Bowling To Help Others

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine held a fundraising Bowl-A-Thon at the recently reopened Eagle Bowling Lanes in Machias. Machias Savings Bank, a primary sponsor of the program statewide, showed up with several teams, as did the “Has Beens”, a team of league veterans assembled just for this event. Brittany Whalen, development coordinator for RMHC in Portland and Machias native, was home for the event. “This is about raising awareness for what we do with children, and with families in Maine,” Whalen said.

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Lubec Dolls Compete at The Cross Center

The team had a total of three different types of pyramids, and this is one of them using Aylssa Greenlaw, Baylei Newman, Ida May Zanoni, and Ellie Ampuja.

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Hundreds Strong, Bike Maine Rides Bold Coast

by Bill Kitchen

For seven days next September, some 400 cyclists and accompanying support personnel will ride The Bold Coast, from Winter Harbor to Eastport and back again, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine announced this week. 

The host communities include Winter Harbor and Acadia National Park, Millbridge, Jonesport, Machias, Lubec and Eastport.

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DA Provides Update On Missing Wesley Money

by Ruth Leubecker

More than two years after $44,000 went missing from the Wesley town office, District Attorney Matt Foster has admitted that he has no idea when the investigation will end.

Last week when reports surfaced that the case had been solved, the thief identified and a plan for payback was in the works, Foster responded. “That is completely untrue. The investigation continues,” he said. “The former sheriff’s department is not familiar with these types of financial crimes, and that’s why this has taken so long.”

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History-Making Lobster Drop Hails 2016 WA & Pat’s Present Premiere Event

by Bill Kitchen

When Bill Burke, organizer of the first annual Downeast Lobstah Drop, set out to get a very special lobster built, he never dared hope for a bug like this one, but perhaps he should have.

“It would be coming from here. Downeast. Bold Coast,” he explained. “We’ve got the biggest lobsters around, so it just makes sense.”

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