USMFuture member Philip Shelley reacts to Flanagan hiring


  Note: This is not a formal statement by the USMFuture group, it is merely a candid reaction by USMFuture member Philip Shelley to the hiring of David Flanagan as USM’s interim President. Unfortunately the comments have been chopped and skewed by at least one major Maine media outlet. So I wanted to give Mr. […]

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


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


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 likeĀ 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 […]