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Waterville Creates! announces merger with two cultural organizations

Staff |

Waterville Creates! announced today it plans to join forces with two of central Maine's leading arts institutions, the Maine Film Center and the Waterville Opera House, through a formal merger...

Next 2018: The Davis siblings define entrepreneurship with eclectic mix of businesses

Peter Van Allen |

Ben and Emily Davis, brother and sister business owners, have started businesses that take them from land to water, from highly specialized concierge services to...

Next 2018: Maddie Purcell creates social experiences through cooking at Fyood Kitchen

Laurie Schreiber |

Maddie Purcell started the cooking competition and social connection business Fyood Kitchen in Portland in 2016. Her business was popular from its start in 2016 and is expected to triple in size in...

SoPoCo.Works earlier-than-expected expansion includes podcast studio

Maureen Milliken |

The South Portland coworking center has added seven private offices and a podcast recording space since it opened in spring.

Waterville's $1.5 million Riverwalk opens to public

Maureen Milliken |

Waterville's $1.5 million Riverwalk at Head of Falls has opened to the public. The project, which comes at the same time as major redevelopment of the city's downtown, is expected to help spur...

Portland woman named SCORE's 'Outstanding Young Entrepreneur'

Maureen Milliken |

Portland entrepreneur Maddie Purcell, founder of Fyood Kitchen, was named winner of the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Small Business award at the SCORE Foundation’s annual national award...

Oceanfront property in York to become a retreat for artists and writers

Work is underway to transform an oceanfront property in York called Surf Point into a residency program for visual artists and writers.

Abbe Museum receives $169K grant to ‘decolonize’ its practices

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The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor has received a $169,070 Museums for America grant to continue “decolonizing” its practices in documenting and interpreting Native American history and...

Artisanal chocolate shop opens on Monhegan

An artisanal chocolate-maker called La Nef Chocolate located on Monhegan Island produced its first chocolate bar in July and is already being sold in three island outlets.

Orono startup launches game app for visually impaired players

Renee Cordes |

An Orono startup that aims to help visually impaired people access graphical information in digital media using smart phones and tablets has released its first app — Tic Tac Toe by UNAR Labs on...

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