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Journalist Summer Brennan discusses oysters, changing climate, and the future of sustainable farming

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Summer Brennan is an author and journalist who is occasionally based in Brooklyn and occasionally based in Point Reyes, California. She is currently finishing writing The Oyster War, a book on oysters, wilderness, food and the environment. The book focuses on a specific dispute between a family of oyster farmers from Northern California and the […]

Searching for good barbeque in Northern New England (New Hampshire edition): Goody Cole’s and Moat Mountain

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I had really great barbeque at the monthly Flanagan’s Table dinner in Buxton this past Monday night. The event featured the food of guest chefs Jay Villani and Garry Bowcott of Salvage Barbeque, and so I was craving carefully smoked and pit cooked meats all week. To satisfy that urge, my wife and I took […]

[VIDEO] Beer Camp Across America showcases Maine’s brewing prowess

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I am thankful to have gotten the opportunity to go to Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America on Friday. The traveling beer festival only touched down on seven locations in the United States, one of which was right here in Portland. This is particularly significant because, as nearly everyone in the video touches upon, there […]

We can all agree that habitual marijuana use isn’t the best, right?

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I have been a part of and observed a handful of conversations about marijuana, and in each of them, there has been a bit of fibbing on each side of the debate over legalization. The anti-legalization skeptic will imply that legalization will lead to unfettered access of marijuana to children and the legalization proponent will […]

GrandyOats opening a production facility in Hiram is great news

Last week this paper reported that local granola maker GrandyOats is “rehabbing the former Hiram Elementary School, which will triple their production space and include a line for their first gluten-free products.” This is great news for several reasons. (Note: I am from and currently reside in Cornish, a neighboring town of Hiram.) Hiram Elementary […]

Farm-to-Festival at the Ossipee Valley Music Fest

You may have noticed that I was (surprise!) quiet for the past week and a half. My wife Jaime and I were at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival, where we serve as food vendors for both their string camp and the festival itself. In all, last week was one that filled me with a great […]

[Video + Photo] Spose, The Mallett Brothers Band, The Wrecking + More at State of the State II

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As you may have already seen on the fabulous Emily Burnham’s Culture Shock blog, my company Knack Factory produced a video about the recent State of the State II event for this newspaper. The video features Spose, Sly-Chi, The Mallett Brothers Band, The Other Bones, The Kenya Hall Band, Model Airplane, The Wrecking, and Maine Youth […]

Japanese beetle orgies, people who leave their pets in hot cars, and damning the weather in all of its extremes

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Jeremy Smith is a USM alumnist and he works at his family’s antique store. He is also a friend of mine from the Cornish area. We attended the same high school, and now that I have a house back in town, we occasionally get together, drink beers and shoot the breeze about the real, the […]

Let’s talk about 80s horror. Also, the original Jason Vorhees is in Portsmouth tonight.

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The original Jason Vorhees, the supernatural killing machine from the Friday the 13th movies, will be in Portsmouth tonight. Ari Lehman will be appearing at Let’s “B” Reel, a monthly movie series that showcases b-movies and features guests, props and other extra goodies. Lehman’s appearance was made possible by Coast City Comics!, who hosted him […]

Check out The Internet’s Own Boy at SPACE Gallery this Wednesday

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This Wednesday, SPACE Gallery is showing The Internet’s Own Boy, a documentary about “programming prodigy and information activist” Aaron Swartz. I will be moderating a video Q+A with filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. I have been focused on the intersection of the Internet, information access and civil liberties in one way or another for the past decade. As […]