This year, on Friday November 7th, we are taking our annual Maine Calling Holiday Gift Guide Show on the road and turning it into a live event showcasing over a dozen Maine artisans and businesses and their wares.
Host Jennifer Rooks and the Maine Calling crew will broadcast live from the SPACE Gallery at 538 Congress St. in Portland and discuss holiday gift giving and the abundance of locally made gifts with Alex Steed, Bangor Daily News blogger and founding partner at Knack Factory, and Laura Serino, digital editor of Down East Magazine.
A 10-minute preview of a film called "In Blind Sight" will debut later today at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Ben Frost, director of legal and public affairs for New Hampshire Housing, said he was inspired after hearing Claudia Folska, who is featured in the film, and invited her to keynote a conference of planners.
This weekend marks a landmark occasion for the city of Portland's century-old Kotzschmar organ, as it returns from a lengthy and costly overhaul that supporters hope will keep it going for another 100 years. Tom Porter took a look behind the curtain.