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Rehab of 1840s building part of downtown Ellsworth's revitalization

Laurie Schreiber |

The renovation of 6 State St., in downtown Ellsworth by its new owners is designed to bring new ground-floor retail and upper-story residential activity to the area. Cara Romano and her husband,...

Nonprofit artisan lab launches vocational training program in Gouldsboro

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The Artisan Lab, a nonprofit vocational training program, has started in Gouldsboro.

Community effort underway to revitalize Waldo Theatre

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The prospect of further deterioration of the Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro has prompted several community members to reestablish a board of directors and begin working on its restoration.

USM seeking design teams for 'transformational' arts center on Portland campus

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An anonymous $1 million gift will enable the University of Southern Maine to begin the selection process for an architectural/engineering team to design a new arts center on the Portland campus.

Renovations underway at Islesford Boatworks building

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Islesford Boatworks’s renovations of a historic waterfront building are underway on this small island off Mount Desert Island.

Portland Symphony Orchestra names Eckart Preu as music director

The Portland Symphony Orchestra has tapped Eckart Preu, who currently conducts the Spokane Symphony in Washington, to serve as music director.

'Maine in America Award' winner keen to design more buildings in Maine

Renee Cordes |

Toshiko Mori, who is best known in Maine for designing the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, is the first architect to receive the Farnsworth Art Museum’s “Maine in America...

MECA's focus: Teaching artists how to be 'creative entrepreneurs'

Laurie Schreiber |

Laura Freid, the 18th president of Maine College of Art, said the college is putting greater focus on teaching skills that will help art students translate their creative aspirations into a business...

Maine International Film Festival raises its game with mobile-first site

Renee Cordes |

Organizers of the 10-day Maine International Film Festival that kicks off this evening in Waterville aim to improve the experience for visitors with a new mobile-first website, funded with a $10,000...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute raises over $22M to support its work

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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute successfully completed its five-year Campaign for the Gulf of Maine, raising $22.8 million to support its research and educational activities.