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Monday, March 1, 2021
  • Agricultural Scholarship Applications Invited
    The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is accepting applications for three $1,500 Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarships through March 31. Scholarships are awarded each year in the following categories: a MOFGA …
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two educational updates for the agricultural industry via Zoom on Wednesday, February 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., and a webinar about ornamental landscape design on March 10....
  • ‘Zoom with Vose’ Looks at Savage Oakes Winery
    Vose Library in Union will host a free online presenta- tion by Holly and Elmer Savage, who own Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery in Union, as part of the weekly “Zoom with Vose Wednesdays” series at 6 p.m. on March 3....
  • Shop Donates to Loving Local Meals Program
    Sea Smoke Shop in Damariscotta recently made a $1,000 contribution to Rising Tide Co-op’s Loving Local Meals program as part of its ongoing commitment to fight food insecurity in Lincoln County. The contribution is ...
  • Registration is now open for an online workshop, called “Perfecting Your Pitch,” to be offered on Friday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to noon through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast as part of its professional ...
  • Waldo County Technical Center will be the recipient of proceeds from the Hannaford Helps reusable bag program in February. The center’s Food4Friends/Cool2Be Warm program, which provides clothing, food ...
  • Brien Davis, a primary-care provider who has owned Hope Health Family Practice in Camden for many years, will join Pen Bay Family Medicine on March 1 after he closes Hope Health at the end of February. Davis, who also ...
  • How Growing Kelp Could Remediate Climate Effects
    Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay recently received a grant of nearly $900,000 to explore how kelp aquaculture can remediate negative effects of climate change, as part of an international project that will ...
  • Local Bank Supports Knox County Homeless Coalition —
    As part of the recent merger of Damariscotta Bank and Trust with Bangor Savings Bank, employees supported local nonprofits through a campagin called 12 Days of Giving. From left, Debbie Mullinder and Deidre Wallace from the ...
  • Maine municipalities with 4,000 residents or fewer have an opportunity to apply for enhanced incentives from Efficiency Maine for high-performance heat pumps and LED lighting projects in municipal buildings. By launching ...
  • Researchers Seek Sea Urchin Farmers
    A team of research- ers, aqua- culture production specialists and educators in Maine, Rhode Island and New Hampshire will be working to help transform the sea urchin fishery by supporting green sea urchin aquaculture ...
  • A consortium of Maine food and farming organizations is launching a new conference, the Maine Food Convergence, to be held February 15–March 11.

    The conference will feature a series of virtual networking events centered on ...
  • The Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Land Protection grant program has awarded $250,000 to eight nonprofit organizations across the state. Launched last year, the program provides grants for land acquisition or land ...
  • Gov. Janet Mills announced January 28 that she will end the 9 p.m. early closing time for businesses, effective February 1. The decision is the result of Maine’s improving public health metrics, including a decrease in Maine’s ...
  • Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. of Brunswick will receive a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to deploy a rural health training program in Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and York counties. The grant ...
  • Aaron Bolster, president of the Maine Association of Realtors, said in a recent news release that “2020 was a year like no other for residential real estate in Maine. The sales year ended with historic highs for the number of reported ...
  • Bangor Savings Donates to Rockport Library Foundation —
    The Bangor Savings Bank Founda- tion recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Rockport Library Foundation in support of the construction of Rockport’s new library. The foundation has now surpassed its $2.25 million fundraising ...
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a free, virtual conference focused on wild blueberries, in 17 biweekly sessions, Wednesdays, January 27 through March 24, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Fridays, January 29 ...
  • The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk by Amanda Beal, commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, about how ...
  • More than $18 million in federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funding has been awarded to reimburse 609 Maine farmers, food processors and producers, food banks and pantries for investments and unplanned expenses ...
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