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Maine Arts Commission announces 2019 fellowship awards, apprenticeships

Staff |

The Maine Arts Commission on Monday named seven artists as recipients of its $5,000 Maine Artist Fellowship Awards in 2019. The annual awards are designed to recognize artistic excellence and to...

MECA receives $3 million gift from Lunder family to support financial aid

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Maine College of Art in Portland received a gift of $3 million from the Peter and Paula Lunder family through its charitable organization, the Lunder Foundation.

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine receives Bank of America's 'largest ever' Maine grant

Laurie Schreiber |

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland received a $250,000 grant from Bank of America Foundation for the planned construction of a new 30,000-square-foot facility on Thompson's Point.

Fork Food Lab gears up for Small Business Saturday, '12 Days of Christmas' events

Renee Cordes |

Portland's Fork Food Lab is planning several holiday-themed events to get the word out about the shared commercial kitchen and food startup business incubator while helping in the effort to end child...

Maker of nautical-chart jewelry mulls bigger footprint in weddings, corporate gifts

Renee Cordes |

Charlotte Guptill is a self-taught jewelry designer — and former mortgage loan officer — who founded CHART Metalworks in 2008. Her Portland startup, acquired by Sea Bags in 2015, makes...

Ozzy Osbourne to ride 'Crazy Train' into Bangor for 10th Waterfront Concerts season

Renee Cordes |

Bangor’s Waterfront Concerts on Monday announced heavy-metal headliner Ozzy Osbourne as the first artist of its 10th anniversary season in 2019.

Asian street food inspires winning dish at Maine Lobster Chef of the Year contest

Renee Cordes |

Chef Avery Richter says Asian street helped inspire her winning dish in the 2018 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition, held Friday as part of the annual Harvest on the Harbor festival last...

Thompson's Point signs event venue as new tenant

Renee Cordes |

A new venue for events from live music to weddings is set to open in January at Thompson's Point in Portland after signing The Halo Studio as a tenant in its Brick North building.

Portland's Waterfront Concerts could move to Westbrook's Rock Row development

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The Westbrook Planning Board is reviewing a request from Rock Row developer Waterstone Property Group to allow construction of a temporary amphitheater.

Two challenges face new owner of Fork Food Lab: Grow membership, erase debt

Renee Cordes |

The new owner of Portland's Fork Food Lab on Tuesday laid out plans to boost membership in the shared commercial kitchen and food business incubator whose alumni successes include Sky's Café that...