I hail from off-the-grid North Idaho, where I grew up sailing, skiing, and adventuring outside. I’m no stranger to multiple feet of snow and a reputation for stellar spuds. I have a year-and-a-half old Bernese Mountain Dog named Ilya, after the goofy Russian hockey player Ilya Bryzgalov. Look up compilations of his best quotes on YouTube: “Is only game, why you have to be mad?” I have a knack for camouflaging my nail color with everyday objects. If you search #invisiblefingernails on Insta, you’ll see what I mean. They’re all me! I’ve also got a nasty DIY habit and usually insist on fashioning my own coffee table, coat hook, Halloween costume, etc. from repurposed Goodwill or Craigslist finds rather than buying things brand new. I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of the Q Morning Show crew and to better get to know this town I already love. Also, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Q Ball Bingo: 10 Things I’m Sure You’ll See at Our Halloween Bash
Once you've got your ticket to the Q Ball at Aura this Friday , grab your imaginary bingo card and keep an eye out for these 10 things that are sure to haunt you.
Do You Love The ‘Booch? Root Wild Kombucha is Officially Open!
After much anticipation on social media, Root Wild Kombuchery held its grand opening Saturday at its brand new location at 135 Washington Avenue in Portland.
Election Day Is November 6th – Do You Know What’s On The Ballot?
It's nice to know what you're voting on before you find yourself in that booth. Here's your chance!
Kids Aren’t Vaccinated; Whooping Cough Cases Surge in York County
The outbreak is due to parents opting out of childhood vaccines needed to start school. 'Herd immunity' is developed when everyone is vaccinated, protecting babies and the elderly, who are especially vulnerable to serious cases of the disease.
Ew – This Is What Maine Rivers Looked Like Before The Clean Water Act
It was 46 years ago this week that the Clean Water Act was passed, calling for a major clean-up of Maine rivers. Thank goodness - here are the before pictures!
PA Law States Leaving Dogs Out in Cold Illegal. Will Maine Follow Suit?
The question arises every winter: are pet owners capable of adequately protecting their pets from inclement weather, and what are the consequences if they are not? Pennsylvania recently defined how cold is "too cold". Will Maine follow suit?
Improv Troupe Performs Stephen King Shows Every Friday This Month
The Fresnel Theater is a new Portland comedy theater dedicated to improv classes and performances.
5 ‘Totally Maine’ Things To Do If You Win the Mega Millions Jackpot
Hard to imagine what all that money *couldn't* buy... here are some 'totally Maine' things to get you started on your jackpot day dreaming (and you know, if you happen to beat the 1 in 258.9 million odds and win, throw this sister a bone would ya?)
Portland City Council Presses ‘Pause’ On New Airbnb Applications
For the time being, existing airbnbs and similar short-term rentals are safe; that may not be the case down the line.
USM Nursing Students Fundraise for Medical Trip to Dominican Republic
USM Nursing students will join together with Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic to help serve over 2,000 people in 15 mountain villages where there is limited access to medical care. But first, they need some money!