Some real jokesters in Portland are trying to bolster Maine’s comedy scene. Real funny, guys.
Maine Microcinema is a pop-up free movie theater that spotlights Maine-made and Maine related movies. Credit WCSH/207
Maine Microcinema is a pop-up art show. Colin and Craig, the founders of the program, have a homemade screen and a projector and host shows at She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s in Lewiston. All the movies they host are free and have a Maine connection – if they aren’t made in Maine than someone prominent in the crew is from here.
Michael Sargent runs an open mic storytelling program called The Corner. Credit WCSH/207
The Corner is an adaptation of one of humanity’s first defining features: storytelling. Organizer Michael Sargent picks five people to tell a short story – about 5 minutes – based around some theme (i.e. thrill, broken). There are also slots for people who show up to speak.
Heather Letourneau from She Doesn’t Like Guthries shares her recipe for butternut squash and apple soup. Credit WSCH/207
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 ½ pounds of your favorite Maine apples peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 large butternut squash peeled, seeded and chopped
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar or Maine maple syrup
- soup stock of your choice
- Generously coat the bottom of your large soup pot with oil. Add the onions and apples, saute on medium heat.
- Add brown sugar or maple syrup and continue to cook until apples are soft and onions are translucent.
- Add butternut squash and just enough water to cover your ingredients.
- Heat on medium high heat until the squash is tender.
- Add your stock according to your salt preference and directions for the brand of your choice.
- Once your soup is cooked, set it aside to cool before you blend it.
- Blend the soup in batches to your desired consistency.
- Salt and pepper to taste.