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Machias Bay Chamber Plans for Annual Dinner and Auction

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on April 10, 2015, at 2:14 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce has planned a night of fun, dining and auction sales for 5 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Lee Pellon Center in Machias. The event will also be a venue for members to showcase their food specialities at the dinner buffet. …
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Dr. Cynthia Huggins

Testimonial Dinner Held for Retiring University of Maine at Machias President Cindy Huggins

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 08, 2015, at 8:19 p.m.
More than 85 people gathered at the University of Maine at Machias Thursday evening, January 8, to celebrate nearly two decades of service by Dr. Cindy Huggins. Huggins retired last week as UMM’s ninth president – the first female president in its history. She served eight years in the English …
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Miranda Wilson pets goats during a UMM community service day last summer at Hatch Knoll Farm in Jonesport, where UMM students planted seeds, hauled fertilizer and cut back encroaching trees.

UMM Recognized for community engagement and collaboration

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 07, 2015, at 4:53 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias has been recognized as a leader in community engagement and collaboration, one of only five colleges or universities in Maine to attain the honor. This is the second time UMM has earned the distinction, having originally made the community partnership list …
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University of Maine at Machias to host Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 08, 2014, at 1:55 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence is being held at the University of Maine at Machias as part of the National Vigil for Gun Violence Victims: http://newtownaction.org/2014-national-vigil/ The event will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in Portside in Kimball Hall. It is open to …
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Big Read Author at University of Maine at Machias

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 01, 2014, at 8:40 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The final event in the Big Read Series hosted by the Porter Memorial Library will be held this week at the University of Maine at Machias. Elizabeth Hand, author of The Dragon Cure: The Healing Powers of Literary Fantasy will appear at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 4, …
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Maine Veterans’ Home worker wins scholarship at University of Maine at Machias

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 26, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
Machias, Maine — Sandra Albee of East Machias, a University of Maine at Machias psychology student, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Mike McNeil Scholarship Fund. This fund promotes careers in long term care through scholarships for individuals currently affiliated with long term care facilities. In addition to …
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East Machias student wins scholarship at University of Maine at Machias

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 21, 2014, at 9:06 a.m.
Machias, Maine — Ashley Brown of East Machias has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation. Brown is a senior at the University of Maine at Machias in the business management program. Brown, who was nominated by UMM faculty, was presented her award Friday by …
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Bee Expert to speak at University of Maine at Machias

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 18, 2014, at 12:24 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias, through a Libra Foundation grant, is hosting a talk about native bees, crop pollination and pollinator pasture with Eric Venturini. The program is part of the UMM Food and Community Series of the Psychology and Community Studies Program. It will be …
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UMM awarded Diversity Grants

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 17, 2014, at 11:42 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias has been awarded two grants that focus on diversity and ethnicity among its student population. The amounts of the grants are small but both projects are expected have large impacts on campus. UMM students and staff members Beth Russett, Sabree Rodriguez …
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Internationally Acclaimed Photographer to exhibit at University of Maine at Machias

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 14, 2014, at 4:14 p.m.
Josey Stephen Cary, a former fine arts student at the University of Maine at Machias, will hold an exhibit of his internationally acclaimed photography from December to February at UMM’s art gallery. Cary, who lives in Machias, is a well respected and prolific photographer. There will be a reception with …
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Maine writer Catherine J.S. Lee to present Haiku at UMM

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 13, 2014, at 11:50 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Short story writer and world-renowned haiku poet Catherine J.S. Lee will present a literary reading of her work in the art gallery at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, in Powers Hall at the University of Maine at Machias. The talk is free and open to the public. …
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World Premier of Gene Nichol’s Composition to be held at University of Maine at Machias

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 13, 2014, at 8:26 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Professor Gene Nichols of the University of Maine at Machias has won top honors in a composers’ competition and the world premiere of his work, “The Wet Kiwi Inn,” will be held in December at UMM. “The Wet Kiwi Inn” will debut at 7 p.m. Friday, December …
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Organic Farming Discussion coming to University of Maine at Machias

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 10, 2014, at 3:46 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – The next event in the Washington County Food and Community series: Organic Farming and Food in Maine, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, at Kimball Hall at the University of Maine at Machias. Panelists are: Carly DelSignore of Tide Mill Farm in Edmunds, Jim Gerritsen of Wood Prairie …
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The Nutcracker Ballet Tickets at University of Maine at Machias Are Going Fast

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 10, 2014, at 3:44 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming performances by The Robinson Ballet Company of Bangor of Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at the University of Maine at Machias. The pair of performances are on Saturday, November 22. Performances will be offered at 3 and 7 …
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Veterans’ Breakfast Set for University of Maine at Machias

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 31, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A Veterans’ Day Breakfast to honor community, faculty, staff and students who served in the U.S. Armed Forces will be held from 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, November 11, in Kilburn Commons at the University of Maine at Machias. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Student …
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Organic Farming Discussion coming to University of Maine at Machias

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 29, 2014, at 8:13 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — As part of the continuing series offered by Washington County Food and Community, a panel of experts will discuss Organic Farming and Food in Maine. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wed, Nov. 12, at Kimball Hall …
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Sully Jackson

UMM Soccer Team, Cross County Runner Headed to National Competitions, community send off party planned

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 28, 2014, at 3:05 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Athletes from the University of Maine at Machias’ men’s soccer and cross country teams are headed next month at national competitions. Sully Jackson, 20, of Wilton, Maine, a sophomore, will be competing in Syracuse, New York, on Nov. 7 for national cross country honors. Jackson, a standout …
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UMM Professor Gene Nichols

Winning Original Composition by UMM Music Professor to debut with Passamquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 24, 2014, at 8:24 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Professor Gene Nichols of the University of Maine at Machias has won top honors in a composers’ competition and the world premiere of his work, “The Wet Kiwi Inn,” will be held in December at UMM. A grant from the Davis Family Foundation enabled the Passamaquoddy Bay …
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UMM Professor Gene Nichols

UMM Professor Gene Nichols to debut original work with the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 24, 2014, at 8:23 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Professor Gene Nichols of the University of Maine at Machias has won top honors in a composers’ competition and the world premiere of his work, “The Wet Kiwi Inn,” will be held in December at UMM. A grant from the Davis Family Foundation enabled the Passamaquoddy Bay …
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Haunted Forest returns to UMM Campus

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 22, 2014, at 8:24 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Haunted Forest is returning to the University of Maine at Machias for two nights, Wednesday, Oct. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 30. Students from the Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management Program and Greek Council will lead young people down trails that wind through the campus woods. Visitors …
 
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