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ORONO — Angela Myracle’s research is going to the dogs.

Or, more accurately, for the dogs.

As a scientist with Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), Myracle looks for innovations in aquaculture.

And when the assistant professor of human nutrition at the University of Maine spied dog treats at a local supermarket that were made with lobster from Iceland, she thought, “What about dog biscuits made with green crabs from Maine?”

If the novel idea becomes a market reality, Myracle says it could be a win-win-win situation.

NEW YORK — The National Book Critics Circle announced the recipients of its book awards for publishing year 2018 at their annual meeting on March 14.

BANGOR – The Bangor Historical Society hosts its 155th Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner starting at 6 p.m. on March 15 at Hollywood Casino in Bangor.

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 12:38

L.L. Bean offers first co-branded boot

FREEPORT - Internationally recognized outdoor retailer L.L. Bean, best known for its Maine-made L.L. Bean Boots, has partnered with Maine outdoor gear startup Flowfold to produce the first co-branded L.L. Bean Boot in the company’s 107-year history. The collaboration pairs Flowfold’s cutting edge materials with L.L. Bean’s century of expertise in crafting the outdoor footwear that launched the company.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:55

Local artist Kat Johnson mounts solo show

BANGOR - The Sohns Gallery at the Rock & Art Shop in downtown Bangor has announced a solo exhibition by local artist Kat Johnson.

The exhibit – titled “Oh You Pretty Things” – will include all new works created in the past six months. Johnson has lived and worked in Bangor for over 15 years; this event marks her fourth solo show in the area and second at the Sohns Gallery. 

“Oh You Pretty Things” will showcase eight new large relief prints. These framed works will be for sale along with the unframed prints in the edition and other smaller prints of various subjects. The artist will be donating a portion of all sales made during the duration of the show to Mabel Wadsworth Center. 

Johnson works as the Senior Museum Educator and Marketing Manager at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Downtown Bangor. She received her Masters of Fine Art in Intermedia in 2012 from the University of Maine and has been an active member of the creative community since her arrival in Maine in 2003. 

This is the second exhibition of Johnson’s work at the Sohns Gallery. The first showing was a large-scale evolving painting which was the inaugural show in the gallery. Having focused on painting for many years, Johnson has now turned to printmaking to create her images. Regarding this shift Johnson stated, “I’ve always painted large, flat areas of color with bold line work, very much in the style of a screen print or relief print. I thought it was time I finally made that leap to fully delve into the process of printmaking.” 

“Oh You Pretty Things” will be on view during regular business hours at the Rock & Art Shop, located at 36 Central Street in Bangor. The exhibit runs March 4 – April 28, 2019. An opening reception will be held on March 8 at 6:30 p.m.; the artist will be on site to give remarks at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:09

True North Theatre to present workshops

ORONO - True North Theatre, in conjunction with the University of Maine, is proud to present a series of workshops with Intimacy Directors International, focusing on creating a safe work environment when creating moments of intimacy on stage and in film.

“I believe that Beal College and the AAMA are builders of the future leaders in the industry of health care.” – Sue Hawes, CMA (AAMA), MBA, RHIT, FACMPE

At its National Conference last September in Salt Lake City, Utah, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) elected Sue Hawes, Dean of Education of Beal College, as its president.  

STONINGTON – Opera House Arts (OHA) and the OHA Community Advisory Board are proud to announce the launch of a new play-reading series: “SeaTimes Stories.”

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 11:56

Maine Technology Institute releases annual report

BRUNSWICK – The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) recently released its FY18 annual report summarizing the impacts associated with the organization’s investments and services across the State of Maine. 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:32

UMaine Alumni Achievement Awards announced

ORONO - The recognized “father of the personal computer,” a noted heart surgeon, a widely respected higher education leader, and a fast-rising young attorney are among the Black Bear alumni to be honored as part of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards.

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