Low-cost spay and neuter clinic coming to Machias Nov. 6 - 7

The Conway Area Humane Society and The Cleo Fund are bringing a lost-cost spay and neuter clinic to Machias on Nov. 6-7. The event will be held in the Holy Name Parish Hall at 45 Broadway, Machias.

The $30 service is offered to low-income Washington County residents and will include: a physical exam, the spay or neuter surgery, nail trim, ear cleaning, a Capstar flea pill, and a rabies vaccine for cats over 12 weeks.

Space is limited so appointments are necessary. Call 603-447-5955 ext. 3 to reserve your place.

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UMM hosts annual Haunted Forest Oct. 26 - 27

Float on down to the University of Maine at Machias for a night of terror in this year’s Stephen King-themed haunted forest, with scares inspired by “It”, “The Mist and Pet Sematary.” 

For younger children, the thrills are muted to be age-appropriate. Ages four to nine attend between 6 and 7 p.m.

Ages 10 and up attend between 7 and 8 p.m. Minimal entry fees charged.

The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Oct. 27. For more information, call 255-1200.

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CCLC hosts spooky Haunted Trail event Oct. 30

Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott will host a Haunted Trail walk on Monday, Oct. 30th.

Cobscook Experiential Program students are putting this on to raise money to build electric guitars.

It will be spooky! It will be fun! It will be little-kid friendly from 4 - 6 pm, and a little creepier till 8 p.m. Donations welcome, refreshments available for purchase. 

For more information, call 207-733-2233.

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Library to host free movie Oct. 27

The Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center in Steuben will be showing the movie “Hotel Transylvania 2” 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

Now that Dracula has opened the Hotel Transylvania’s doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a monster-in-training boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac’s cantankerous, old-school dad pays an unexpected visit.  

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Steuben library to host open mic event

Come share your musical talents during the open mic event at the H.D. Moore Library and Community Center in Steuben.

The event is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Musicians, bands and singers are all are welcome. Bring your friends and families for this fun afternoon. 

Admission is by donation. Beverages and goodies will be served.

For information, email Vicki at lutzsteubenme@gmail.com.

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Beginning food business workshop in Machias

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshop on Nov. 9, designed for people considering a small-scale food business. Recipe to Market: Is It for Me? will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St., Machias. 

The workshop will introduce participants to topics including opportunities and challenges of being a food entrepreneur, the specialty food industry, business basics, an overview of the product development process, licensing and regulations, and food safety. 

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Machias’ Trick or Treat on Main Street set for Oct. 27

The Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) has organized Machias’ annual Trick or Treat on Main Street, scheduled to take place from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

The Defenders, a law enforcement motorcycle club, will be providing security again this year. “They’ll make sure the little ones get across the street safely,” said Chamber director Sharon Mack.

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Whitneyville fire death ruled homicide

 

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias Fire Department responded to a call for a possible structure fire at 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. “When we arrived, the back part of the trailer was fully involved,” said Machias Fire Chief Joey Dennison. The fire took place at 54 Middle Street in Whitneyville.

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