FEBRUARY 2017
Greetings!

As the heart of Winter arrives, we're all about staying warm, from home renovations to outdoor fun to spreading the Valentine's love, and more. We hope the news, articles, and events in this newsletter ignite your passions! 

This month's e-coupons. 
Click on the logos below to redeem these offers. 

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FREE Home Energy Consult


FREE admission for you and a guest. 


Save while supporting a good cause

The SunriseGuide is donating 100% of direct download sales of the 2017 mobile edition, Feb. 8 - 12th to the Natural Resources Council of Maine. NRCM is a statewide nonprofit that works on behalf of us all to protect, restore and conserve Maine's environment. Now more than ever we are grateful to their support. How can you get involved? Download the SunriseGuide app directly onto your phone ($14.95) from Wednesday,
Feb. 8th through Sunday, Feb. 12th and we will donate 100% of the revenue to NRCM. Thank you for your support. 

The SunriseGuide top posts of 2016

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Yeah, it's February and 2016 seems soooo long ago. But before we dive full force into the year, we thought it might be fun to re-share some goodies from our web archives. And what better time than winter to cozy up with a cup of tea and a good read. The following were the most popular articles on our website last year. Happy reading. 

You'll find even more in your 2017 SunriseGuide, including a list of farm-to-table caterers, advice on less toxic grooming products for men, our favorite cooking blogs, healthy baking recipes, and more!
You CAN get there from here

Did you hear that METRO ridership hit record highs in 2016? With new innovations like a transit tracker at bus stops and BREEZ service between Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, and Freeport. Read more here about all the great reasons to hop on board this year. Save on gas, save the environment, AND save money with your 2017 SunriseGuide!
27th Annual Maine Home & Remodeling Show

We're excited to be participating in this year's Maine Home & Remodeling Show at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. The event features 180+ exhibitors, an Artisan Marketplace; a Meet the Chefs cooking series with Portland area chefs; and a Seminar Series with topics on a variety of home improvement projects. Show times are Saturday, February 18th, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, February 19th, 10am-4pm. Be sure to snag the coupon for FREE admission for you and a friend in this newsletter!  Learn more  here .
Home & business energy fairs

Learn how to save energy dollars while reducing your environmental impact. Local companies and nonprofits will be exhibiting solar energy, heat pumps, pellet boilers, biofuels, energy efficiency, natural gas, green grid power, and more. And we'll be there with books, magazines and the new mobile edition. The next fair is February 25th in Naples from 10am-3pm.   Door prizes, children's entertainment, and workshops!  Hosted by the Greater Portland Sustainability Council and other local partners. Click here   for full details.
Spread the love!

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As Valentine's Day approaches, love is in the air. Pull out your  SunriseGuide and explore all the ways you can celebrate love this month.
 
Love your friends: What better way to spend V-Day than with good friends? Make a coffee (or tea!) date and enjoy each other's company at Coffee by Design, Elements, Arabica, the Gorham Grind, or Dobra Tea

Love the kiddos: Spend some quality time with the kids at  The Children's Museum & Theater of Maine,   Greenlight Studio, or the Yard at the Mill. You could also nurture your family ties with a parenting class at Birth Roots.

Love your pets: Pamper your pet with treats and grooming from   The Fish & BoneThe Dog Wash, EtcUncommon Paws, Pet Pantry, General Store for Pets, and  Planet Dog.

Love your sweetie: Save on sweets for your sweetie from  Fernleaf BakeryDean's Sweets, or  Holy Donut, among others.

Love yourself: Whether you resolved to be healthier in the New Year or you are feeling run down this cold and flu season, give your health a loving boost. Look and feel your best after a visit to Maine Natural Hair & Skin, Six Branches Family Acupuncture, Sage Wellness, Absolute Health Chiropractic, and so much more. 

Let your love keep you warm this month, and let the SunriseGuide help! If you haven't picked yours up yet, stop by at a local retailer  or  download the app today ($20 print/$14.95 mobile). 

Want more coupon reminders like this list? Sign up here for quick, friendly weekly emails highlighting 2-3 businesses in your SunriseGuide.
UMaine Extension 4-H Embryology Project Kits Available for Local Youth Organizations 

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4-H Embryology Project Kits are available for loan to Cumberland County youth organizations throughout the year from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County 4-H Program.

The Embryology Project Kits provide an experiential learning opportunity for youth by providing materials needed to successfully hatch chicks.  Click here for more information, cal l 207-781-6099, or email   sara.conant@maine.edu .   
Now scheduling winter/spring fundraisers

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Do you know a school group, sports team or faith group that is looking for a unique, profitable, locally-supporting fundraiser this year? SunriseGuide Fundraisers produce high returns AND provide a valuable Maine-made product that you and your supporters can feel good about. We can help you raise money for a non-profit, Class of '17 or '18, sports team, arts group, Project Graduation, booster club, environmental club, special trip, and more! There are no funds required upfront and your group earns up to $10 on each book sold! Learn more here
SunriseGuide Partner News

It's customer appreciation month at Sea Salt Lobster! Receive 
15% off your food purchase on the following days/times:
Wednesday February 8th 4-Close; Monday February 13th 4-Close; Tuesday February 21st 4-Close; Tuesday February 28th all day. (Save your SunriseGuide coupon for another visit!)


In addition to their delicious lunch selections, Sisters Gourmet Deli has started serving breakfast!



After closing for January to renovate and implement some exciting changes, the Portland Museum of Art has reopened. Enjoy your visit!

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. 

2/9, 5:30-7:00pm, Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness, Portland

2/10-2/12, various times, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor

2/11, 9am-12pm, Irish Heritage Center, Portland
 
2/15, 1-4pm , Christ Church, Gardiner

2/16,  8-10am, Bangor Savings Bank, Augusta

2/18, 10am-2pm, Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

2/18-2/19, 10am-5pm Sat & 10am-4pm Sun, Cross Insurance Arena, Portland

2/22 5:30-6:30pm, Portland Public Library, Portland

2/24, 10:30 -11:30am, Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

2/25, 10am-3pm, Naples town hall (gym), Naples

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!
 
3/1, 6:30-7:45pm, Topsham Public Library, Topsham

3/2,  5:30-8:30pm, Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland

3/4,  10am-3pm, Thornton Academy, Saco

Home & Business Energy Fair
3/18, 10am-3pm, Colby College, Waterville

3/24, 7:30am-11:30am, Maple Hill Farm Inn, Hallowell

4/22, 12-5pm, Boston Common, Boston, MA

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