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Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St., Eastport, Maine

For more information: 207-853-4650; eastportartscenter.com

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Funkhouser Quartet/Lowman Dance Party

By Devon Kelley-Yurdin on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:07 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St., Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-853-4650; eastportartscenter.com The Eastport Arts Center welcomes back the John Funkhouser Quartet (original progressive jazz) and Lowman (original indie rock) on Saturday, September 13 at 7pm. Last year these …
Participating teams compete in the Pirate Bed Race held during the Eastport Pirate Festival at Eastport in 2012.

‘Pirates’ to return to Eastport for festival

By Tim Cox on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
EASTPORT, Maine — Eastport will once again offer an excuse to dress up as a pirate this weekend. The city will host the ninth annual Eastport Pirate Festival Friday through Sunday. The festival, endorsed by the Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce, includes exhibits of arts and crafts, food vendors, live …
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Speed Dating with Lenders and Resource Partners event slated

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:07 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Lee Pellon Center, 90 Main St., Machias For more information: 207-622-8381 AUGUSTA, Maine —  The U.S. Small Business Administration Maine District Office will hold Speed Dating with Lenders and Resource Partners  9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Lee Pellon Center, 90 Main …
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Search begins for Maine’s top youth volunteers for 2015 awards

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:45 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has begun its search for Maine’s top youth volunteers of 2015. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply through Nov. 4 for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the …
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Ambassador Donald P. Gregg will speak at a Human Ecology Forum Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 4:10 p.m. in the McCormick Lecture Hall at College of the Atlantic. His Human Ecology Forum talk will deal with the ongoing international turmoil presented by North Korea and opportunities for the U.S. to normalize relations.
The talk is free and open to the public.

Ambassador Don Gregg to speak at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 02, 2014, at 8:51 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 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/2014/08/28/ambassador-donald-gregg-to-speak-at-college-of-the-atlantic/ Korea expert, former diplomat to deliver Human Ecology Forum talk BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Ambassador Donald P. Gregg will speak at a …
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Prospect Harbor UMC Annual Fish Chowder Supper

By Prospect Harbor UMC on Sept. 01, 2014, at 5:47 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 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; facebook.com/events/688916487866786/?context=create&source=49# We are having our famous Annual Fish Chowder Supper this Saturday. It’s on Saturday, September 6th – 4 PM to 6 PM at the …
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An Evening with Dar Williams at College of the Atlantic

By Lauren Rupp on Sept. 01, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Gates Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5671; eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-dar-williams-at-college-of-the-atlantic-tickets-11492716023 Beloved pop folk singer, DAR WILLIAMS, who has been described by The New Yorker as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” will …
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Beatrix Farrand Society program Sept. 15

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — The final Beatrix Farrand Society program of the season will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Garland Farm on Mount Desert Island. Abby Parker, a 2012 COA graduate and horticulturalist at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, will present a 73-minute film, “Women in the Dirt: Landscape Architects Shaping Our World”. …
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Funkhouser Quartet/Lowman Dance Party

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St., Eastport For more information: (207) 853-4650 EASTPORT, Maine – The Eastport Arts Center welcomes back the John Funkhouser Quartet (original progressive jazz) and Lowman (original indie rock) at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the center, …
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Machias CareerCenter lists September programs

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Maine — CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O’Net software for skills assessment. …
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Thornton wins 41st Annual Miss International’s Outstanding Teen Title

By Haley Thornton on Sept. 01, 2014, at 8:06 a.m.
Calais- Haley Thornton of East Millinocket won the title of Miss Internationals Outstanding Teen 2014 at the 41st Miss International Scholarship Pageant. The pageant took place at Calais High School with over 50 contestants in multiple divisions. The Miss International Scholarship Pageant is the largest pageant in Washington County. The …

McLaughlin takes late lead, captures 95’s Late Model feature

on Aug. 31, 2014, at 8:20 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — Harrington’s Andrew McLaughlin took the lead in a flurry of activity on lap 31 of the 40-lap Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Saturday night and picked up his third win of the season. Hermon driver John Curtin Jr. led the first 29 laps, but was …

Dust, moose factors that led to ATV accident, warden says

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 30, 2014, at 5:07 p.m.
TOWNSHIP 43, Maine – A moose and a cloud of dust helped cause a 36-year-old ATV rider to suffer serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Saturday, officials said. Jamie Dow of Litchfield was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center. He suffered a fractured skull and a …

New legal aid program to launch in Washington County

By Tim Cox on Aug. 30, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, with the cooperation of lawyers in Washington County, is getting ready to launch a new legal aid program to serve needy people. The Courthouse Assistance Program will provide legal aid to people on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. They will receive a free initial consultation …
Randy B. Smith

Nearly 39,000 arrest warrants remain unserved in Maine

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 30, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
Police say 63-year Randy B. Smith of Owls Head began stalking a Camden woman after his relationship with her deteriorated. They said he would break into her home, once hid in her basement, and in another instance, he threatened to stab her. Smith was scheduled to answer to those criminal …

Coast Guard assists Canadian fishing crew after vessel begins taking on water off Maine coast

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 29, 2014, at 9:40 p.m.
JONESPORT, Maine — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted a Canadian-flagged fishing vessel early Friday morning after it began taking on water near Chandler Bay. Watchstanders at the Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland received a mayday call from the three-person crew aboard the Jill Marie at 4:28 a.m., …
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Celestial Territories  oil on panel   24x48 inches

Lori Tremblay: Celestial Territories

By littlefieldgallery on Aug. 29, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Monday, Sept. …
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The Great She Bible, a  second issue of the first edition King James  of 1611, and Bible Box made by Elliot Fishbine, on display at the Academy/Vestry Museum in Dennysville.

Tools of the Spirit at Dennys River

By Colin Windhorst on Aug. 29, 2014, at 6:36 p.m.
This year’s exhibit at the Academy Vestry Museum in Dennysville features “Tools of the Spirit”—physical objects that have been used in the Dennys River area to express a sense of connection with what is unseen, yet enduring. From the powdered hematite of the “Red Paint” people, a form of iron …
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Don Justin Meserve
Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium 2007

Don Meserve: Sculptor,Mentor, and Friend

By littlefieldgallery on Aug. 29, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Littlefield Gallery, 145 Main Street, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-963-6005; littlefieldgallery.com Don Meserve (1938-20100 bequeathed 56 stone sculptures to the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium to be sold to promote art education in Maine. The Littlefield Gallery will administer …
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“Junk in the Trunk” resale event is Aug. 30 in Downtown Calais

By wash on Aug. 29, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Junk in the Trunk, Downtown Main Street, Calais, Maine For more information: 207-454-0573 If you’re interested in getting rid of some unwanted stuff, the “Junk in the Trunk” yard sale event is for you! On Saturday, Aug. 30, from 8 …
 
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