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More new condos in Portland’s East End

NewHeight Group—the developers of 118 on Munjoy Hill—is now developing a new building of 24 condos just down the hill from 118 in the India Street neighborhood. These condos will be held to the same standards of design and quality as 118, but with more layouts and shared amenities such as an outdoor deck, lounge, guest room, and fitness room. Prices start at $280,000. Learn more about Luminato, see interior renderings, views and unit plans.

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Construction time-lapse from start to finish

Watch 24 months of construction in a timelapse video that is under 4 minutes! It begins with the removal of the office building that was in this corner parking lot and ends with images of the completed interior of 118. Each brief chapter of the video shows a different element: concrete placement for the foundation and footings, installation of the steel framing from the ground up, concrete placement on the second floor and finally, the Nichiha siding being put up […]

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Who’s living at 118? More diversity than you’d think

Ten of 12 residents have moved into 118 and the last two will settle in before the snow falls. Although there are only a dozen homes in 118, the diversity of the residents is amazing and refreshing. Ranging in age from early teens to late 70s, about half are in their 50s and 60s. Almost half are not married. Three of the new owners moved just a short distance from homes in the West End of Portland while three moved […]

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Urban Dwellings moves to The Hill and adds retail

Tracy Davis, owner of Urban Dwellings, had been looking to move her growing interior design business out of the Old Port when she learned of  the corner space at 118.  Since making the move “up the hill” in June, Urban Dwellings has enjoyed greeting clients and neighbors (including those four-legged pups who enjoy the water dish outside!) and encourages those who have not introduced themselves, to please do so. Urban Dwellings has also added  a retail component in its new location, selling one-of-a-kind pieces […]

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Food Forums tonight and tomorrow night

Today’s Portland Food Co-op newsletter invites us to attend two food forums, tonight and tomorrow night to discuss issues around food access, jobs in food manufacturing and more. Mayoral Food Forum: 5:30-7pm, Monday, October 26th at Hannaford Hall, USM City Council Food Forum: 5:30-7pm, Tuesday, October 27th at Hannaford Hall, USM The newsletter also points to a recent Portland Press Herald article, Candidates for Portland mayor, council to be asked to lay out food policies for Maine’s food city “From feeding the […]

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Gorham Savings Bank opens an “Express” Branch at 118

Gorham Savings Bank (GSB) is the first bank to have a presence on Munjoy Hill. The 118 GSB location features new banking technology – the Interactive Teller Machine (ITM). This digital technology allows bank employees to assist customers remotely, acting as virtual tellers. There is also an ATM machines and conference space for client meetings. “Our first GSB Express office complements our branch locations at 71 Marginal Way and 172 Commercial Street in Portland. It also fills a need for […]

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DaPonte String Quartet performs on The Hill on Nov. 5

The DaPonte String Quartet  kicks off its 24th year with a concert a new venue in the East End. “Enemies of the State” opens Nov. 5 at the DSQ’s at the Jewish Museum at 267 Congress Street in the newly restored Etz Chaim Synagogue. Newly restored to make it fully handicap accessible, the turn-of-the-century immigrant era house of worship was earlier transformed into a museum as a testament to the Jewish families of Maine. “We are delighted to have found this […]

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World Premiere of “Mama’s Boy” at Good Theater Oct. 28

Good Theater is proud to present the world premiere of this exciting new play about Lee Harvey Oswald that takes a fascinating look at the mother and the family behind an event that changed the course of history. The Good Theater can be found at St. Lawrence Arts, just a couple blocks from 118. We’re looking forward to taking a walk down to watch Mama’s Boy, playing from October 28 through November 22. For more information and tickets, visit www.goodtheater.com Perhaps have a beverage and bite to […]

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Portland Food Co-op Annual Meeting April 30

As member-owners of the Portland Food Co-op ,  we will be attending the annual meeting on Thursday, April 30 and hope to see you there. This is their first year of operation and it is super to frequent them just down Congress St. from 118 on Munjoy Hill. The meeting is open to member-owners and their guests and is being held from 6-9pm at St. Peter’s Church, 72 Federal Street in Portland. This year’s meeting will include: the election of […]

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