Pleasant River Historical Society annual meeting set for Oct. 8

Pleasant River Historical Society annual meeting is set for Oct. 8

The annual meeting of the Pleasant River Historical Society will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8  at the Mayhew Library in Addison.

This annual meeting satisfies the IRS 501(c)3 and State of Maine non-profit regulations and will involve the election of officers to fill all vacancies. For voting purposes there will be a table from 1:30-2 p.m. to take new memberships. All area persons interested in the historical resources of the Pleasant River area are invited to attend.

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Positive youth development focus of Oct. 13 workshop

The Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) in partnership with the River Coalition, Wabanaki Public Health, Healthy Acadia and Penobscot Job Corps Center, is partnering to host a free workshop that offers adults who work with youth effective tools, resources and strategies for building successful youth-adult partnerships.  “Creating Successful Youth/Adult Partnerships” will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Penobscot Job Corps Center, 1375 Union St. Bangor, Maine 04401.

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

The Project Canopy Tree Planting will continue at 9 a.m. on Tuesday Sept 19th. Please join us at the Water Street parking lot.

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Open to the public - Wed., Sept. 20 5 p.m. Monthly meeting of the Porter Memorial Library board of trustees, 92 Court St., Machias. 

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Dinner served at 5:30 (Doors open at 5:00). This month’s Pleasant River Garden Club meeting will take place 

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UMM Dean’s List

The following students from Washington County achieved the distinction of being on the Dean’s List at the University of Maine at Machias in the Spring 2017 semester:

Robbinston: Brent Arthur Lyons, Dara Wesley Turner.

Pembroke: Miranda Lynn Mahar.

Dennysville: Alayna B. Caricofe.

Jonesport: Loretta Jean Robinson, Kali Elizabeth Alley, Meagan Elizabeth Alley.

Jonesboro: Kristin Alice King, Nadine Baker

Machias: Ty Steven Richards, James Christopher Dolan.

Machiasport: Kellie J. Sawyer.

Whiting: Virginia Jean Majka.

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Machias debates mobile vending ordinance, fire department consolidation

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

During a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 13, the Machias Selectboard gathered feedback on a proposed mobile vending ordinance which could give the town the ability to regulate vendors who sell on public property. 

The ordinance was proposed in response to some difficulties reported on the Machias dike, located between Helen’s and Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 1, which is often full of mobile vendors. Reported issues include territorial vendors arguing with other merchants, and abuse of the garbage receptacles.

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The grandeur of Petit Manan

The saying goes that good things come in small packages—but what about petit ones? One can find the answer to this question down Route 1 in Steuben. The peninsula of Petit Manan is one of Maine’s many “fingers” that extend into the Atlantic Ocean, and is home to the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. While some of the refuge is private property, its Hollingsworth Trail offers quick and easy access to the natural paradise of the peninsula.

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Weekly drawing group welcomes beginners and experienced artists

The Drawing Workshop at Eastport Arts Center has resumed weekly meetings and offers a session each Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. The workshop will include a combination of life drawing, facial studies and drawing the clothed figure. The group’s emphasis is to offer a learning experience for beginners and, for more experienced artists, an opportunity to hone their drawing skills. No prior experience is necessary. Participants may either pay $12 per session on a drop-in basis or just $40 for four sessions (preregistered).

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SCRATCH computer coding at Porter Memorial Library

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and 4-H will offer a six-week Scratch computer coding course to be held at Porter Memorial Library. Beginning Oct. 4, the course will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the library, 92 Court Street, Machias, and is designed for children ages 10 to 14. The Scratch computer coding course is one of many different SPIN Club (Special Interest Club) subjects for kids to explore through 4-H.

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Authors Cass and Smith to give readings at Merrill Library

University of Maine at Machias will host two authors, Megan Cass and Erin Smith. Both will read from their creative works on Friday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in Merrill Library.  The event is free and open to the public. Both authors will read for approximately 20 minutes and will have copies of their works available for sale. The library will provide light refreshments. 

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Action shots of Narraguagus Knights Soccer

See full photo spread in September 20 issue on newsstands now or download the Digital Version.  See pages 16-17.

Brantley Kane controls the ball for Narraguagus.

An agile Colby Poirier takes the action sharply left.

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