Maine Press Releases


 

Tom Wessels, professor of ecology, to host "Reading the Landscape: A Connection to Place," Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, ME, July 21-26

Washington, Maine, April 23, 2014 — The Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine, will be offering an environmental workshop called "Reading the Landscape: A Connection to Place." It will be hosted by Tom Wessels, a professor of ecology in the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch New England Graduate School. This ninth annual five day workshop (July 21-26) will immerse participants in the process of reading the landscape as a means to forge a stronger connection to place. A variety of forest, wetland, and mountain communities will be explored in mid-coast  ...

 

Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, Maine, August 3rd to 9th

Washington, Maine, April 23, 2014 - The Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine, will be hosting a Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Retreat, August 3rd to 9th, 2014. The Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Retreat is designed for people with any level of experience. Join Kripalu-trained yogi, Kathleen Maroney-Hesser for a week of mindfulness yoga and meditation, and much more to nourish your mind, body and spirit in a serene Maine setting. Reduce the effects of stress, enhance strength and flexibility and consider yoga as a way of being, not just doing ...

 

Sky & Telescope's senior contributing editor, J. Kelly Beatty, to host Medomak Astronomy Retreat and Symposium (MARS), Washington, Maine

Washington, Maine, March 25, 2014 - Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine is taking its growing reputation as a stargazing Mecca to the next level. This summer, August 19-23, Medomak will host a star party (geared toward adults and older children). Guests will be able to learn about astronomy and telescopes by day and revel under the expansive dark skies at night. This fantastic and engaging program is led by J. Kelly Beatty (Sky & Telescope's senior contributing editor) ...

 

Maine Vacation Camp to Hold "Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy" Friendly Week

Washington, Maine (February 26, 2014) - To be of service to families that want to travel, but are normally hesitant to do so due to peanut and tree-nut allergies, Medomak Family Camp in Washington, Maine, is beginning their season with a "nut allergy friendly week," June 22-28, 2014. They are taking measures to ensure that the kitchen and dining facilities are completely free from nut allergies. Since this will be their first week, the facility is already cleaned from last season, and will be cleaned again upon opening. There won't be any contaminants, as all food ...

 

Crossroads International Celtic Festival is the Perfect Reason for a Fall Getaway to Western Maine

South Carthage, Maine (September 3, 2013) - The hills and valleys of picturesque Western Maine will come alive with music September 11-15, 2013, when the inaugural Crossroads International Celtic Festival (Crossroads) takes place at multiple venues throughout Western Maine communities including unique locations like Stratton Brook, the newest hut in the Maine Huts & Trails system; Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore; Celebration ...

 

Annual Shaker Hill Apple Festival, September 14 and 15 will benefit the hungry and the homeless of York County

Alfred, Maine (September 3, 2013) - The 4th Annual Shaker Hill Apple Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th from 10 to 4 at the beautiful grounds of the former Alfred Shaker Village on Shaker Hill Road in Alfred, Maine, off Routes 202 and 4.   The Festival is co-sponsored by the York County Shelter Programs (YCSP), Friends of the ...

 

21st Annual Great Falls Balloon Festival, Lewiston, Maine
Lewiston, Maine (July 1, 2013) - The Great Falls Balloon Festival is hosting its 21st annual celebration August 16-18, 2013, in Lewiston, Maine, with a beach party weekend.  From Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, visitors can enjoy the sight of dozens of hot air balloons as they take to the skies over the Androscoggin River and the rocky Great Falls. This year, Waddles the SnoBird and Claw’d the Crazy Crab are the special shapes ...

 

Yoga retreat for real people. No trendy yoga pants required.

Washington, Maine, June 3, 2013 - August 4-10, 2013, Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine will host an exclusive Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Retreat. The retreat is catered to all experience levels, from beginner to advanced yogis.   Classes are taught by Kripalu-trained yogi Kathleen Maroney-Hesser. Guests will benefit from reducing the effects of stress, enhancing strength and flexibility and considering yoga as a way of being, not just doing. Yoga classes will be ...

 

Unique Ecology Workshop Opportunity with Author Tom Wessels in Washington, Maine

Washington, Maine, June 3, 2013 - July 22-27, 2013, Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine will host the eighth annual landscape ecology retreat with author and professor of ecology, Tom Wessels. This exclusive and unique five day workshop will immerse participants in the process of reading the landscape as a means to forge a stronger connection to place.   Throughout their stay, guest will explore a variety of forest, wetland, and mountain communities in mid-coast Maine including the granite domes of Acadia National Park. Within each community Tom will lead ...

 

Brunswick Maine's Saltwater Celtic Music Festival Announces Internationally Renowned Lineup
Brunswick, Maine, May 14, 2013 - Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, held at beautiful Thomas Point Beach and Campground in Brunswick, is the premier Celtic music event in New England. Highlights include a diverse roster of internationally renowned, traditional and contemporary musicians including Enter the Haggis, Young Dubliners, The Gothard Sisters and many more; sand beach, playground, and manicured grounds; superior food vendors and Celtic Merchant Mart; Artist and Author In ...

 

Seventh Annual Pumpkinfest and Regatta in Damariscotta, Maine, October 5-14, 2013

Damariscotta, Maine, May 1, 2013 - October 5-14, 2013, Damariscotta, Maine, will host its seventh annual Pumpkinfest and Regatta. The festival features events ranging from the Atlantic Giant Pumpkin weigh-off to parades, pumpkin catapults, pie eating and dessert making contests, hunts, and more. The highlight is the Pumpkin Regatta, in which participants race giant hollowed-out pumpkins on the Damariscotta River.   The festival kicks off with the pumpkin weigh-in October 5-6, with $10,000 in ... 

 

Bates Dance Festival features cutting edge contemporary performances in Lewiston, Maine, July 12-August 10

Lewiston, Maine - In 2013 the Bates Dance Festival enters its fourth decade of presenting world-class contemporary dance featuring vibrant performances in the comfort of the newly air-conditioned Schaeffer Theatre. Taking place July 12-August 10 on the Bates College campus, the festival presents premieres and masterworks by acclaimed choreographers and imaginative newcomers: Nejla Yatkin / NY2Dance; Doug Varone and Dancers; Bebe Miller Company; and Bridgman | Packer Dance. Founded in 1982 at Bates College, the Bates Dance  ...

 

Maine Windjammer Fleet Announces New Specialty Cruises for 2013

Blue Hill, Maine, April 11, 2013 - Passionate about beer or birding? Always wanted to explore Acadia National Park or take a night sail during the full moon? This year, the Maine Windjammer Association captains are offering a new roster of cruises that will feed the mind, tempt the taste buds and showcase Maine’s spectacular scenery.   While relaxation is the number one goal of any windjammer cruise, now it’s possible to combine a few days of gorgeous sailing on Penobscot Bay with a wide array of fun activities, starting at $400 for ...

 

Newest Trend in Travel: Summer Camp for the Entire Family!

Washington, Maine, April 10, 2013 - A hot trend in travel is Family Camp. Does the term 'family camp' conjure up the thought of driving to a campground, pitching a tent, starting a campfire to cook hot dogs, and sleeping on the hard ground? Think again! Family Camp gives the entire family the opportunity to experience all of the joys of a traditional summer camp experience in a comfortable setting that appeals to kids and parents alike.   Family Camp is one of the fastest growing segments in the camp industry. This alternative vacation choice  ...