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Tribute set for Washington County musician memorialized by foundation

By Tim Cox on April 23, 2014, at 5:01 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A foundation that benefits Maine musicians will participate in a tribute to the young Washington County man who is memorialized by the organization. The tribute to Ian Parker, sponsored by the Ian Parker Foundation and Skywalker’s Bar and Grille, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. …
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Hugh French of Tides Institute to speak about Eastport

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 4:26 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Calais City Hall, 11 Church St., Calais, Maine For more information: 207-454-1110 CALAIS, Maine — Hugh French, director of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art will speak about the revitalization and economic development of Eastport at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, …
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School children’s art to be featured at Machias Bay Chamber gallery

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on April 23, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The artists of the month whose work will be featured in May at the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce gallery are students of area schools. Outstanding works were selected by art teachers and staff at Rose M. Gaffney School in Machias, Fort O’Brien School in Machiasport, …
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Talk on bats at Cobscook Community Learning Center

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Dennison Point Road, Trescott, Maine For more information: 207-733-2068 TRESCOTT, Maine — “Bats!” will be the topic at Ray Brown’s Fundy Audubon’s presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 …
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Jonathan Fisher House Antiques Show

Jonathan Fisher House Antiques Show

By jfh44 on April 23, 2014, at 12:50 p.m.
The Jonathan Fisher House will be holding its 7th annual antiques show at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on Sat. Aug. 16th: Rte. 172, 1 mile east of Blue Hill Village and 13 miles west of Ellsworth. This outdoor show features dealers from all over New England. Early Buying 8am-9am, $15 …
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Maine Guide Pete Pipines and Member Mike Saunders

Fly-tying Streamer Clinic

By Patty BuBar on April 23, 2014, at 7:46 a.m.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Rideout's Lakeside Lodge, 6 Waterfront Drive, Weston, Maine For more information: 207-448-3250; woodiewheaton.org FOREST CITY, Maine – Join the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust for this season’s first fly tying streamer clinic. Learn how …
Sarah Mulcahy of Baring Plantation (second right) runs along a city street Monday during the 118th Boston Marathon. The 28-year-old Eagle Lake native, who is 6½ months pregnant, kept a relaxed pace and finished the race in 4 hours, 8 minutes, 19 seconds.

Baby steps: Washington County runner, 6½ months pregnant, completes Boston Marathon

By Ernie Clark on April 23, 2014, at 7:32 a.m.
Sarah Mulcahy figured to be one of the faster Maine runners at Monday’s 118th Boston Marathon. The 28-year-old resident of Baring Plantation qualified for the historic race last June when she won the women’s division of the inaugural Bay of Fundy International Marathon in Lubec in a time of 3 …

Perry extends moratorium on water project

By Tim Cox on April 22, 2014, at 12:47 p.m.
PERRY, Maine — The Perry Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Monday evening to extend a moratorium that temporarily blocks water exploration activities being conducted by the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point. The proposed extension of the moratorium, put in place for 180 days last fall, did not generate any opposition …
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Narraguagus Bay Health Care announcement

By Kristen Simas on April 22, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility is proud to announce that Theresa Chipman is the new MDS Coordinator. Theresa has been a LPN for 30-plus years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position. Narraguagus Bay is excited to have Theresa on board in this position. Congratulations, …
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Evening Field Trip to Experience Owls and Woodcock

By Patty BuBar on April 21, 2014, at 7:03 p.m.
Friday, May 9, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Center, 2 Grove Road, Forest City Twp, Maine For more information: 207-448-3250; woodiewheaton.org FOREST CITY, MAINE- The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust announces the first event of their “Educational Speaker Series & Summer Field Trips” on Friday, …
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US Supreme Court overturns health care fraud conviction of Maine man awaiting sentencing in pot farm case

By Judy Harrison on April 21, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The health care fraud conviction of a man awaiting sentencing in the Township 37 marijuana case was vacated Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court on technical grounds and sent back to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. The case was considered on briefs and …
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The Last Great Walk—Wayne Curtis

By Tanya Rucosky on April 21, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Grand Lake Stream Historical Society, Millford Rd, Grand Lake Stream, ME For more information: 2077962100; downeastlakes.org/events/the-last-great-walk-wayne-curtis/ Join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust in welcoming freelance journalist and Grand Lake Stream summer resident Wayne Curtis. Wayne will discussing his new book …
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Make Your Own Sailor’s Valentine

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on April 21, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Road, Surry Road, Route 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.org ELLSWORTH – WOODLAWN – MAKE YOUR OWN SAILOR’S VALENTINE, Tuesday, July 29, 10 am – 4 pm Create a sailor’s valentine using shells …
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When Maine was California: How Earthquakes and Volcanoes Made the Maine We Know and Love

By Tanya Rucosky on April 21, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
Monday, June 23, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: School Building, Water St, Grand Lake Stream, ME For more information: 2077962100; downeastlakes.org/events/when-maine-was-california-how-earthquakes-and-volcanoes-made-the-maine-we-know-and-love/ The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome Professor Bill Menke from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Dr. Menke will offer attendees a unique …

Worcester Wreath to pay $25,000 over immigrant hiring practices

By Bill Trotter on April 21, 2014, at 1:04 p.m.
HARRINGTON, Maine — A local wreath manufacturing company has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a federal investigation of its immigrant hiring practices, according to officials. Worcester Resources Inc., parent company of Worcester Wreath Co., in 2007 improperly retained some employees whose legal work status could not be confirmed, the …
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Sumbitchin Barn (Part I ~ details of Tom’s maniacal building)

on April 21, 2014, at 7:24 a.m.
Tom had been building his barn in his head for several years before the actual work commenced. He would get a glazed-over, distant look in his eyes and I just knew he was calculating how many trees he was going to have to saw into lumber to make it all …
Township 37

Feds won’t seize Township 37 marijuana farm land if owner pays $1.55 million

By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2014, at 9:31 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Township 37, where the state’s most sophisticated outdoor pot farm was discovered in September 2009, will not go on the federal auction block if its owner, Haynes Timberland Inc., pays a $1.55 million cash forfeiture instead. Two other properties — a hunting camp in LaGrange and a …
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Bands sought for Calais “Music on the Green” summer season

By wash on April 18, 2014, at 12 p.m.
Bands of all kinds are sought for the summer “Music on the Green” concert series in Calais, now in its eighth year. The concerts are every Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. and run from late June through late August or early September. This is a paying gig and interested …

Four Washington County communities and New Brunswick city explore regional economic development

By Tim Cox on April 18, 2014, at 11:57 a.m.
CALAIS, Maine — A budding regional economic development effort received something of a shot in the arm with interest shown by officials in three more localities — Eastport, which earlier had rebuffed an invitation to participate, Princeton, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Elected officials and staff from five local governments …
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Sunrise County Food Alliance

By Ellen Johnson on April 18, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Growing Concern, 35 Manning Street, Calais, Maine For more information: 207-454-3364 The Sunrise County Food Alliance will hold its monthly meeting on May 4 at Growing Concern, 35 Manning St., Calais, 1 to 4 p.m.
 
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