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THE ACCIDENTAL HOARDER

Stop letting other people’s stuff own you

on March 31, 2015, at 5:03 p.m.
After a long winter such as we’ve just had, the urge to clear out, clean up, and bring order out of chaos is coming front and center. There is very little that can be done around the yard right now until the snow is gone and the soil is settled …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Thanks for the great weekend!

on March 25, 2015, at 4:25 p.m.
We wanted to take a minute to express a heartfelt thanks to all the partners, team members, venues, sponsors, and supporters of the inaugural Maine Science Festival, without whom the MSF would not have been such a rousing success. Our expectations were exceeded by leaps and bounds: our initial counts …
DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS

If my kitchen could talk

on March 25, 2015, at 8:20 a.m.
Burning issues in the kitchen.
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

It’s here, it’s here!!

on March 20, 2015, at 5:59 a.m.
Tonight the Maine Science Festival will begin! If you haven’t printed your schedule out yet, you can do so here. There are a few programs that offer online “pre-registration” due to limited space, so be sure to check the schedule. We are so excited to see all of you! We’re …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

5 Minute Genius

on March 17, 2015, at 5:35 a.m.
On Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00pm the MSF will be presenting 5 Minute Genius. This event is gleefully stolen from the Cambridge Science Festival (where they call it “Big Ideas for Busy People”), and we will have science “rock stars” explain their work in non-jargon terms in 5 minutes (or …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

THANK YOU!!

on March 13, 2015, at 8:49 a.m.
Have you wondered how a festival with more than 45 events over two-and-half days could be available for free? There are two reasons: (1) our presenters, moderators, and team members have volunteered their talent and time to make the MSF happen. And (2) our incredibly generous sponsors have provided substantial …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

It’s the end of the world as we know it

on March 10, 2015, at 6:47 a.m.
“End Days” is a quirky yet heartwarming comedy about science, religion and family, written by Deborah Zoe Laufer and will be running at Penobscot Theatre in conjunction with the Maine Science Festival. Sylvia Stein, a former Jew who has converted to Christianity, has a very close relationship to Jesus–she sees and talks to him …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Art Meets Science exhibit–deadline approaching

on March 06, 2015, at 8:07 a.m.
OPEN CALL for the 2015 “Art Meets Science” exhibit at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Curated by Art in Public Spaces for the fourth year, this juried and invitational exhibit features artists whose work reflects the research interests of scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory. This year the exhibit will be featuring …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

on March 03, 2015, at 6:24 a.m.
The primary “adults only” event of the Maine Science Festival, “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll” will be on Friday, March 20th. Starting at 7pm at The Big Easy Lounge on Broad Street in downtown Bangor, the “sex” talk will be given by Tony Sohns. That would be insect sex! Sohns …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Only three more weeks!

on Feb. 27, 2015, at 6:32 a.m.
Have you checked out the Maine Science Festival schedule yet? You can download a printed copy if you prefer paper or check it out online. There’s a separate schedule for each day, with the events listed with brief descriptions, times, locations and suggested appropriate ages. If you’re a parent and are planning to bring your …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Letting Teens Decide

on Feb. 24, 2015, at 6:36 a.m.
Teen Science Cafés are informal yet interactive gatherings of teens and experts in science and technology. There are several of these café “hubs” in Maine, including the Blue Hill area, central Lincoln County and the Dexter/Dover region. Each Teen Science Café includes free food, a talk about a particular topic by an …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

CSI: Bangor

on Feb. 20, 2015, at 7:07 a.m.
  You’ve examined the crime scene, gathered clues, ran lab tests and discovered…it was Professor Plum…with the candlestick…at the Maine Science Festival? Forensic science is a bit more complicated then a board game. Alicia Wilcox, Assistant Professor at Husson University’s School of Legal Studies, along with her forensic science students, will be setting up …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Art Meets Science

on Feb. 13, 2015, at 6:01 a.m.
OPEN CALL for the 2015 “Art Meets Science” exhibit at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Curated by Art in Public Spaces for the fourth year, this juried and invitational exhibit features artists whose work reflects the research interests of scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory.    Entries should meet one of …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

More than basketball

on Feb. 10, 2015, at 6:55 a.m.
School vacation is next week and if you and your kids are not up to attending the wide array of high school basketball games Maine has to offer, many of our partners have other activities your familiy might enjoy. The Challenger Learning Center is having a science camp for ages 5 through grade …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The Maine State Science Fair needs YOU!

on Feb. 06, 2015, at 6:58 a.m.
Do you have a science-related topic that interests you? Are you a Maine high school student? Would you like to show everyone your research and discoveries? The Maine State Science Fair is for you! Students’ poster presentations of their original research will be displayed at the Fair on Saturday, March 21st at …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

2015 MSF event schedule is online!

on Feb. 03, 2015, at 1:41 p.m.
The 2015 Maine Science Festival event schedule is now online at our updated website! MSF events start at 4pm on Friday, March 20th, with a Teen Tech Night at the Maine Discovery Museum, and continue until our last scheduled event on Sunday, March 22 at 5pm with a discussion of …
MY SECRET MAINE

Snow day means another writing day

on Feb. 02, 2015, at 8:59 p.m.
Saco – Another 12 inches of snow, another day to spend working toward the publication of my novel, Homecoming. Here’s a draft of the overview for the back cover. I hope you like it. Homecoming Overview: In 1967 and 1968 the Vietnam War affects almost every corner of the country …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Engineering Challenge–Climate Change!

on Jan. 27, 2015, at 8:29 a.m.
Another University of Maine 4-H Science Saturday is on the horizon! On February 14th from 10am-1pm, Charles Rodda, Climate Scientist, will be at the Edward T. Bryand Global Sciences Center (home of the Climate Change Institute) on the UMaine campus in Orono, preparing to travel to the high Andes of Peru for his next …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Science and Art United

on Jan. 23, 2015, at 7:23 a.m.
The first Maine Science Festival event is going on right now (and through March 21st) at the University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA) on Harlow Street in Bangor.  Global Change: The Dance of Contingencies is an art exhibit by Deborah Cornell and Barbara Putnam that combines science with art to …
URBAN EYE

Blow dry bar opens in the Old Port

on Jan. 21, 2015, at 8 a.m.
Having a bad hair day? Come February there will be no excuses in Portland when Lush Blow Dry Bar opens on Exchange Street. The popular blow dry bar trend, popping up in Connecticut, New York and Boston, has finally reached Maine. And with hat head season in full swing, the timing …
 
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