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Delivery of tissue machines may cause traffic delays in Down East

By Rick Levasseur on July 07, 2015, at 6:12 p.m.
BAILEYVILLE | Two very large Yankee dryer cylinders for new tissue machines may cause traffic delays in the area as they travel from Eastport to the Woodland Pulp mill by tractor-trailer trucks Wednesday, according to the local town manager. “These items are heavy enough and large enough that most …

Local Children’s Author Talk, Followed by a Flag-Raising, at the Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville

By anncarter on July 07, 2015, at 11:32 a.m.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Lincoln Memorial Library , King Street (Rte. 86), Dennysville, Maine For more information: 207-214-4540 On Saturday, July 11th, at 10 a.m., children’s author Katrina Holmes will be at the Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville to speak with children and parents …

“Pitch Black Ribbons” performs at Music on the Green in downtown Calais today at 6:30 p.m.

By wash on July 07, 2015, at 11:18 a.m.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Music on the Green, Triangle Park, Main Street, Calais, Maine For more information: 207-454-8277 American Country and Blues musicians “Pitch Black Ribbons” will be performing on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Calais in Triangle Park on Main Street. This …
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How to get your kids (and you) off the couch this summer

on July 07, 2015, at 11:09 a.m.
See those things up there? Those are what we use to help guide our summers. The best thing about summer is all that time for lazy meandering. But sometimes that time can work against you. Too many mornings spent aimlessly wandering about the yard, too many afternoons spent napping on …
Left side, front to back: Eleanor Farren Hampton, Berdine Tracy McCord and Marion Merritt Buckmann.  Right side, front to back: Janet Grant Sprague, Nancy Higgins Willey and Virginia Kane Hawrylycz.

Cherryfield Academy Alumni

By Cheryl Brown on July 06, 2015, at 2:28 p.m.
On June 20, 2015, the Alumni of Cherryfield Academy held their 104th Alumni Banquet at the American Legion Hall in Cherryfield. The photo is of members from the graduating class of 1950 celebrating their 65th year! This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
Devon Staples died after a fireworks accident in Calais over the Fourth of July weekend. Photo taken by family friend Kara Hawley. Permission given to use.

Parents say son thought firework that killed him was a dud

By Johanna S. Billings on July 06, 2015, at 12:08 p.m.
CALAIS | The parents of the man who died in a fireworks accident on July 4 said the circumstances of the death have been misrepresented. Reached Monday morning, Russ Staples said his son Devon Staples had been holding the fireworks mortar tube on his head as a joke, thinking …

Officials investigating fire at Calais hardware store

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 06, 2015, at 11:26 a.m.
Officials are investigating a fire that damaged the garage area of Johnson’s True Value Hardware on Sunday. Crews from five communities, including two from New Brunswick, were called to the business at 10 Sunday morning, Calais Assistant Chief Ken Clark said. Heavy smoke was coming out of …

Calais man killed after igniting firework on his head

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 05, 2015, at 10:24 a.m.
A local man was killed instantly Saturday when he set off a fireworks mortar tube on his head, despite efforts his friends made to stop him, state police said Sunday. Devon Staples, 22, of Calais was in a friend’s backyard on South Street with a group of …
Kent Hewitt, Jazz Pianist

Jazz Pianist, Kent Hewitt Returns to Lubec for 11th Season!

By Sue Sage on July 04, 2015, at 9:36 a.m.
SummerKeys presents an encore performance at this week’s Mary Potterton Memorial concert on Wednesday July 15. with pianist/composer Kent Hewitt , who is pleased to be returning for an 11th season. Mr. Hewitt has recorded extensively and performed concerts with many jazz notables. This year he has performed throughout New …

Fundy Audubon July Evening Program

By Charles Gillies on July 03, 2015, at 4:55 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Dennison Point Rd, Township of Trescott, Maine For more information: 2077265570 July 21 Dr. Herb Wilson, a biology professor at Colby College, will speak on “Patterns of Spring Arrival Dates for Maine Migratory Breeding Birds …

WCCC Donors Say Yes to Education

By wccc on July 03, 2015, at 3:33 p.m.
CALAIS _ Sponsors who believe in education step forward each year to participate in the Washington County Community College Direct-to-Student Scholarship Fund. This year is no exception. More than $10,000 already has been raised for the scholarship fund, and more is expected over the next few weeks. It is all …
Bryan's companion hiking up a mountain in Norway

“Naked in Norway: Wildlife Above the Arctic Circle” a lecture at Eagle Hill

By Dawn Charnetzky on July 03, 2015, at 3:19 p.m.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Eagle Hill Institute, 59 Eagle Hill Rd, Box 9, Steuben, ME For more information: 2075462821; eaglehill.us/events-calendar.shtml In the Arctic, Bryan Pfeiffer discovers that Willow Ptarmigans utter the craziest song ever, that a cloudberry tastes like an apricot-mango smoothie, that the …

Birding & Breakfast, July 16 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am $20

By pmsercinst on July 02, 2015, at 5:26 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310; schoodicinstitute.org At Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor – Back by popular demand, a Birding & Breakfast event with Bird Ecology Program Director, Seth Benz. Begin at Schooner Commons …
Run Wild with Next Step at the Blueberry Festival in Machias!

Next Step’s Blueberry Run

By Kimberly Tyler on July 02, 2015, at 4:20 p.m.
Come Run Wild with Next Step on August 15, 2015 in Machias! The Blueberry Run is the kick off event to the Blueberry Festival. All proceeds to benefit Next Step, the domestic violence project of Washington and Hancock counties. Register at: www.blueberryrun.racewire.com Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/blueberryrunmachias This post was …

Machias Chamber announces Business After Hours at Great Cove Golf Course

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on July 02, 2015, at 1:55 p.m.
MACHIAS – The Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce announces a Business After Hours event at the Great Cove Golf Course in Roque Bluffs from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 9. Great Cove is located at 387 Great Cove Road. This is a great opportunity to meet the owners and operators, network …
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Face Off: French vs. Maine Fishing Villages (hint: they have more in common than you think)

on July 02, 2015, at 12:28 p.m.
I am a big fan of authentic fishing villages. I cherish the town of Cutler where I was born and raised and have enjoyed visiting many other lobster fishing villages along the Maine coast through the years. There is something very special – almost sacred – I feel in communities with …

Books ‘n’ Blooms Garden Tour

By Skiles Howard on July 02, 2015, at 9:46 a.m.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Winter Harbor Public Library, Chapel Lane, Winter Harbor, Maine 04693 For more information: 207-963-7556; www winterharbor.lib.me.us WINTER HARBOR, Maine — Books ‘n’ Blooms Garden Tour will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 11, to visit five lovely gardens on …

The Life and Times of Beatrix Potter

By Jennifer Multhopp on July 02, 2015, at 9:33 a.m.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Lubec Memorial Library, 55 Water Street, Lubec, Maine For more information: 207-733-2491 Betsy Bray, will present an illustrated talk detailing the life and contributions of this beloved children’s author, artist, and conservationist. This post was contributed by a community member. …

Storytelling and Music with Jennifer Armstrong

By Jeanne Benedict on July 01, 2015, at 7:50 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center, 22 Village Road, Steuben, Maine For more information: 207-546-7301; moorelibrary.org Come sing and celebrate super heroes with Jennifer Armstrong, storyteller and musician, at the Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center on Tuesday, …

Family Movie Night at Steuben Library

By Jeanne Benedict on July 01, 2015, at 7:46 p.m.
Friday, July 10, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center, 22 Village Road, Steuben, Maine For more information: 207-546-7301; moorelibrary.org Family Movie Night – Annie (2014) – July 10th -6pm. Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts …
 
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