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Monday, July 28, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Ethel H. Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: 207-801-5844; wp.me/pj41E-3nk

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Jennifer Judd-McGee and will discuss her “Rows & Rows: Community, Pattern, and Landscape” exhibit during a presentation Monday on the campus of College of the Atlantic.

COA art figures to discuss inspiration of nature

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on July 22, 2014, at 4:40 p.m.
Monday, July 28, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Ethel H. Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5844; wp.me/pj41E-3nk BAR HARBOR — Jennifer Judd-McGee and gallery owner Cody van Heerden will discuss Judd-McGee’s “Rows & Rows: Community, Pattern, and Landscape” …
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Blood donors needed in Maine as summer supply dwindles

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed. The Red Cross is seeing fewer appointments at its blood donation centers …
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Drs. Lorenz and Jodi Schielke began 
providing radiology services at CRH in July.

CRH Announces Two New Radiology Physicians

By Travis DeeDee on July 22, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Calais Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Jodi Hiland Schielke and Dr. Lorenz Schielke to the Radiology Department. Drs. Schielke relocated to the Calais area via Connecticut, but the area is not new to Dr. Jodi Schielke. She is a local graduate of Woodland High School and very excited …

Beals residents oppose reduction in post office hours

By Tim Cox on July 22, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Standing room only in Beals town office as Postal Service official briefs residents on plans to cut hours at island’s post office.
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A sign next to Shirley Beal expresses the view held by islanders who showed up at the town office to meet with a Postal Service official Monday. The Postal Service is considering reducing the hours of the town's post office, where all residents have to pick up their mail.

Post office cutbacks rile Beals islanders

By Tim Cox on July 22, 2014, at 12:29 p.m.
BEALS, Maine — Cost-cutting measures under consideration by the U.S. Postal Service came home to roost Monday in the island community of Beals, where lobster traps easily outnumber people. The Postal Service has proposed reducing the hours of the tiny post office on the island, which is connected via bridge …
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Downeast Jazz Trio in Concert

By Susan Bennett on July 22, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Milbridge Congregational Church, Bridge Street, Milbridge, Maine For more information: whrl.org Downeast Jazz Trio in Concert with Alice French! Friday, July 25, 7:00pm at the Milbridge Congregational Church. Admission is by donation. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Women’s Health …
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Blueberry Rakers Center to open Aug. 4 in Washington County

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — With the blueberry harvest underway, Maine Department of Labor staff are partnering with other governmental and community service organizations to host the Rakers’ Center in Washington County. The official opening is Aug. 4, and the hours will be 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The facility provides migrant farm workers and their …
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“Music on the Green” concert is tonight in Calais

By wash on July 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Music on the Green, Triangle Park, Calais, Maine For more information: 454-8277 “Music on the Green” concert is tonight, July 22 at 6:30 p.m., at Triangle Park in Calais. “O’Mcrelli” will be playing contemporary folk. It is being sponsored by …
MAINE-LY LOBSTER (blog)

Lobster is on a Roll in London

on July 22, 2014, at 5:32 a.m.
If you have read my “About” page, you will know that, while I blog about the Maine lobster industry, I currently live in the bustling city of London.  I also have three young children – a three-year-old and eleven-month-old twins.  And the week after I launched this blog, we moved …
Jordan Pond is seen from the South Bubble Trail on July 6, 2014, near the summit of South Bubble mountain in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

Report: National Park Service visitors spent $8.5 million less in Maine in 2013

By Bill Trotter on July 21, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — Visitors to Maine’s only national park are estimated to have generated $191.5 million for the state’s economy last year, according to the federal agency that runs the park. A new National Park Service report also indicates spending by visitors to Acadia and to the Saint …
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Labor of Love Nutrition Center to open doors to canners

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Sept. …
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Mushroom Slideshow and Walk with Kirk Gentalen at the CCLC

By soshorepoet on July 21, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott Township, Maine For more information: 207-733-2233; cclc.me Kirk Gentalen loves mushrooms. “I’ve never met a fungus I didn’t like” he says. From poisonous …
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‘Women Who Run With the Wolves’ is reading group book

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
CALAIS, Maine – Calais Bookshop has selected “Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes for its next reading group on Wednesday, Sept. 10. This is the 102nd book group in an ongoing reading program available at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St. Group begins at 5:30 p.m. (U.S. time). For book group …
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Foraging for Wild Plants with Tom Seymour at the CCLC

By soshorepoet on July 21, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road, Trescott Township, Maine For more information: 207-733-2233; cclc.me On Friday, August 22, from 2:00-5:00pm, the Cobscook Community Learning Center will offer a wild plant foraging workshop with well known Maine plant author …
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Fun With Words! Poetry for Kids at the CCLC

By soshorepoet on July 21, 2014, at 2:05 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME ( Maine ) For more information: 207-733-2233; cclc.me On Wednesday, July 30, 9:00am-12:00 noon, the Cobscook Community Learning Center will offer “Fun With Words! Poetry for Kids,” with instructor Ally …
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Top national art curator to speak at COA

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on July 21, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5625; news.coa.edu/2014/06/13/summer-2014-events-at-college-of-the-atlantic/ Leading curator to deliver Presidential Lecture on collecting fine art and building top collections BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Suzanne …
Machias Valley Christian School, in operation since 1981, is contained in the building of Machias Valley Baptist Church.

Christian school in Machias not re-opening this fall

By Tim Cox on July 21, 2014, at 12:39 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Machias Valley Christian School, cited earlier this year for fire code violations, will not hold classes for the the 2014-15 school year, the chairman of the school’s board of directors said Monday. The school, which has been in operation since 1981, will attempt to reopen for the …
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Roast beef supper in Cherryfield

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 10:02 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Cherryfield Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 12 River Road, Cherryfield, Maine CHERRYFIELD, Maine — A savory roast beef supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Cherryfield Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Cost is adults $9 and children $4. …

Woman pulled over dam’s spillway

By Tim Cox on July 20, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
Two teenage boys describe how they came to the aid of a Lubec woman who broke her leg after she was pulled over a dam’s spillway.
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Two teenage boys say Erica Lyons jumped off this dam into Gardner Lake, but the current pulled her over a spillway, and she fell into a pool below.

Lubec woman rescued by teens, firefighters after being pulled over dam’s spillway

By Tim Cox on July 20, 2014, at 4:52 p.m.
EAST MACHIAS, Maine — A Lubec woman jumped off a dam into Gardner Lake, but the current pulled her down over a spillway Sunday afternoon. She suffered a broken leg in the fall, and two teenage boys came to her aid and pulled her out of the fast-moving stream below. …
 
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