Long-Term Care Bills Face Tough Battle

by Ruth Leubecker

Rural impacts, rate increases and the escalating costs of long-term care are all factors casting an uncertain pall over client-care bills on the table in Augusta.

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Beal Honored for Outreach, Receives Premier Award

Dr. Brian Beal, UMM’s noted marine researcher, has received the first Bourne-Chew Award from the National Shellfisheries Association (NSA).

This revered prize recognized Beal’s outstanding contributions to education, outreach, aquaculture and shellfisheries, as well as his advocacy in promoting understanding and knowledge within the industry and academia.

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Veterans Connect With Available Resources

Navy Veteran and Cutler Selectman Dennis Boyd, State Representative Will Tuell and WWII Veteran Officer Robert P. Coles Jr., of Machias, share stories at the 2nd Annual Veterans’ Resource Fair. Photo by Cat Cannon

by Bill Kitchen

 

The Second Annual Veterans’ Resources Fair was held this past Saturday at the East Machias Town Hall and Fire Department. Hosted by the Washington Hancock Community Agency’s Supportive Services for Veterans’ Families, the event attracted several hundred, the majority of whom were veterans. Perhaps the most celebrated was 91-year-old veteran Robert P. Coles, the guest of honor. 

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Celebrating Smelts and Good Times on the Banks of the Pleasant River

Board President Don Sprangers performs the annual ‘passing of the paddle’ to this year’s recipient, Dr. Mark Whiting, at the 15th annual Smelt Fry. (photo by Cat Cannon)

by Cat Cannon

Crowds and cars flowed through Columbia Falls last Saturday at Downeast Salmon Federation’s 15th annual Smelt Fry & Fisheries Celebration. Festivities included tours of the Heritage Fish Camp, the Wild Salmon Resource Center, and the Pleasant River Hatchery, book signings and information tables, student art award presentations and a live performance from the UMM Ukulele Club, a Chinese raffle and 50/50 drawing, and of course, the $5 smelt dinner, complete with dessert -- pound cake topped with organic blueberries.

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11th Annual Margaretta Days Festival

First Naval Battle of the American Revolution By Robert Goodier Photo courtesy of Machias Savings Bank

Plan to join us at UMM June 13, 2015 as we celebrate our community’s unique role in  Amercian history.  This year is the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of the Margaretta.  The US Navy has designated the Battle of the Margaretta as the first naval battle of the American Revolution and James Fenimore Cooper called it the “Lexington of the Sea.”   The US Merchant Marine claims this event as their beginning and put it on their logo.

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Washington County Emergency Organizations to Receive Funds

The Emergency Food & Shelter Program has announced that Washington County has been chosen to receive $17,346.00  to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.  A meeting will be held to allocate these funds on Wednesday April 29th,2015 at Washington Hancock Community Agency, 7 VIP Drive, Machias at 10:00 a.m.

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Relay Raises Spirits, Money and Hope

by Bill Kitchen

Gymnasiums are expected to be overflowing with energy, and emotion. Rarely, however, for 10 hours straight. But last Saturday, UMM’s Reynolds Center was exactly that as Relay For Life held its annual fundraiser.

From noon until 10 p.m. 150 participants, divided into teams, took turns walking laps around the indoor track, raising money, and awareness to fight cancer. They raised close to $14,000. In the last two years the Machias chapter has raised over $35,000.

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Douglas Scott Holmes

Douglas Scott Holmes

1-21-65 to 4-25-10

For five years, we have forced ourselves to look upon familiar things that ease our pain.

You are not ashes, You are in us and around us always.

Forever young, tough guy.

Mum, Dad Kel, Quo, Gabe Family and Friends

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In Loving Memory of Henry “Casey” Brightly

In Loving Memory of

Henry “Casey” Brightly

Dec. 5, 1927-April 25, 2014

I pray that I may live to fish

until my dying day.

And when it comes to my last cast,

I then most humbly pray,

When I’m in the 

Lord’s great landing net

I’m peacefully asleep.

That in his mercy I be judged

Good enough to keep.

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John H Olsen

John H Olsen passed away on April 4, 2015. Direct Cremations is handling the arrangements.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the families convenience.

We would like to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy during our recent loss. - The Olsen Family

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