February 21, 2018
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Dirigo Grange to hosts yard sale in Knox

KNOX, Maine — The Dirigo Grange #98 will host a yard sale and BBQ from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Ingraham Equipment on the corner of routes 137 and 220 in Knox. The BBQ will be held at noon with a price of $8 with a menu of chicken, rolls, chips, cookies and a soft drink. For more information, call 382-3315.

Sponsors needed for breast cancer golf tournament

ROCKPORT, Maine — The Rockland Women’s Golf Association is looking for sponsors for the new Midcoast Breast Cancer Classic Golf Tournament to be held 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Rockland Golf Club, 606 Old County Road in Rockland. Sponsors are welcome and needed to support this new fundraiser for breast cancer support services in the midcoast through Pen Bay Healthcare. Sponsor and donor names will be on display throughout the tournament. Admission fee is $80 and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, gift bags, prizes and fun. For more information or to become asponsor, call 594-6704 or email Megan Williams at mwilliams@penbayhealthcare.org.

Steuben to hold centennial celebration

STEUBEN, Maine — The Centennial Celebration of the Henry D. Moore Parish House and Library will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the town square off Route 1 in Steuben. Dignitaries and community leaders will re-dedicate the building at 11 a.m. followed by music, displays, lunch, games and a raffle drawing at 2 p.m. For more information, call 546-3876 or 546-7301.

Washington County awarded $14,582 to help food and shelter programs

MACHIAS, Maine — The Washington County Emergency Food & Shelter Board had announced that Washington County has been chosen to receive $14,582 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. A meeting will be held to allocate these funds at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias.

The selection was made by a national board that is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and the United Way of America, which will provide the administration staff and function as fiscal agent. The board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A local board will determine how the funds awarded to Washington County are to be divided among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must be nonprofit, have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency foodor shelter programs and, if they are a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.

Washington County has distributed emergency food and shelter funds previously with the following agencies participating: Salvation Army, Centre Street Congo Food Pantry, Whiting Food Pantry, Topsfield Food Pantry, Labor of Love Food Pantry, St. Anne’s Food Pantry, Jonesport Food Pantry, Woodland Community Food Pantry, Passamaquoddy Food Pantry and Next Step.

Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting Eleanor West at the Washington Hancock Community Agency at 664-2424, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hole-in-one shot earns scholarship, new set of clubs

CALAIS, Maine — Spectators were treated to a hole-in-one at the recent 10th annual Washington County Community College Golf Tournament, while organizers were treated to more than $11,000 in scholarship.

Glen Gregory of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, who is a member of the St. Croix Country Club, made a hole-in-one on the sixth hole. Gregory won a $1,000 WCCC scholarship provided by the college and a set of three Callaway clubs valued at $1,000 provided by Pratt Chevrolet, Olds-Buick-Pontiac-Geo of Calais, the tournament co-sponsor.

After the win, Gregory donated the scholarship to WCCC student Josh Gillespie, 19, of Charlotte, who was with the second threesome playing on the sixth hole that day. Gillespie, who is enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program at the college, said that the scholarship would help a lot.

For more information about the scholarship program call Tina Erskine at 454-1002.

Washington Food and Fuel Alliance names new director

MACHIAS, Maine — The Washington Food and Fuel Alliance recently named Carrie Perkins of Calais as its new director. Plans are being made for a community meeting in September on Homelessness with Jack Kelling of WHCA. Perkins is also hosting a greenhouse building workshop in November and will again take orders for polycarbonate panels to build the year round, energy efficient greenhouses. Perkins can be reached at cperkins93@live.com.

Mulholland Gallery announces expanded exhibit dates

LUBEC, Maine — The Mulholland Gallery, part of Lubec Landmarks at 50 Water Street, has extended its Trash from the Sea Art Challenge. The exhibit dates will now be September 8-30. For more information on the challenge, visit www.ToursofLubecandCobscook.com, www.VisitLubecMaine.com or call 733-2997.

Machias Rotary Club presents $1000 scholarships

MACHIAS, Maine — The Machias Rotary Club recently presented four academic scholarships of $1000 each to local graduates. Rotary President Larry Finnegan presented the awards to Sam Whitney, a graduate of Machias High School planning on attending the University of Maine at Orono to study Business; Taylor Seely, a Washington Academy graduate planning on studying nursing at the University of Maine at Orono; Jordan Porter, also a graduate of Washington Academy, planning on attending University of New England to study nursing; and Brandee Marie Beal of Jonesport-Beals High School who will be studying nursing at Husson University.

Whitneyville to host Down East Country Fest

WHITNEYVILLE, Maine — Nashville recording star Andy Griggs will be the headline artist for Down East Country Fest, presented by Machias Savings Bank. Down East Country Fest is an annual, day-long music festival held at the Down East Fairgrounds in Whitneyville. It features a variety of music, including country, blues, bluegrass, and Americana.

The event will take place on Saturday, July 23, at the Down East Fairgrounds in Whitneyville, Maine. Parking lots open at 11:30 a.m. with the first act going on at 1 p.m. Tickets will be $25 on the day of the event and the price includes all fees and parking.

More information on Andy Griggs can be found at www.andygriggs.com.

Caleb Paul, founder and promoter of Down East Country Fest, said Kabunk Records Recording Artist Angelique Henle will also appear at this event as part of her nationwide tour to promote her debut album, “Photograph.”

Maine native Travis James Humphrey has also been added to the festival lineup. Humphrey also performed at the 2010 Down East Country Fest.

Three additional acts will also perform, including Ellsworth Native Chris Ross, Stillwater’s Band of Jonesport and The Whiskey Project of Albany, NY.

More information on Down East Country Fest, including tickets, sponsorship opportunities and updates, is available at www.downeastcountryfest.com.

Surry Community Center Opening

SURRY, Maine — The Surry Community Center will be reopening for the summer this weekend. The thrift shop, which sells used books, games and clothing, among other items, will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 22-24. After the weekend, hours will be posted at the center. Proceeds from donated goods sold at the facility benefit the needy in the community, help pay for building maintenance and provide scholarship funds for Surry residents going on to college. For more information, contact Priscilla or Cathy Smith at 667-2903 or 266-8043.

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