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Machias Revitalization Committee to hold second business listening session

By Sharon Mack on May 02, 2013, at 4:21 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Machias Revitalization Committee will be hosting its second business listening session at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Helen’s Restaurant. More than two dozen people attended the first session, held in March, during a serious snowstorm. Organizers are hoping that business owners, residents and others will …
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Eastport Business to Convey 9th Annual Common Good Awards – Adds a Statewide Citation

By Sharon Mack on April 30, 2013, at 11:22 a.m.
Since opening in 2004, the annual anniversary celebration of The Commons in Eastport has had an element that is unique — rather than patting themselves on the back for another year of operation, the company conveys Common Good Awards on a selection of individuals and organizations that have made important …
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UMM Chorale to present concert

By Sharon Mack on April 27, 2013, at 1:14 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias Chorale, led by Gene Nichols, will hold a spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Centre Street Congregational Church. Musical compositions include Francis Poulenc’s Gloria, featuring soprano soloist Christine Guy. Songs by Machias composter John Newell will be …
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Machias hosts fourth Cash Mob event

By Sharon Mack on April 25, 2013, at 11:39 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Machias Revitalization Committee will be hosting its fourth monthly CASH MOB next Wednesday, May 1, 5-6 p.m. at Berry Vines on US Rt. 1 in Machias. These events are intended to show community support for local businesses. Berry Vines will be offering early ordering of flowers …
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Machias 250th to hold costume creation event

By Sharon Mack on April 12, 2013, at 9:12 a.m.
Anna Cook, with the help of seamstresses Bobbi and Anna Mather, is hosting a costume night for those who are creating costumes for their floats/businesses for the June Machias 250th celebration. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the UM Cooperative Extension Conference Room, 28 Center …
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Machias 250th hosts historic lecture series

By Sharon Mack on March 31, 2013, at 6:51 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Tribal Historian, returns to continue his discussion on the history of the tribe as well as their role in local Revolutionary War events, as part of the Machias 250th Birthday Celebration popular historic lecture series. Refreshments will be served courtesy of Hannaford’s and Angie’s …
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Machias 250th Birthday continues series of historic lectures

By Sharon Mack on March 22, 2013, at 4:51 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Machias 250th Birthday Historical Lecture Series continues on 6 p.m.Thursday, April 4, with repeat visit from Passamaquoddy Tribal Historian, Donald Soctomah. His first lecture in January was extremely well attended and he was asked back for an encore presentation. Soctomah will speak on the role of …
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Machias 250th Birthday Celebration hosts Heirloom Gardening Talk

By Sharon Mack on March 18, 2013, at 1:40 p.m.
Just in time for the first day of spring !The Machias 250th Birthday Celebration Committee’s popular Historical Lecture Series continues with a well-timed lecture on heirloom gardens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Kay Parker Building on Hadley Lake Road in Machias. Jenny Robish, local gardening expert and …
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Machias 250th Birthday Celebration books 10 bands, 25 floats for giant parade

By Sharon Mack on March 13, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Extremely generous donations to the Machias 250th Birthday Celebration have enabled the Parade Team to book 10 bands and schedule at least 30 floats and walking groups for the event’s giant parade. Major donations were received this week from R.H. Foster Energy, Mary Beth Gaddis, Marion Bagley, …
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New historical lecture set at Machias

By Sharon Mack on March 02, 2013, at 11:31 a.m.
Machias’ 250th Birthday Historic Lecture Series continues this Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Local historian and attorney Lyman Holmes will speak on the history of local buildings. Come hear the stories behind the places you pass every day around town. March 7, 6:30 p.m., Kay Parker Center, Hadley Lake …
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Machias Revitalization to hold second Cash Mob

By Sharon Mack on March 01, 2013, at 3:12 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A second monthly Cash Mob, hosted by the Machias Revitalization Committee, will be held at Machias Hardware on Main Street, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. A Cash Mob is an opportunity for local people to show their support for community-based businesses by arriving at the event …
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Machias Business Listening Session March 1

By Sharon Mack on Feb. 18, 2013, at 5:36 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A business owner and management Listening Session will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Helen’s Restaurant, hosted by the Machias Revitalization Committee. This is an opportunity for local business leaders to express what is working for them in Machias, what isn’t, and where they …
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250th Birthday Committee to Meet

By Sharon Mack on Feb. 18, 2013, at 5:35 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The next meeting of the Machias 250th Birthday Committee will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at 28 Center St. in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension conference room. New volunteers are needed and will be welcomed. FMI – 263.8859 This post was contributed by a …
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Machias Committee hosts Cash Mob series

By Sharon Mack on Feb. 01, 2013, at 9:53 a.m.
The Machias Revitalization Committee will be hosting its first Cash Mob event between 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Parlin Gifts and Flowers on U.S. Route 1. The event urges all citizens to show up at their local business and spend at least $20 each. This is a …
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Machias historian to present lecture for Machias 250th Birthday series

By Sharon Mack on Jan. 28, 2013, at 1:50 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Valdine Atwood, the unofficial historian of Machias, will be the next speaker at the Machias 250th Birthday Celebration historical lecture series. Atwood’s talk is titled “The British are Coming – The Story of Machias and the War of 1812.” Atwood is well known in Washington County for …
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Machias Revitalization Committee to host listening session

By Sharon Mack on Jan. 28, 2013, at 12:58 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Anyone owning or managing a business in Machias is invited to a listening session hosted by the Machias Revitalization Committee. The event will give business leaders an opportunity to inform the committee about what factors in the local culture help promote their business, what factors impede growth, …
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Machias 250th Birthday Celebration seeking volunteers

By Sharon Mack on Jan. 25, 2013, at 9:10 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A number of teams working on the Machias 250th Birthday Celebration, a series of events that began last week and will culminate in a full week of special activities, fireworks, parades and concerts in June, are asking for help. “We need a few good volunteers,” Chairman Sharon …
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Machias 250th Birthday Meeting

By Sharon Mack on Jan. 11, 2013, at 12:34 p.m.
MACHIAS – The next meeting of the Machias 250th Birthday Celebration Committee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the conference room at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension headquarters at 28 Center Street, Machias. Volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 263.8859. …
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Machias 250th Anniversary Celebration Committee forms

By Sharon Mack on Feb. 10, 2012, at 5:18 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A committee is forming to present a series of events during the week before Margaretta Day in June of 2013 to celebrate the 250th birthday of Machias. The first formal meeting will be a lunch gathering (dutch treat) at Helen’s Restaurant conference room at noon on Tuesday, …
 
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