Made in the USA: Ramblers Way, Portland, Maine

Imagine finding a store that manufactures ALL of its own clothing right here in the USA. It would seem like a dream. It did to me only a few days ago. Now, imagine if that same store made their clothing in your home state. But we’re not done. What would you say if I told you that the clothing is made RIGHT IN THE STORE?! That’s exactly what opened shop in the Old Port this past November!

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Wayne: Remembering Carburs Restaurant in Burlington, VT & Portland, ME

I started working at Carburs kitchen in Burlington Vermont in August of 1977.  Little did I know then, that for the next 12 years I would become completely enmeshed in the company and in the restaurant business.

After working in Burlington for almost two years, the opportunity to become part of the management team in Portland came up.  I jumped at the chance with the caveat expressed to ownership that as soon as a position became available in Burlington, I would be allowed to move back.  As irony would have it two years later I was asked to return to Burlington, but Portland, by that time had become the place I wanted to make my permanent home.

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I turned 50 yesterday!

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Yesterday Wayne and I had a delightful dinner at Back Bay Grill in Portland to celebrate my 50th birthday. We both had the Filet Mignon which was possibly the best we’ve ever had, and we shared the Crème Brûlée for dessert which was compliments of the chef.  Continue reading “I turned 50 yesterday!”

Lobster Lollipops and More at the Portland Food Festival

I just returned from the Portland Food Festival at Thompson’s Point in Portland. I had never had a “Lobby Pop” before tonight. In fact I had never head of one. It was so good! And gone in minutes. You’ve got to see this!

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Fun “Fingertip Facts” from a 1950s Greater Portland, Maine Booklet

I’ve been busy rummaging through my old ephemera to get it ready for sale, and I thought it would be fun to share some of these Greater Portland, Maine tax, population and entertainment facts from a 1954 pamphlet and a 1959 booklet. Continue reading “Fun “Fingertip Facts” from a 1950s Greater Portland, Maine Booklet”

My Confirmation at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland

Good Monday morning! Yesterday afternoon I was Confirmed by the Bishop Lane into the Episcopal Church! (The beautiful antique Victorian stained glass above, which is one of many stunning windows, was created by Ward & Hughes, London, England.) Continue reading “My Confirmation at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland”