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Cross Insurance Center passes one milestone on way to another


The Cross Insurance Center in Bangor recently reached its 1,000th event since opening in the fall of 2013.

Maine Brew Bus acquires R.I. brewery tour company


Zach Poole, founder of The Maine Brew Bus LLC, announced today he has acquired the operations of The Rhode Island Brew Bus LLC, a company providing all-inclusive tours to breweries, wineries, and...

Children's Museum's move to Thompson's Point gets city's OK

The Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine has set its sights on moving into a yet-to-be-built three-story building at Portland's Thompson's Point by the spring of 2019.

Portland Symphony strikes a chord with the community

Renee Cordes |

Founded in 1923, the Portland Symphony Orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in Maine and regarded as one of the country's top regional orchestras. Carolyn...

Next 2017: Designlab's John Hafford and Jessica Masse link their future to Millinocket's revival

Maureen Milliken |

In 2014, Jessica Masse and John Hafford were looking for a building for their marketing business, designlab. The Aroostook County natives were part-time Mainers, but wanted to be...

Portland's Community Television Network meets telethon fundraising goal

Renee Cordes |

Portland nonprofit Community Television Network met its goal of raising $5,000 from its first-ever telethon over the weekend.

Presque Isle’s art scene gets boost with downtown initiative

More than 20 artists are lined up to create an artists hub in Presque Isle in the third floor of the Key Bank building downtown.

Bixby opens retail shop in Rockland


Bixby & Co., a maker of organic chocolate bars, added a retail operation to its manufacturing site and headquarters in Rockland.

Portland artist crowdfunds new studio and teaching space

Renee Cordes |

After two years of planning, Portland artist Adria Moynihan Rusk will soon realize her dream of opening her own studio, thanks in part to a crowdfunding campaign.

Roxanne Quimby's new focus: Making pasta

Burt's Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby has a new business venture making small batches of pasta at her 25-acre farm in Gouldsboro, using locally grown kale, beets, carrots, chives and garlic and eggs...