As the Crow Town flies

Recently, Bonnie Beard announced that she has turned Crow Town Gallery in Lubec over to artist Shanna Wheelock.

“Shanna has been a supporter of the gallery since the first show, raised the energy level at most of the dances, and given her time energy and talent generously when we ran it collectively with Kathrin Hilten and Sheryl Denbo,” said Beard. “I am now excited to see where her vision takes the gallery.Photos by Lisa Dellwo

 

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Good Read

 

by Charles W. Lightner, Friend of Porter Memorial Library

One Christmas in Washington: The secret meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill that changed the world 

 By David J. Bercuson and Holger Herwig, 2005.  

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Simple home modifications that can help seniors age in place

Dear Savvy Senior,

What tips can you recommend to help make a home safer for aging-in-place? My 76-year-old mother wants to stay living in her own home for as long as possible, but she doesn’t have the money for any big renovations. 

Concerned Son

Dear Concerned,

There are dozens of small adjustments and simple modifications you can do to help make your mom’s home safer and more fit for aging-in-place, that won’t cost her much if anything at all. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

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The ice before the snow

Winter finally came to the Moosabec area as evidenced by the ice around the stream running into Sawyers Cove.

Photo by Nancy Beal 

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Quebec Caribou hunts closed down

Given the fact that the native communities in Quebec and Labrador apparently have not had their caribou harvest quotas decreased by government closures, some are questioning whether the sport hunting ban is as much political as it is biological.

by  V. Paul Reynolds

Starting the first of next year, the sport hunting of migratory caribou will be indefinitely suspended in Quebec and Labrador. This measure was announced by Quebec’s minister of forests, who cited “sustainability of the species” as the reason for the hunt closure.

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ at The Grand

The Grand continues its fine tradition of live community theater with its new production of the theatrical adaptation of the “American Christmas Carol”, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, live on the Stanley Subaru Stage. The play, sponsored by Seaboard Federal Credit Union, runs the weekend of December 15th through the 17th. Tickets are on sale now at the box office, by phone, or online at grandonline.org. Ticket prices for reserved seating are $20 for Adults/Seniors, $18 for Grand Members/Military and $10 for students (17 and under.)

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Santa spreading Christmas cheer

Though he has his sister Emma’s hand for comfort, 11-month-old Braden Mallar kept a close and cautious eye on the man in red during Machias’ Community Christmas festivities on Saturday, Dec. 2. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Crowds come out to celebrate community Christmas in Machias

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

On a weekend packed with festive events all across Washington County, crowds of people found time to spend in Machias for a daylong celebration of the season. The weekend kicked off Friday, Dec. 1 with the 2nd Annual Hoops for Health tournament, held to benefit the Down East Community Hospital which recently completed an expansion of its emergency department. 

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Wesley Foundation serves youth with 2nd Annual Festival of Trees

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The 2016 Festival of Trees held by the Wesley Foundation was such a success that the local nonprofit  had to change venues this year.  “We had 28 or 29 trees [last year], and we raised over $30,000,” said Wesley Foundation Board Member Dean McGuire. This year the event will showcase 50 decorated trees, and will be held at the Pellon Center in Machias starting Friday, Dec. 8 and ending Sunday, Dec. 10.

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Scallop Opening day

Captain Ben Crocker Jr. assists as sternmen Steven Decatur and Tim Rogers of Machiasport pull in the drag on Maine’s first day of scallop dragging for the 2017-18 season. The crew of the F/V Clean Sweep spent opening day in Jonesport’s Sand Bay. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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