ROCKLAND— After a month of renovations, Archipelago, the Island Institute store, will officially unveil a newly redesigned space that features a modern, open concept, new artists, and new products. The store, located at 386 Main Street in Rockland, will host a grand re-opening celebration during Rockland's First Friday Art Walk on Friday, June 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

May 26, 2017

Archipelago

ROCKLAND, ME – The Island Institute will host a free lecture series this summer that will feature authors, artists, and experts sharing insights into life on the Maine coast, as well as their perspectives, reflections, and solutions to the challenges of making it here. Lectures begin Wednesday, July 5 and will be held every Wednesday through August 9th, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

June 23, 2017

ROCKLAND, ME – The Island Institute recently awarded scholarships to 71 island students pursuing post-secondary education at colleges, universities, and technical schools across the United States and Canada. The scholarships, made possible by the Island Education Fund, totaled $55,300.

By Staff / Village Soup

Midcoast Leadership Academy and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center have announced completion of the academy’s seventh program year and the July 2 graduation of 18 current and prospective community leaders.

Graduates this year were Alyssa Ames, practice manager at Waldo County General Hospital; Penson Bartlett, North Region manager, Jobs for Maine Graduates; Maggi Blue, freelance artist and designer/marketer; and Megan Brackett, finance director, Town of Rockport.

July 9, 2017

By Staff / Village Soup

The Island Institute recently awarded scholarships to 71 island students pursuing post-secondary education at colleges, universities and technical schools across the United States and Canada.

The scholarships, made possible by the Island Education Fund, totaled $55,300. Students from 12 of the 15 year-round, unbridged islands received awards, which are renewable for up to four years of post-secondary education. Of these students, eight island students received special named awards:

By Dagney Ernest / Village Soup

After a month of renovations, Archipelago, the Island Institute store, will officially unveil a newly redesigned space that features a modern, open concept, new artists and new products.

The store, located at 386 Main St., will host a grand re-opening celebration during Rockland's First Friday Art Walk Friday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to stop in to enjoy some light refreshments and see the new look.

May 27, 2017

Archipelago

By Becky Kolak, KELT / Bangor Daily News

Join KELT for its spring lecture on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Patten Free Library, featuring presentations by Dr. Heather Leslie and Dr. Susie Arnold, sharing local research focused on coastal resilience.

May 22, 2017

Marine Programs

By Ed Morin / Maine Public

The Island Institute is receiving $240,000 from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to fund a project about disaster preparedness in Maine related to sea level rise.

The Institute says the money will help pay for a project that benefits Maine’s island and coastal communities by addressing threats from natural disasters and environmental change stemming from rising sea levels.

By Staff / Associated Press

A Maine nonprofit group is receiving $240,000 from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to fund a project about disaster preparedness in the state in the era of sea level rise.

The Island Institute says the money will help pay for a project that benefits Maine’s island and coastal communities by addressing threats from natural disasters and environmental change stemming from sea level rise.