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Excavators work recently to prepare the building site where Helen's Restaurant used to stand.

Helen’s Restaurant gets permit to rebuild

By Tim Cox on July 28, 2014, at 7:41 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Machias Planning Board quickly approved a permit Monday night to allow the owners of Helen’s Restaurant to rebuild after a fire that destroyed the landmark business earlier this month. The panel, meeting in a special session that lasted just over 10 minutes, voted 5-0 to issue …
Excavators work recently to prepare the building site where Helen's Restaurant used to stand.

Owners of Helen’s Restaurant seek permit to rebuild

By Tim Cox on July 28, 2014, at 5:01 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The owners of Helen’s Restaurant, the landmark business that was destroyed by fire earlier this month, are seeking a permit to construct a new building on the same site next to U.S. 1. David and Julie Barker applied for a building permit July 17. The Machias Planning …
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The start of the parade in 2013.

Free children’s parade part of Wild Blueberry Festival

Bangor Daily News on July 28, 2014, at 2:25 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, held annually in August, provides the opportunity for the Washington County Children’s Program, a division of UCP of Maine, to host the annual free Children’s Parade and Entertainment, Friday, Aug. 15. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this …
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Genome research reviewed at College of the Atlantic

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on July 28, 2014, at 1:57 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Deering Common Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5625; news.coa.edu/2014/06/23/coffee-and-conversation-series-begins-july-1/ Cutting-edge science; Rosenthal, Katona to speak on the latest in regenerative medicine BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Former College of the Atlantic …
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Torin Jones (from left), Harper Mattraw and Sarah Sinford perform as The Roman Counterpart.

Music on the Rocks Free Concert Series Presents THE ROMAN COUNTERPART

By Lauren Koss on July 28, 2014, at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Sutherland Amphitheater, Water Street, Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-853-4047; tidesinstitute.org Free summer concerts at Eastport’s Sutherland Amphitheater are in full swing, recurring at 5 pm every other Wednesday night through September 3. August 20, we’ll feature The Roman Counterpart, …
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Music on the Rocks Free Concert Series Presents SIXTH SENSE

By Lauren Koss on July 28, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Sutherland Amphitheater, Water Street, Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-853-4047; tidesinstitute.org Free summer concerts at Eastport’s Sutherland Amphitheater are in full swing, recurring at 5 pm every other Wednesday night through September 3. August 6 we’ll feature Sixth Sense, the …
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Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, founders of Acre Architects, Saint John, NB, will give a free talk at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Eastport, Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m.

Acre Architects Founders to Give Free Talk in Eastport

By Lauren Koss on July 28, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Tides Institute & Museum of Art, 43 Water Street, Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-853-4047; tidesinstitute.org The Tides Institute & Museum of Art will present its 5th annual free architecture talk at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 7, with guests Monica …
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Kokedama in Your Landscape installation, Byrdie’s Gallery, New Orleans, May 2014

Visiting Artist Megan Singleton to Give Talk and Lead Tour of Interactive Exhibit

By Lauren Koss on July 28, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-853-4047; tidesinstitute.org Megan Singleton, a StudioWorks artist-in-residence, will give a brief talk, then bring visitors to an interactive exhibit at the bandstand near Peavey Memorial Library. “Kokedama in Your Landscape” is …
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Prospect Harbor UMC Sunday Bean Supper

By Prospect Harbor UMC on July 28, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Prospect Harbor United Methodist Church, 57 Main Street, Prospect Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-963-5556; phumchurch.com/ We are having our famous Bean Supper on a Sunday to avoid several annual local events this Saturday. It’s on Sunday, August 3rd – …
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Cancellation of Wind Development meeting on July 30

By Janet Weston on July 28, 2014, at 9:09 a.m.
The meeting on Wind Power Development in Washington County, to be held July 30, at Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott, has been CANCELLED. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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BAR HARBOR — Jennifer Judd-McGee and gallery owner Cody van Heerden will discuss Judd-McGee’s “Rows & Rows: Community, Pattern, and Landscape” during a presentation Monday on the campus of College of the Atlantic.
 
Judd-McGee, an internationally recognized mixed-media artist and 1992 COA alumna who lives in Northeast Harbor, will discuss her processes, career, inspiration from the natural world, and the idea of community in a talk with COA trustee and art gallery owner Cody van Heerden.

The program is 5 p.m. Monday, July 28 at the Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center. Van Heerden is co-owner of Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor.

“Rows & Rows” art talk tonight at COA

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on July 28, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
Monday, July 28, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-5015; wp.me/pj41E-3pz BAR HARBOR — Jennifer Judd-McGee and gallery owner Cody van Heerden will discuss Judd-McGee’s “Rows & Rows: Community, Pattern, …
Friends check out an exhibit Saturday afternoon at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, one of the stops on the newly-redesigned Downeast Fisheries Trail.

Fisheries trail to encourage tourism, showcase Down East Maine’s maritime heritage

By Abigail Curtis on July 27, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
SEARSPORT, Maine — Locavores who live in or visit the Pine Tree State can meander along the Maine Beer Trail, sipping their way from one microbrewery to the next. They could eat their way from lobster roll to lobster roll along the coast or farm hop to see where their …
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Lobster Ravioli with Champagne Sauce

on July 27, 2014, at 7:06 a.m.
If you want to impress guests, lobster ravioli should do the trick.  This recipe, with its delectable combination of lobster, ricotta, chives and champagne sauce, is compliments of my friend and chef Natalie Gingerich.  Natalie is from California and the first time we made lobster ravioli recipe together I was …
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Standing in front of the Eastport Arts Center

Eastport Arts Center announces new Development Director

By Devon Kelley-Yurdin on July 25, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
The Eastport Arts Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah A. Smith as part-time Development Director. This new position involves working with board members and volunteers to secure broad-based fundraising goals for the organization, whose mission is to stimulate and nurture an appreciation of the visual and performing …
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Chief Nursing Officer Charleen Ryan and Dr. Rodney Sparks

Down East Community Hospital receives $25,000 grant

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2014, at 4:38 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine –  The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation awarded $25,000 to Down East Community Hospital for medical equipment.  These funds came in as a result of a grant request for Emergency Department equipment. “The Emergency Department will purchase equipment that will support building our future and will support the excellent care …

Down East, Hancock County Births

on July 25, 2014, at 4:34 p.m.
Down East Community Hospital, Machias To Chris and Crystal Perry, Beddington, a son, Remington Scott Perry, on June 7, 2014. To Jason and Mary Norman, Machias, a son, Clayton Michael Norman, on June 11, 2014. To Adrian and Lacey Arsenault, Princeton, a son, Owen Steven William Arsenault, on June 12, …

Wind energy utility leasing more than 7,000 acres of land Down East

By Tim Cox on July 25, 2014, at 4:02 p.m.
TRESCOTT, Maine — Atlantic Wind, a subsidiary of a global utility business, has leased thousands of acres in two coastal communities and is gathering data to assess the feasibility of a wind energy project there. Atlantic Wind has leased a little more than 7,200 acres in Washington County, including about …
Passengers and crew on board a tour boat operating out of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, just across the Canadian border from Maine, spotted a great white shark in Passamaquoddy Bay on Monday.

Tour boat guide: Shark was so close ‘you could have jumped on its back’

By Bill Trotter on July 25, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.
Nick Hawkins, a naturalist guide with a tour boat operation based in Passamaquoddy Bay, said Friday he has seen sharks in the bay before. Monday’s sighting of a great white shark, just outside the harbor of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, where the tour company Quoddy Link Marine is based, was …
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Gallery opening CRAFT MAINE

By Cara Romano on July 25, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Gallery in Downtown Ellsworth: CRAFT MAINE CRAFT MAINE, located in the Main Grind Building on Main Street, Ellsworth, opened its doors. CRAFT MAINE features the work of functional craft artists from the state of Maine working in clay, wood, metal, fiber and glass. The gallery is …
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Charlotte Fire & Rescue Host Season’s Second Baked Bean Supper

By anncarter on July 24, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Charlotte Fire and Rescue Station, 1100 Ayers Junction Road (Rte. #214), Charlotte, Maine For more information: 454-8825; calais.lib.me.us Calendar: Wednesday, Aug. 6 – Public Baked Bean Supper – Charlotte Fire and Rescue Dept. – 1100 Ayers Junction Rd., Charlotte, ME …
 
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