Maine Dreams Great Gatsby 2017 Ball

You are INVITED to…

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Think about it……..wait!

Come January 28th and feed Maine’s hungry children, while having a good time!

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Miss Maine 2016 Interview

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Hello Mainers, cheer on Marybeth Noonan Sunday night, September 11th as she competes for Miss America! Watch to see her represent Maine as Miss Maine on ABC at 9:00 pm. Marybeth Noonan’s intelligent grace is undeniable. She lights up any room and is a symbol of hope to follow your dreams. Thank you Marybeth for participating in Maine Dreams, your presence was an honor. Click the link or picture, to see Miss Maine‘s interview.

 

Dale Lowell

“Why do you recommend everyone to live their dreams?”

“It’s who you are. I believe you don’t want to make concessions in your life and sacrifice your dream. It makes me happy, it will make you happy. Step out of your comfort zone, do what you have to do to get your dream to come true.” -Dale Lowell

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     Dale Lowell grew up on a farm in Gorham, Maine. From the moment she could talk and walk, Dale dreamed of having horses. After she learned how to read, all she cared to read about were horses. From reading, drawing and dreaming about them at age 6, it was clear to her Dad this passion was real. One day, Dale was coming home from elementary school and her father surprised her with a pony at her bus stop. Ever since then Dale has always had a horse in her life. She shared how horse’s have a power, strength, quietness and beauty that gives her an escape of happiness during any chapter of her life.

Dale lead a horse 4-H group for 18 years and was given an Outstanding Citizen award for her leadership. She said how her passion for horses has connected her with her closest friends and has created an intimate connection with her neighbors as well. “It is easier to get to know people on a horse. You wouldn’t drive your car into someone’s yard, but if you go by on a horse, people stop and talk. You get to know the neighborhood in a different way, you are grounded through the horse.”

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Dale shared even though horse back riding is one of the most dangerous hobbies in the world, she will ride until she dies because she would not trade it for anything. Whenever she travels she makes sure to ride a horse whether she is in Iceland, Ireland or Arizona. Dale also loves to travel and having a farm could hinder that but not for Dale. She has always found reliable people to watch over the animals. Words from the wise on how to find the perfect balance of having two passions…”if I want something, I go after it!”-Dale Lowell. If your passion is strong enough, there is an abundance of motivation, ready to respond and make things happen.

Some people believe you are born with a destiny or you create your own destiny… or is it both? Are we drawn to our predetermined destiny, that propels us to walk in that direction and live our dreams? Well that is for you to decide. Dale was born with a passion for horses and has enjoyed them her whole life because she has stayed true to her heart. From her commitment and dedication to live her dreams, she felt like karma brought her the perfect log cabin to retire in, with a barn of course to compliment her ideal lifestyle.

“You are drawn to something and you don’t even know why and it turns out to be perfect for you.” -Dale Lowell

 

Sisters Gourmet Deli

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In life we tend to let our ego take over and steer us in the wrong direction because of fear, embarrassment or concern about what others may think of us. Well meet the Queen of overcoming the ego, Ms. Michaela McVetty. She is an ambitious motivated woman who was not afraid to dream at a young age. Michaela recognized an opportunity with a coworker to pursue a Hot Dog stand business. The coworker mentioned it in passing and Michaela caught wind of it and did not let it pass her by. Her creative ambitions lead her to  contact the coworker everyday with new thoughts and ideas for the Hot Dog stand, even when he asked her to take a break from itMM3….Michaela decided she wouldn’t because her excitement out shined her ego. Eventually the coworker agreed to give it a shot and the two had a stand right in Old Orchard Beach for a summer. Michaela shared that it was fun, a lot of work and ultimately a learning experience! From there naturally she studied Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at the University of Southern Maine. Michaela then worked her way into becoming Manager/Co-Owner of two restaurants, Fit to Eat and White Cap Grille. Her hard work and leadership skills allowed her to not only do well at both restaurants but gave her memories and bonds with coworkers she now calls family. Michaela laughs because although she technically may have been the boss of girls younger than her and woman older then her she couldn’t just call her coworker’s friends, it felt right to call them Sisters! As season’s changed and working about 90 plus hours a week Michaela realized it was time to take care of herself, clear her head take a vacation and pursue a new business of her very own when she returned. She went back and forth on either going with a more upper scale restaurant like White Cap or something like Fit to Eat, a gourmet deli. Fortunately Michaela said “The Sisters had spoken” and reminded her of how happy she was when she was running Fit to Eat. This made Michaela decide another gourmet deli would be perfect and that she already knows how to take the best of the best from Fit to Eat and make it better. She said how grateful she is for all the help family and friends have put in to turn her new dream into reality. Michaela shared stories on how the development of the gourmet deli has been a blast and how she loves jumping right in to help the carpenter, painting and being truly  100% apart of the whole creative process. Michaela McVetty is a woman who knows how to have a good time while working hard. She noted how she loves the coworkers who are joining her at Sisters Gourmet Deli and enjoys having their strengths shine in the opening process from marketing, design, organization, food ideas etc. So without further a due Michaela will be opening Sisters Gourmet Deli at 15 Monument Square in downtown Portland on May 1st, 2016!!!! It is already clear how fun and successful Sisters Gourmet Deli will be because of who Michaela is as an Owner, Manager, and most importantly as a Sister!

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Maine Dreams Masquerade Ball

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Maine Dreams MASQUERADE BALL

Saturday, JANUARY 30th, 2016!!!
8:00pm @ Spire29, Gorham ME

Join us for a timeless night out! All proceeds will go to the Good Shepherd Food Bank after the holidays. This is an event for all ages and will provide wristbands for 21+ attendees!

Click here to buy tickets online $13 or $15 cash at door. Come see our opening performance done by the Centre of Movement followed by a Dj from Evlas Entertainment!

 

 

Grant Dodge

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       We all have different ways of coping with the world. When you are aware of the corruption it also reveals the beauty and when you are in a tough place, eventually you wrestle out to see a divine path to a brighter day. There is a paradigm of opposing perspectives and to experience both and succeed is a beautiful thing, called life.

Gdodge2       This pirate who goes by the name of Grant Dodge, uses art as an outlet from the world. He shared how for him being an introvert, art is an avenue where he finds console; sitting in a dark room by candle light and expressing aspects of his soul and imaginations on paper. Grant enjoGdodge1ys how art doesn’t directly bring answers but hints at something greater… “invisible realms of ideals.” -Grant Dodge. He explained how it is important for everyone to find their own personal outlet because you handle life better in a more passionate healthy fashion. “Even if you are not good at whatever your passion is, an outlet is important and really helps everyone at a global level.” -Grant Dodge

       From art, tattoos, acting and music Grant is a pirate of all trades. He enjoys the technicalities of art and high quality art. Grant draws most of his inspiration from everyday life, the Renaissance Era to ancient East and West ideologies. You will often find a hidden dragon or crouching tiger amongst his art work. Grant’s goal is to pool together different art ideas to one day create his own comic book. It is clear from his work, Grant sets a high standard of art and soon we will all be able to enjoy his intellectually deep yet visually appealing comic book!

“Drawing is so natural for me, I couldn’t avoid it!” -Grant Dodge