Press Releases (193)

Monday, 06 July 2015 23:40

Belfast's Arts in the Park celebrates its 20th year

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BELFAST Arts in the Park has been a continuous presence in Belfast for 20 years. It made its debut in City Park in 1995, but after two years the organizers felt that Heritage Park, downtown on the waterfront, was a better venue, and it has been there ever since. This year again, during the weekend of July 11 and 12 (10 a.m to 4 p.m.), visitors and locals alike can stroll down Main Street to the harbor and find 80 artists and artisans, continuous live music and a fine array of food offerings. The festival is one more reason to visit the Midcoast and is the perfect environment to find one-of-a-kind gifts for friends, family or yourself.

Artist of the year Ron Cowan and his son, Ryan, will have their beautiful hand-carved Garden Muses in their usual spot looking out to the bay.

Free Museum admission on Opening Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AUGUSTA - The Maine State Museum's newest exhibition, featuring the photography of Kosti Ruohomaa, will open in a new museum gallery space on Saturday, July 18. A special members' preview reception will be held on July 16, 5:30 p.m 7:30 p.m.

Monday, 29 June 2015 17:41

Finding WaYS

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Camp merges environmental science, traditional Native culture

ORONO Weaving baskets while learning about brown ash identification and habitat is one of the hands-on projects at the Wabanaki Youth Science Program (WaYS) wskitkamikww, or Earth, summer camp June 22-26, at Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott.

Monday, 29 June 2015 17:40

Keeping your pets safe on July 4

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BANGOR Consider these pet tips for this week's holiday.

According to the American Humane Association:

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:34

Local authors to attend the Norway Arts Festival

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NORWAY Four local authors from Maine Authors Publishing of Rockland will be attending the Norway Arts Festival on July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for book signings hosted by Books N Things.

The authors attending are Kelly Brooks-Bay of Orrington ('The Rainbow Pants'), Jean M. Flahive of South Portland ('Railroad to the Moon'), Kathy Eliscu of Westbrook ('Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess') and Anne B. Gass of Gray ('Voting Down the Rose').

SEARSPORT Historic images from Penobscot Marine Museum's collection of over 140,000 photographs will be available at the Maine 2015 Antique Paper Show on Saturday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church Vestry, 8 Church Street, Searsport. This show complements the museum's photography exhibit Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light, which includes a gigantic walk-in camera obscura.

Penobscot Marine Museum's collection of historic photographs began with a collection of negatives from a turn-of-the-19th-century postcard company, Eastern Illustrated & Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. Postcards, which were hugely popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and their glass plate negatives, still have a significant presence in the museum's collection. They paint a picture with words as well as images of life a hundred years ago.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 19:26

Head Lice 101

Written by Regina Leonard

Schools are about to finish for the summer, but that doesn't mean you are free from the risk of lice. It is a topic none of us really ever want to talk about, but if you have children you should be aware of this very common and persistent problem.

Recently I have been made aware of many reported cases of lice in the Bangor and Ellsworth area. Head lice is out there, but if taken care of promptly and properly will go away as fast as it came.

Monday, 08 June 2015 21:16

Three forgotten women photographers brought to light

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SEARSPORT Between 1900 and 1940, many Maine photographers made 'real photo' post cards of local scenes and events. At a time when most professional photographers were men, three women largely forgotten today created memorable artistic images which provide rich insights into how Maine people lived and worked in inland towns and coastal villages a century ago. In his illustrated lecture The Land and Sea of Three Maine Women Photographers: The Real Photo Post Cards of Thurza Foss, Minnie Libby, and Josephine Townsend, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., explores the beautiful photography of Thurza Foss (1860-1937) of Harmony, Minnie Libby (1863-1947) of Norway and Josephine Townsend (1900-1981) of Monhegan.

Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. is Maine State historian and director and State Historic Preservation officer of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. The Land and Sea of Three Maine Women Photographers: The Real Photo Post Cards of Thurza Foss, Minnie Libby, and Josephine Townsend is Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m. in Penobscot Marine Museum's Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets are $8; $5 for Searsport residents and Penobscot Marine Museum members. For tickets, go online at or call (207) 548-2529 or (207) 548-0334.

Monday, 01 June 2015 21:04

UUSB to hold Annual Plant Sale on June 6

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BANGOR - The Annual UUSB Plant Sale will be held Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park Street (up the hill from Bangor City Hall).

According to UUSB member Vyvyenne Ritchie, 'Our annual plant sale has become a spring tradition in the Bangor community. Many UUSB members will be sharing perennial plants which they have dug up from their own gardens.'

Monday, 01 June 2015 20:40

Call for art on the subject of domestic violence

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HALLOWELL - The Harlow Gallery in partnership with the Family Violence Project of Augusta announce a call for Maine artists to create art for an exhibition to take place at the Harlow Gallery in October entitled 'It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II.' Submission deadline is Aug. 15 at 11 p.m.

Ten years ago, the Harlow Gallery and the Family Violence Project partnered to present 'Transforming Violence,' a collaborative, multi-voiced, educational art exhibition and workshop series responding to the problem of domestic violence in our communities. Transforming Violence took place in October of 2005 and was an important, empowering and transformative experience for those who participated. While there has been an increase in community awareness of the issue of violence in the community since then, domestic violence is still taking a terrible toll on Maine families.

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