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Changes afoot in Portland's art scene

Art lovers will notice big changes in Portland's art galleries as one is sold, another is closed and a third will close next month.

Moosehead Marine Museum reaps $10,000 grant

The Moosehead Marine Museum, which draws 7,500 visitors to the region annually, has nabbed a $10,000 grant for database upgrades.

Pop-Up art gallery highlights downtown Augusta

Peter Precourt, a professor of art at the University of Maine at Augusta, is using a vacant storefront at 265 Water St. in the state's capital as a pop-up art gallery.

Mainebiz picks up silver award in business publication contest

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Mainebiz picked up a silver award for its 2015 “Fact Book: Doing Business in Maine” in The Alliance of Area Business Publishers annual competition for newspaper and magazine business...

A 120mph advertising spot for a South Portland company

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Billboards? Too bland. Popup advertising? That's old hat. Sponsored Facebook posts? Impersonal. Being the primary sponsor of a truck driven by a Fort Kent native in NASCAR's Camping World Truck...

'Greenlight Maine' charges into second season

Fans of “American Idol” looking to get their competitive television fix after the show called it a day last week might want to tune into “Greenlight Maine,” which pits some of...

Birding meets beer tours with Birds on Tap

Tiny-house food trucks? Old news. Portland's smallest nano-brewery? That's so last week. The Portland Press Herald took a look at one of the newest developments in Maine's vibrant culinary arts...

Tiny-house food truck could be a big hit in Portland

A 28-year-old chef who studied culinary arts at Southern Maine Community College and worked for a stint as a cook at the Portland-based Ri Ra Irish Pub and Restaurant is combining two unlikely trends...

Finalists announced for Congress Square redesign

Portland's Planning & Urban Development Department has announced that it has narrowed the field down to four design teams as finalists for the Congress Square Redesign Project, after receiving a...

Social and environmental investments yield more than economic returns

Lori Valigra |

Investing in social and environmental causes used to be associated with tree huggers and other "do-gooders," but in recent years it has hit the mainstream, with returns...