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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 …
From the community

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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“Junk in the Trunk” resale event is July 26 in Downtown Calais

By wash on July 24, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 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, July 26, from 8 …
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DECF Inmates to present art at Machias First Friday Art Walk on August 1

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on July 24, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Students in the art program at Down East Correctional Facility will be the featured artists at the August First Friday Art Walk reception at the gallery in the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce. Of the many wonderful artists exhibited at the Chamber gallery over the past year, …
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Vendors sought for Machias Harvest Fair and Pumpkin Chucking

By Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on July 24, 2014, at 12:22 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Machias Harvest Fair and Wine and Beer Tasting Festival, Rt. 1, Machias, Maine For more information: 207.255.4402; machiaschamber.org MACHIAS, Maine — It’s not too early to reserve your spot as a vendor at the Saturday, Sept. 27 Harvest Fair and …
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Book, Bake, Plant, and Yard Sale at Steuben Library

By Jeanne Benedict on July 24, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Henry D. Moore Parish House and Library, 22 Village Road, Steuben, ME For more information: 207-546-7301; moorelibrary.org The Henry D. Moore Parish House and Library in Steuben will be holding its annual book, bake, plant, and yard sale on Saturday, …
From the community

Planned power interruption July 29 in Machias

Bangor Daily News on July 24, 2014, at 10:12 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — There will be a planned interruption of electric service 3-6 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, in Machias. The areas affected will be Cooper Street from Court to North street, including the courthouse and post office. Rain date will be Wednesday, July 30.   This post was contributed by a …

Downeast LNG proposes expanded project, submits request to energy regulators

By Tim Cox on July 23, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
ROBBINSTON, Maine — Downeast LNG has submitted a pre-filing request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to develop its proposed liquefied natural gas import-export facility, the company announced Wednesday. The request is for a facility with significantly more capacity than the company proposed in June, an expansion that also increases …
MAINE-LY LOBSTER (blog)

An update on the 2014 lobster fishing season

on July 23, 2014, at 5:19 p.m.
The 2014 Maine lobster fishing season has been a sluggish one thus far.  Catches are lower than they have been over the past few years.  But most fishermen aren’t fussed.  Every cloud has a silver lining.  When there is less volume, the value of lobster rises.  The current the price …
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SummerKeys Presents 1st FACULTY CHAMBER Mary Potterton Memorial Concert

By Sue Sage on July 23, 2014, at 4:22 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Lubec Congregational Christian church, Church St., Lubec, ME For more information: 207-733-2316; summerkeys.com SummerKeys Faculty Perform at Mary Potterton Memorial Concerts in Lubec The 2nd half of our concert season begins with two Faculty Chamber Concerts on July 30 and …
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Ranger Led Program – Acadia Art Adventure Program

By pmsercinst on July 23, 2014, at 3:56 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute's Eliot Hall Information Kiosk, Schoodic Education and Research Center Campus, Winter Harbor, Maine For …
From the community

Ranger Led Program – SERC Slueths

By pmsercinst on July 23, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Schoodic Institute's Eliot Hall courtyard, Schoodic Education and Research Center Campus, Winter Harbor, Maine For more …
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“Blue Jays: American Chestnut Tree Planters,” Presentation by Bernd Heinrich

By pmsercinst on July 23, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute's Moore Auditorium , Schoodic Education and Research Center Campus, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310 Bernd Heinrich, one of America’s foremost naturalists and most popular natural history writers, will describe his intriguing new research into birds and …
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“Exploding Stars and New Planets and Black Holes, Oh My! Frontier Research at Lick Observatory” Presentation by Alex Filippenko

By pmsercinst on July 23, 2014, at 3:36 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute's Moore Auditorium , Schoodic Education and Research Center Campus, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310 Alex Filippenko, one of the world’s most widely cited astronomers and most popular astronomy speakers, will give a talk playfully entitled, “Exploding …
From the community

Allen Workman Reception, Book Signing, and Lecture

By pmsercinst on July 23, 2014, at 3:10 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute's Moore Auditorium , Schoodic Education and Research Center Campus, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310 Join Allen Workman, author of “Schoodic Point: History on the Edge of Acadia National Park,” as he charts a course through Schoodic …
 
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