We're hoping this finds you taking just a moment of screen time before getting out and about to enjoy summer again! If you need inspiration, this month's e-news is full of great ways to spend a summer day, including hiking to waterfalls, sipping icy beverages, checking out some local shops, and so much more. Read on, and then get back to that sunshine!
Cold beverages galore
We've faced some of that sizzling summer heat already, and we're sure to see more in August. Love 'em or hate 'em, hot, humid days are best managed with a cold beverage in hand. Lucky for you, your SunriseGuide provides ample opportunity for saving on refreshments. Here's a sampling, and should you need more when the "dog days" hit again, you'll know where to turn!
Take the nutritious route to chilling out at Maine Squeeze with
$1 off any juice or smoothie or a
FREE wheatgrass, ginger or cayenne shot with any juice or smoothie. (Coupons good at their Monument Square location only.)
There's nothing quite like a cold brew on a hot summer's day. Order one with your lunch or dinner at
15% off your total order.
Check out your SunriseGuide for even more cool and hydrating options--plus so much more!
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Portland Greenfest - September 9th
The SunriseGuide is proud to once again sponsor southern Maine's largest environmental festival, Greenfest! Over 50
exhibitors demonstrating solar energy, clean water, local foods, green household products,
and lots more.
Music, art, kids' activities. Workshops and films. Locally sourced food trucks.
Admission is free. 10 am - 4 pm in Monument Square in downtown Portland. We hope to see you there!
Your 2 cents could win you $100 to Vinland restaurant!
Do you read the SunriseGuide's sister publication,
Green & Healthy Maine HOMES
? If so, will you please take a few minutes to fill out our survey? You'll have the opportunity to enter to win a $100 gift certificate to
, the country's first 100% locally sourced restaurant, right here in Portland! (Yet to discover Green & Healthy Maine? Check it out!
Waterfall Hikes in Maine
Looking to do some hiking this summer? How about a hike to a scenic Maine waterfall?
Here is the lowdown on 8 great waterfall hikes
published in the most recent edition of the
Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide
. These treks offer everything from quick family-friendly jaunts to places like Jewell Falls in Portland to more rigorous journeys in far-flung corners of the state. Enjoy!
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Great takes on buying local
Our talented summer intern Jessica Ryan recently went out into the community to ask some friends of the SunriseGuide why it's important to be a local, independent business. Their answers are inspirational - check it out!
Getting to know the independent business community
Give blood, get a SunriseGuide
There is an urgent need for blood donations this time of year - in Maine and across the country. So the SunriseGuide has teamed up with the
American Red Cross
to help get the word out and to help incentivize donations. This month, donate blood at any of the following drives and you will receive a complimentary copy of the 2017 SunriseGuide as a thank you gift.
For more information and to make an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit
8/4: Saint Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth
8/8: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street, Portland
8/10: Bank of America, 50 Market St/Millbrook Shopping Center, South Portland
8/11: Gorham High School, 41 Morrill Street, Gorham
8/16: People's United Bank, 350 Fore Street, Portland
8/19: Great Falls Balloon Festival, 46 Beech Street, Lewiston
8/23: Elks Lodge, 179 Park Row, Brunswick
Preserve the harvest with UMaine Cooperative Extension
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering Preserving the Harvest workshops throughout the summer. UMaine Extension staff and volunteers lead workshops where you will learn hands-on, USDA-recommended food preservation methods. Registration cost of $20 per person includes a sample to take home (psst - there's a free workshop in Naples on 8/25!). Fresh produce, canning jars and other canning equipment will be provided. Courses are offered at locations around the state. Click here to see the full offerings and find a class near you.
We are hiring - join our team!
Want to help us spread the love? We are expanding and have positions open for an advertising sales & marketing professional (FT or PT) in our Portland office. The successful candidate is an organized, friendly, creative problem solver, with a fire in your belly for reaching your goals. You are passionate about helping Maine's healthy, local and green businesses to grow and prosper and let your inner light shine through your positive attitude (the glass is definitely half full).
Learn more here
We also have openings for regional account representatives. This exciting position works from your home office and offers a flexible part time schedule, perfect for moms or dads seeking an opportunity for when the kids go back to school. Or maybe you run your own business or attend grad school and are looking for something to supplement. Might that be you? We offer a fun team with plenty of support, and best of all, the opportunity to work with and help to grow some of the best small businesses in Maine! Interested?
Read more here
SunriseGuide Partner News
Union Bagel is opening a new location on Veranda Street. They're hoping for late August-stay tuned!
(Please note: your Sisters coupon can only be redeemed at Sisters itself
is now carrying their own homemade gluten free pizza dough at all locations!
Portland Buy Local
is now accepting nominations for the
Indie Biz awards
. Until August 15th, you can write in who you'd like to win recognition for their impact on the local community.
Sustainable Living Events
This list is just a sampling of the many events happening around Maine. Please visit the
section of our website for even more events.
8/6, 9:30am-12pm, Baxter Boulevard, Portland
8/8, 5:30-8pm, Sail Maine, Portland
8/10, 7-9pm, Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
8/11, 4-7pm, Frontier, Brunswick
8/12, 8:30-9:30am, East End Beach, Portland
Foothills Food Festival
8/12, 12-9pm, Longley Square, Norway
(Water buffalo) calf cuddling day
8/12, 11am-4pm, Maine Water Buffalo Co., Appleton
8/16, 3:30-4:30pm, Avena Botanicals, Rockport
8/19, various times, various activities around the state
8/21, 1-4pm, LL Bean, Freeport
8/25-8/26, 6-10pm Friday & 9am-5pm Saturday, Thompson's Point, Portland
For a complete list of events, please visit the
section on our website.
Save the date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming sustainable living events!
9/7, 7:15am-12pm, USM Abromson Hall, Portland
9/9, 10am-4pm, Monument Square, Portland
9/16, 8am-4pm, USM Lewiston Campus, Lewiston
9/17, 9am-12pm, Eastern Promenade, Portland
9/17, 3-6pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport
9/22-9/24, 9am-6pm Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday, Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity
9/28, 1-5pm, USM Hannaford Hall, Portland
9/30, 8am-5pm, Morris Farm, Wiscasset
Have an event we can help you promote? Please email us the info.