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JUNE 2016

Ahh, here it comes, summer in Maine. . .long days, flourishing gardens, trips to the beach, backyard cookouts. . . We love it, and we hope you love all we have on tap for you this month, from birthday celebrations to balls, yoga to parades--and more. Enjoy the month and all its summery offerings!

It's our birthday and we're celebrating all month long!

To celebrate our 10th anniversary - we are offering the 2016 mobile edition for just $10 for the entire month of June! It's packed with all of the coupons you love in the print edition and lets you take your savings on the go. You can even share your account with a friend (but we cannot promise you won't have to fight over who gets the Holy Donut coupon!).

Here's how to get your mobile edition:

Click here  from your mobile device. Tap Sign Up and complete the form to create a username and password. Tap Continue and enter your payment information. Complete your order and Voila, you'll be saving in no time! Be sure to save the app icon to your home screen for quick future access [iphone: Tap the "Share" button (box with an up-facing arrow) at the bottom of your screen, tap "Add to Home Screen," and tap "Add" when the "Add to Home Screen" window appears.) Android: Tap the menu button (3 vertical dots) in the app or the hardware menu button (different icon on different devices). In the menu that appears, tap "Save to Bookmarks," then in the "Add To" section, change it from "Bookmarks" to "Home Screen," and tap "OK."]
Maine YogaFest is almost here!
Join hundreds of yogis from July 8-10 for a weekend of learning, relaxation and inspiration!  The fourth annual Maine YogaFest includes more than 60 yoga workshops, daily guided meditations and a health and wellness lecture series. The festival offers something for every "body" from the most advanced to beginner practitioners.   

Enjoy beautiful Portland in the summer, live music, local food, great community and lots and lots of yoga. One amazingly soulful weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit  Your SunriseGuide will save you 10% on your pass! 
Sustainability in Maine's Tourism Industry 

Join us tomorrow--Wednesday, June 8th--at E2Tech's forum on sustainability and tourism. This forum will amplify Maine's sustainable tourism message and highlight Maine businesses' innovative approaches to sustainable management practices, from using solar and wind for hotel and inn heating and electricity, to serving sustainable fish in restaurants, to preserving lands and forests for wildlife engagement and enjoyment.

The event is happening from 4-7:30 pm at O'Maine Studios on 54 Danforth Street in Portland. Click here for more information and to reserve your ticket. We hope to see you there!
Give blood, get a SunriseGuide!

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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 2016 SunriseGuide as a thank you gift. For more information and to make an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit

6/13: Trinity Church, 15 Cleveland St, Saco
6/13: Knights of Columbus, 234 Pool St, Biddeford
6/17: AmVets, 148 North Rd, Yarmouth 
6/21: Knights of Columbus, 34 Portland Rd, Kennebunk
6/23: Preti Flaherty, 1 City Center, Portland
6/24: Brunswick Knights of Columbus, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick
6/24: Southern Maine Health Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford
6/29: Harpswell Town Office, 263 Mountain Rd, Harpswell
6/30: Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 158 Ross Road, Kennebunk 
7/5: Bath American Legion, 200 Congress Ave, Bath
7/6: UNE Westbrook, Wing Lounge in Alexander Hall, 716 Stevens Ave, Westbrook

Value of the 2016 SunriseGuide: $20.
Value of the life you may save: PRICELESS.
We are hiring!

Want to help us spread the love? We have a full time position open in our Portland office for an advertising sales & marketing professional. 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.

Everyone loves a parade!

We had so much fun at the Westbrook Together Days Parade last weekend that we want to do it again! Do you know of a parade coming up this summer in your town where we should bring the SunriseGuide electric car? Let us know about it and we'll bring some goodies to share!

Want to see more pictures from the parade? Check out our Facebook page.
METRO launches expanded routes & bus tracker!
On June 16, METRO introduces Express service between Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Freeport. And earlier this month they helped launch the Southern Maine Transit Tracker (SMTT) which offers real time info for METRO, South Portland Bus Service and Casco Bay Lines ferries. Visit for arrival times, trip planning, mobile applications and open data available for anyone to build their own app. For more information about Greater Portland Transit METRO, including schedules and route information, visit or call 207-774-0351. 
SunriseGuide Partner News

 Fiore has re-opened in a new location in Freeport, on 88 Main Street, AND they have a new location in Brunswick, on 90 Maine Street. Check 'em out! 



 Congratulations to WholeHeart Yoga

celebrating their 20th birthday this month! 


The Maine Audubon's Scarborough Marsh location has begun 

Summer programming, including Family Marsh Walks every Wednesday and daily guided canoe tours. Happy Summer!




Happy 10th birthday to Portland Buy Local!


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.

6/8, 5-8 pm, Savory Maine Organic Restaurant, Damariscotta 
6/8, 2-4 pm, Lunt Auditorium, Falmouth

6/8, 4-7:30 pm, O'Maine Studios, Portland

6/11, 8 am-2 pm, Stroudwater Trail, Portland

6/11, 9:30-11 am, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells

6/12, LL Bean, Freeport

Portland Buy Local Annual Meeting & 10th Birthday Celebration
6/13, 6-7:30 pm, Rising Tide Brewery, Portland

Portland Greendrinks
6/14, Jones Landing, Peak's Island 

6/15, Gritty's, Auburn

6/15, 8:30 am-12 pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth

6/16, 6-8 pm, The Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta

6/18-6/19, 10 am-8 pm, Milk & Honey of Swallowtail Farm, Portland

6/18, 7pm-midnight, Saco Mill #4, Saco

6/19, 5-8 pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport

6/23, 6:30-8 pm, Colby College, Waterville

"Food for Thought" discussion & farm tour
6/25, 10 am-1 pm, Frith Farm, Scarborough
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!

Maine Yoga Fest

7/8-7/10, East End School, Portland


AWEA Regional Wind Energy Conference Northeast

7/19-7/20, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland


Maine Lobster Ride

7/24, Camden Snow Bowl, Camden


Portland Greenfest

9/10, Monument Square, Portland


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