Columbia News

This past week I have not been out  much except to drive the bus. On the half day of school I got to visit with Hulda Peterson in Harrington; it was a nice visit and we almost got caught up on news in the area.

Everyone was out due to illness on Monday night’s genealogy class so I got the chance to visit the knitting class for a bit before returning home. It probably was a good thing as I was coming down with this cold that is going around. Both of us here have it, I just wish those kids of mine on the bus had not given it to me.

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Harrington News

Lobster fishermen are taking in their traps now.  The season is coming to a close.  It was a fast season, not quite as good as last year.

Sincere condolences to the family of Louise Emerson.  She was a lovely lady and will be missed.

Wreath-making season is upon us. There have been many loads of brush being delivered to Worcester Wreath in town. Winter is not far behind.

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Wesley News

Ron T. has been seeing deer in their fields. Andrea and Stan K. put up new posts and fencing around their garden of winter rye but they had a moose take down most of it when it walked through.

We took a ride into Chain Lake but had to pull a tree out of the road with a rope. 

The camps were fine but a tree came down by Blaisdell’s house and tore the electric box off the house. Our power just blinked off and on a couple of times. We were lucky.

Linda and I took Halloween candy to school for the kids’ party.

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New bus to BES

The Beals and Jonesport school system took delivery of a new bus last week. Jonesporters approved a three-year, one percent loan of the purchase price of $83,873 from their surplus. The 77-passenger Thomas bus will be parked at Beals Elementary School, whose student body proudly posed with it on delivery day.  Photo courtesy of George Crawford

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Personal property in Jonesport: to tax or not?

by Nancy Beal

Jonesport selectmen returned to the subject of taxing personal property at their Nov. 1 meeting. Last month, they had listened to a presentation by business tax exemption specialist Joe Salley from Bangor, who explained ways in which personal property — lobster traps, equipment and machinery — could be taxed without adverse financial effects on either taxpayers or the town. Currently, Jonesport does not tax personal property.

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

The Women’s Health Resource Library (WHRL): Poets and publishers Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown, of Resolute Bear Press in Robbinston, will host a reading and book-signing for the “Three Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers,” joined by several of the poets, essayists and short story writers who contributed to this acclaimed new volume. Friday, November 10, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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PBSO brings Broadway Downeast

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) is 10 years old! To celebrate this milestone, the orchestra is delighted to present its first-ever Broadway Pops concert on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Eastport at the Arts Center; on Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in Machias at the Centre Street Congregational Church; and on Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Calais Congregational Church.

Receptions will follow each performance. The reception following the Machias concert will be provided by Pat’s Pizza. 

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Drawing workshop continues in new venue

Eastport Arts Center’s weekly Drawing Workshop  has moved to a new venue, workshop leader Joyce Weber’s Eastport studio. The group will continue to meet on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm. The workshop includes a combination of life drawing, facial studies and drawing the clothed figure, and offers 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 

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Lewis Carroll’s Alice: Down the Rabbit Hole

The Grand continues its tradition of live community theater with a new piece based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” stories- Alice: Down the Rabbit Hole. The play will run one weekend only —  Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at the box office.

For more information on the production, or to become a member of The Grand call the box office at 207-667-9500. 

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Pembroke Library presents songs and stories for a sea-gazed wanderer

On Wednesday evening, Nov. 8, the Pembroke Library will present Stephen Sanfilippo in a concert of chanteys, ditties, ballads, Gospel songs, hymns, poems and stories that capture the romance of the sea without hiding the hardship its hardships. Stephen has collected and performed traditional maritime songs since the early 1970s, blending his interests in history, hard knocks workers’ songs, and dreamy ballads that carry the singer to faraway places and long ago times. A U.S.

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