NYT Salutes Maine Coffeemakers

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Congratulations to our Stonington Farmers Market vendors 44 North Coffee on their recent press in the New York Times! Read the article here.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/travel/maine-one-coffee-roaster-at-a-time.html?_r=1

Friday Winter Market in Stonington

There is a small market happening every Friday, from 11-1, at the old post office on main street in Deer Isle that has a few of our Stonington Farmers Market vendors.  Spruce Hill Farm is selling their goat cheeses and eggs; Haight Farm is selling their oils and vinegars as well as some homemade- out of old  barn boards- tables; Eggemoggin Salt Works has their flavored sea salts; Brenda Fowler – Bagaduce breads- has fresh baked breads, cookies and muffins and Poland Family Farm has their own raised beef, pork, eggs and organic raspberry jam as well as stoneset farm organic blueberries. There is always a hot soup for the body and live music for the soul. Stop by and pickup some good food every Friday!!

Interns at Opera House: Apply by April 1 Duedate

High school and college students welcome to apply for internships with Opera House Arts

Opera House Arts (OHA) has opened its application period for stipended internships for high school and college age students. Internships are available at the nonprofit theater in a number of areas including acting, stage tech and management, backstage and costume, video production, and nonprofit administration. Internships range from a minimum of four weeks to a maximum of 10 weeks, and accepted interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours per week, for a total of 120 hours for a six-week internship.

High school interns are eligible for stipends of up to $500, and college students are eligible for stipends of up to $1,000 depending on the length of the internship and hours worked. One Lael Stegall Memorial Internship is available for a college underclassman or graduate student and is stipended at $1,500. Community Service Credit is also available, as is school credit depending on institutional requirements.

Internships are competitive and structured to be skill building and educational. Interns will be asked to perform a variety of tasks meaningful to the operations of the nonprofit theater, and should be willing to do so with good spirit and self-motivation. All interns are expected to learn and demonstrate professional job skills and the ability to work alone or in groups. Interns are responsible for knowing and checking schedules, and obtaining their own transportation. A valid driver’s license is a plus. A very limited amount of housing is available for out-of-town interns.

The deadline for the 2015 summer internships is Wednesday, April 1. More information and a downloadable application is available at www.operahousearts.org.

New Website For Owl Furniture

There’s a lot of information in the Geoffrey Warner Studio newsletter this month.
But with the Stonington Farmers Market closed for the winter, what else have you got to do with your Friday mornings? Get a yourself a cup of joe and catch up with all the GWS news here at our SFM website.

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OHA Website Spiffed Up

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Along with the new lobby being built in time for the summer season, Stonington Farmers Market vendor the Stonington Opera House has spiffed up its website.

“The website re-design features our online ticket sales and event calendar in a more visual format, making it easier for users to quickly find information on our upcoming movies and shows,” said Producing Artistic Director Linda Nelson of the re-design.

The website’s new back end also makes it possible for OHA staff members to keep the site’s content current, and for users to engage in dialogue easily with Opera House Arts and each other.

Tickets are now available on the new site for Opera House Arts’ 2015 productions.

Additional information and ticket purchases may also be obtained by calling Opera House Arts’ box office at 207-367-2788.

Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine

Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine

Art By Katy Offers Incentive to Reach 500 Likes

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We were hovering around 495 Likes for far too long. So webmaster and Stonington Farmers Market vendor Katy Allgeyer decided to do something about it. In order to get 500 Likes to our facebook page, she offered a Surprise Gift from Art By Katy to the 500th person to Like the market page. Within the day we had our 500 Likes and the lucky winner of an Art By Katy mystery art gift is Sophie Demuyncnk. Sophie, you may stop by Katy’s booth any time this summer at the Stonington Farmers Market or contact Katy with your snail mail address. Thank you for liking our facebook!

Sing Me a Story Registration Due Jan 30th– All Welcome!

Explore the telling of stories through song with experienced actors/musicians Amy & Beth Kyzer

Opera House Arts (OHA) is proud to offer a special workshop, “Sing Me A Story!,” exploring musical theater at the Stonington Opera House beginning on Tuesday, February 10 at 5 p.m. The course will be held every Tuesday for seven weeks, with the exception of March 3. Registration deadline is January 30, 2015.

The history of song and dance in theater can be traced back to the stages of Ancient Greece. Since that point, musical performances has been used in theatrical productions to offer the audiences an escape from their normal lives while simultaneously providing deeper insights into the heart of human emotion than the simple speaking of a line might allow. These performances are particularly powerful when song furthers both the character’s journey and the play’s central story. “Sing Me A Story!” will explore both classic and contemporary techniques for all ages and experience levels, giving participants the opportunity to work with sisters, Amy and Beth Kyzer.

AMY KYZER is currently in her second year as the Artistic Associate for Opera House Arts. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and has studied voice at NYU’s Cap 21. She is a proud member of the All Eastern Chorus that performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Before moving to Deer Isle, she ran a small production company in NYC where she produced and performed in several plays. Favorite roles include: Sight Unseen (Becca), Crimes of the Heart(Meg), Women of Manhattan (Judy), Into the Woods (Witch), Trojan Women (Andromache), Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Oliver (Nancy), Guys and Dolls (Sarah) and Annie Get Your Gun (Annie). She is excited to be able to continue teaching with her sister and to work with Deer Isle community members.

BETH KYZER has been teaching general, instrumental, and vocal music in public schools for seven years, and privately teaching music for more than fifteen years. A graduate of Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she is excited to be working with her sister and the Opera House to help singers achieve greater success in their endeavors.

The work done here will culminate in a final performance for friends and family at the Stonington Opera House on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. This special workshop is limited to 12 participants, first come first serve registration. Registration deadline is January 30, 2015. Fee is $175 with special discounts available. If you are interested in taking part in this class, please mail a check to Opera House Arts at P.O. Box 56, Stonington, 04681, or visit www.operahousearts.org.

Happy New Year!

As the Stonington Farmers Market rings in the new year by wishing all of our frendors and customers a very Happy New Year in 2015, we’d like to share the website stats for 2014. Cheers!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

We Wish You a Merry…

Screen Shot 2014-12-24 at 2.49.12 PMYour frendors at the Stonington Farmers Market wish you a Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, Festive Kwaanza, and a Healthy 2015! May your holiday season be bright! We thank you for your support during season and throughout the year via our website and facebook collective as well as our individual ones.

Trail Mix Makes For Happy Trails

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Contact our Stonington Farmers Market vendor Lucy’s Granola at www.lucysgranola.com

Our mailing address is:

Blue Hill Foods

P.O Box 53

East Blue HillME  04629