14 piece band “Tredici Bacci” performs in Congress Square Park

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In their ongoing collaborative effort to revitalize Congress Square Park, the Friends of Congress Square Park and SPACE Gallery have launched a free summer concert series. On Sunday afternoon, a fourteen piece band called Tredici Bacci put on an excellent show for the roughly 150 people in attendance (plus a few hundred more who stopped […]

Virtual tour of Portland’s Longfellow Gardens reveals hidden gem

Beautiful flowers of all colors abound as you enter the gardens.

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, if you haven’t paid the Longfellow Gardens on Congress Street a visit, you’re missing out on one of Portland’s prettiest, most peaceful hidden gems. Located right in the heart of downtown, the gardens sit behind the historic Wadsworth-Longfellow house which was the family home of Portland’s favorite son, […]

#USMFuture raises more than $2,800 in first day of #NoMoreNice campaign

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On Wednesday morning members and supporters of the #USMFuture group held a rally on the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland to help spread awareness for their #NoMoreNice campaign. #NoMoreNice, which was announced via this blog last week, is a fundraising effort to pay for things like an audit of the university; an investigation into […]

Favorite pics of Pride Portland

This is my personal favorite of all the pics, kid gave me a fist bump and yelled "priiiiiide!".

Thanks to windy marine conditions on Saturday I was able to take the Maine Green Independent Party‘s leadership up on their invitation to march with them in the Southern Maine Pride Parade. The experience was not what I expected it to be. Almost immediately I felt the need to document the awesomeness that I was […]

#USMFuture group announces #NoMoreNice campaign- “we’re lawyering up”

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The #USMFuture group has released an exclusive statement to ‘Fighting the Tides’ announcing several new developments in their mission to stop what they call “draconian measures” taken by University of Southern Maine president Theo Kalikow’s administration. The student led group has launched a crowd funding campaign with the goal of $10,000 to help cover costs for things like […]

Maine lobstermen starring in hilarious “shrinkage” videos

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When my boss Skip Werner told me last fall that he had helped make a short film, I figured it was just for some fun project, especially when he told me the video was a joke about “shrinkage”. For most people familiar with the show “Seinfeld”, the term shrinkage conjures images of George Castanza in […]