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Robin Rier "Mark Island and Rocks"

Plein air artists Rier and Aponik to host dual show at University of Maine at Machias

By Sharon Mack on Jan. 01, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Valerie Aponik and Robin Rier, two local plein air artists, will host a dual show Jan. 16-Feb. 24 at the University of Maine at Machias Powers Hall Gallery. A reception with the artists will take place 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the gallery. “Plein Air Points …
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Dr. Susan Shaw is Third Annual Roque Island Lecturer at the University of Maine at Machias

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 09, 2015, at 8:47 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Dr. Susan Shaw will present “Poisoned Waters: Our Oceans As Indicators of Planetary Health” as the third annual Roque Island Lecture on Environmental Conservation at the University of Maine at Machias. The lecture is sponsored by the Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative and UMM, and will be presented …
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A number of faculty and staff at the University of Maine at Machias were honored Thursday at a welcome back breakfast. The honorees included Gayle Kraus, Linda Patryn, Kim Page (front row,) and Gene Nichols, Brian Beal, Jon Reisman, Sherrie Sprangers and Shallee Page (back row.)

University of Maine at Machias welcomes new staff, recognizes long-time faculty and staff

By Sharon Mack on Aug. 28, 2015, at 9:12 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias held its opening breakfast Thursday, recognizing new faculty and employees and honoring long-time employees for their many years of service. Meanwhile, more than 900 students are arriving on campus for the 2015-2016 academic year. Athletes arrived last week, new students arrive …
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Friday was moving-in day for new students at the University of Maine at Machias. Nicolas Allen of Norway, Maine, moved into his room in Sennett Hall, with the help of parents and helpers from several Greek organizations, including Psi Delta and Kappa Mu Alpha.

Moving In Day at the University of Maine at Machias

By Sharon Mack on Aug. 28, 2015, at 9:08 a.m.
Incoming students moved into the dormitories at the University of Maine at Machias Friday. They were provided with gifts, snacks and lots of helping hands to get their belongings settled in their rooms. More than 900 students will be returning to classes at UMM. This post was contributed by a …
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University of Maine at Machias To Host Liberty and Equality Forum

By Sharon Mack on Aug. 19, 2015, at 9:50 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — “Liberty and Equality” will be the topic for the annual Constitution Day panel and forum at the University of Maine at Machias. The panel will discuss how liberty and equality have been understood and manifested in history and current policy. Associate Professor of History Randall Kindleberger will …
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"Beside The Water" by Heidi Daub

University of Maine at Machias’ Art Gallery Opens Season with Combined Poetry and Art

By Sharon Mack on Aug. 18, 2015, at 9:50 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Poet Leonore Hildebrandt and artist Heidi Daub have combined for the first opening of the Art Gallery for the 2015-2016 academic year at the University of Maine at Machias. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 4. The Heidi Daub exhibit – Pieces …
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University of Maine at Machias Launches Major CNG Project

By Sharon Mack on July 22, 2015, at 11:40 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A major infrastructure investment, estimated at $1.5 million, at the University of Maine at Machias will install a new compressed natural gas powered heating system for the campus. “This project will reduce our carbon footprint, improve our financial picture by reducing our dependence on expensive and price-volatile …
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University of Maine at Machias Garners Top Ranking for Affordability

By Sharon Mack on July 16, 2015, at 9:46 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias has receive a top ranking in a comprehensive list of 100 affordable small colleges east of the Mississippi River. There were more than 400 colleges that qualified for the list and UMM was ranked the 7th most affordable. In its assessment …
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UMM Announces Spring Semester Dean’s List

By Sharon Mack on July 08, 2015, at 8:18 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The following students have been named to the University of Maine at Machias Dean’s List for the spring semester 2015: Deveaux Saunders, Clayre Payton Bahamas New Providence N-386 Zhang, Chao China Nanning 45 53002 Xiao, Zhidan China Nanning 45 53002 Liu, Zenghui China Long Chang 51 64215 …
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The Heritage and Future of Maine Apples is topic of UMM discussion event

By Sharon Mack on Oct. 07, 2014, at 8:43 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Apples, their heritage and future, will be discussed at an upcoming event at the University of Maine at Machias. Maine has a rich history of fruit and berry production, and a wonderful diversity of flavors and traditions, according to author and horticulturist David Buchanan. While farming of …
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CUTLINE FOR ATTACHED PHOTO: University of Maine at Machias students (from left) Meghan Cranford, Amy Dowley and Jake Rottersman presented posters of GIS maps at the 2013 conference of the Maine Association of Planners recently in Vermont, where the project was awarded regional recognition.

UMM Mapping Program Garners Regional Award

By Sharon Mack on Oct. 06, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association has chosen a University of Maine mapping effort – On-Line Mapping to Assist Rural Washington County In Planning for the Future – as its 2014 New England Project of the Year. Torah Johnson, director of UMM’s GIS …
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A recognition dinner was held for retiring Chief Financial Officer Tom Potter (left )at the University of Maine at Machias this week with more than 60 faculty, staff and friends attending. Potter has spent 17 years at UMM and plans to travel during his retirement. Mark T. Hatt, a UMM alumni, is the new CFO. Hatt has spent decades as the financial leader of various paper and aerospace industries, most recently as corporate comptroller with Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC.

UMM’s CFO retires

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 30, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
A recognition dinner was held for retiring Chief Financial Officer Tom Potter (left )at the University of Maine at Machias this week with more than 60 faculty, staff and friends attending. Potter has spent 17 years at UMM and plans to travel during his retirement. Mark T. Hatt, a UMM …
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UMM to host traditional cider pressing

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 30, 2014, at 8:41 a.m.
Cider pressing using a traditional hand press will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 9, at the greenhouse at the University of Maine at Machias. The event is free and open to the community. October 10 is reserved as a rain date. Regina Grabrovac, creator of the Apple Project …
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Political candidates’ forums set at UMM in October

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 29, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias will host two county and legislative election forums in October, and all Washington County residents are invited to attend. The forums will be also broadcast and live-streamed over the internet by Washington County TV and WUMM. Candidates on the ballot in …
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Ribbon cutting held for UMM Science Building renovations

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 29, 2014, at 8:53 a.m.
A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held Saturday at the University of Maine at Machias to recognize a $600,000 renovation project completed over the summer in the Science Building. The funding was provided through a bond referendum approved by the voters of Maine. The project included installing up to date laboratories, …
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Artist and UMM Professor Leonore Hildebrandt will launch her new book of poetry.

BOOK LAUNCH WITH POET LEONORE HILDEBRANDT AT UNIVERSITY OF MAINE MACHIAS

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 29, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Poet Leonore Hildebrandt will read from her new book, The Next Unknown, in the art gallery of the University of Maine at Machias at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 22. The event is hosted by the Maine Writers Series at UMM. Leonore Hildebrandt, who formerly hosted the Maine …
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University of Maine at Machias accepts $600,000 gift – largest endowment in school’s history

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 26, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias continues to benefit from the generosity of Elizabeth DeShon Tibbetts, who graduated in 1937 from what was then known as the Washington State Normal School, and is now UMM. In 2013, Tibbetts’ estate bequeathed 200 acres to UMM in honor of …
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University of Maine at Machias accepts $600,000 gift – largest endowment in school’s history

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 26, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias continues to benefit from the generosity of Elizabeth DeShon Tibbetts, who graduated in 1937 from what was then known as the Washington State Normal School, and is now UMM. In 2013, Tibbetts’ estate bequeathed 200 acres to UMM in honor of …
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Hundreds of children and families marched in the Friday night Children's Parade at the 39th annual Wild Blueberry Festival at Machias.

39th Wild Blueberry Festival a hit at Machias

By Sharon Mack on Aug. 17, 2014, at 9:46 p.m.
Submitted by Faye Mack MACHIAS, Maine — The week long 39th Annual Wild Blueberry Festival brought thousands to downtown Machias this past weekend. With something to offer everyone, visitors enjoyed more than 300 vendors, the 5 mile Blueberry Run, and all the delicious blueberry flavored foods. When asked why they …
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Machias First Friday Art Walk set for July 5

By Sharon Mack on June 28, 2013, at 11:32 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Machias First Friday Art Walk for July will be held at various locations downtown on July 5. Many artists will be displaying at the Machias Grange across from Bad Little Falls Park. Other participating businesses include The French Cellar, Fosters’ Art and Antiques, Woodwind Gallery and …