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Color Combo Craze in the ArtLab

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:17:54 GMT

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., invites artists of all ages to dive into color during March's ArtLab for All Ages Saturday, March 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Led by artist and educator Alexis Iammarino, participants will learn how to make a color wheel that includes lessons and explorations about color combinations, as well as how to put this custom tool to work at home or in one's own studio. Everyone is invited to bring friends, family or come on one's one to CMCA.




Maine's maple sap season off to an early start

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:04:29 GMT

Lee Kinney, owner of Kinney's Sugarhouse in Knox, pours syrup into the evaporator to warm it up and then filter it on Thursday. Kinney produces about 4,000 gallons of syrup from his 10,400 taps.




Bo Sowers gets 1,000th win with Buffalo victory

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:08:58 GMT

"It now puts me in a category that I never thought I'd ever reach when I started training," Sowers said of hitting that magical plateau. Back in 2002, Sowers was training four horses as a hobby in Maine but this wife suggested he start doing it full time.




Husson University's College of Business and University of Maine ...

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:16:00 GMT

This new agreement between Husson University's College of Business and the University of Maine School of Law helps students interested in earning a law degree get a great education and save money. As Maine's public an only law school, Maine Law prepares graduates for careers as leaders inside and outside the traditional legal profession.




Yelp says this is the best bar in Maine

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:15:59 GMT

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. For no real reason - besides the fact that it's Friday afternoon - - As Black History Month draws to a close, Chloe Martin and Julie Larry of Greater Portland Landmarks review some of the historic sites of most importance to Portland's black communities.




Forecast calls for freezing rain to sweep across northern Maine

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:10:11 GMT

Mainers who plan to travel Saturday could face slick roads as freezing rain sweeps across the northern part of the state and potential flooding in points south, according to the National Weather Service. A freezing rain advisory was posted Friday for Aroostook, northern Somerset and Penobscot counties and northern and central Piscataquis County, effective 11 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday, forecasters said.




Whose job is it to protect children in Maine?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:03:35 GMT

When we think of children in Maine, the belief tends to be that it is the job of the parent to protect their children from a variety of things, including maltreatment, abuse and neglect. When parents struggle to care for and protect their children from physical and emotional harm, people are likely to point to Maine's Department of Health and Human Services and its role in protecting vulnerable children.




Amid ACA Debate, Maine Inches Closer to Expanding Medicaid

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:50:13 GMT

Governor Paul LePage delivers the State of the State address to the Legislature, Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the State House in Augusta, Maine. aine Governor Paul LePage has been never a fan of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion provisions, which he has long criticized as too costly.




Panel and Luncheon Featuring Mainers From Around the World

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:44:07 GMT

Join the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine [HHRC] at the Michael Klahr Center on Monday, March 6th for a Lunch & Learn featuring three New Mainers, with lunch beginning at 11:30 AM and the program starting at 12 PM. "This is ME, Too: From Everywhere to New Mainer" will include a lunch and panel discussion beginning at 12 PM with three New Mainers: Somali refugee Abdi Iftin; Iraqi refugee Nawar Al Obaidi; and Cambodian refugee Makara Meng.




Maine budget panel OKs $29M package funding addiction treatment, higher ed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:44:06 GMT

The Maine Legislature's budget committee unanimously approved a $29 million emergency spending package Friday that funds addiction treatment and higher education and bails out a state-run equipment refurbishing outfit in Aroostook County. That recommendation puts the uncontroversial supplemental budget package for this year - a compromise between Gov. Paul LePage and legislative leaders in both parties - on track to sail through the full Legislature in votes that could happen as early as next week.




New songs from Maine bands: The Very Reverend, Tall Horse, Ghosts of Johnson City, Foam Castles

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:44:05 GMT

This newly formed Portland-based rock band rose out of the ashes of One Shot Nothing, the formerly Ellsworth-based band comprised of brothers-in-music Justin Chamberlain and Brendon Bouchard, has been making a bit of noise playing shows around Maine these past few months. Now, they've got a new single and music video to go with it.




Portland Rotary and The University of Maine School of Law Partner...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:29:41 GMT

Only 64% of Portland elementary school students are reading at grade level by fourth grade. Portland's reading proficiency is 5% below the state average.




It's time for Augusta to take an econ course in Education

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:24:33 GMT

What if I told you a local Maine business had lost 10 percent of its customers over the past 10 years? And in that same time, its costs increased 26 percent and its product quality was flat. If you were guessing, would you say this business is primed for success? Unfortunately, that is the trajectory of Maine's public school system.




Program for feeding those food insecure in Aroostook reaps national attention

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:21:18 GMT

Dixie Shaw, director of hunger and relief services for Catholic Charities Maine, takes a break from planting Farm for ME crops in Caribou last spring. In midsummer last year, Dixie Shaw, director of hunger and relief services for Catholic Charities Maine, joined other volunteers to pull weeds in the fields that farmer Ryan Guerrette of Caribou donates for use by the Farm for ME program.




Infinity Breaks Ground on New-look Credit Union Location in Portland

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:25:43 GMT

Imagine a bank branch so inviting that you go out of your way to get there. Now imagine that you don't have to go out of your way because the branch is located conveniently in Portland's Back Cove neighborhood.




UMaine Hutchinson Center Announces One-Week Certificate ...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:01:47 GMT

A new Grant Writing Certificate Program will be offered April 24-28 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Nonprofit leaders, executive directors, municipal officials, board members and others interested in creating high-quality grant proposals for their organizations are invited to register.The program runs M-F, breakfast, refreshments, snacks and lunch are provided each day.




LePage should drop monument repeal effort, Maine senators say

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:41:30 GMT

Emmie Theberg and other cross-country skiers have taken to trails within the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument that Gov. Paul LePage wants to revert to private ownership or have the state run. The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument offers a spectacular view of Mount Katahdin and other natural beauties in this November picture.