Congratulations to The Game Loft on celebrating their 20th Anniversary this month! Check out this great local organization and learn more at tonight's open house and kick-off celebration (located above All About Games downtown). ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us tomorrow for a special kick-off party and community open house in celebration of our 20th Anniversary this month! We're excited to welcome the community as we celebrate with fun, games, and food generously provided by The Front Street Pub, Alexia's Pizza, Belfast Variety Inc, and Wentworth Family Qwik Stop.
Young people of Belfast gathered earlier this week to talk about our city: what makes them want to stay, to leave, and what can be done to keep Belfast attractive to young adults? Walkability, safety, and community were among the top positive comments.
We want to hear what you think! What makes Belfast great for young people? What would make it even better? What makes you want to settle elsewhere? ... See MoreSee Less
Belfast — Why exactly do you like Belfast and what keeps you here? These questions and more were put to young Belfast area professionals, business owners, farmers, artists, clerks, technicians and musicians in a Jan. 29 forum organized by Belfast Mayor Samantha Paradis.
This is the 2nd or 3rd event that would have been nice to know about. As I would have gone out of my way to be there. Born and raised here 34 years and having kids it would be nice to be notified of these events. There is a ton both good and bad that i would have liked to have said at this meeting.
Big news for Belfast announced this morning as a European aquaculture company plans a $150 million investment that they expect will create up to 60 local jobs. We're happy to welcome Nordic Aquafarms to Belfast! ... See MoreSee Less
Gov. Paul LePage and business leaders have announced that a European aquaculture company plans a $150 million investment in Belfast that they expect will create up to 60 jobs.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
If you missed the show in Belfast, you can check out The Ghost of Paul Revere's performance on Conan O'Brien last week. We love seeing Ghost bring #mainemusic to the national stage, and killing it! ... See MoreSee Less
Professional designer Rhonda Birkbeck will give a tour of the successful retail window -- setting the stage to draw in more customers and signaling the vitality of your business. You don't need to be a world-class artist to design dynamic displays. Plus, three Main Street communities will present a design strategy that soared in their downtowns.
Time to freshen up your resumes, and mark your calendars for the 2018 Belfast Regional Job fair coming up in March! Belfast area employers are looking for qualified employees. See what Belfast has to offer, and start your next career!
Employer space is available. Please contact David Grima at firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
" 'SWEEEEEEP! YUUUUUUP! HAAAAARD!' the intense college curler screamed at his broom-toting teammates. They brushed the ice frantically, heating up the ice just ahead of the stone and reducing friction...
The skip, the team’s captain, stands in the house, pointing out where their team’s stones should come to a stop and setting an aim point that marks how far the stone should curl. The skip shouts at the sweepers when they need to start or stop using their brooms. Some skips are more vocal than others. Much more.
Belfast is home to Maine’s only dedicated curling facility, so several Maine college teams travel regularly to Belfast for practices. There are other places for curling groups in Maine, but they typically use sections of ice on public skating rinks."
Read more about the bonspiel, or curling tournament, that took place last weekend in Belfast! ... See MoreSee Less
Curling, in theory, is a simple sport. In practice, it’s a complex contest that has almost as much in common with chess as it does shuffleboard and bowling.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
Solar For ME Our Town Belfast board member and treasurer, Jennifer Albee, shared her story of growing up, working, and raising a family in Maine in this Solar For ME interview.
Jen works for Our Town Belfast partner and Northern New England's leading installer of solar energy systems, ReVision Energy. Revision is helping people and businesses transition away from fossil fuels to the renewable energy economy of tomorrow. We are so proud and grateful for the phenomenal leadership and partnerships we've found in our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Listen to this Mainer’s story about how a job in the solar industry has allowed her to stay in Maine.
The deals are in!! Go to ourtownbelfast.org/cabin-fever-2018/ for the complete list of sales from more than 25 of your favorite local restaurants and shops.
Plan ahead, RSVP, and share with your friends !
(above)"It was fairly common in past winters for the ice to break up and speed down the Passagassawakeag River, hitting houses and crashing into both the Upper Bridge and Lower Bridge. Here is the Wilder house at Head of the Tide under siege from the ice blocks."
(below)"Ice at Upper Bridge, 1920s. Since it was first built in 1801, the bridge was always in danger from the ice. In the 20th century: 1903 it was lost and repaired, in 1921, it was recommended to close the bridge to vehicles due to ice damage - bridge was repaired. Major repairs were made in 1925, more work was needed in 1942, it was closed to traffic in 1949, 1951 and 1955. In April 1959, it was reported that the ice was coming early. The bridge closed for good in that year."
Happy snow day, Belfast! We hope you enjoy this photo of the winter sunrise on the Belfast Common courtesy of @sallybrophy from somewhere safe and warm this morning. #belfastmaine #winterwalk ... See MoreSee Less
Main Streets are the Heart of Our Communities. Our new teaser video shows the power of Main Street’s potential: to revive local economies, bring communities together, and forge the future for cities and towns across the country. Watch and share!
The video features scenes from Main Streets across the country, as well as experts and practitioners including Ed McMahon, Senior Fellow at the Urban Land Institute and Chair of the National Main Street Center (NMSC) Board of Directors; Irvin Henderson, member of the NMSC Board of Directors; Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of @H Street Main Street; and Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the NMSC.
Larraine was Our Town Belfast's founding Project Manager back in 2010 and has a long history of serving our community. We are very excited to get to work with her in this new role! ... See MoreSee Less
Belfast Creative Coalition has named Larraine Brown its new executive director. Brown most recently served as executive director of Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast. She comes to BCC with more than 30 years of experience in management, fundraising and development of nonprofits and start-u...