Brian Nadeau’s Big Band to perform rousing patriotic jazz tribute in Machias

On Tuesday, July 3, Machias Bay Chamber Concerts (MBCC) offers up an exuberant performance by the Brian Nadeau Big Band at the Centre Street Church, UCC. The concert will include hits from the Big Band Era, patriotic medleys and a salute to the Armed Forces in celebration of Independence Day.

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Harold Leroy Skinner - Harrington

Spring Hill, Florida and Harrington - Harold Leroy Skinner went to meet the Lord on April 14, 2018, peacefully in Spring Hill, Florida. Harold was born October 24, 1936, in Cherryfield, Maine, the son of William and Mae Skinner. 

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Esther (Sprague) Pellon - Machias

Esther (Sprague) Pellon, 84, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother left us on June 8, 2018 at a Machias hospital after an illness. She was born July 19, 1933 in Machias the daughter of the late Earl Edward and Myrtle (Vane) Sprague. Esther attended Machias schools and Husson College. She  was very involved with her beloved husband Edward Pellon and their businesses, as well as her own, Esther’s Resale Shop, for many years until she retired. Esther was a member of Order of Eastern Star #83 in Machias.

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Marilyn L. Schoppee - Marshfield

Marilyn Louise Schoppee, 73, went to be with her Lord on June 8, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones at a Machias healthcare facility. She was born May 31, 1945 in Portland the daughter of the late Walter and Evelyn (Preston) Conlin. She was a graduate of Machias Memorial High School class of 1963. She was a member of the Machias Valley Baptist Church, and was active in its Sunday School and Vacation Bible School programs. She was a volunteer at Down East Community Hospital. She especially loved her family time spent with her children and grandchildren.

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Machias patriots unite!

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Machias physics class wins at engineering, sportsmanship

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Usually it’s a good thing to move up the rankings in a competition, but sometimes moving down has its merits, too. Machias Memorial High School’s Honors Physics class recently won third place in the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, an impressive placing in a statewide engineering contest. But the story of how they gave up second place may be even more impressive.

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MBACC award dinner celebrates strength and community spirit

 

by Reagan Gilbert

The Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) Annual Dinner, Awards and Auction was held at the Kilburn Commons building at the University of Maine at Machias on Friday, May 25. 

The evening began with drinks and conversation among neighbors, all coming out to support the MBACC in its efforts to raise money for future endeavors. Musician Duane Ingalls performed during the social hour as people arrived, perused the auction items and waited for the awards to be given out.  

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Community rallies after fire

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Almost 400 people attended a benefit supper and Chinese auction to benefit Melissa Hinerman and JJ Tibbetts who lost their home to fire on Sunday, June 2. The Machiasport home was built by Hinerman’s own great grandparents and had been home to four generations of her family.

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Restoring a steeple—starting with the clock

 

by Nancy Beal

Three members of Jonesport’s Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church came to Jonesport selectmen June 6 to press their case for the clock they hope one day to put back in a new steeple atop their church. Last fall, the 100-year-old steeple was brought down by workers in cranes dismantling it board by rotten board. Down too came the brass bell that had once tolled the hour and the clock that told it when to ring.

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Local students share ‘What the Flag Means to Me’

On Thursday, June 14 we will observe Flag Day. For over 69 years the Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution has sponsored the Flag Essay Contest, asking students in local elementary schools to write a few words on “What the Flag Means to Me.” Over the years the words and concerns of the young people have changed, reflecting for the most part the current events of the times, but in all these years, one theme has come through - love of this wonderful country and its flag.

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