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Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
May 27, 2015
~ Dr. John A. Grant, III; Dan Barry, MD, PhD; and Alisdair Davey ~

BAR HARBOR, Maine - The seventh annual Acadia Night Sky Festival, one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard, will take place on September 10-14 on Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine. The festival is packed full with events, including workshops, nationally recognized...

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Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
May 27, 2015

BAR HARBOR, Maine - It is time to vote for Bar Harbor, Maine, to be Outside Magazine's "Best Town Ever." After beating out Middlebury, Vermont, Bar Harbor has become the East division champion and is now in the Final Four against the West division champion, Port Angeles, Washington.

Vote for Bar Harbor at www.OutsideOnline.com.

"We are currently lagging...

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Nancy Marshall Communications
May 26, 2015

BAR HARBOR, Maine - After an extensive nationwide search, the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce's board of directors is pleased to announce the hiring of a new executive director, Nancy McKechnie. McKechnie started with the Chamber on May 25.

Nancy McKechnie named as new Bar Harbor
Chamber of Commerce executive director.

"The Bar...

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Beal's Lobster Pier
May 21, 2015

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — Beal's Lobster Pier, a family-friendly destination in Southwest Harbor, is celebrating more than 80 years as a real working fish and lobster pier and they want to celebrate with you. Beal's Lobster Pier will be giving a free dessert (with the purchase of lobster entrée or equivalent) to anyone 80 years or older visiting this summer season.

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Carrabassett Valley Academy
May 15, 2015

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) announced today that it has been awarded a $1,000,000 challenge from the Harold Alfond Foundation to support the academy's new King Cummings Campus. This substantial commitment from the Harold Alfond Foundation serves as a tremendous catalyst for the Academy's efforts to eliminate debt incurred to finance...

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Maine Huts & Trails
May 7, 2015

KINGFIELD, Maine - The summer season is right around the corner and Maine Huts & Trails has some challenging and tasty events on the horizon.
Kick off summer by volunteering for trail work day and be rewarded with a pig roast.

Kick off summer by volunteering for trail work day
and be rewarded with a pig roast.
  • Get your hands dirty and...
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Nancy Marshall Communications
Apr 30, 2015
~Announces Crowdfunding Campaign~

KINGFIELD, Maine - Dog Not Gone's signature safety dog vest and other visibility products now feature the No Fly Zone™ Insect Defense System to repel ticks, mosquitos and other biting insects to offer even greater protection for our four-legged friends.

Small dog vest by Dog Not Gone.

"Keeping pets safe has been our mission...

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Northern Outdoors
Apr 28, 2015
~ Maine Residents Raft for Half Price at Northern Outdoors ~

THE FORKS, Maine - Mondays come and go, Tuesdays seem to last forever, so why not treat yourself to a fun adrenaline rush on Wednesdays this summer? Northern Outdoors wants to help you break out of your weekly routine with "Whitewater Wednesdays," where all Maine residents raft for half price.

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Beal's Lobster Pier
Apr 16, 2015

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine - Beal's Lobster Pier is pleased to be named the exclusive lobster and lobster roll for the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine.

Slugger, Portland Sea Dogs' mascot, loves Beal's Lobster Pier lobsters. Credit: Portland Sea Dogs

Portland Sea Dogs joins Beal's Lobster Pier's ever-growing roster of restaurants and menus...

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Maine Windjammer Association
Apr 10, 2015

MIDCOAST, Maine - A cruise aboard a Maine windjammer gives guests a different vantage point for viewing the familiar rocky coast of Maine. With 360-degree views, guests have the ability to watch lobstermen pull traps into their boats, view wildlife in its natural habitat, and see a national treasure, Acadia National Park, all while sailing quietly on the deck of a windjammer...

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Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Apr 2, 2015

BAR HARBOR, Maine - The Taste of Bar Harbor is a local food festival celebrating the traditions and flavors of Ddowneast Maine, featuring local restaurants, cafés, chefs and others who offer distinctive culinary experiences throughout the area. The festival is from May 14-17 and features numerous events throughout the four days, including Dessert Night, Waiter Race and Chef's...

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Maine Sports Commission
Apr 2, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Sports Commission is holding The Business of Sports Symposium with keynote speaker Larry Lucchino on Thursday, April 16, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.

The symposium will focus on the role sporting events can have in growing Maine's four-season economy. Attendees will have the opportunity to...

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Northern Outdoors
Mar 31, 2015

THE FORKS, Maine - Grab your son, daughter or grandkids and unplug on an affordable, action-packed vacation to Northern Outdoors, located in The Forks. At Northern Outdoors, kids and teens always raft for half price on weekdays during the summer months.

Reconnect with your loved ones on a thrilling whitewater adventure

Create lasting memories with your kids in...

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Healthy Maine Streets
Mar 26, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine - Healthy Maine Streets, a program of the Maine Development Foundation's Maine Downtown Center, will be presenting an innovative workshop at the 2015 National Main Street Conference being held in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 30-April 2. Considered one of the most successful programs in the country, five representatives from Maine Downtown Center and various Main...

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Northern Outdoors
Mar 25, 2015

THE FORKS, Maine - Get paid to ride the rapids this summer! Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort is currently accepting applications to attend their annual multi-day river guide training programs for the Kennebec River and Penobscot River.

Get paid to ride the rapids this summer 

Participants will gain all the necessary skills and techniques required to...

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Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Mar 24, 2015
 ~ Artwork Contest Winner Announced ~

BAR HARBOR, Maine - The 7th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival, happening September 10-14, held a nationwide contest to find this year's poster's iconic image. The festival committee was overwhelmed with entries, with more than 50 photographers and artists submitting their work showcasing the diverse ways that they were inspired by and...

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Northern Outdoors
Mar 19, 2015

THE FORKS, Maine - Northern Outdoors, the pioneer of the state's rafting industry, was recently honored with the Governor's Commitment to Innovation and Creativity award at the Maine Governor's Conference on Tourism, held on March 17 to 18 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta.

LtoR: Carolann Ouellette, Maine's Director of Tourism; Russell Walters, President of... read more / comment
Maine Huts & Trails
Mar 17, 2015

KINGFIELD, Maine - Now is the perfect time to start summer vacation planning. Maine Huts & Trails always has something happening for every age and skill level. From fly fishing to paddling, biking to hiking and everything in between, there is a guided or self-guided trip for you and your family.

  • Fly fishing at Maine Huts & Trails Looking to...
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Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Mar 12, 2015

BAR HARBOR, Maine — As one of the top places to visit in New England, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island feature some of the most exceptional and thrilling outdoor activities available. Whether you enjoy testing your abilities on a sheer rock face or executing the perfect downward dog while floating on a lake, Bar Harbor has the terrain to mentally and physically challenge...

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Hermione
Mar 10, 2015
Celebration Planned for Replica of 18th-Century Historic Ship

CASTINE, Maine - Plans are well underway for a family-friendly cultural celebration that will span five days, July 11-15, 2015, as the seaside town of Castine, Maine, welcomes the replica 18th-century historic frigate the Hermione, set to arrive on Bastille Day, July 14.

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