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Updated: December 29, 2023

Year in review: Tri for a Cure, Monson's foodie spotlight and other uplifting news in 2023

Two swimmers emerging from the ocean File photo/ Jim Neuger Cancer survivors emerge from the water in the first leg of the 2023 Tri for a Cure fundraiser.

From July's spirited Tri for a Cure fundraiser to James Beard Award glory for a little restaurant in Monson, there was plenty of good news to write about in 2023. Here's a recap of 10 uplifting Mainebiz headlines in 2023 to bring some joy to your holiday celebrations. 

'More than a race' Rain-curtaied Tri for a Cure raises $1.9M to fight cancer in Maine

3 Maine nonprofits receive $74M from billionaire MacKenzie Scott

Here are the 2023 'Best Places to Work in Maine,' ranked 

Two Maine towns make TripAdvisor list of 15 trending destinations

Portland among U.S. New's Top 10 'Best places to live'

Hudson University receives over $2M to. help more low-income students graduate 

Monson restaurant wins prestigious James Beard Award 

Food on a table in restaurant
File photo / The Quarry
The Quarry restaurant in Monson is the winner of a 2023 James Beard Award for Outstanding Hospitality. Plated here is the Adobo-style Cornish hen.

Matcha-themed café is a dream project for two sisters

After devastating fire, these Maine business sites plan to rise from the ashes 

Maine blanket maker teams up with American Cancer Society in fundraising donation 


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