September 16, 2020

Island Institute promotes three staff members to leadership positions

ROCKLAND — The Island Institute is pleased to announce the recent promotion of several program staff to leadership positions within the community development organization. Kendra Jo Grindle was recently promoted to the position of Senior Community Development Officer, serving as both the Strategic Lead and Project Lead for the Broadband Team as well as the Strategic Lead for the Sea Level Rise Team. “Kendra Jo’s leadership on the Yes on 1 for Better Internet bond campaign and her ability to partner and collaborate within different communities has made her an obvious choice…
August 28, 2020

Island Institute awarded three-year contract to help develop roadmap for Maine's marine economy

ROCKLAND, ME – The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) and FocusMaine recently awarded the Island Institute a three-year, $300,000 contract to serve as program director for SEAMaine, Maine’s Marine Economy Roadmap/Workforce Development Project,…
Krista by Susan Tobey White
August 21, 2020

Archipelago’s new gallery show, “20 Miles,” celebrates Maine’s working waterfront

ROCKLAND — Join Archipelago in celebrating Maine’s working waterfronts with the new gallery show, “20 Miles,” now on display through September 27, 2020. “20 Miles” features the work of Susan Tobey…
July 2, 2020

Archipelago’s new gallery show, “Our Maine,” celebrates beauty of state through fine art photography

Virtual tour and talk with artists takes place July 8th
ROCKLAND— Join Archipelago in celebrating the beauty of Maine through the lenses of five fine art photographers with the new gallery show, “Our Maine,” and a special online event, “Coastal…
March 3, 2020

Edible Seaweed Market Analysis published by Island Institute

Maine’s sea vegetable aquaculture industry is poised for growth
ROCKLAND, ME – The Island Institute has published a new study that describes the growth potential for Maine's edible seaweed market over the next fifteen years. More than 95% of edible seaweed products found in the U.S. are currently imported, yet Maine waters provide the perfect conditions for growing quality sea vegetables locally.
Matt Moretti (left) from Bangs Island Mussels takes ABD participants on a tour of his farm operations during the group’s annual Industry Day event in December.
February 24, 2020

Island Institute's 2020 Aquaculture Business Development Program accepting applications through March 13

Free program helps Maine’s aspiring aquaculturists launch shellfish or seaweed businesses
Have you ever thought about gaining a new source of income by growing mussels, oysters, or seaweed? The Island Institute is now accepting applications for its 2020 ABD program.
February 20, 2020

Island Institute releases 2020 Waypoints publication

Learn about challenges to our transportation systems, expanding access to broadband, and key trade relationships that are helping to drive Maine’s coastal economy.
The Island Institute has published Waypoints: Connect – Infrastructure Indicators for Maine’s Coast and Islands, the latest edition in the Waypoints series, highlighting key aspects of Maine’s coastal infrastructure systems.
Emily Lane
November 22, 2019

Island Institute announces Emily Lane as new board chair

Year-round islander elected to serve as chairwoman
The Island Institute announces the election of Vinalhaven resident Emily Lane as the new chairwoman of the board of trustees for the 36-year-old nonprofit community development organization.
New work featured in Archipelago’s “Maine Life” gallery show includes “Maine Coastal Village” by William Hallett
September 27, 2019

Archipelago opens “Maine Life” exhibition in Rockland October 4th

Opening reception to be held during the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk
Archipelago introduces its new fall and winter gallery show, “Maine Life.” This show exhibits art that reflects life in Maine and adds beautiful craft and design elements to our living spaces, and features splashes of color, rich landscape scenes, textiles, and stained glass home decor.
New work featured in Archipelago’s “King Tide” gallery show includes “Summer Glow” by Marguerite Lawler
July 19, 2019

Archipelago celebrates Maine’s high season with opening of ‘King Tide’ August 2nd

Opening reception to be held during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk
Join Archipelago to celebrate Maine's high season with an opening reception for the new summer gallery show, “King Tide,” on Friday, August 2nd, 2019. "King Tide,” showcases the work of four Maine women.