Articles by Debra Tenenbaum

 
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Family Crisis Services Fundraising Gala May 5 at Portland Westin

By Debra Tenenbaum on April 27, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Westin Portland Harborview, 157 High Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-650-4806 ; familycrisis.org Portland, Maine– Family Crisis Services is holding their largest fundraising event of the year, “New Beginnings: Providing Shelter, Empowerment, and Hope Gala” on Thursday, May 5 …
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Portland Buy Local Hosts Mixer at New England Distilling April 27

By Debra Tenenbaum on April 12, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: New England Distilling, 26 Evergreen Drive, Unit B, Portland, Maine For more information: portlandbuylocal.org PORTLAND, Maine – Portland Buy Local will host its next community mixer on Wednesday, April 27 at New England Distilling, 26 Evergreen Drive, Unit B in …
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Maine Boys to Men offers free screening of ‘The Mask You Live In’ in Westbrook

By Debra Tenenbaum on March 09, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 41 Stroudwater Road, Westbrook, Maine For more information: 207-774-9994; maineboystomen.org WESTBROOK — Maine Boys to Men will present a free screening of “The Mask You Live In” 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Westbrook Performing …
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Maine State Ballet Presents “Tap, Tap, Jazz” in Falmouth January 22-23

By Debra Tenenbaum on Jan. 05, 2016, at 4:18 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, Maine For more information: 207-781-3587; mainestateballet.org FALMOUTH, Maine – Jazz up your January with Maine State Ballet’s light-hearted, toe tapping show, “Tap, Tap, …
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Maine Boys to Men to present free screening of ‘The Mask You Live In’ Jan. 26 at Portland Public Library

By Debra Tenenbaum on Jan. 04, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-9994; maineboystomen.org/events.php?The-Mask-You-Live-In-1 PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Boys to Men will present a free screening of “The Mask You Live In” 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Portland Public …
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Bluestocking film series invites submissions for its sixth year of celebrating women in film

By Debra Tenenbaum on Dec. 23, 2015, at 4:01 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Bluestocking Film Festival wants filmmakers to put women in the driver’s seat for its submissions to its sixth annual festival taking place July 15-16, in Portland. Celebrating six years of the complex female protagonist, Bluestocking Film Festival opens for submissions January 1 for both its narrative short category …
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Maine State Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ kicks off holiday season Nov. 28

By Debra Tenenbaum on Nov. 11, 2015, at 8:29 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street, Portland, Maine For …
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Portland Buy Local Names Ten Winners at Indie Biz Awards

By Debra Tenenbaum on Oct. 27, 2015, at 9:18 a.m.
Portland Buy Local held its 8th Annual Indie Biz Awards last week at Port City Music Hall. In front of a crowd of over 300 people, the organization celebrated the work of eight businesses, one neighborhood, and one individual with the coveted awards. “Looking at this crowd, I can’t help …
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Maine Boys to Men Receives $350,000 Grant from National Office on Violence Against Women

By Debra Tenenbaum on Oct. 14, 2015, at 8:31 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – The United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded a grant of nearly $350,000 to Maine Boys to Men to engage boys and men as leaders in preventing violence against women in Greater Portland. Maine Boys to Men, in collaboration with Family …
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Portland Buy Local hosts eighth annual Indie Biz Awards Oct. 22

By Debra Tenenbaum on Sept. 28, 2015, at 11:49 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: portlandbuylocal.org PORTLAND, Maine – Portland Buy Local’s eighth annual Indie Biz Awards will take place 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Port City Music Hall. The Indie Biz …
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Barry Brinker Jones Joins Instructional Staff at Maine State Ballet

By Debra Tenenbaum on Aug. 26, 2015, at 11:29 a.m.
FALMOUTH, ME –Barry Brinker Jones has joined Maine State Ballet as a dance instructor. Jones most recently taught dance in Hawaii public schools through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She also served as the Ballet Mistress at Seabury Hall, developed and ran a theater and dance …

TruChoice Federal Credit Union offers free credit score analysis to public

By Debra Tenenbaum on Aug. 25, 2015, at 1 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine– TruChoice Federal Credit Union is helping consumers save tens of thousands of dollars in interest with its new free Credit Score Analysis (CSA) available to members and the public at any of its branches in Portland and Buxton. Through the TruChoice CSA, participants meet with a financial services …
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Maine State Ballet to hold auditions for The Nutcracker Sept. 11-12 in Falmouth

By Debra Tenenbaum on Aug. 11, 2015, at 3:18 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, Maine For more information: 207-781-7672; mainestateballet.org FALMOUTH | The Maine State Ballet will  hold auditions for its holiday classic, The Nutcracker Friday and …
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Maine State Ballet Receives Grants to Perform “Backstage at the Nutcracker” for Schools with Low-income Students Free of Charge

By Debra Tenenbaum on July 15, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
FALMOUTH, Maine – Maine State Ballet will be able to perform its popular “Backstage at The Nutcracker” school program free of charge to 1,800 students from low-income schools in Maine this winter thanks to recent grants from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation and the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation. …
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Bluestocking Film Series Celebrates Five Years of Women in Film July 17-18

By Debra Tenenbaum on July 01, 2015, at 1:35 p.m.
Friday, July 17, 2015 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, July 18, 2015 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: bluestockingfilms.com The Bluestocking Film Series is celebrating five years of bringing high-quality, provocative female-driven stories to screen with its weekend-long festival July …
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McTeague Higbee Names Benjamin K. Grant a Partner

By Debra Tenenbaum on July 01, 2015, at 1:34 p.m.
TOPSHAM, Maine – McTeague Higbee, a Maine law firm specializing in workers’ rights, recently announced attorney Benjamin K. Grant has become a partner with the law firm. Grant joined McTeague Higbee in 2008 and focuses his legal practice on labor law, and state and federal workers’ compensation law. “Ever since …
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Maine State Ballet Presents Coppelia

By Debra Tenenbaum on June 30, 2015, at 4:46 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: …
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Maine State Ballet Named Best Dance Company in Maine by Down East Readers

By Debra Tenenbaum on June 25, 2015, at 3:53 p.m.
FALMOUTH, Maine – Maine State Ballet has, once again, been selected by thousands of Down East Magazine’s readers as the Best Dance Group in Maine in the magazine’s 2015 poll. This is the second year in a row it has been awarded this honor. The “Best of Maine” awards occur …
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Portland Buy Local hosts forum on social Media July 23

By Debra Tenenbaum on June 24, 2015, at 2:55 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Peloton Labs, 795 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: portlandbuylocal.org Portland Buy Local is hosting a brown bag lunch forum on using social media to market your local business on Thursday, July 23 at Peloton Labs, 795 Congress Street …
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Maine State Ballet Offers Summer Dance Workshops for Students of All Ages

By Debra Tenenbaum on June 01, 2015, at 10:11 a.m.
FALMOUTH, Maine – Maine State Ballet offers four dance workshops for students of all ages beginning June 3 and running through the summer. For serious ballet students in grades 5 and higher, Maine State Ballet offers an intensive summer program beginning July 6 with a comprehensive curriculum and weekly performance …