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MACHIAS -- Short story writer and world-renowned haiku poet Catherine J.S. Lee will present a literary reading of her work in the art gallery at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Powers Hall at the University of Maine at Machias. The talk is free and open to the public.

A limited number of copies of Lee's haiku collection, 'All That Remains,' which won the 2010 Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Competition, will be available for purchase and signing by the author. The event is hosted by the Maine Writers Series at UMM.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 23:59

Come tour the Midcoast's Foodie-Ville'

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A behind-the-curtains look at Rockland's food scene

ROCKLAND -- This year's Juice 4.0 Conference provides a special opportunity to explore the Maine Food System during a guided walking tour of Rockland's burgeoning food scene. Attendees can see first-hand how community, technology, entrepreneurship, sustainability and the arts are all being utilized to successfully produce, distribute and sell Maine's food throughout the Midcoast and beyond.

FARMINGTON The University of Maine at Farmington Office of International Programs recently held the first in a series of five Discover the World events for 2014-15, celebrating the food, music and cultural activities of countries around the world. The series was developed by Lynne Eustis, UMF assistant director of international programs, to help UMF students, staff and faculty from other countries share their native cultures with the campus and local community.

'With opportunities for learning, understanding and collaboration, these events bring a richness to the community and offer a way for our international students, scholars and staff to share and celebrate their cultures and traditions,' said Eustis.

Monday, 27 October 2014 12:09

STYLE BRIEFS - (10/29/14)

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UMF holds annual Arts and Crafts Show at Student Center, Nov.

FARMINGTON University of Maine at Farmington holds its annual Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street in Farmington.

AUGUSTA Maine Crafts Guild hosts its annual Augusta Fine Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maine State Museum Cultural Building, 230 State Street, in the Capital Complex. Known for excellence in their craft, Guild artists will exhibit their work for sale over the course of two days.

The Augusta Fine Crafts Show is a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the direct link between Maine's long history of fine handcrafted objects and its contemporary practitioners. Admission is free.

Monday, 13 October 2014 22:46

Maine-ly Dolls Club holding doll show

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BANGOR Maine-ly Dolls Club will hold a Doll Show and Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Road. Antique, vintage and collectible dolls, miniatures, doll clothes and accessories will be available. The event is open to the public. An admission fee of $2 for adults (children under 12 admitted free) will be donated to local charities. The Maine-ly Dolls Club is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs and was founded in 1985 as a social and educational group to share, promote and provide doll-related activities. For additional information, call Inez Toothaker, (207) 234-4101, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SEARSPORT The enormous influence of photography on how we see ourselves and how we see our culture is the subject of Penobscot Marine Museum's 2014 History Conference, Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light. The History Conference brings together scholars, professionals and the public to explore new ideas on topics relating to the museum's collections. This year's conference complements the museum's extensive photographic collection of over 140,000 images which document life in New England from the late 19th to the mid-20th century.

Speakers at the History Conference will present six illustrated talks: Maine State Museum's Deanna Bonner-Ganter will talk about the famous images of LIFE photographer Kosti Ruohomaa; Libby Bischof of the University of Southern Maine on the lives and work of four 19th-century Maine women photographers; retired Beloit College Professor Michael Simon on the importance of the snapshot; Maine historian and author Bill Bunting on discovering hidden photographic treasures; photographer Sam Murfitt on capturing the disappearing traditions of the fishing industry; and Colby College professor Laura Saltz will speak on the surprising influence literature and photography exert on each other.

Monday, 06 October 2014 22:04

STYLE BRIEFS - (10/06/14)

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UMF Annual Arts and Crafts show seeking vendors

FARMINGTON The University of Maine at Farmington's annual Arts and Crafts Show is seeking artists and crafters from across Maine interested in exhibiting their original and creative work at this open-to-the-public show. This year's event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street in Farmington.

Monday, 22 September 2014 23:30

Environmentalist, author McKibben to speak at UMaine Oct. 7

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ORONO Environmentalist Bill McKibben will speak about 'Making a Life on a Tough New Planet' at the University of Maine's Collins Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The lecture, which runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m., is hosted by the UMaine Honors College as part of its Honors Read program in which entering students read and discuss an important recent book as part of the curriculum. The Honors Read for 20142015 is McKibben's book, 'Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.'

Monday, 15 September 2014 23:25

EMMC Kitchen Tour

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BREWER, BANGOR and ORONO - Saturday, Sept. 27, promises to be an afternoon of food, fun and fabulous kitchens as the EMMC Auxiliary presents its 10th annual Kitchen Tour. This year's tour includes a mix of seven interesting and unique kitchens - one in Brewer, five in Bangor and one in Orono. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy this year! The tour runs from noon to 4 p.m.

Join in celebrating EMMC Auxiliary's 10th year of giving back to the community!

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