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Rockland stitcher finds unique niche with antique sewing machines

Griffen Cooper’s Chainstitch Repair Co. in Rockland has a unique business niche: using antique sewing machines.

Wolfe’s Neck Center among Freeport Chamber’s award winners

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The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting, auction and awards dinner on Jan. 31 in Freeport.

Belfast Creative Coalition hires veteran community organizer as its director

Belfast Creative Coalition, a nonprofit promoting arts and cultural activities in the Belfast region, has named Larraine Brown as its director.

Auburn sports tourism study results to be unveiled

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The results of a $31,000, three-month study on how sports tourism may benefit Auburn will be unveiled Monday night at a City Council workshop.

Food Insider: Viles Arboretum offers chance to get off couch on Super Bowl Sunday

Maureen Milliken |

The Viles Arboretum's annual Table Tour in Augusta on Sunday, Feb. 4, offers an opportunity to enjoy a culinary-focused social event on Super Bowl Sunday before the game begins.

Portland artist has big plans for crowdfunded studio and teaching space

Renee Cordes |

Portland artist Adria Moynihan Rusk has big plans for the studio and teaching space she opened in September thanks in part to a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than expected.

'Arts Iditarod' headed to Kennebunk, Houlton, Lewiston and Ellsworth

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The Maine Arts Commission will launch its 2018 Arts Iditarod, bringing the program to Kennebunk, Houlton, Lewiston and Ellsworth in January and February.

Portland administrator scores with board-game invention

Tom Deschenes, a college administrator who lives in Portland, has turned his interest in board games into a commercial success by inventing one of his own, Maine Public reported.

Cross Insurance Center passes one milestone on way to another

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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

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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...

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