Articles by Alison Metcalfe

 
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Africa Mercy at sea

PENOBSCOT BAY CHAPTER MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FALL DINNER MEETING

By Alison Metcalfe on Oct. 29, 2014, at 11:35 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Trackside Station Restaurant, 4 Union Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-380-4661; penbaymma.org The Penobscot Bay Chapter of the Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association will hold a dinner meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 18th at Trackside Station …
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The Baked Goods table is a Winterberry Fair favorite

Winterberry Fair at People’s United Methodist Church, Union

By Alison Metcalfe on Oct. 27, 2014, at 9:14 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: People’s United Methodist Church, 23 Depot Street, Union, Maine For more information: 207-785-4114 People’s United Methodist Church in Union holds its Winterberry Fair on Saturday, November 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This year marks the 22nd annual Winterberry …
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Gravestone of Mima Robbins Adams, one of the sites visited on the Come Spring Tour

Come Spring Bus Tours of Union’s historic sites

By Alison Metcalfe on July 10, 2014, at 11:54 a.m.
Friday, July 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Union Historical Society’s Old Town House, Town House Road, Union, Maine For more information: 207-785-5444; unionhistoricalsociety.org Union Historical Society will offer its annual narrated bus tour of early historic sites during the …
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Come Spring Bus Tour

By Alison Metcalfe on June 26, 2014, at 4:02 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale for Union Historical Society’s annual Come Spring Bus Tours, offered only during Founders Day weekend each year. The popular narrated 2-hour bus tours depart from the Old Town House on Town House Road at 5:30 p.m. on Friday July 18, on a Luce Transportation school …
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Rockland Main Street in 1895

Illustrated History of Rockland

By Alison Metcalfe on May 21, 2014, at 9:51 a.m.
Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 4 at the Old Town House, Town House Road, just off Union Common. Ann Morris, Curator of Rockland Historical Society, will give an illustrated presentation on the history of Rockland. Morris sees Rockland, the Knox County seat, as a …
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Much Ado About Something: Celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

By Alison Metcalfe on April 19, 2014, at 9:25 a.m.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Old Town House, Town House Rd, Union, ME For more information: 207-785-5444; unionhistoricalsociety.org Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 7 at the Old Town House, Town House Road, just off Union Common. Appleton author Linda …
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Turkey Dinner at People’s United Methodist Church

By Alison Metcalfe on April 04, 2014, at 10:54 a.m.
People’s United Methodist Church in Union will hold its popular annual Turkey Dinner on Friday, April 11 at 6:00 pm, with entertainment to follow at 7:00 pm. The menu will consist of a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, home-made pies for dessert, and assorted beverages. Members of the …
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A contemporary caricature of Dr. Parkman

Madness and Mayhem in Maine, and a Mass. Murder

By Alison Metcalfe on March 20, 2014, at 7:51 a.m.
Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 2 at the Robbins House on Union Common. Midcoast physician Dr. Richard Kahn, an enthusiastic medical historian and a UHS Charter Member, will give an illustrated presentation on early psychiatrists or “alienists” and the treatment of the mentally ill. …
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Blaikie Hines in the uniform of the 2nd Maine Cavalry

UNION AT THE FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN, JULY 21, 1861

By Alison Metcalfe on Feb. 19, 2014, at 7:45 a.m.
Union Historical Society holds its first meeting of 2014 at the Robbins House on Union Common, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 5. Thomaston author and Civil War buff Blaikie Hines will make an illustrated presentation about the volunteers from Union and all of the other towns of Knox County …
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People's United Methodist Church, Union

Italian Dinner At People’s United Methodist Church, Union

By Alison Metcalfe on Jan. 13, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
People’s United Methodist Church in Union will hold an Italian Dinner on Saturday, January 25th from 5:00 – 6:00pm. The money raised will benefit the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund which helps individuals and families in the surrounding community with emergency needs. The menu will consist of Italian casseroles such as lasagna, …
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A candlelight service will be held at 4:00 pm December 24 at People's United Methodist Church, Union

CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT PEOPLE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

By Alison Metcalfe on Dec. 14, 2013, at 2:19 p.m.
The Church School of People’s United Methodist Church, Union, will present a costumed Christmas Play, “Little One”, during the worship service on Sunday December 22 at 10:30 a.m. The drama, telling the story of the birth of Christ, is adapted from the children’s book, “Room for a Little One” by …
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BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT PEOPLE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

By Alison Metcalfe on Dec. 06, 2013, at 10:27 a.m.
Not feeling “Holiday Joy”? Friends and family not understanding how you feel? Join us for a “Blue Christmas” Service at People’s United Methodist Church, Union on Sunday December 22nd. At 6:30 p.m. Also known as a Service of Solace and Remembrance, a “Blue Christmas” Service aims to be a source …
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Reminiscences of World War II

By Alison Metcalfe on Nov. 17, 2013, at 4:23 p.m.
Union Historical Society will meet in the sanctuary of the People’s United Methodist Church, 21 Depot Street, just off Union Common, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday December 4. Society member Walter Rich will give an illustrated presentation on “Reminiscences of World War II”. In 1942 Rich, at the age of …
The General Hiram Berry statue by Franklin Simmons stands at the Achorn Cemetery in Rockland; it dates from 1865.

THE CIVIL WAR SCULPTURE OF FRANKLIN SIMMONS

By Alison Metcalfe on Sept. 12, 2013, at 9:14 a.m.
UNION, Maine — Union Historical Society will meet at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 2. State Historian and Director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission Earle G. Shettleworth will give an illustrated presentation entitled “Carving a National …
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Parlor Mantelpiece of Black Marble in Historic Thomaston Home - Peg McCrea of Thomaston will present her program at 7:30 PM, Wed. Sept. 4 at the Old Town House in Union. FMI call 785-5444

Union Historical Society program on Thomaston Black Marble

By Alison Metcalfe on Aug. 21, 2013, at 2:40 p.m.
UNION, Maine — Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common. Margaret S. McCrea of Thomaston will give an illustrated presentation titled “Lime and Marble: A brief history of the Quarrying Industry that …
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Their Eyes Have Seen the Glory: Art of the Civil War at Union

By Alison Metcalfe on July 22, 2013, at 10 a.m.
Union Historical Society will meet at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common on Wednesday August 7. The evening will start with a 6:30 p.m. potluck supper where guests are invited to bring a main dish or salad to share, and their own place setting. …
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FOUNDERS DAY EVENTS

PARADE, PIRATES AND MORE IN UNION’S FOUNDERS DAY 2013

By Alison Metcalfe on July 10, 2013, at 9:54 a.m.
Big plans are underway for Union’s celebration of Founders Day 2013, to be held on the Common on the weekend of July 19, 20and 21. Events marking the 239th anniversary of the town’s founding will start on Friday July 19 with a Farmer’s Market on the Common from 3:00 to …
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Interior of the Alden Store

Come Spring Bus Tour

By Alison Metcalfe on July 09, 2013, at 3:03 p.m.
Tickets priced at $10 are still available for Union Historical Society’s annual Come Spring Bus Tours, offered only during Founders Day weekend each year. The popular narrated 2-hour bus tours depart from the Old Town House on Town House Road at 5:30 p.m. on Friday July 19 and at 9:30 …
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SILENT MOVIES AT THE OLD TOWN HOUSE

By Alison Metcalfe on July 09, 2013, at 2:54 p.m.
The past comes to life again with the screening of three classic silent movie comedy shorts at Union’s Old Town House on Town House Road, at 7:00 p.m. on Founders Day, Saturday July 20. Union Historical Society will present pre-1923 short features from the silent film era and Doug Protsik, …
John Ford will speak July 3 at Union Historical Society

WARDEN WORK AND BEING SHERIFF

By Alison Metcalfe on June 24, 2013, at 9:13 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Union Historical Society will meet at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 3. John Ford Sr., retired Maine Game Warden, author, and gifted raconteur will present a talk …
 
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