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Ashley Bryan holds his print, “Sally Tea Cup” created for an upcoming compendium volume published by the London Children’s Museum.

Ashley Bryan show shines with COA assistance

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on July 30, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
College of the Atlantic alumni, faculty design exhibit for celebrated Islesford artist ISLESFORD, Maine — An exhibit for one of Maine’s most celebrated artists was designed and conceptualized with the help of College of the Atlantic alumni and faculty. “A Visit with Ashley Bryan,” on display at Acadia National Park’s …
Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith

Judge dismisses appeals by Washington County sheriff in unemployment disputes

By Tim Cox on July 30, 2014, at 4:58 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A Washington County Superior Court judge Wednesday granted motions to dismiss appeals brought by Sheriff Donnie Smith in disputes with two former employees of the county jail over unemployment benefits. An attorney for one of the employees and an assistant attorney general argued during the hearing and …
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Calais Readies for 41st Annual International Homecoming Festival

By Jayna Smith on July 30, 2014, at 3:40 p.m.
Crafters, artisans, consultants, organizations, and the like are invited to take part in the Arts and Craft Fair as part of the 41st Annual International Homecoming Festival. This Arts and Craft Fair event will be held along Calais’ beautiful Riverfront Walkway on Sunday, August 10th. In addition to this event, …
Scott Ramsdell

Cutler man indicted on manslaughter charge in crash that killed Millinocket teacher

By Judy Harrison on July 30, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Cutler man charged with manslaughter in connection with the Jan. 27 death of a Millinocket teacher in a head-on collision on Route 9 in Eddington was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count each of manslaughter, aggravated criminal operation under the influence …
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Pirate and Princess Pancake Breakfast

By Susy Davis on July 30, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: YWCA , 36 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, maine For more information: 207-460-2886; pirateprincesspancakebreakfast.eventbrite.com Fundraiser event to benefit the Bar Harbor Rotary Club International Wheel Chair Project. Come and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast dressed as your favorite Pirate and …
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Henry D. Moore Library offers “Let’s Talk About It” Book Group

By Jeanne Benedict on July 30, 2014, at 12:06 p.m.
The Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It”, a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in …
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Bob Bryson is August Featured Artist at Steuben Library

By Jeanne Benedict on July 30, 2014, at 11:56 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Henry D. Moore Library, 22 Village Road, Steuben, ME For more information: 207-546-7301; moorelibrary.org Steuben artist Bob Bryson will exhibit his artwork at the Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben from August 4th until August 30th as part of the …
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Machias and Calais CareerCenters offer programs to job-seekers

Bangor Daily News on July 30, 2014, at 8:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Maine — For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Machias and Calais CareerCenters will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers this August. CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of no-charge …
Flight crew members wipe oil of the underside of the Sentimental Journey, a fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, after a trip over Bar Harbor Tuesday at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Bar Harbor.

WWII Flying Fortress visits Bar Harbor airport, offers flights in historic bomber

By Ashley Conti on July 30, 2014, at 6:13 a.m.
TRENTON, Maine — Around 20 airplane enthusiasts lined the fence at Scenic Flights of Acadia at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton to watch the return of a piece of American history. With blue skies and calm winds, one of the last remaining airworthy WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress …

WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber returns to Bar Harbor

By Ashley Conti on July 30, 2014, at 6:06 a.m.
WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber Sentimental Journey has returned to Bar Harbor for the first time in nine years. Sentimental Journey will be stationed at Scenic Flights of Acadia until Aug. 6, where Mainers can see a piece of history up close.
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“Confessions of a Nightingale” Presented by Stage East

By Devon Kelley-Yurdin on July 29, 2014, at 7:27 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: …
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John Salko Retrospective at The Washington Street Gallery in Eastport

By Devon Kelley-Yurdin on July 29, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St., Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-853-4650; eastportartscenter.com The Washington Street Gallery at the Eastport Arts Center will be featuring a month-long retrospective show of work by John Salko. The paintings can be seen August …
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“Music on the Green” concert is today in Calais

By wash on July 29, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Music on the Green, Triangle Park, Calais, Maine Next “Music on the Green” concert is today, July 29 at 6:30 p.m., at Triangle Park in Calais. Steve Erwin will be playing jazz. His performance is sponsored by Boston Shoe Store …
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Washington County Community College and St. Croix Tissue, Inc. announce partnership

By wccc on July 29, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
CALAIS and BAILEYVILLE – Washington County Community College and St. Croix Tissue, Inc. have announced a partnership that will lead to high paying paper making jobs for workers in Down East Maine. St. Croix Tissue, Inc. announced earlier this year its plans to build a new state-of-the-art tissue paper production facility located …
A worker at the Wyman's of Maine processing plant in Cherryfield conducts a quality control inspection on a 30-pound box of frozen wild blueberries in August 2013.

Wyman’s acquires 8,000 acres in New Brunswick, expands processing plant on Prince Edward Island

By Tim Cox on July 29, 2014, at 12:42 p.m.
MILBRIDGE, Maine — Jasper Wyman & Son, the largest U.S.-owned grower and processor of wild blueberries, announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement to acquire 8,000 acres in northern New Brunswick in order to increase its supply of the low-bush blueberries. At the same time, the company announced the opening …
From the community

Variety Show to Benefit Generator Fund

By Suzanne Plaisted on July 29, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Jonesboro Union Church, Looks Point Road, Jonesboro, Maine For more information: 207-434-7441 A Variety Show will be held Sat., Aug. 2 at the Jonesboro Union Church to benefit the Chandler River Community Center Generator Fund. Musical performances, poetry readings and …
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Linnea Harrold ‘15, the program’s first intern, began her 10-week experience June 16. Harrold, of Sutton Mills, N.H., observes MDI Hospital physicians and nurse practitioners across a variety of specialties, and has the opportunity to discuss patient encounters on a daily basis. She meets weekly to evaluate and discuss her experience with Dr. Edward Gilmore, MD, MACP, a cardiologist and director of the program; and Betsy Corrigan, nurse educator.

COA, MDI Hospital forge new internship program

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on July 29, 2014, at 9 a.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Mount Desert Island Hospital and College of the Atlantic launched a unique internship program this summer that offers COA students the chance to experience the world of rural medicine firsthand. Linnea Harrold ‘15, the program’s first intern, began her 10-week experience June 16. Harrold observes MDI …
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Benefit pie auction postponed

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on July 29, 2014, at 8:08 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Aug. 2 pie auction sponsored by Faye Mack and the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce and planned to benefit Helen’s Restaurant employees, has been postponed to mid-September. A new date and place will be announced soon. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your …
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Annual Meeting at the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Center

By Patty BuBar on July 29, 2014, at 7:28 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Center, 2 Grove Rd, Forest City Twp, Maine For more information: 207-448-3250; woodiewheaton.org Forest City, Maine–Rain or shine, The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust invites all friends, neighbors, members and guests to the Annual Meeting at 1pm …
MAINE-LY LOBSTER (blog)

Lobster Club Sandwich Recipe

on July 29, 2014, at 4:10 a.m.
I can be quite a purist when it comes to cooking and serving lobster. My motto is, the simpler, the better. Steamed lobster, lobster rolls and lobster Newberg are some of my favorite lobster recipes. My rule of thumb is usually no more than four to five ingredients. Yet several …
 
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