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handful_fresh_blueberries.jpg August has arrived, and there's still plenty of summer left to enjoy. We're celebrating the peak of the season, from bursting farmers' markets, to sunny days at the beach, to cricket-filled evenings on the deck. This month's e-news is full of ways to live it up for the rest of summer, with amazing savings, methods for preserving the harvest, outdoor-oriented events galore - and more! Read on, and then get out and enjoy. 

This Month's E-Coupons
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20% off tree services OR free custom paddle with $1500 worth of tree work.

10% off bulk when you reuse a clean container from home
Your 2 cents could win you a summer night out!
What do you love about the SunriseGuide? What would you like to see change? We want to know! 

One thing we're sure you'll love - the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Frontier or a sail for two with Maine Sailing Adventures. Please take a moment to let us know your thoughts by filling out our annual reader survey by August 5th- and thanks!
August mobile edition SALE!
August is time for cool summer savings from the SunriseGuide! All month long, the SunriseGuide mobile edition is on sale for just $10. Purchase it here (from your phone), and then get out and about to enjoy the rest of summer - with great savings in your back pocket! 

Where could you go? Oh, so many places: Sip a cocktail on the patio at Gather or Sebago Brewing; save 15% at Frost Mountain Yurts or bring the kids for FREE to Maine Huts & Trails; take a cruise with Casco Bay Lines. . . Check out all the savings here

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. 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. 

Want even more options for learning to preserve the harvest? Check out this article listing several other resources for keeping yourself fed with tasty local produce all year. 
Nominate your hero for the NRCM's People's Choice Award
Bonney Pooley, 2015 People's Choice winner.
Help the Natural Resources Council of Maine honor someone who has volunteered tirelessly to help keep Maine a special place to live, work, and play. They are accepting nominations through Monday, August 8, for the 11th annual People's Choice Award. If you've nominated someone in the past who was not selected for the award, feel free to nominate them again! 

Learn more and send in your nominations today at Then, from Friday, August 12 through Monday, September 5 , you, your friends, and your family can vote for the person you think most deserves this year's People's Choice Award.
We're hiring in the midcoast!
We have an opening for an account representative for the midcoast region, Brunswick to Belfast. Might that be you? 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. 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
Gorham Bike logo Gorham Bike & Ski has a new location at 65 Portland Road in Kennebunk. Check 'em out! 

Casco Bay Lines

Congratulations to Dean'sSweets, Casco Bay Lines, the PMA  and other local favorites for their write up in the Washingtonian

Portland Buy Local is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Indie Biz awards. From now until August 11th, 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 Local Events section of our website for even more events.

"Exploring the Night Sky" canoe trip

8/5, 8:30 - 9:30pm, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough


Picnic Music & Arts Festival

8/6, 11am - 6pm, Lincoln Park, Portland


"Read it, Mix it, TRY IT!" Teen's night at Vena's Fizz House

8/9, 4 - 5:30pm, Vena's Fizz House, Portland


Portland Greendrinks

8/9, 5:30 - 7:30pm, location TBD, Portland


Backyard Herbalism talk

8/9, 12 - 1pm, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden


L/A Greendrinks

8/10, 5 - 7pm, Forage Market, Lewiston


Maine Stone Working Weekend

8/13-8/14, 10am - 5pm, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay


"Family Farm Celebration" farm-to-table dinner
8/14, 5 - 8pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport

Family Night & Ice Cream Social
8/18 , 5 - 7pm, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

8/20, 11am - 4pm, LL Bean, Freeport

8/20, all day, various locations across the state

Bow Ties & Bean Boots: A night to support Teens-to-Trails
8/26, 6 - 10pm, Portland Company Complex, Portland 


For a complete list of events, please visit the Local Events section on our website.
Save the Date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming sustainable living events!

Portland Greenfest

9/10, 10am - 4pm, Monument Square, Portland


"Tour de Farms"

9/10, 8am - 5pm, Morris Farm, Wiscasset 

Drive Electric Day

9/11, 12 - 4pm, South Portland Community Center, South Portland


Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

9/16, All across Maine


Trail to Ale 10k Road Race

9/18, 9am - 12pm, Eastern Promenade, Portland


The Common Ground Fair

9/23, 9am - 6pm, MOFGA Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity


Have an event we can help you promote? Please email us the info.