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Millinocket library fundraisers

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 12:15 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Friends of Millinocket Memorial Library will be selling raffle tickets on a panoramic framed photograph of Mount Katahdin by wild life photographer Marc Picard on Saturday, Sept. 13, during the annual Trails End Festival at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Millinocket.        That same day, at 200 Penobscot Ave., Millinocket, the …
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Benefit spaghetti dinner

By Allison Smart on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Piscataquis valley fairgrounds, Fairview avenue, Dover Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 2079247554 Recently Sherry Mushero and her family had a fire in their home, and lost almost everything. Thankfully, everyone including their pets were able to get out of the …
A teen fell and injured himself while hiking Saturday on Katahdin's Knife Edge Trail.

Rangers, volunteers rescue Canadian hiker who fell on Knife Edge Trail in Baxter State Park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 30, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
Park workers and volunteers rescued an 18-year-old hiker after he was injured in a fall on Saturday, park Director Jensen Bissell said Sunday. The unidentified hiker was on the Knife Edge Trail west of Pamola Peak when he fell. Park workers got the rescue call …
Randy B. Smith

Nearly 39,000 arrest warrants remain unserved in Maine

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 30, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
Police say 63-year Randy B. Smith of Owls Head began stalking a Camden woman after his relationship with her deteriorated. They said he would break into her home, once hid in her basement, and in another instance, he threatened to stab her. Smith was scheduled to answer to those criminal …

A year of blessings

on Aug. 27, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.
There were items I was expecting to see, such as hand-made treasures and jewelry, decorative items, and other knick-knacks, but there were also some surprises.

Ex-Sangerville fire chief pleads guilty to using town money to fill personal gas tank, ordered to pay $3,700

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 26, 2014, at 1:02 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | The former Sangerville fire chief last week pleaded guilty to using town money to fill the gas tank in his personal vehicle, according to Christopher Almy, district attorney for Piscataquis and Penobscot counties. Charles “Chuck” Beane pleaded guilty to Class C felony theft in a Dover-Foxcroft courtroom …

Milo: A little town with big dreams

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 12:33 p.m.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that nothing is ever going to change.
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Think Blueberries!

Three Rivers Kiwanis Maine Highlands Blueberry Festival Sept. 6

By cherylzeh on Aug. 25, 2014, at 10:55 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Annual Maine Highlands Blueberry Festival, 24 Gerrish Road, Milo, Maine For more information: 207-279-0481; facebook.com/ThreeRiversKiwanis Join us for arts & crafts, blueberry pancake breakfast ($6 Adult/$3 Kids) beginning at 7am, free face painting, blueberry pie-eating contest, and more. Located at …
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Baked ham public supper at Garland Grange

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 22, 2014, at 11:47 a.m.
GARLAND, Maine — A baked ham public supper will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road. The menu will include baked ham, potatoes, vegetables, homemade bread, and desserts. All-you-can-eat price is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12, and free for …

A sure-to-love campground

on Aug. 20, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
It is amazing how time spent with family in the outdoors can become the fabric of our greatest childhood memories.
Returning from a cruise on Moosehead Lake, the steamship Katahdin approaches East Cove at Greenville in this August 2013 file photo.

Family’s $250,000 donation highlights steamship Katahdin’s 100th birthday celebration in Greenville

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Aug. 17, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
A little rain couldn’t dampen the celebration of the steamship Katahdin’s 100th birthday Saturday night in Greenville as more than 200 people gathered for refreshments and tributes to the classic vessel. The real highlight of the evening, however, was a $250,000 donation from the family of the …
The steamer Twilight is sunken in the foreground while the Katahdin cruises by.

See the historic Katahdin steamship over the years

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 15, 2014, at 7:02 a.m.
This August, the steamship Katahdin celebrates 100 years afloat in Moosehead Lake. According to the Moosehead Marine Museum website, the national historic landmark was launched into the north Maine waters in Aug. 20, 1914. The “Kate,” as the steamship has been called, is the last of many boats that carried …

Julia Child And The Art Of Cooking…With Lobster

By Christina Lemieux on Aug. 15, 2014, at 2:54 a.m.
Today marks what would have been Julia Child’s 102nd birthday. To celebrate, I watched the ‘Lobster Show’ episode of The French Chef. If you are a Julia Child fan, a lobster lover or both, the video (just $1.99 on Amazon) is 29 minutes of pure viewing pleasure. Julia takes her …
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Breakfast and silent auction in Sebec Village

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 12, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Reading Room, Sebec Village, Sebec For more information: 564-3232 SEBEC, Maine — The annual all-you-can-eat breakfast and silent auction will be held 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Reading Room in Sebec Village. Local businesses and artisans have provided …
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Sangerville Historical Society to meet Aug. 26

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 12, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
SANGERVILLE, Maine — The Sangerville Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the community room at Sangerville Town Hall. A talk on Sangerville history will be held at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments. Bicentennial Books may be purchased 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, at the town office or …
Piscataquis County corrections officer Jeffery Starbird (left) waits in a hallway with two inmates before escorting them back to their cells during mail and medication call at the booking room of the jail in 2010.

State cuts Piscataquis County Jail budget by $157,000

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Aug. 11, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Piscataquis County Sheriff John Goggin and Corrections Administrator Dave Harmon have often touted the county jail as one of the most efficient in the state. Unfortunately, their ability to “do more with less” may cost them in the long run. Both men addressed the county commissioners meeting …

Fur hat manufacturer to bring up to 20 jobs to Greenville

on Aug. 08, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
A company that specializes in the manufacture of fur hats and other finished fur products expects to begin operations in Greenville by the end of September, bringing up to 20 new jobs to the town. GlacierWear products are sold online only and are shipped to customers around …
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The charming Greenville Junction Depot stands ready for the gala, Aug. 16th. Enlarged inset shows huge new wood sills, new steel cross beams and concrete footings to strengthen and level the structure.

Heavy Lifting Prepares Greenville Junction Depot for Annual Gala and a Future Move

By William Peet on Aug. 07, 2014, at 2:17 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Greenville Junction Depot Annual Gala, Route 15, Greenville Junction, Maine For more information: 207-695-2955; greenvilledepot.org With her distinctive “witch’s hat” roof, the Depot in Greenville Junction is an architectural glamor girl. But at an estimated 85 tons, she’s no lightweight. …
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Italian buffet to benefit Smart Starts program

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 07, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Valley Grange Hall, Butter Street and Guilford Center Road, Guilford For more information: valleygrange.com GUILFORD, Maine — An Italian buffet will be held 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Valley Grange Hall on the corner of Butter Street and …
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Guilford church to hold auction

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 07, 2014, at 11:07 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine – Calling all cluttered houses, overfilled garages, leftover yard sales and plain old sad barns in the area, the Guilford United Methodist Church is seeking items for its auction at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the church, rain or shine. No electronics, appliances or clothing. To arrange the pickup of items …
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