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Paddling down Stephen King’s river

Darren Fishell and his kayak are reflected in the Royal River in Yarmouth. The six-mile stretch of water from Route 9 in North Yarmouth to the Elm Street dam in Yarmouth makes for an excellent after work adventure. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Paddle ‘Round Portland: Royal River You don’t need to go way up north to have a canoe or kayak adventure. There’s plenty of spots right around town where you can get out on the water before or after work. Remember: every place outside your house is the great outdoors. Enjoy it. PRP: The Royal River […]

These guys are making spirits bright in Portland

Joshua LaChance plays Christmas tunes on his tuba in Portland's Post Office Park on Friday as shoppers bustle about. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Street performing, or busking, for tips is an age-old practice. According to the Busker Street Union, it’s a tradition going back to medieval Europe where local merchants would invite entertainers to their storefronts, plazas and public squares to attract pedestrians and increase business. As far as I know, nobody invited Tim Burns and Joshua LaChance down to […]