Quoddy League remembered

by Phil Stuart

Memories from the once popular Quoddy Baseball League are gradually fading away as the years fly by.

The 1950s might have been the best decade for men’s town team baseball following the war years.

During that decade, the Dixie Eagles, Jonesboro Jets and Eastport Lobsters were the three most competitive teams.

Lubec was once the baseball capital of Washington County.

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Healthy Acadia and Riverside Take-Out partner to challenge cancer

On Sunday, July 30, you can dine out to support cancer services in Washington and Hancock counties. Riverside Take-Out will be generously donating 20% of proceeds from sales on Sunday, July 30. The funds raised will support Healthy Acadia and Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center’s cancer prevention, education, and treatment services. This partnership is part of Healthy Acadia’s Hungry for Health 2017 campaign to Challenge Cancer Downeast. This is the second year of the annual “Hungry for Health” campaign, which addresses a critical community health need each year.

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St. Aidan’s to host music for Sacred Spaces on July 30

Composer, teacher and musician Stephen Wiggin will perform selections of sacred music on Sunday, July 30 at 3 p.m. Members of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Machias, where Wiggin serves as musical director,  said they feel fortunate to have such an extraordinary musician as their musical director.  Wiggin was a long-time summer resident of Jonesport, and served as St.

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Washington County retired teachers learn lighthouse history

by Mary McFadden

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Land Transfers by Deed June 30, 2017 through July 13, 2017

Pamela Johnson f/k/a Pamela B. Taylor of Beals to Pamela Johnson and Dwayne C. Johnson of Beals two certain lots or parcels of land together with any buildings and improvements situated in Beals (Lot One beginning at a rock on the Town Road and running southwesterly to A. Lenfesty’s southeast corner of field; Lot Two located on the west side of the Town Road leading to the Flying Place so-called)

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WA dedicates field to Adien & Leon Look, hosts alumni game

The Adien & Leon Look Field Dedication was held at Washington Academy (WA) in East Machias on Saturday, July 15. More than 100 WA alumni, friends and family members came out to support a seven-inning baseball game comprised of players from six decades of Washington Academy teams.

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Quoddy waters

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Bay’s end

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Puckerbrush Primitive Gathering

Tim Beal demonstrates his axe skills at the 3rd Annual Puckerbrush Primitive Gathering at the Pleasant River Fish & Game Conservation Association (PRFGCA) in Columbia, Maine. The event showcased many primitive skills through hands-on demonstrations and discussion groups during the entire weekend. Photo by RJ Heller.

 

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Poliquin constituents want more accessibility

by Ruth Leubecker

From the beginning he’s been criticized for not taking a stand on the issues, but Rep. Bruce Poliquin has only lately been charged with his lack of accessibility.

As representative of the largest congressional district east of the Mississippi, Poliquin deals with a variety of critical issues affecting the elderly and the poor, and can often be seen Downeast. He was in Eastport for the Fourth of July where he also attended the breakwater terminal dedication. And he visited Machias several weeks before Independence Day.

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