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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.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:35

UMaine professor concocts Virtual Cocktail

ORONO — Imagine the ability to turn a plain glass of water into any kind of drink that suits your fancy, from lemonade to a cocktail, with the press of a button.

Sound futuristic? The future is at the fingertips of Nimesha Ranasinghe, a new assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine.

BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC), Four Directions Development Corporation (FDDC), MaineStream Finance, New Ventures Maine, SCORE, Maine Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), and Scratchpad Accelerator have joined together to form Business Resource Partners for Greater Bangor. The collaborative helps businesses grow through education, referrals, and personalized advising.

This collaborative effort of Bangor works with a wide array of clients, from entrepreneurs with an idea, to those who already have an established business. Individuals come to the collaborative for assistance, from help with next steps to intensive classes.

“MaineStream Finance is excited about joining this wonderful group of nonprofits serving our area’s entrepreneurs,” said Christopher Linder, CEO of MaineStream Finance. “We have always organically worked well together; this new initiative only improves upon what we have done for our entrepreneurs in the past. By formalizing our efforts and making the communication a bit more systematic, we can reach more entrepreneurs and better serve their needs.”

“Together we can do more to serve the diverse needs of Bangor’s entrepreneurs and small business owners from idea to startup,” said Jason Harkins, Managing Director of Scratchpad Accelerator. “The collaborative represents the further strengthening of the bonds that bind resource providers that will have a measurable impact on small businesses in the Bangor Region.”

The group formed as a way to collaborate on trainings offered, creating a network that maximizes the resources of the individual organizations.

“Working together and leveraging resources and ideas will allow us to better serve the Bangor region,” said EMDC’s President & CEO, Lee Umphrey.

Individuals interested in getting in touch with someone from Business Resource Partners for Greater Bangor can visit their Facebook page, or

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