Peanut butter jelly time

Each year, following the month long Bangor Savings Bank Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive, bank staff deliver PB&J to food pantries and other hunger relief organizations throughout Maine. More than 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly were distributed in Washington County, with stops at the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias and the Jonesport Food Pantry at Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church. The 2017 Bangor Savings Bank Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive collected more than 12,000 jars of PB&J. Photos courtesy Bangor Savings Bank

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Property manager helps local charities through tourism

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

When Maria Lamb wanted her business to do more than help vacationers discover the beauty of Downeast Maine, she turned to a global nonprofit. Maria Lamb, owner of Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals in Machiasport, joined Pack for a Purpose, which encourages travelers to use their luggage to carry supplies to donate in their destination community. 

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Fourth of July in Machias

People began lining the Machias parade route more than two hours before kickoff on July 4. Photo courtesy Casey Kilton.

This aerial view of the Machias dike shows cars lining the roadside at dusk in order to secure the best seats in the house for the Machias fireworks. Photo courtesy Casey Kilton.


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Weekly Community Calendar

Upcoming events

Machias Bay Chamber Concerts is excited to announce the 2017 summer series. July 11th— Gregory Bliss - paino, Trond Saeverud - violin, Anna Maria Baeza - clarinet, Joachim Woltun. 

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Magic show — 10 a.m. July 12 at the H.D. Moore Library in Steuben. Conjuring Caroll will present children’s show called Building Blocks. Free. FMI: 207-546-7301 or email

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Steuben library features art of Nancy McGinnis

Photo 1: “Life is how you frame it,” said McGinnis, a creative photographer and writer. Her art reflects her Maine adventures, her sense of humor and inspiration “that can be found everyday if you look for it.” McGinnis’ art will be on display all month at the Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben. Submitted photo.

Photo 2: The work of artist Nancy McGinnis is on display all month at the Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben. Submitted photo.

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Calais Celtic Concerts welcomes return of RUNA

Calais Celtic Concerts will once again present the popular Irish Celtic Group, RUNA, at the Calais High School on Friday July 14, at 7 p.m. EST, 8 p.m. AST. 

RUNA’s performances have something for everyone: beautiful singing, exciting and driving Celtic Instrumentals, and Irish step-dancing.

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Grand Theater presents “A United Kingdom”

 “A United Kingdom” is the next film in The Grand’s series of great recent movies. See this absorbing look at a historic, true-life love story the way the director made it to be seen—through a brand-new digital projection system—on Tuesday, July 18.

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Barren View member-guest Duane Smith/Mark Smith card net 45

This weekend Duane Smith and Mark Smith paired to shoot the low round on Saturday in the annual Member/Guest tournament at Barren View carding a 44. In this net event Lenny Espling and Cory Brooks were the next best posted net score with a 45. The two low gross rounds for the day were earned by Jack Clay/John Clay and John Smith/John Rogers both at 63 or 7-under. Following are all the top scores in the event.



Lester Vanderbilt/Bob Hale 66 50

Jack Clay/John Clay 63 51

John Smith/John Rogers 63 53



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Sport Coaching Awards 2017


Congratulations to Machias Cross Country Coach Cindy Rossi for being selected by her peers as the 2016 Coach of the Year!

Congratulations to Machias Cheerleading Coach Michelle Wood for being selected by her peers as the 2016-17 Coach of the Year!

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Lady Knights lose heartbreaker

by Phil Stuart

The Narraguagus Lady Knights came about as close to upending the top seed and advancing to a regional final as a team could do.

The Knights got a superb no-hit pitching performance from sophomore Lanie Perry in their semi-final match up at Lincoln against the undefeated and top seeded Mattanawcook Academy Lynx.

Luck was not on the Knight’s side as the Lynx scored a first inning, unearned run and pitcher Haley McLaughlin was able to make it stand up.

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