Bluffs benefit supper

Last weekend a benefit supper was held in the Roque Bluffs Community Center to raise funds to repair the neighboring church. Photo courtesy Carlene Holmes

The Machias Ukulele Band performed for the packed house of diners. Photo courtesy Carlene Holmes

 

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Pleasant River Historical annual meeting to be held Oct. 8

The Pleasant River Historical Society annual meeting will be held at Mayhew Library in Addison on Sunday,  Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. All interested persons are welcome to attend, and a table will be set up at 1:30 to accept new members for voting purposes of this pivotal meeting.

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Dog show set

The Ark is hosting a dog show 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

The show was supposed to take place during an event Sept. 9 but was rained out.

Prizes will be awarded to both children and adults in categories including best trick, best groomed, best costume and most obedient. The Showmanship Award, Best Friend Award and Best in Show will also be presented.

All dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and have a current rabies tag or certificate.

The Ark is located at 60 Barber Lane in Cherryfield. For more information, call 207-546-3484.

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

 

Movie -- 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center, Steuben. Showing “Casper.” Free admission. Refreshments sold by donation. FMI: www.moorelibrary.org.

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Turkey Dinner - Church Supper -  Cherryfield Congregational Church Fellowship Hall (River Road, Cherryfield), October 11. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.).

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  • So long, Tall Barney

So long, Tall Barney

The Jonesport building that for nearly 30 years was known as Tall Barney’s Restaurant is no more. Created as an eatery over three decades ago, it grew in popularity with local patrons as it passed through several owners, including sisters Marlene Dobbins, Joyce Bryant and Deanna Chandler, who gave it its moniker in 1990. Recently, the property was purchased by Jonesport businessman Manford Durkee, who last month began removing fixtures and appliances from the building and, in the early hours of September 24, engaged the fire department to burn it down.

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Signs of autumn

Bins of bright orange future jack-o-lanterns wait outside Pineo’s True Value in Machias. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Blooming mums, hay bales and pumpkins make a festive scene outside of Berry Vines in Machias. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

 

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Machias PD close to arrest for threats against area schools

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Email threats received earlier this week led to the closure of the Machias schools on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and all A.O.S 96 schools plus Washington Academy on Wednesday, Oct. 4.  "Within the last 24 hours or so we got some email threats that a person or persons unknown may try to cause harm to the students at Machias High," said Machias Police Chief Grady Dwelly.

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Charlotte’s Isles Exploring the islands of Charlotte County, New Brunswick

 

From pine forests and shallow bogs to sea breezes and pebbled shores, Charlotte County, New Brunswick offers an international extension to our Washington County. Whether you enjoy hiking, spending time on a beach, or exploring, the county’s islands offer a maritime adventure that is not to be missed. Grab your passport and camera, for this day trip is not to go un-photographed.

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