Bold Coast Sea & Sky seeks volunteers for 2018 festival

 

Nothing succeeds like success. The Bold Coast Sea & Sky Planning Committee is looking for more volunteers for its July 20 and 21 festival. Last year saw almost a doubling of the participants in the festival over the opening year in 2016.

The festival, entering its third year, is getting its start through the inspiration of Bill Burke, owner of the Pat’s Pizza restaurant here in Machias. The Rotary Club of Machias is a co-organizer. 

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Arise Annual Dinner Auction set for May 5

A dinner followed by a dessert auction to benefit Arise Addiction Recovery will be held on Saturday, May 5. 

Donations for admission will benefit the Machias-based men’s residential recovery center. The event will be held at Elm Street School in East Machias from 5-7 p.m.

We hope you will join us and consider making a dessert to be auctioned. Contact Jen and Wayne Wood, 263-7891. It is always a good time!

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18th Annual Smelt Fry & World Fish Migration Day Celebration to be held Sat.

Mark your calendars and join the Downeast Salmon Federation for a day of fisheries fun!  Over the years, these festivities have grown from a small community potluck centered on the commercial smelt harvest to a well-known regional event serving 500+ guests. This year the event will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Throughout downtown Columbia Falls, there will be activities and displays that feature the inspiring fisheries and conservation work of DSF and their partners.

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Earth Day events to be held in Machias on April 21

A free public Earth Day celebration will be held in the Performing Arts Center at the

University of Maine at Machias on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will begin with an opening lecture by Dr. David Goodrich, a retired distinguished climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration (NOAA) and Director of the United Nations Global Climate Observing System.

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News Shorts

Machias selectboard ballot finalized

The deadline to declare candidacy for a seat on the Machias Selectboard passed on Friday, April 13, and four candidates have their hats in the ring for two seats. Selectboard vice chairman Joshua Rolfe is running as an incumbent, as is selectman Leslie Haynes. Former selectman Dr. James Whalen has declared his candidacy, as has Nicholas “Crowsneck” Boutin of Machias.

Summer-long road project commences on Elm Street

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New wild blueberry specialist tackles challenges

by Ruth Leubecker

A month on the job but eager to learn, Lily Calderwood is visiting wild blueberry growers, assessing market diversification and “right now trying to take first steps.”

With a PhD in horticulture from the University of Vermont and a couple of years at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service, she was hired as the designated replacement of Dave Yarborough, longtime blueberry specialist at the Maine Cooperative Extension Service.

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A Hypocrite on the balanced budget 

A Hypocrite on the balanced budget 

Bruce Poliquin’s web site says he is urging his colleagues in Congress to vote for a constitutional amendment requiring a Federal Balanced Budget.  He points out this is an amendment which he himself signed as a cosponsor during his first week in Congress in 2015.  He states this is a necessary amendment to “… ensure a financially sustainable future for our Nation.”

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Christina Therrien: Ready now for Maine Senate

Christina Therrien: Ready now for Maine Senate

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An expert embraces diverse challenges of aging in 2018

As the first female CEO of the 38-million-member nonprofit AARP, Jo Ann Jenkins is indeed an expert promoting some exciting thoughts about living optimally at every age.

The author of the thought-provoking Disrupt Aging, Jenkins is an outspoken advocate for being comfortable at whatever age one happens to be. When someone mentions 50 being the new 30 and 60 the new 40, she is quick to admonish, “No, that’s not the way it is. Fifty is the new 50, and it looks good. We need to be comfortable with whatever age we are.” 

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

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April Vacation Arts Camp, ‘Escape to Polynesia,’ April 17-19, 10 a.m.-noon, for ages 6-13. Space limited, email alison@eastportartscenter.org. Eastport Arts Center.

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“Vermicomposting at Home” Build a small-scale worm garage! Ages 6-12. Friday, April 20, 11 a.m. - noon. Please pre-register with Tara at 207-255-3345 to reserve a spot.

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