Stories about Down East

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive (Surry Road), Ellsworth, Maine

For more information: (207) 667-8671; wp.me/pj41E-3yI

This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

 
From the community

COA, Healthy Acadia to celebrate heirloom apples at Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 02, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive (Surry Road), Ellsworth, Maine For more information: (207) 667-8671; wp.me/pj41E-3yI ELLSWORTH, MAINE — In 1850, there were thousands of named varieties of apples in Maine. On every farm and homestead, they were eaten fresh …

Judge considering sex assault lawsuit against Cherryfield businessman

By Tim Cox on Oct. 01, 2014, at 6:13 p.m.
MACHIAS | Three days of testimony wrapped up Wednesday in the civil trial against a Cherryfield businessman accused of sexually abusing a young girl years ago. Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Donald Alexander said he would take some time to review all of the evidence and accompanying documents before …
From the community

Japanese gardens, culture at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Oct. 01, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; news.coa.edu/2014/10/01/college-of-the-atlantic-to-host-expert-in-japanese-culture/ Woodrow Wilson Fellow Richard J. Wood to give two public lectures on Japan BAR …
From the community

Rockweed Working Group plans meetings

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 01, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
HALLOWELL and MACHIAS, Maine – The group that will determine criteria for ecologically sensitive areas that should be closed to rockweed harvesting on the Maine coast, known as the Rockweed Working Group, has scheduled its first two meetings, both of which will provide an opportunity for public participation. The meetings will …
From the community

Public meeting to update regional ocean planning efforts

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 01, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.
BELFAST, Maine — A meeting will be held 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., to update the public on a New England-wide ocean planning process. The progress toward goals outlined by the Northeast Regional Planning Body will be given, and feedback will be solicited …

Cherryfield businessman denies sex abuse claims

By Tim Cox on Sept. 30, 2014, at 8:08 p.m.
MACHIAS | A 63-year-old Cherryfield businessman on Tuesday denied allegations by a Washington County woman that he sexually molested and assaulted her when she was a girl. Steven Pagels, defending himself in a non-jury trial against a civil lawsuit brought by the 28-year-old woman, also denied claims by a …
From the community
A recognition dinner was held for retiring Chief Financial Officer Tom Potter (left )at the University of Maine at Machias this week with more than 60 faculty, staff and friends attending. Potter has spent 17 years at UMM and plans to travel during his retirement. Mark T. Hatt, a UMM alumni, is the new CFO. Hatt has spent decades as the financial leader of various paper and aerospace industries, most recently as corporate comptroller with Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC.

UMM’s CFO retires

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 30, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
A recognition dinner was held for retiring Chief Financial Officer Tom Potter (left )at the University of Maine at Machias this week with more than 60 faculty, staff and friends attending. Potter has spent 17 years at UMM and plans to travel during his retirement. Mark T. Hatt, a UMM …
From the community

UMM to host traditional cider pressing

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 30, 2014, at 8:41 a.m.
Cider pressing using a traditional hand press will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 9, at the greenhouse at the University of Maine at Machias. The event is free and open to the community. October 10 is reserved as a rain date. Regina Grabrovac, creator of the Apple Project …
From the community

Blessing of the Animals in Hancock

By David on Sept. 29, 2014, at 8:12 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Union Congregational Church of Hancock, 1368 Route 1, Hancock, Maine For more information: 207-422-3100; hancockucc.org The public is invited to join the Union Congregational Church of Hancock, UCC, for a Blessing of the Animals at 10 am on Sunday, October …

Woman testifies in lawsuit against Cherryfield businessman

By Tim Cox on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
MACHIAS | A Washington County woman testified against Cherryfield businessman Steven Pagels on Monday in the opening day of the trial in her civil lawsuit against him. The woman, who is not being identified by the Bangor Daily News because she may be a victim of sexual assault, testified …
From the community

Political candidates’ forums set at UMM in October

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 29, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias will host two county and legislative election forums in October, and all Washington County residents are invited to attend. The forums will be also broadcast and live-streamed over the internet by Washington County TV and WUMM. Candidates on the ballot in …
From the community

Pumpkin Fest in Castine

By Tiffany Martin on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Castine Town Dock, Sea St, Castine, ME A family event full of pumpkin activities including: pumpkin decorating, pumpkin olympics, pumpkin hoops, bake sale, pumpkin tidal race, pumpkin pitch & putt, and scarecrow decorating. For adults, a Beer Garten will be …

Church seeks to provide a shelter for emergencies

By Tim Cox on Sept. 29, 2014, at 11:12 a.m.
Cherryfield church is seeking help to renovate, rehabilitate a house in order that it can be used to provide emergency shelter to families in the event of a fire or other emergency.
From the community

Ribbon cutting held for UMM Science Building renovations

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 29, 2014, at 8:53 a.m.
A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held Saturday at the University of Maine at Machias to recognize a $600,000 renovation project completed over the summer in the Science Building. The funding was provided through a bond referendum approved by the voters of Maine. The project included installing up to date laboratories, …
From the community
Artist and UMM Professor Leonore Hildebrandt will launch her new book of poetry.

BOOK LAUNCH WITH POET LEONORE HILDEBRANDT AT UNIVERSITY OF MAINE MACHIAS

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 29, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Poet Leonore Hildebrandt will read from her new book, The Next Unknown, in the art gallery of the University of Maine at Machias at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 22. The event is hosted by the Maine Writers Series at UMM. Leonore Hildebrandt, who formerly hosted the Maine …
VIDEO
Nancy Ives (left) and Peter Duston explain how the former kitchen of the Lamb House will be renovated into a bathroom and utility room. The house needs an estimated $20,000 worth of renovations and repairs.

‘It’s sorely needed’: Cherryfield church seeks help to renovate home for temporary shelter

By Tim Cox on Sept. 29, 2014, at 5:22 a.m.
A Cherryfield church is seeking help to renovate a house that would be available as a temporary shelter for people who are displaced from their home because of a disaster. First Congregational Church held one meeting about the Lamb House project — named after the last family …
From the community

Prospect Harbor UMC Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, Oct. 11th 4-6 PM

By Prospect Harbor UMC on Sept. 28, 2014, at 11:58 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Prospect Harbor United Methodist Church, 57 Main Street, Prospect Harbor, ME For more information: 207-963-5556; facebook.com/events/1470712579871994/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular We are having our famous Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, Saturday, October 11th – 4 PM to 6 PM at the Prospect Harbor United …

Fire displaces Down East family

By Tim Cox on Sept. 28, 2014, at 7:17 p.m.
COLUMBIA | A family of four has been displaced after their home was gutted by fire, Columbia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Cecil Gray reported Sunday. Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office were expected on the scene Monday, he said. The fire at the home on Webb District Road, …

Still dancing after all these years

By Tim Cox on Sept. 28, 2014, at 2:15 p.m.
Friends of Barbara Lara of Calais plan to recognize her at a special event in October. Lara has taught dancing for 50 years.
VIDEO
Barbara Lara encourages children attending a class at her dance studio.

Dance teacher who has charmed Calais for 50 years to receive tribute

By Tim Cox on Sept. 28, 2014, at 1:19 p.m.
Barbara Lara has taught a lot of people to dance. In fact, she’s been teaching people for 50 years. In some cases she has taught four generations from the same family. But Lara, 67, who still teaches five days per week and has no plans to slow …
 
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business