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International Kneading Conference relocates to KVCC campus

Staff |

The 12th annual Kneading Conference, a two-day summit for bakers, farmers and anyone who works in the grain industry, announced that this year’s event will relocate to the Kennebec Valley...

Kennebec River Day adds Augusta's first-ever brewfest to its lineup

Staff |

The Augusta area's first-ever brew festival has been added to Kennebec River Day events.

Mainebiz Food Insider: Food and art join forces in Snow Pond school project

Maureen Milliken |

Patrons of Augusta-area restaurants will be served up some art along with their food in the coming months, courtesy of students at Sidney's Snow Pond Arts Academy. It's part of project to show how...

Waterfront Concerts proposes permanent venue in Bangor

Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray is seeking a long-term lease extension on city-owned land in order to build a permanent open-air venue.

Nonprofit Kennebunk theater will take its last curtain call


MaineStage Shakespeare, a performing arts company based in Kennebunk, announced that it will close.

Immigrant Welcome Center to double its space

Maureen Milliken |

The hub for immigrant resources is adding the fourth floor at 24 Preble St. in Portland to its first-floor quarters, for more than 7,900 square feet, an expansion that will allow a digital language...

Maine Restaurant Week's Spirit Quest crowns a new champ … twice


Old Port and Congress Street chefs and bartenders invited customers into their restaurants to taste and rate pairings during the third annual Maine Restaurant Week “Spirit Quest” event in...

Donor's gift allows PMA to offer free under-21 admission


The Portland Museum of Art will begin offering free, unlimited admission to everyone age 21 and under on April 11.The program is made possible through...

'March Madness in Maine' women's tourney delivers $4M over two years

James McCarthy |

The 2018 America East Women's Championship basketball tournament, presented by MaineHealth and Gorham Savings Bank at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland last week, delivered $2 million in economic...

iBec Creative pivots to a 'membership' business model

Renee Cordes |

At iBec's colorful office on Portland's eastern waterfront, McKinnell spoke with Mainebiz about her firm's evolving business model.Becky...