Stories about Down East

 

Maine farmer works to fight hunger, brings vegetable market to schools

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:39 a.m.
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Farmer Michael Hayden of Folklore Farm in Cherryfield helps students pick vegetables to take home on Thursday at his pop-up farm stand at Milbridge Elementary School in Milbridge.

How a Washington County farmer is working to fight hunger in Maine

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
“Food insecurity is such a big issue in Washington County,” Wendy Harrington, the director of service programs at the mission’s Down East campus in Cherryfield, said.
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DownEast Tidbit – St. Stephen, New Brunswick

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
THE SCRAPED-UP KID

I took my kids skating, but learned a parenting lesson instead

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
Ice skating success still eludes my kids, after years of trying. Perhaps I’ve got my approach all wrong.
POLL QUESTION
Michelle and Duke Popovich of Charlotte, North Carolina, enjoy their chimichangas at Vazquez Mexican Takeout in Milbridge in this 2015 file photo.

Who knew? Six unexpected food finds in eastern Maine

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 16, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.
There’s something magical in finding a delicious dish in a most unexpected place.
Jay Turnure, a contract field biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, prepares to measure and examine a cod that will be sold at the Portland Fish Exchange.

Maine fishermen say there’s plenty of cod. Scientists might give them the chance to prove it.

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
Seeking to end a long-running disagreement about exactly how many cod are left in the Gulf of Maine, federal scientists plan to outfit commercial fishermen with equipment used to establish ground fish quotas.
ED Expansion at DECH where beams are getting put into place.

DECH “Topped Off” Beam Signing Ceremony – Community Invited

By Julie Hixson on Jan. 15, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
A Kansas City developer has agreed to partner in the renovation of a former 28,800-square-foot sardine can manufacturing plant in downtown Eastport, pictured partially on a pier overhanging the water. The owners of the building hope to complete the $18 million project by the summer of 2018.

Developer signs on to $18M downtown Eastport renovation project

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 13, 2017, at 5:38 p.m.
A long-planned redevelopment project of a waterfront industrial building will be moving ahead now that a developer has agreed to finance the $18 million project, according to the property owners.
FAST BREAKS

Shead girls taking aim at defending regional basketball title

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.

Machias Rotary Club to meet Jan. 17 at high school

on Jan. 11, 2017, at 10:08 a.m.

Film: “The Great Alone” Film at Schoodic Institute’s Moore Auditorium on February 12, 7 – 8:30 pm Free

By pmsercinst on Jan. 11, 2017, at 9:10 a.m.
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DownEast Tidbits – Whiting Store and Int’l Welcome Center

on Jan. 11, 2017, at 6:03 a.m.

Steuben Library to Host Potluck Supper

By Jeanne Benedict on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:36 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Thoreau’s Journeys in The Maine Woods February 16 @ 12 – 1 pm Moore Auditorium at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

By pmsercinst on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.

2017 Winter Series: Music/Art at Steuben Library

By Jeanne Benedict on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.

Winter Birding and Brunch at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor February 12 @ 9 – 11am

By pmsercinst on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.

Lecture: Down East Maine’s Ice Age Trail – Dr. Hal Borns February 11 @ 7 – 8pm Moore Auditorium at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

By pmsercinst on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.

“The BFG” Showing at Steuben Library

By Jeanne Benedict on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.

Lecture: History of Being Cold in Maine – Todd Little-Siebold February 10 @ 7- 8pm Moore Auditorium at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

By pmsercinst on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.

UMM to offer Movie Matinees

By Sharon Mack, Director of Public Relations on Jan. 10, 2017, at 8:48 a.m.