Melissa S. Beal Latimer-Gardner - Machias

Melissa S. Beal Latimer- Gardner, 50, of Machias, went to be with her Lord on July 9,2017 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor Maine after a long battle with COPD, with her youngest daughter and husband by her side.

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In Loving Memory James Norton Robinson Sr. (Jimmy) - Jonesport

James N. Robinson Sr., 71 passed away at home with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born June 26, 1946 in Jonesport. The son of Arthur N. Robinson Sr. and Arlene M. Robinson. Jimmy served in the United States Army, loved hunting, camping, drag racing, lobster fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

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Nalda Jean Bergeron - Cutler

Nalda Jean Bergeron, 79,  passed away peacefully on July 8, 2017 at the Marshall Health Care Facility in Machias. She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on May 22, 1938, the daughter of James and Dorothy (Gilpin) Littrell.

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Charlie R. Farnsworth - Addison

EMCS Charlie R. Farnsworth Ret. Coast Guard, passed away June 25, 2017 in Ellsworth, Maine. He was predeceased by his parents Charlie and May (West) Farnsworth of Addison. He married Lois Wass on June 22, 1957. 

His survivors included his wife of 60 years, his daughter and son-in-law Bonita and Juan Martinez of Irving, TX, and three sons; Charles Farnsworth, Nathaniel and his wife Lori Farnsworth, and Jerry Farnsworth of Addison.. 

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Fiora brand paper products made locally and sold nationally

 

by  Lura Jackson

In a time of prodigious importing–when the products that we buy on a daily basis here in Eastern Maine are made all over the world – there’s a feeling of pride that emerges whenever we come across a brand or item that is made locally. One such brand is Fiora, makers of bath tissue, paper towels, and facial tissues. The parent rolls that create Fiora’s wide range of nationally-available products are all produced at St. Croix Tissue in Baileyville. 

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Maine CDC urges precautions during mosquito season

Summer is here, which means the arrival of mosquito season in Maine. Following recent identification of a case of Jamestown Canyon virus in the state, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) wants to raise awareness about arboviral diseases, including Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), and West Nile virus (WNV), which are serious infections that are transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.  Although rare, these diseases have potentially severe and even fatal consequences for those who contract them. 

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Concert include jazz, classical and traditional music

Next up in Eastport Arts Center’s annual Concert Series is the Halcyon Duo on Sunday, July 16 at 7 p.m. A reception provided by The Commons Eastport will follow the concert. The wife-and-husband duo of Eve Friedman, flutist, and Roberto Pace, pianist, will perform Bach’s Sonata in A Major, Walter Piston’s Sonata for Flute and Piano, and Schubert’s Introduction and Variations on a Theme from Müllerlieder.

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Jane Ross Fallon to perform at Jonesport library

by Nancy Beal

Singer-songwriter Jane Ross Fallon will be the Peabody Memorial Library’s fifth featured artist in its summer series, styled Music in the Library, on July 29. Accompanying herself on guitar, she will sing her own compositions which include threads of folk, country, pop and other genres of the music with which she has surrounded herself throughout her life.

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Timber Creek to perform concert

For all who enjoy bluegrass, country, and gospel music, the Perry Congregational Church is the place to be on Saturday, July 22.  The Timber Creek band is known for its soft sound, gentle harmonies, and memorable tunes. Frank Seger of Perry on the mandolin is the leader, and he is joined by John Viselli of Cooper on guitar and banjo, Dr. Tom Holzen of Machias and Tennessee on rhythm guitar, and Jim O’Neil of Lubec playing a variety of instruments. With the audience tapping or clapping along, they have been known to make the floor rock. 

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Next Film Society Screening at Library on July 22

Next Film Society Screening at Library on July 22

The next film screening of Machias Valley Film Society (MVFS) will take place at Porter Memorial Library on Saturday, July 22  from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The film is open to the public and free of charge. MVFS is a new non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating American and International Film Art and Culture. MVFS Group founder, and Lecturer of Education at University of Maine at Machias, Garret Lee, moderates a brief discussion at each film screening, and shares his wide understanding and enthusiasm for cinema. 

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