Harrington News

It sure is  cold today!  I believe I will be wearing my sweater for a while..  I am lucky my mother used to knit sweaters, mittens, scarves and many other warm items!  Does anyone still knit?

Today, Eric Fernandez and his son Luke of Elliot, came down to pick up wreaths.  His sons, Zak and Luke have grown into very nice young men.  I feel honored to have been part of their lives.

Wreathing has started out here in the barn. Tim and I miss being a part of it.  We did it for over thirty years.

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Columbia News

On Saturday, Nov. 18 Carroll and I took our grandson Konner out to ride the barrens looking for a deer. We traveled many miles and did not get to see one. We did see a few birds and other small animals on our travels. Later Carroll and I attended the public supper at the Narraguagus Snowmobile Club. It was a full house for their first supper and it was nice to chit chat with them all.

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Whitneyville Library news

The Friends of the Whitneyville Public Library are getting ready for the Dec. 2 DECH Auxiliary Craft Fair that will be held at the Rose M. Gaffney gym.  Selling their handmade chocolates and crafts, the Friends of the Library are looking forward to another great fair.

This week Librarian Patricia Brightly visited Rose M. Gaffney and Jonesboro Elementary Schools with books. She read aloud to selected classrooms “The Wish” by Elle van Lieshout.  260 books are being shared with 13 classrooms. Last week Patricia shared 80 books with the Wesley Elementary School.

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Christmas homes tour anchors a day of Eastport events

The 8th Annual Eastport Homes Christmas Tour, a holiday market with crafters at the Welcome Center, a visit from Santa Claus, a Christmas tree lighting at the Port Authority Building , lighting of ice candles (weather permitting) along the downtown stores and the breakwater, and a return of The Festival of Lights for Eastport’s boats, as well as a fundraiser for the Fuel Fund, Yule Fuel will all occur Saturday, Dec. 2.  Sunday, Dec.  3 is the snow date for the home tour.

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

Annual Christmas Party - December 3,  Sunday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in The Gates House Parlor. The Machiasport Historical Society invites the public to join us in our traditional 1800s style celebration with mulled cider, holiday treats, music, and carol singing.  (344 Port Road/Rt. 92) .  This is a family fun celebration to kick off the Christmas Season!

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Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School 1st quarter honor roll

Grade 8 High honors: Alexander Keene, Isabel Lamb, Rowen Luuring, and Izabelle Manning. Grade 8 Honors: Kyle Anderson, Dakota Brown, Cheyenne Gandy, Brandyn Holland, Grace Maker, Damien Noke, Kailee Parker, Kaiden Preston, Angie Scribner, Zeta Spencer, Mileena Sylvia, Yulinka Warren, and Andon Wood

 Grade 7 High honors: Brookelyn Matthews. Grade 7 Honors:

Margaret Allen, Jacey Barabe, Desaraye Beal, Hayley Bishko, Jackson Bunker, Jaida Case, Ian Conlin, Emily Fletcher, Kaitlyn Guptill, Luna Lord, Tia Murphy, Aidan Preston, Elisha Sternberg, and Elizabeth Wright.

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Bay Ridge Elementary School 1st quarter honor roll

Grade 5 High Honors: Avery Cates, Max Cates,Reese Crosman, Michael Taylor. Honors: Ethan Cates,Paige Cates, Kisuhs Dinsmore,Lillie Radley.

Grade 6 High Honors: Anna Patterson, Drew Taylor. Honors: Ben Griffin.

Grade 7 High Honors: Abby Fitzhenry. Isabel Cates, Sarah Moulton. Honors: Shane Feeney, Lucas Cates, Kate,  Taylor, Marissa Cates, Sarah Neal

Grade 8 Honors: Raeanah Reynolds, Kashman Feeney, Cami Bryant, Madison Sylvain.

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Lynx sweep UMM Clipper squads

by Phil Stuart

The New Hampshire Technical Institute’s (NHTI) Lynx women’s and men’s basketball teams were both victorious over the visiting University of Maine at Machias (UMM) Clipper teams Nov. 12 in Concord, New Hampshire.

The Clipper women went into the contest with a 3-1 record, and were able to stay with the Lady Lynx for most of the game.

NHTI led 14-12 after a quarter before pulling away over the next 10 minutes. The Lynx outscored UMM 26-10 to go into the halftime break on top, 40-22.

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UMM Clipper mens’ basketball start the season 2-1

by Phil Stuart

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) men’s basketball team has gotten off to a 2-1 start under third-year coach, Troy Alley. UMM opened its 2017-18 season on the road against the Southern Maine Community College Rams on Oct. 29.

Both Yankee Small College Conference rivals played on even terms throughout most of the game. 

The contest was tied 39-39 at the break. UMM managed to hold off the Rams and outscore them 38-34 over the final 20 minutes to squeak out a 27-23 decision.

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PVC and Aroostook League honors athletes

by Phil Stuart

Six of our eight Washington County high schools belong to the Down East Athletic Conference.

Seven of our eight high schools belong to either the Penobscot Valley Conference (PVC) or the Aroostook League.

At the end of each sports season — fall, winter and spring — the top athletes are honored for their athletic achievements and some for their academic achievements.

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