An independent bookstore is a special place—it’s where readers go to discover new books, chat with friends in town, and meet favorite authors. Last year was a challenging year for local bookstores. Bath Book Shop and Reading Corner Bookstore in Rockland are closing in 2015, and Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta is for sale. All are staples, community centers in their towns.
On April 2nd The Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) will kick off its Creative Toolbox programming for 2015, this year themed around the overlap of the arts and sciences, with a special event combining music, discussion and lecture. The 2015 Creative Toolbox Art & Science Series will explore the hardwired need of humans to be creative and the ways we express that creativity.
A bill from Rep. Walter Kumiega, D-Deer Isle, to restore full state responsibility for teacher retirement costs received a earned bipartisan approval from the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee Monday. The committee vote was 8 - 5.