Jonesport still dealing with illegal junk yard

 

by Nancy Beal

For nearly a year, Jonesport officials have been engaged in cleaning up an unlicensed junkyard on the Fire Road, where derelict motor vehicles, bathroom fixtures and other debris has spread from the owner’s land onto his neighbors’ and into the road. The problem landed on the selectmen’s desk last October when the elementary school principal complained that the school bus was not able to navigate the road between Greenwood Cemetery and the coast guard housing complex.

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Young philanthropist gives to DECH Emergency Department

Down East Community Hospital (DECH) was delighted to be approached by 8 - year old Mia Mills who wanted to know how she could give to the Emergency Department. Mia, accompanied by her mother, Monique Mills, came to DECH on Sept. 20 to donate to the emergency department. Mia had earned the money lobster fishing with her dad, Jason Mills. Mia presented the donation in an envelope covered with multi-colored hearts, to DECH CEO, Dennis Welsh in the new Emergency Department.

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Advance film screening at Porter Memorial Library

Porter Memorial Library with Machias Valley Film Society will screen “The Islands and the Whales” on Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The film is part of the POV (point of view) documentary series from PBS. Porter Memorial Library’s presentation is an advance opportunity to see the film, which does not premier on PBS until later in the week.

The Islands and the Whales is an independent film by Mike Day that explores the tradition of whale hunting, and its social impact in the remote Faroe Islands, a self-governing region of Denmark. 

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The British are coming!

Part 3 Lydia Whitney Sherman  Heroine and Interesting Incidents in War of 1812 As told, in part, by her son, Rev. Andrew M. Sherman

On the month of September, 1814, (during the war of 1812) the British landed a force on the Maine coast, marched overland to Machiasport, (some four miles South-east from Machias) and, early on the morning of the 11th of the above-mentioned month, surprised the American fort at that place with a superior force, from which the small garrison precipitately fled, hastening by the way of Machias, Westward, toward Columbia Falls. 

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Maine Science Festival announces headliner for 4th Annual Maine Science Festival

The Maine Science Festival (MSF) is thrilled to announce the 2018 headliner for the 4th annual Maine Science Festival: Robert Krulwich, from Radiolab.

 Robert Krulwich is co-host of Radiolab, WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning program about ‘big ideas’ now one of public radio’s most popular shows. It is carried on more than 500 radio stations and its podcasts are downloaded over 7 million times each month. “There’s nothing like it on the radio,” says Ira Glass of This American Life. “It’s an act of crazy genius.”

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

Ham supper — Saturday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m., Christian Temple Church, Lubec.

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The highs of Grand Manan

Drive an hour north of Machias and enter into Canada. Travel over hills and next to forests and pass through the small town of Blacks Harbour. Amidst the morning fog, board the massive ferry that takes you through the wild Bay of Fundy. The journey here is half of the adventure. Stand on the passenger deck and feel invigorated by the brisk gusts that run through your hair. Sail past islands, playful porpoises, or even a distant whale. An hour and a half later you arrive on a new land. You are on Grand Manan.

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Zoe Armstrong to be featured artist in Steuben

Zoe Armstrong will be the October featured Artist at the Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben. The show will be available for viewing during library hours with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. 

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Natural market owners ready for Whole Life change

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

When Patti Sansing posted that she was listing Whole Life Natural Market & Cafe for sale, Facebook users around Machias could sense a disturbance in the Force. 

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Barbara Mae Farnsworth Bell - Waterville

Barbara, age 96, died May 17, 2017 in Waterville, Maine.  She was born November 1st, 1920 in Machias, Maine, daughter of Colon Isaac and Frances V. Foss Farnsworth.  She graduated from Machias High School in 1938.  She married her husband, Ellis Bell, in 1955 and moved to Winslow.  Barbara was a member of Winslow Congregational Church and served as Financial Secretary and Secretary of the Memorial Committee.  She was a Life Member and Past Matron of Machias Chapter # 83, Order of the Eastern Star.  

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