo opportunities, and some of the most charming surroundings you’ve ever seen.

These are just a few of the highly recommended road trips to take when you’re in Maine. We can certainly see the appeal, and we understand why so many people have fallen in love with New England. If you are looking for some of the best road trips in Maine, you should do your homework beforehand – but, we definitely think one of these would be the ideal way to go.

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The It factor: exploring Stephen King’s Maine

With the film of Stephen King’s It breaking box-office records, we tour the brooding locations in and around his home town that inspired the ‘king of fright’

It would be wrong to say the recent film release of Stephen King’s It has brought about a resurgence of interest in the writer. Because for the past 40 years the interest has rarely gone away. Sure, he shuns the literary spotlight but culturally, socially and politically, he has been ever present. Not least now, as he calls out Donald Trump on Twitter almost daily.

Who could have predicted that a horror film with no stars in it, based on a 1986 doorstop of book that had already been filmed for a television miniseries in 1990, would prove to be the surprise hit of 2017 and have the highest-grossing and biggest opening ever for a horror movie?

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State O Maine Tall Mens Fashion Flannel Lounge Pant

State O Maine Tall Mens Fashion Flannel Lounge Pant


State O Maine Tall Mens Fashion Flannel Lounge Pant Enjoy the comfort of State O Maine’s 100% cotton flannel lounge pant for big or tall men. Fully elastic waist with an outside drawstring, two side pockets, and a one button fly. Hemmed bottom. Fully elastic waist Outside drawstring Two side pockets One button fly Hemmed bottom One pant Machine wash Style # 43382452-RED-TAL
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Thirteenth Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Maine

Thirteenth Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Maine


This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Thirteenth Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Maine (Large Print Edition)

Thirteenth Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Maine (Large Print Edition)


This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Central Maine Conditioning Clinic Receive Tribute & Health Assistance by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care w/ Fluoride Peppermint

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care w/ Fluoride Peppermint


Whole Care(R) toothpaste offers just that! Along with clinically-proven cavity protection from fluoride, this toothpaste whitens with naturally sourced silicas. It also helps freshen breath and prevent plaque and tartar buildup with regular brushing. Embrace the power of Mother Nature with Tom’s of Maine Whole Care(R) toothpaste!Active IngredientsName Purpose Source Sodium monofluorophosphate Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore Other IngredientsName Purpose Source Glycerin Skin moisturizing Vegetable oils Water Consistency Maine aquifer Calcium carbonate Mild abrasive Purified calcium from the earth Hydrated silica Stain removal Purified silica from the earth Xylitol Flavor Birch trees or corn Carrageenan Thickener Seaweed (Chondrus crispus) Peppermint oil Flavor Peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves Sodium lauryl sulfate Dispersant Derived from coconut and/or palm kernel oil Zinc citrate trihydrate Freshen breath Derived from purified zinc from the earth Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) Mouth freshness Purified sodium bicarbonate from the earth
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Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care w/ Fluoride Wintermint

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care w/ Fluoride Wintermint


Whole Care(R) toothpaste offers just that! Along with clinically-proven cavity protection from fluoride, this toothpaste whitens with naturally sourced silicas. It also helps freshen breath and prevent plaque and tartar buildup with regular brushing. Embrace the power of Mother Nature with Tom’s of Maine Whole Care(R) toothpaste!Active IngredientsName Purpose Source Sodium monofluorophosphate Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore Other IngredientsName Purpose Source Glycerin Skin moisturizing Vegetable oils Water Consistency Maine aquifer Calcium carbonate Mild abrasive Purified calcium from the earth Hydrated silica Stain removal Purified silica from the earth Xylitol Flavor Birch trees or corn Carrageenan Thickener Seaweed (Chondrus crispus) Wintergreen and peppermint oils with other natural flavors Flavor Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) and peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves Sodium lauryl sulfate Dispersant Derived from coconut and/or palm kernel oil Zinc citrate trihydrate Freshen breath Derived from purified zinc from the earth Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) Mouth freshness Purified sodium bicarbonate from the earth
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Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care w/ Fluoride Spearmint

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care w/ Fluoride Spearmint


Whole Care(R) toothpaste offers just that! Along with clinically-proven cavity protection from fluoride, this toothpaste whitens with naturally sourced silicas. It also helps freshen breath and prevent plaque and tartar buildup with regular brushing. Embrace the power of Mother Nature with Tom’s of Maine Whole Care(R) toothpaste!Active IngredientsName Purpose Source Sodium monofluorophosphate Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore Other IngredientsName Purpose Source Glycerin Skin moisturizing Vegetable oils Water Consistency Maine aquifer Calcium carbonate Mild abrasive Purified calcium from the earth Hydrated silica Stain removal Purified silica from the earth Xylitol Flavor Birch trees or corn Carrageenan Thickener Seaweed (Chondrus crispus) Spearmint and peppermint oils Flavor Spearmint (Mentha viridis) and peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves Sodium lauryl sulfate Dispersant Derived from coconut and/or palm kernel oil Zinc citrate trihydrate Freshen breath Derived from purified zinc from the earth Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) Mouth freshness Purified sodium bicarbonate from the earth
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Birkenstock Maine Suede Casual Shoe Size 37-B/C Color Mocha

Birkenstock Maine Suede Casual Shoe Size 37-B/C Color Mocha


The unisex Maine Suede Casual Shoe is a fully enclosed Birkenstock. With its classic and timeless character, the new Maine lace-up takes the next step from your favorite sandal or clog to your favorite enclosed Birkenstock. It’s made with only a few simple components, no stitching, linings or synthetic materials here. The Maine is fully adjustable and repairable. And of course, at the heart of every Birkenstock is the contoured cork and latex footbed that molds and shapes to your foot with every step. Upper material : Suede – Thick and supple leathers without additional dyes to keep the leather breathable, durable and comfortable. Footbed : The original Birkenstock footbed – Featuring pronounced arch support, deep heel cup, and roomy toe box. Footbed molds and shapes to your foot. Sole material : EVA – Flexible, lightweight, durable and shock absorbing. Size 37-B/C Color Mocha
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Thirteenth Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Maine (Large Print Edition)

Thirteenth Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Maine (Large Print Edition)


This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care w/ Fluoride Cinnamon Clove

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care w/ Fluoride Cinnamon Clove


Whole Care(R) toothpaste offers just that! Along with clinically-proven cavity protection from fluoride, this toothpaste whitens with naturally sourced silicas. It also helps freshen breath and prevent plaque and tartar buildup with regular brushing. Embrace the power of Mother Nature with Tom’s of Maine Whole Care(R) toothpaste!Active IngredientsName Purpose Source Sodium monofluorophosphate Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore Other IngredientsName Purpose Source Glycerin Skin moisturizing Vegetable oils Calcium carbonate Mild abrasive Purified calcium from the earth Water Consistency Maine aquifer Hydrated silica Stain removal Purified silica from the earth Xylitol Flavor Birch trees or corn Carrageenan Thickener Seaweed (Chondrus crispus) Sodium lauryl sulfate Dispersant Derived from coconut and/or palm kernel oil Zinc citrate trihydrate Freshen breath Derived from purified zinc from the earth Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) Mouth freshness Purified sodium bicarbonate from the earth Cinnamon and organic clove oils with other natural flavors Flavor Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamomum cassia) leaves and bark, clove (Eugenia caryophyllus) flowers
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Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care Gel Peppermint

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care Gel Peppermint


Refreshing natural flavor. Real flavor oils, not artificial sweeteners like saccharin, leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh. Helps fight cavities. Naturally sourced fluoride helps remineralize soft spots on teeth before they turn into cavities. Helps fight tartar. Gentle whitening. Naturally-sourced silica (derived from sand) improves cleaning and gently whitens without bleaching ingredients or harsh abrasives.Active IngredientsName Purpose Source Sodium fluoride Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore Other IngredientsName Purpose Source Sorbitol Moistener Corn (Zea mays) Hydrated silica Stain removal Purified silica from the earth Water Consistency Maine aquifer Glycerin Skin moisturizing Vegetable oils Xylitol Flavor Birch trees or corn Peppermint oil Flavor Peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves Sodium lauryl sulfate Dispersant Derived from coconut and/or palm kernel oil Zinc citrate trihydrate Freshen breath Derived from purified zinc from the earth Xanthan gum Gelling agent Fermentation of vegetable matter
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Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care Gel Orange Mango

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Whole Care Gel Orange Mango


Refreshing natural flavor. Real flavor oils, not artificial sweeteners like saccharin, leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh. Helps fight cavities. Naturally sourced fluoride helps remineralize soft spots on teeth before they turn into cavities. Helps fight tartar. Gentle whitening. Naturally-sourced silica (derived from sand) improves cleaning and gently whitens without bleaching ingredients or harsh abrasives.Active IngredientsName Purpose Source Sodium fluoride Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore Other IngredientsName Purpose Source Sorbitol Moistener Corn (Zea mays) Hydrated silica Stain removal Purified silica from the earth Water Consistency Maine aquifer Glycerin Skin moisturizing Vegetable oils Fruit extracts Flavor Mango (Mangifera indica), orange (Citrus aurantium dulcis), and lemon (Citrus medica limonum) with other natural flavors Xylitol Flavor Birch trees or corn Sodium lauryl sulfate Dispersant Derived from coconut and/or palm kernel oil Zinc citrate trihydrate Freshen breath Derived from purified zinc from the earth Xanthan gum Gelling agent Fermentation of vegetable matter Menthol Flavor Brazilian cornmint (Mentha arvensis) oil
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Price: $ 5.49