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Barbara Ernst Prey Selects Bowdoin College Museum of Art to Receive Money from Down East Magazine

Barbara Ernst Prey Selects Bowdoin College Museum of Art to Receive Money from Down East Magazine

Artist Barbara Ernst Prey selected Bowdoin College Museum of Art  to receive $10,000 raised by Maine’s Down East Magazine at the Art of Giving Gala in Portland last Thursday.

In celebration of Down East’s 60th Anniversary, the magazine has invited Barbara Ernst Prey, along with other iconic Maine and New York artists, to be on an inside cover of the August anniversary issue. Her vibrant  Nocturne IV  is currently featured on the commemorative cover.  A new imited edition signed and numbered print release of Nocturne IV produced by U.L.A.E. is currently included in the exhibit Barbara Ernst Prey: American Contemporary at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde.  The exhibit has been extended through September 1st.

Maine Preparing for Spectacular 2014 Fall Foliage Season

 

With the start of the Maine Fall Foliage season soon to begin, The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) reports that conditions in the northernmost part of the state are prime for subtle color changes with very low leaf drop.  Beginning Wednesday, September 10, the Maine Office of Tourism and DACF will provide an update on the gradual change in leaf color from north to south culminating in peak conditions in late-October.

Maine’s Popular “Open Lighthouse Day” Salutes the State’s Maritime Heritage on September 13, 2014

Complimentary Entry to 22 Iconic Light Stations

The State of Maine’s sixth annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 13 with lighthouses open throughout the state and free entry available to visitors on this one day.  The popular event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, draws between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors annually with the unique opportunity to climb and learn about Maine’s historic lights.

“As one of our largest industries, tourism provides an outstanding way for Maine to attract visitors, create jobs and provide new investment opportunities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage.  “My administration is committed to supporting events and activities that showcase our state as a terrific place to visit, study, and invest.”

AAA Reminds Motorists…Schools Open Drive Carefully!

Over 55 million children across the United States will be returning to the classroom, and about 13 percent of those children will be walking or biking to school.

Launched in 1946, AAA’s School’s Open – Drive Carefully awareness campaign was created as a way to help reduce child pedestrian fatalities and injuries and each year since AAA has continued the tradition to keep children safe as they return to school. AAA Northern New England distributes thousands of “Schools Open, Drive Carefully” posters annually in an effort to raise awareness.

VNA Shines Light on Maine Artisans in Driven

VNA Shines Light on Maine Artisans in Driven

 

VNA Home Health Hospice, an affiliate of EMHS and Mercy Hospital, is an organization known for providing clinically excellent, compassionate home health and hospice care to individuals and families. VNA is presenting Driven – an art event to showcase Maine artists while raising awareness for VNA and the importance of home health care. 

“Understanding that home health care and home hospice care is an integral part keeping our aging population healthy and comfortable is important,” explains Colleen Hilton, CEO of VNA Home Health and Hospice.  “We help families though difficult journeys by hiring the best leaders in their field who believe in our mission: to provide clinically excellent, compassionate home health and hospice care to individuals and families.  This necessary care can create a financial burden for some families, and our goal is to alleviate some of that stress with the community’s support of Driven.”

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

Registration Now Open for Komen Maine’s Race for the Cure

Registration Now Open for Komen Maine’s Race for the Cure