Marissa’s Tiny House

  Marissa’s Tiny House  

“How does it feel to have the model of your tiny home come to life?” 

“It was such a cool experience. I remember knowing I wanted to build this and having no idea how it was going to happen. I didn’t have the building skills and there were a lot of elements that needed to come into place,  I didn’t know where they were coming from and then, I just never gave up. I continued to network with people, probably a total of 100 people have helped me make this a reality. So I am really grateful to everyone of you, thank you.” Marissa Caminiti

                   Marissa is a life-long resident of Maine and a cum laude graduate from USM. She works in the field of holistic health and offers services as an essential oils consultant, organic gardener, reiki master, and yoga teacher. She built a tiny house when, after a while, she recognized that although she had created many beautiful gardens (homes for plants), she had not created a home yet for herself! A tiny house is, for her, the perfect little gardener’s cottage and a solution to Maine’s economic and environmental challenges. She appreciates the experience of building her tiny house with her grandfather as much as she appreciates the house itself. She hopes to now get to relax in it and finish writing a book she has been working on.

“I value experiences more than holding onto physical things and it makes life feel simpler.” Marissa Caminiti

“People have been building little houses since people existed.” Marissa Caminiti

 

 

 

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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!