Julie Murchison Harris

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Brewer resident to become centenarian

By Julie Harris on July 11, 2013, at 1:44 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Cecelia Roy of Brewer Maine celebrates her 100th birthday on July 16. She is currently a resident of Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer where she is famously known as “Meme.” There will be a celebration held in her honor at Woodlands Senior Living where family and friends will gather …

Gray and Waterboro company settles federal health care excluded provider complaint

By Julie Harris on July 10, 2013, at 4:45 p.m.
PORTLAND | Bridges of Maine LLC, a private nonprofit organization the provides services to children and adults with mental and physical disabilities and autism, has agreed to pay $99,100 to settle claims involving improper billing to MaineCare for services rendered by an excluded provider, according to a press release …

Winslow family praises Rural Development’s program to help with home ownership

By Julie Harris on June 27, 2013, at 6:23 p.m.
USDA Rural Development highlighted Stephanie Basford and her three boys ages 9-17 as one of the latest families to receive help through its 502 Direct Single Family Housing Program in recognition of June as National Homeownership Month. USDA Rural Development has invested more than $2 billion in …
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The Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous on June 22 is all about fun and fundraising, especially for children. The event draws hundreds of children (such as this ferocious pirate) and is the primary fundraiser for Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes, a Christmas season food and gift drive that assisted over 500 children and their families in 2012. (Photo by Don Dunbar/easternmaineimages.com)

Pirates large and small at Pirate Rendezvous on June 22

By Julie Harris on June 14, 2013, at 1:08 p.m.
 DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — The Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous promises a host of pirates both large and small to invade the Twin Villages in search of lost treasure on Saturday, June 22. “This is an event that is for and about children,” said Greg Latimer, event director of the Pirate Rendezvous, in a …

Births for Machias, Calais and Ellsworth April 28-June 4

By Julie Harris on June 07, 2013, at 1:33 p.m.
Down East Community Hospital, Machias To Ellen and Jason Sanchez, Bass Harbor, a son, Micah Roland Cole, on April 28, 2013. To Mitchell and Tamie White, Beals, a son, Silas Charles White, on June 4, 2013. Calais Regional Hospital May births To Lindsay Royer and Joseph Hanson, Calais, a son, …

Births for Machias, Bar Harbor May 13-April 28

By Julie Harris on May 31, 2013, at 3:24 p.m.
Down East Community Hospital, Machias Births May 13-29 To Cherish Mitchell and Isaac Jillson Sr., Perry, a son, Isaac Jillson Jr., on May 13, 2013. To Christopher and Monica Chipman, Milbridge, a daughter, Elena Rose Chipman, on May 14, 2013. To Victoria Cassella and Eric Lyons, Lubec, a son, Acheron …

Lincoln and Dover-Foxcroft births, March 22-May29

By Julie Harris on May 31, 2013, at 11:38 a.m.
Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft Births March 22-May 29 To Laura and Stephen Pollis, Greenville, a son, Bensyn Thomas Pollis, on March 22, 2013. To Amy Fagan-Cannon and Nicholas Cannon, Dover-Foxcroft, a daughter, Natalie Frances-Blaire Cannon, on April 29, 2013. To Billie Sprague and Eugene Kennett III, Milo, a son, Keith …

Attorney and former elementary school teacher Joseph Cassidy nominated for Washington County Community College president

By Julie Harris on May 22, 2013, at 3:52 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Joseph Cassidy, an attorney and former elementary and secondary school teacher who has taught education at Washington County Community College in Calais for the past nine years, has been nominated by Maine Community College System President John Fitzsimmons to be the next president of the institution. The …

Mom Prom to benefit RSU 20 Afterschool Program

By Julie Harris on May 08, 2013, at 11:34 a.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: The Boathouse, 34 Commercial St., Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-548-2320 BELFAST, Maine — The Mom Prom, a fundraising event to support the RSU 20 Afterschool Program, will be held 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at  The Boathouse, 34 Commercial …

Principals at Maine’s high schools name students for Principal’s Awards

By Julie Harris on April 30, 2013, at 1:28 p.m.
Principals across the state have named their 2013 recipients of the Maine Principals Association Maine Principal’s Award, which rewards grade 12 students for “academic excellence and good citizenship,” according to MPA’s website. Recipients receive a plaque and a lapel pin at a luncheon in the spring, when they are entered …
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Thomas College honors list for CED spring classes

By Julie Harris on April 24, 2013, at 12 p.m.
WATERVILLE | The following CED students at Thomas College have made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester:  Cayla Gardner of Garland, majoring in human resource management Cheryl Weymouth of Hartland, majoring in accounting. Thomas College, founded in 1894, is a private, liberal arts and business college in …

Katahdin High School third-quarter honors

By Julie Harris on April 23, 2013, at 3:28 p.m.
Katahdin High School, Stacyville Third-quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Travis Gallagher, Patrick Pettegrow; honors: Lucas Anderson, Savannah Beach-Campbell, Salvador Cloukey, William Livezey, Adam Pelkey, Cole Porter. Grade 11, high honors: Hannah Buhler, Matthew Cunha, Kami Guiggey, Forrest Heath, Morgan Livezey, Maryssa McDonald; honors: Delaney Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Knowles, Aaron …
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Entrance to the Farnsworth Museum.

Farnsworth receives grant in honor of Chris Crosman

By Julie Harris on April 22, 2013, at 4:08 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine —  The Farnsworth Art Museum has received a Walton Family Foundation grant in honor of Chris Crosman, former director at the museum, for $25,000. The grant will help support the Farnsworth’s many upcoming programs and exhibitions. Crosman, director of the Farnsworth from 1988 to 2005, commented in a …

Jonesport-Beals High School third quarter honor roll

By Julie Harris on April 11, 2013, at 12:41 p.m.
Third-quarter honor roll Jonesport-Beals High School, Jonesport Grade 12, high honors: Louisa Beal, Thomas Beal, Kelsey Jones, Marcus Smith; honors: Randi Fitzsimmons, Kayla Hooper, Morgan Merchant, Ashley Todd. Grade 11, high honors: Brianna Cirone, Samuel Lyons; honors: Cole Beal, Carlye Looke, Patrick Merchant. Grade 10, high honors: Kali Alley, Tristan …
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Hampden resident awarded Critical Language Scholarship

By Julie Harris on March 26, 2013, at 4:23 p.m.
Andrew Babbitt, a Boston College sophomore from Hampden, has been awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship for Chinese language study at Suzhou University in China this summer.  Babbitt is the son of Joseph and Gail Babbitt and a 2011 graduate of John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. …

Rise and dine pancake breakfast

By Julie Harris on March 22, 2013, at 5:05 p.m.
BLUE HILL, Maine — Pancake breakfast also featuring scrambled eggs, Bianco sausages, baked beans, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice will be held 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. Adults $6; kids $4; families $18. The breakfast will benefit the church’s general fund …
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Mug Season 2013 with Central Maine Clay Artists at Harlow

By Julie Harris on March 12, 2013, at 2:57 p.m.
HALLOWELL, Maine — Central Maine Clay Artists and the Harlow Gallery invite the public to a free Mug Making Workshop from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Central Maine Clay Artists will demonstrate techniques and will help you create your own special …
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Brooksville breakfast to benefit student Grand Canyon project

By Julie Harris on Feb. 25, 2013, at 12:44 p.m.
BROOKSVILLE, Maine — A public breakfast to benefit Coast to Canyon, a middle-level learning adventure to the Grand Canyon in April, will be held 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Brooksville Elementary School. Menu will include eggs to order, cinnamon buns, pancakes, home fries, baked beans, sausage, bacon, fruit salad, …

Births, Down East Community Hospital, Feb. 7-19, 2013

By Julie Harris on Feb. 22, 2013, at 3:02 p.m.
Down East Community Hospital, Machias To Rebecca and Donald Garnett of Addison, a son, Eric Lloyd Garnett, Feb. 7, 2013. To Felicia Sebastian-Foss and Aaron Foss of East Machias, a daughter, Abigail Marie Foss, Feb. 10, 2013. To Starr and Stephen Calder of Perry, a daughter, Molly Ashley Calder, Feb. …
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Vermeer retires, new vice president of real estate operations announced

By Julie Harris on Feb. 06, 2013, at 11:30 a.m.
Farmers National Co. has announced that Lee Vermeer, vice president of real estate operations, has retired after leading the company’s real estate and appraisal business lines for the past 11 years. Vermeer first joined Farmers National Co. in 1982 as a farm manager and real estate agent in Sioux City, …
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