Schulman to present Garland, beyond the yellow brick road

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Most of us remember Judy Garland for her role as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. We know she’s Liza Minnelli’s mother, and that she died young after a public struggle with addiction. But music producer Lawrence Schulman has a unique perspective on Garland’s place in history. 

“There are all kinds of things you can talk about, but I talk about the music,” said Schulman. “For me, that’s the key.” And, says Schulman, there’s a whole catalog of music besides “Over the Rainbow.”

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Pee Wee tourney champs

The Beals Elementary School boys came out of the losers’ bracket to defeat the Cutler Wildcats 29-26 and 23-22 in back-to-back games and claim the championship in last weekend’s pee wee tourney at BES. Photo by Nancy Beal

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Not quite

The spring sports season started on March 19 but the Machias Memorial High School softball and baseball teams are still waiting to see some grass on the fields!  Photo courtesy Renne Noyes Look

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‘Rent Smart’ renter’s class offered in Washington County

Downeast Community Partners (DCP) and Next Step Domestic Violence Project are collaborating to offer a renter’s education class in Machias this spring. “Rent Smart” focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, and to know and understand the rights and responsibilities of their landlord. Emphasis is on forming a strong partnership between tenant and landlord.

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Dog Comedy Show at UMM

Johnny Peers plays the straight man to a comedy troupe of dogs, and will take the stage at UMM on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. 

This is a slapstick comedy act unlike any other. They have appeared in Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus and David Letterman. Peers leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks. Fun for everyone. 

Tickets are available for purchase at the door for community members and are free for UMM students and employees. 

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Machias JMG takes ribbons in Waterville

Machias Memorial High School (MMHS) participated in JMG’s Annual Career Development Conference at Thomas College in Waterville on Tuesday, March 27. MMHS JMG members, along with their JMG Specialist, Faye Mack, represented MMHS extremely well, bringing home two trophies;  2nd Place Group Challenge and 3rd Place Rat Race Maze.  Team Members:  Ardriana Mahar, Amber Heath, Tyler Faulkingham, Ashley Norman, Jasmine Bell, Kaylee Alley, Tyler Wentzel, Nick Mallar and Faye Mack, JMG Specialist. Submitted photo

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Maine Seacoast Mission President C. Scott Planting retiring

 

Maine Seacoast Mission President C. Scott Planting is retiring. President Scott Planting’s announcement came in a  letter to Seacoast Mission supporters in which he thanked them for the opportunity to serve and for their help in building a secure financial base so the Mission’s programs and services on land and sea will continue.

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Tourney Fun

The Beals Elementary School girls prevailed in last weekend’s basketball tourney at BES to claim the winner’s trophy. Photo by Nancy Beal

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates Cote and Dion visit Washington County Dems

by Nancy Beal

Visits from two Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls — Adam Cote and Mark Dion — highlighted the March 11 meeting of the Washington County Democrats in the meeting room of the East Machias fire station.

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Editor's Desk

Last Saturday morning the steps of Porter Memorial Library were stacked shoulder to shoulder with children waiting patiently for the library doors to open. There wasn’t a massive internet outage, and they weren’t there for a Harry Potter book release party. They came with their families for the library’s first annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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