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St. Croix Riverfront

Apple Fest, Quilt Show, Art Along the Riverfront Sept. 27

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 19, 2014, at 12:01 p.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Saturday, Sept. 27, promises a full day of arts and leisure in the St. Croix Valley. A morning visit to Calais may bring the traveler to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and its annual Apple Fest – complete with breakfast, apple pies, jellies and other delights. A short walk …
From the community

Public supper at Ellsworth church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 19, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth For more information: 207-667-7641; ELLSWORTH, Maine — St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, will hold a public supper 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the church. It is a traditional …
From the community

‘A Quaker approach to academic study’ at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 19, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; BAR HARBOR, Maine — A College of the Atlantic professor will examine how The Quaker Institute for the Future has been experimenting …
Mowry Beach

Whale skeleton recovery to begin in Lubec

By Tim Cox on Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
LUBEC, Maine — A group of volunteers will gather at Mowry Beach during low tide Sunday to begin the process of digging up and recovering the bones of a stranded whale was buried at the site 20 years ago. “This is just the beginning,” Rhonda Welcome, one of the organizers …
From the community
Left to right: David and Julie Barker, Owners of Helen’s Restaurant in Machias, with their employees (Linda, Carlene, Becky, Patty, Scott and Breanna) accept a Community Commitment donation check from Susan Albee and Lisa Holmes of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.  The Machias branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust chose the Helen’s Restaurant Employee Fund as the beneficiary of their Community Commitment charitable giving program.


By BHBTCathy on Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cathy Planchart, VP Corporate Communications & Community Relations Bar Harbor Bank & Trust P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME 04605 207-667-0660 x4655 / DATE: September 18, 2014 TITLE: BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST MAKES ‘COMMUNITY COMMITMENT’ DONATION Machias, Maine – Each week, Bar Harbor …
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Veteran pediatrician Dr. Bob Holmberg and Maine Quality Counts Program Manager Nan Simpson

Evidence-Based Developmental Screening a Valuable Tool to Identify At-Risk Kids

By lee umphrey on Sept. 18, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
Harrington Family Health Center is planning to integrate screening for developmental and autism spectrum disorders into the routine care of all of their pediatric patients. Early and routine, evidence-based developmental screening of children can be a valuable tool for health care providers to identify youngsters at risk for these disorders, …
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COA prof, students influence major UN climate summit

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
Stabinsky helped select delegates, speaker for Sept. 23 forum; more than 60 COA students to rally this weekend at People’s Climate March BAR HARBOR, MAINE — When a major United Nations forum on climate change convenes next week in New York, it will be kicked off with behind-the-scenes input from …
Emergency responders gather at the scene of an accident on Court Street on the outskirts of Machias late Thursday morning. The vehicle came to rest on the driver's side on the edge of the Down East Sunrise Trail.

Harrington woman, children escape serious injury when vehicle rolls

By Tim Cox on Sept. 18, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A woman with two young children escaped serious injury when the vehicle they were traveling in went off the road and overturned several times, police reported Thursday. Dayna Alley, 26, of Harrington was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango east on Court Street, also known as U.S. 1A, …
Chris Donahue

Cpl. Chris Donahue named chief deputy for Washington County

By Tim Cox on Sept. 18, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith has promoted Cpl. Chris Donahue to chief deputy. Donahue, the brother of former chief deputy Shawn Donahue, who died of a heart attack in May, has been a member of Smith’s staff just over a year. He joined the office as a …
From the community

UMaine Extension Discusses Nutrition Concerns for Older Americans

By Tara Wood on Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:05 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Calais Free Library, 9 Union Street, Calais, Maine For more information: 207-255-3345 University of Maine Cooperative Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will give a free presentation on nutrition concerns for older Americans Thursday, Oct. 23, 10-11 a.m., at …

‘I almost feel like I’m still dreaming’: Woodside named new Calais boys basketball coach

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 17, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
Chris Woodside knows he has sizeable shoes to fill as the new boys varsity basketball coach at Calais High School. But he likens the challenge of replacing Ed Leeman to a similar coaching transition he followed just after completing graduate school at the University of Connecticut. “At a much, much …

Passamaquoddy Tribe gets $250,000 grant for syrup plant in Jackman

By Tim Cox on Sept. 17, 2014, at 4:06 p.m.
PRINCETON, Maine — The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township will receive a $250,000 federal grant to build a maple syrup processing facility in Jackman. The grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission was announced by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King on Tuesday. The tribe was awarded a Rural …
Woodland Pulp is located on the international border between Baileyville, Maine, and New Brunswick, Canada.

FAME closes bond deal to help finance new tissue plant in Baileyville

By Tim Cox on Sept. 17, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
BAILEYVILLE, Maine — The Finance Authority of Maine closed a $7.5 million bond deal Wednesday that is one piece of the financing package for a $120 million tissue mill that will be constructed at Woodland Pulp. FAME will issue the taxable bond through its Major Business Expansion Program for St. …
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Monarch at Bar Harbor  9/15/14

Monarch at Bar Harbor 9/15/14

By Larry Pile on Sept. 17, 2014, at 11:17 a.m.
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Jonesboro to Hold “Sole” Walk

By Suzanne Plaisted on Sept. 16, 2014, at 6:06 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Chandler River Community Center, 23 Looks Point Road, Jonesboro, Maine For more information: 434-2542 The Jonesboro Union Church will host a benefit “Sole Walk” at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Oct. 18th to raise funds for the Church general fund and …
David and Julie Barker manage to smile despite the fire that reduced their landmark Machias business, Helen's Restaurant, to smoldering rubble in the background. They plan to rebuild.

Helen’s owners expect to submit plans for new restaurant soon to state officials

By Tim Cox on Sept. 16, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The owners of Helen’s Restaurant hope to submit plans to state officials soon for a new building and begin construction within weeks. David and Julie Barker also hope to open the new restaurant by the end of February, the husband said Tuesday. “That’s our goal,” said David …
From the community

Intro to Mosses and their Allies

By Dawn Charnetzky on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Eagle Hill Institute, 59 Eagle Hill Road Box 9, Steuben, ME For more information: 207-546-2821 ext. 1; This introductory workshop is designed for …
Hannaford Supermarkets has reached an agreement with Paradis Shop ’n Save to purchase supermarkets the company operates in Houlton, Caribou and Calais.

Hannaford to purchase Eastern Maine Paradis supermarkets

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Hannaford Supermarkets has reached an agreement with Paradis Shop ’n Save to purchase supermarkets the company operates in Houlton, Caribou and Calais. The purchase of the stores is expected to be completed later this fall. Paradis stores in Fort Kent, Madawaska and Brewer are not affected by …
From the community
Downeast Salmon Federation needs volunteers to help clip salmon fins.

Volunteers needed to help clip salmon fins

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
EAST MACHIAS, Maine — The Downeast Salmon Federation is looking for volunteers to help with their 2014 fin clipping effort from Sept. 22 into October, at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center. The DSF is raising 150,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon at EMARC as part of an ongoing restoration stocking effort …
From the community

Climate Change Lecture by George Jacobson, Maine State Climatologist

By pmsercinst on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Schoodic Education & Research Center, 65 Acadia Drive, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310; October 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Maine George Jacobson, Maine State Climatologist. …
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