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Roxanne Quimby's new focus: Making pasta

Burt's Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby has a new business venture making small batches of pasta at her 25-acre farm in Gouldsboro, using locally grown kale, beets, carrots, chives and garlic and eggs...

In Bangor, a window of opportunity for the arts

Renee Cordes |

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will soon have a new home

Bangor cultural nonprofits generate $10 million in economic activity

A Washington, D.C.-based Americans for the Arts study found that 14 cultural nonprofits in Bangor spent $3.4 million in 2015 and audiences at their events spent $6.6 million.

Greenlight Maine names 26 semifinalists for third season

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Greenlight Maine, an entrepreneurial pitch contest with a $100,000 prize purse, has selected 26 semifinalists who will compete during its third season that begins this fall.

New report: Impact of Portland's art and cultural nonprofits surging

Renee Cordes |

A new economic report put out by the city today shows a growing economic impact from arts and culture nonprots, with $75.6 million of impact in 2015, compared to $49 million in 2012.

Maine arts programs to receive $850K in federal funding

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The National Endowment for the Arts awarded $856,300 in grant funding to arts programs throughout Maine.

Avangrid Foundation jumpstarts Maine State Museum campaign

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The Avangrid Foundation, the philanthropic organization of Central Maine Power’s parent company, pledged $100,000 to the Maine State Museum’s fundraising campaign to build an education...

Creative Portland getting down to business for art's sake

Renee Cordes |

The former “Saturday Night Live” talent scout who recruited Dana Carvey and Mike Myers to the show aims to boost Portland's standing in the arts world.

Arts and culture inject $765M into Maine's economy

Statistics released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis indicate that arts and cultural organizations employed 16,000 people and contributed $764.9 million in workers' income to...

PMA attendance up as 'reimagining' bears fruit

Renee Cordes |

The Portland Museum of Art's recent $2.7 million revamp and rebranding is already paying off as reflected in February attendance figures.

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