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Maine craft brewers bullish on growth prospects in 2019

Renee Cordes |

Maine’s craft brewers are bullish on expected output growth over the next two years, with expectations of double-digit increases in both 2019 and 2020, says a new report.

A look back: A 1994 exhibition is a blockbuster for PMA

The Portland Museum of Art’s summer of 1994 exhibition, "Rodin," featuring the works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin, turned out to be a blockbuster.

Nonprofits pump $12B a year into Maine’s economy, report says

Nonprofit organizations in Maine contribute around $12 billion a year to the state’s economy and employ more than 98,000 people, says a report by the Maine Association of Nonprofits.

Four Maine companies — six winning products — at Good Food Awards

James McCarthy |

Liquid Riot Bottling Co., a brewery, distillery and resto-bar located in Portland's Old Port, won three awards in the ninth annual Good Food Awards competition, leading a strong showing by the four...

Children's Museum & Theatre's executive director will step down, search for successor begins

Staff |

A nationwide search is underway for a successor to Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine Executive Director Suzanne Olson, whose retirement was announced today by the museum's board of directors.

Belfast community arts center begins search for new executive director

Staff |

Waterfall Arts, a community arts center in Belfast, is looking for a new executive director.

Maine Arts Commission announces 2019 fellowship awards, apprenticeships

Staff |

The Maine Arts Commission on Monday named seven artists as recipients of its $5,000 Maine Artist Fellowship Awards in 2019. The annual awards are designed to recognize artistic excellence and to...

MECA receives $3 million gift from Lunder family to support financial aid

Staff |

Maine College of Art in Portland received a gift of $3 million from the Peter and Paula Lunder family through its charitable organization, the Lunder Foundation.

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine receives Bank of America's 'largest ever' Maine grant

Laurie Schreiber |

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland received a $250,000 grant from Bank of America Foundation for the planned construction of a new 30,000-square-foot facility on Thompson's Point.

Fork Food Lab gears up for Small Business Saturday, '12 Days of Christmas' events

Renee Cordes |

Portland's Fork Food Lab is planning several holiday-themed events to get the word out about the shared commercial kitchen and food startup business incubator while helping in the effort to end child...

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