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Friday, July 20, 2018
Nichole Price, above, will discuss her research into seaweed aquaculture on July 24 at 5 p.m. at Bigelow Lab.
Nichole Price, above, will discuss her research into seaweed aquaculture on July 24 at 5 p.m. at Bigelow Lab.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:44 PM
Nichole Price, a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay and an ecologist who studies seaweeds and global change, will be the next speaker in Bigelow Laboratory’s Café Sci series, on Tuesday
  • American Unagi Founder to Speak on Eel Aquaculture at DMC —
    Elvers are a valuable fishery in Maine, but most of the catch is shipped to Asia, grown to maturity, and sold back to U.S. markets. Sara Rademaker (pictured), founder of American Unagi, is keeping some of that profit here in Maine . . .
  • Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) has rescheduled its tour of Maine rice paddies at Wild Folk Farm in Benton to Monday, July 30, at 6 p.m. Wild Folk Farm has been growing rice for five years in paddies. . . .
  • Workshop on Organic Low-Till Farming
    Rob and Carl Johanson of MOFGA-certified Goranson Farm in Dresden will lead a free walk and talk at 5 p.m. Monday, July 23, on the benefits and challenges they have experienced using low-till farming practices and cover . . .
  • The number of sales of Maine’s single-family existing homes decreased 1.38 percent last month, due to limited market inventory. Prices, however, continued to rise. According to Maine Listings, May’s state-wide median sales price . . .
  • An informal coalition of store owners in Damariscotta and Newcastle are planning to stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, starting Thursday, June 21, for “Downtown After Dinner.” Many downtown businesses have new owners with . . .
  • A three-day certificate program in Project Management will be offered at University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesdays, July 25, August 1 and 8. Participants from a variety . . .
  • Tighter inventory in the single-family existing home real estate market has led to an uptick in sales prices and home sales. According to Maine Listings, 1,201 homes were sold in April — an 8.59 percent increase compared to . . .
  • New Staff & Board Members at Rockland Apprenticeshop
    The board of the Apprenticeshop in Rockland has named Isabella Feracci as executive director. In her new capacity, Feracci will work with the board and staff to continue the Apprenticeshop’s mission of inspiring personal . . .
  • Maine State Parks and Historic Sites have scores of job opportunities in some of the most picturesque settings in Maine. Job classifications include: Park Ranger, Assistant Park Ranger, Customer Representative Assistant I, Lifeguard . . .
  • Maine Office of Tourism says it looks forward to another good year for the tourism industry in Maine, amid national reports of optimism for U.S. domestic leisure travel. Over 36 million travelers from the U.S. and Canada visited . . .
  • Paul Benjamin to Be Maine Lobster Festival’s New Artistic Director; Entertainment to Feature Maine Bands —
    Paul Benjamin will be the new Artistic Director of the Maine Lobster Festival, taking the place of Chuck Kruger, who served the festival in that role for 32 years. Benjamin began booking entertainment in 1978. In 1990 he began the North . . .
  • The Worthington Scholarship Foundation (WSF) will partner with both Penobscot Bay YMCA and Owls Head Transportation Museum to offer summer internship opportunities for current Worthington Scholars. Owls Head Transportation . . .
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a new bulletin to help agricultural and farm employers orient new employees. The bulletin, designed as a checklist, addresses topics such as effective training, communication strategies . . .
  • Job Corps offers a no-cost training program for young women and men, ages 16 to 24, interested in jump-starting their careers. Participants can choose from several career opportunities, including Health Care, Culinary Arts, Business . . .
  • Shellfish Dealers Can Promote Product with Maine Quality Mark
    Maine shellfish dealers can now promote their product with the red, white and blue State of Maine Quality trademark, used for decades to identify other Maine agricultural and natural resource products, thanks to a recent rule . . .
  • In the wake of the Equifax hacking of millions of Americans’ personal data, the office of Maine’s Attorney General has posted a credit freeze fact sheet on its website, www.maine.gov/ag/. The fact sheet includes the following contact . . .
  • The new U.S. Community Energy Website (USCEW) makes publicly available on the internet a database, developed by University of Maine researchers, of over 6,000 community-based renewable energy projects across the United States. . . .
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