1. Grieving Camron

    Our communities showed their colors last week in remembrance of Camron Roberts, 18, who lost his life in a car accident on Monday, Aug. 7. Thousands of white and yellow balloons, chosen to represent healing and remembrance, were seen tethered across Washington County in a show of support for Camron’s family.  Photo by Bill Kitchen 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  2. Whitneyville Library News

    The Friends of the Whitneyville last week helped the Jacksonville Cemetery raise money for new fencing.  The members of the Jacksonville Cemetery put on a baked beans and casserole public supper on August 5 that was held at the Elm Street School.  Many turned out to raise money.  It’s all about giving back and doing something to help where help is needed.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  3. Machias adopts food sovereignty, gives Blueberry Festival green lights

     

    by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    At a special town meeting held last Wednesday, Aug. 9, Machias residents voted 8-1 to adopt a local food sovereignty ordinance. 

    The ordinance makes it legal for home food producers to sell direct to consumers without government licensing or inspection. Machias Selectman Bill Kitchen said that the board moved quickly to adopt the ordinance in order to allow local producers to capture as much of the summer harvest and tourist seasons as possible.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  4. How a farmer’s union, a Beehive and a candymaker gave Machias the Blackfly Ball

    by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    For most of the year, the waterfalls that drop through the heart of downtown Machias are beneath the town’s notice, literally. Positioned below a bridge that spans the Machias River, the Bad Little Falls are difficult to glimpse from Main Street. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  5. Universal health coverage builds base in coastal Maine

    by Ruth Leubecker

    Medicare for all is a bipartisan effort gaining steam throughout Maine. Although the Downeast chapter of Maine AllCare is in Blue Hill, Downeast could achieve new meaning as the movement for universal healthcare inches eastward.

    “We’re going to have a table at the Wild Blueberry Festival,” says Phil Caper, founding board member of Maine AllCare and for years a universal health care advocate. “Spreading the word is what it takes. This fight about health care is 100 years old. And I mean Teddy Roosevelt, not FDR.”

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  6. DAR uses bequest to beautify historic Burnham Tavern

    by Valdine Atwood

    The historic Burnham Tavern Museum has a new look. After the Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution received a bequest from a member, the late Elizabeth DeShon Tibbetts  it was decided to purchase the former Machias Cleaners building, remove it and then develop a landscape plan for the area. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  7. Previous blueberry quilts sought for festival display

    If you’ve been lucky enough to win one of the handmade quilts from past Blueberry Festivals, please consider lending it to be part of the festival’s display this Saturday, August 19. During the festival each year, as many quilts as possible are gathered and displayed in the sanctuary of Centre Street Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in downtown Machias. The church is the home of the festival, now in its 42nd year.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  8. SIEGE OF MACHIAS – August 1777

    Compiled and edited  by: Valdine C. Atwood

    Between June 1775 and 1777 the British were not happy with the “Pirates at Machias” or the “Hotbed of Rebels at Machias” and soon made plans to punish the settlers at Machias. On Aug. 13, four British ships under the command of Sir George Collier, came into Machias Bay with orders to launch an attack on the “Rebel Nest at Machias”.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  9. Machiasport appoints new town clerk

     

    by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    Subsequent to last month’s firing of town clerk, Donna-Jean Metta, and the resignation of the town’s deputy town clerk, the Machiasport Selectboard conducted interviews to fill the vacant positions. 

    On Wednesday, Aug. 7 Marcia Hayward was sworn in as town clerk, deputy tax collector, registrar of voters, and town treasurer. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  10. Celebrated Vocalist Thea Lobo and Pianist Sylvia Berry to Perform in Machias

     

    Mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo. Submitted photo.

    On Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Machias Bay Chamber Concerts (MBCC) will present a concert featuring fêted mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo and piano/pianoforte virtuoso Sylvia Berry. Their program will include Frauenliebe und -leben by Robert Schumann, as well as various Lieder by Schumann and Franz Schubert.  This will be the final concert of MBCC’s 2017 Season.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  11. Scenic flights at airport Open House

    The Machias Valley Airport will host an Open House and Fly-In this Saturday, August 19th from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., which is free for all ages and open to the public. A variety of aircraft will be on display including a Maine Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter, a Maine Forest Service helicopter, and Civil Air Patrol aircraft between 10 and 2, along with a variety of private planes. There will also be scenic and orientation flights available, along with morning and afternoon food and concessions.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  12. Poliquin: ACA repeal without replacement will not work

    by Rep. Bruce Poliquin

     As the U.S. Senate began debate on health care in the last week of July, Congressman Poliquin announced he would not support a repeal of the ACA, the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, without a viable alternative, a legislative path that was considered.

     Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  13. The Editor’s Desk

    Here we are about to crest the peak of the Machias summer season—the 42nd Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. I have heard the comment enough times to suspect I’m not the only one to wonder, where did the summer go? 

    This year’s Blueberry Festival promises to be bigger than ever before, with so many new additions it’s hard to keep track of them all—a beer garden served up by the Machias River Brewing Company, dozens of vendors marketing all day Friday on the Centre Street Church green, and a comedian to emcee all of Saturday’s church step events. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  14. Collins remembers Campbell for Alzheimer’s advocacy

    U.S. Senator Susan Collins, issued this statement upon the passing of country music singer Glen Campbell following his battle with Alzheimer’s disease:

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  15. Two honored at Washington Academy trustee tea

    by Ruth Leubecker

    Washington Academy’s annual trustee tea was held this past Saturday on the school grounds. Harland Hitchings received this year’s Distinguished Service Award. Ralph Mahar was the recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  16. Shadowed by 50 countries that don’t exist

    Geographers can be a distinctive group of scholars, but I had never thought them too scintillating until I picked up An Atlas of Countries That Don’t Exist.

    Mere pages into this book, one is pondering the definition of country, the viability of travel documents issued by national governments and really, the shifting, slippery existence of borders. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  17. Letters to the Editor - Save the Children Maternity Residence

    Save the Children Maternity Residence 

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing to you to solicit your endorsement and financial support for a proposal to create a non-profit maternity residence for pregnant young women for our Lewiston-Auburn area. The pro-life movement and anti-abortion campaigns have reduced the number of abortions; however, there is more to be done.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  18. King announces support for Family and Medical Leave legislation

    At a press conference last week at the Lamey Wellehan location in Auburn, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) announced his support for the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY) Act, paid family and medical leave legislation that underscores the importance of comprehensive family leave policies to support working parents and family caregivers in Maine. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  19. AARP warns of subscription scam

    Be on the lookout out for phony subscription invoices this month. If you receive an offer or renewal for magazines and newspapers that sound too good to be true, don’t make any payments! Be sure to call the publisher and verify that it is legitimate before giving any personal or credit card information. Take the time to double check, and you can beat the scammers at their own game.

    Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  20. Jacksonville cemetery news

    A very successful public supper was held recently to help raise funding for our new black steel fence.  Thanks to everyone who came and those who helped out.  We are planning a Tupperware Party soon to also help.  People interested in this should contact Anne at 255-8496.  Our next meeting is 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Grange Hall in Jacksonville.  Refreshments will be served.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  21. Columbia News

    I am still working on painting my deck and in hopes to get it finished in the coming week. This has been a big job to do, but I am gaining on it when the sun is shining. Of course it might help that I don’t plan other activities while doing this, but most activities are at night anyway.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  22. Where will Jonesport-Beals bridge workers live and eat?

     

    Parking for fishermen at the Jonesport marina is at the breaking point for fishermen who have no place to tie up their skiffs and outboard boats. A committee is looking into alternate sites and funding, but so far little progress has been made. Photo by Nancy Beal.

    by Nancy Beal

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  23. Beating the heat

     

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  24. Enhance your health with Tai Chi: Healthy Acadia offers four free courses

    We all know life can be hectic, juggling work, family and social obligations. Why should you consider adding Tai Chi to your busy schedule? To help create balance. Tai chi is the perfect antidote to our fast-paced modern culture; it is an ancient Chinese practice that incorporates slow, gentle and controlled movement to improve relaxation, flexibility, concentration, and muscle strength.

     Healthy Acadia is pleased to offer eight-week “Tai Chi for Health” sessions in four locations:  Brooksville, Ellsworth, Machias, and Stonington, beginning in August. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  25. Machias solar eclipse picnic scheduled for August 21

    STEM Guides Downeast and Downeast Amateur Astronomers are offering a Solar Eclipse Picnic on Monday, August 21, from noon–4 p.m. at Middle River Park in Machias. There will be activities and solar telescopes on display to view the eclipse (we will also have glasses available for viewing) as well as an eclipse presentation for the attendees. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  26. Community Calendar for August 16, 2017

    Upcoming events

    CHICKEN B-B-Q Supper, Sat., Aug. 19, at 5 p.m., parish hall, Dennysville; chicken, baked potato, veggies, desserts, etc.  All are welcome!

    • • • • • •

    Chicken B-B-Q Supper, Sat., Aug. 19 @ 5 p.m.; Parish Hall (Route 86), Dennysville; chicken, potatoes, veggies, cole slaw, rolls, cakes

    • • • • • •

    Indian River Grange Yard and Bake Sale  August 19-  9 a.m. -1 p.m. 

    1439 Indian River Road. Rain or shine.Hot dogs available.

    • • • • • •

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  27. Local granddaughter to be featured in NYC’s Times Square video

    Hadley Davis, 9, of Silver Ridge, Maine will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 16, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation. The featured photographs highlight children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome, reminding the world in a very big way about the contributions and milestones of people with Down syndrome. These collective images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  28. Crow Town Gallery’s last show

    Crow Town Gallery of Lubec announces its last show of the 2017 season, which will feature four artists— Bonnie Beard, Shanna Wheelock, Kathrin Hilten, and Sheryl Denbo— whose work celebrates the beauty of Downeast Maine. The show will run from August 17 to September 3

    Bonnie Beard, the proprietor of the Crow Town Gallery in Lubec, is a landscape painter specializing in the natural beauty around her home. Bonnie works both in her studio above the gallery which overlooks the magnificent marshes of South Lubec and throughout Lubec’s coastline. Bonnie’s mediums are oil and charcoal.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  29. Mad about blue

     

    The giant blueberry was hoisted up to the church’s steeple, and “dropped” after Sunday morning services, signifying the start of Blueberry Festival week in Machias. Photo by Bill Kitchen.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  30. Eastport Art Center presents pianist Mira Gill

    The Concert Series at the Eastport Arts Center is thrilled to welcome back world-class concert pianist Mira Armij Gill on Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m. Gill’s program will include works of Rameau, Beethoven, Granados, Moszkowski and Chopin.

    A reception will follow the concert with refreshments courtesy of Moose Island Bakery. Many will remember Gill’s memorable performances over the past decade in Lubec, Eastport, and Saint Andrews. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  31. National Barrel Horse Association Action shots by John Rogers

    Madison Brown riding Annie

    Jenna Koehne riding Salty DeFrost

    Milt Porter riding Angel

    Read More
  32. Ryder Cup and more

    by Phil Stuart

    The Barren View Golf Course in Jonesboro has been a hub of activity lately with two tournaments and a senior scramble within a week’s time frame.

    On July 25, Barren View hosted a two-person Ryder Cup Tourney.

    Laura Bagley and Bernice Fedder took top honors in gross play with a score of 73, and held a three-stroke lead over Ralph Backman and Tom Viselli. Third place honors went to Wayne Smith and Jim Goliffe, who compiled a score of 80.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  33. A dynasty is born

    by Phil Stuart

    The two-year reign of the Dennysville AA in the Quoddy Baseball League ended at the conclusion of the 1961 season and it was time for another team to step up.

    The Cutler Cardinals, under Neil Corbett, had fielded teams for years but hadn’t had much success against the likes of Dixie, Jonesboro and Eastport.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  34. Blueberry Run turns 42

    by Phil Stuart

    On August 19, the Machias Blueberry Run turns 42 years old, making it the second oldest running event in Washington County behind the Perry to Eastport seven-miler which is held on Fourth of July weekend.

    The Blueberry Run does have the distinction of holding the title of most consecutive races because Hurricane Arthur wiped out the 2014 Perry to Eastport 7 to go.

    This year’s Blueberry Run will be held on the third weekend in August and is expected to draw a decent field of runners once again.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  35. Cake, Tardy Milbridge winners

    by Phil Stuart

    Jud Cake of Bar Harbor and Tia Tardy of Hancock were the overall male and female winners at the Annual Milbridge Days 5k on July 29.

    Cake, one of the premier runners in Eastern Maine and the course record holder at the Cobscook Bay 10k in Pembroke, led a field of 65 runners down to the end of Fickett’s Point and back and a fast time of 16:20.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  36. Camron Lee Roberts - Marshfield

    Camron Lee Roberts, 18, of Marshfield, died unexpectedly on August 7, 2017  following a day doing what he loved, aboard the F/V Never Enough with his brother and sternman, Connor. The beloved son of Jamie and Shelley, Camron was born on November 4, 1998 in Ellsworth, Maine. Camron was a proud Jonesboro Jet, participating in basketball, baseball, and youth football. He graduated from Washington Academy in June of 2017 with honors.

    Read More
  37. Kurt Potter - Whiting

    Kurt Potter of Whiting, Maine passed away suddenly at home on August 7, 2017, with Angelika Potter, his wife of 50 years, at his side.

    Kurt was born in Bremen, Germany on October 19, 1938, and was raised by Heinrich and Hilda Grewe. In 1966 Kurt moved to Toronto, Ontario and subsequently to Baltimore, Maryland to marry Angelika. Kurt lived in Tulsa and Mannford, Oklahoma for 40 years working in book and record sales. He and Angelika relocated to the Cutler-Whiting-Machias area in 2011. Kurt found the climate of coastal Maine reminded him of northern Germany.

    Read More
  38. Ivan Leroy Alley - Jonesport

    Ivan Leroy Alley, 62, passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 7, 2017. He was born on January 22, 1955. The son of Morrill E. Alley and Rosalie W. Smith. Ivan was known and will be remembered for his kind heart, contagious smile, and love for New York Yankees baseball - a love passed down from generation to generation. 

    Read More
  39. Standing with Charlottesville

     

    The Machias counter-protestors carried signs that read “Love Lives Here” and “All Are Welcome”. NPR reported that more than 500 similar events took place across the nation on Sunday. Photo courtesy Alan Kryszak.

     

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  40. Auction of Afternoons sequel coming soon

     

    Eastport Arts Center’s Development Committee hosted the second annual Auction of Afternoons on Saturday, July 22. Raising nearly $2,000 for EAC general operating support, the event was a great time for participants and featured one of Board member Jon Calame’s memorable auctioneer performances. 

    Community members who still would like to get involved will have a chance as a sequel to the event is coming soon in the form of an online auction featuring more afternoons of learning and exploring in the Eastport area. 

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  41. Land Transfers by deed July 28 through August 10, 2017

    Kelly Barnes of East Machias acting Personal Representative of the Estate of Nancy Lee Roberts to Albert J. Nehrings and Lori H. Nehrings of Whitneyville a certain lot or parcel of land with the buildings thereon on the westerly side of State Route No. 192 in Whitneyville beginning at an iron pipe marking the southeasterly corner of a parcel of land conveyed by Everett L. McLain and Willis Mae McLain to Charles E. Roberts, Jr. and Nancy L. Roberts by deed dated October 3, 1973

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  42. “Les Miserables” Grand matinee

    The Grand announces the next film in its Musical Grand Matinees series: “Les Miserables.” On Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. The Grand’s brand new digital cinema projection system will make it possible to see on the giant Coastal Eye Care screen, and as it was made to be seen, the Broadway hit re-imagined for the silver screen. As with “Les Miserables,” Musical Grand Matinees screen on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  43. Our community shows its colors

    Marshfield resident Camron Roberts, 18, passed away last week after a tragic car accident. Roberts was a 2017 graduate of Washington Academy in East Machias.

    The employees of Bella Vita Salon in Machias came up with the idea of showing support for the people who loved him by flying white and yellow balloons, and the wider community quickly joined in. Shayna Ramsdell works at Bella Vita, and said that the color white signifies sympathy and condolence, and yellow signifies healing. Photos by Bill Kitchen.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  44. Skate party “crushes” Whitneyville

     

    by Bill Kitchen

    Machias native and San Francisco firefighter and EMT, Rob Collinson, returned home for a few weeks this summer and revived the now mythic ROBSTOCK skate fest in Whitneyville last weekend. Collinson is also the founder and publisher of LOWCARD Magazine, a noted skater publication launched in 2003, which was one of the event’s sponsors.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More
  45. Machias races to join food sovereignty movement

     

    by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    At a public hearing attended by three residents last week, the Machias Selectboard discussed the Machias Local Food and Community Self Governance Ordinance proposed at an earlier meeting in July. The ordinance will be put to a town vote during a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 9.

    The full content of this page is available to subscribers only Click here to view Subscription option: http://www.machiasnews.com/subcatalog

    Read More

Pages

Pages