WA girls and boys place second at Foxcroft

by Phil Stuart

Both Washington Academy Raider’s girls and boys track teams opened their season on April 29. The meet at Dover-Foxcroft found both squads as runners up in the meet.

The Presque Isle Wildcat girls took top honors at the meet with 147 points followed by WA with 100 points. The rest of the field included host, Foxcroft Academy 88 points; Houlton’s Shiretowners 54 points, the Greater Houlton Christian Academy Golden Eagles with 40, Fort Fairfield Tigers with 30 and the Greenville Lakers with 13 points.

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  • Machias Memorial High School announces top honor parts
  • Machias Memorial High School announces top honor parts

Machias Memorial High School announces top honor parts

Photos: Regan Bragg, Jonathan Massaad

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Constance Look Holmes

Connie did not go gently into that good night and had miles to go before she slept, but she simply wore out and probably died of a broken heart after a lengthy illness. She was born to Austin W. and Dorothy “Beam” Look – a sibling of six, survived by two beautiful daughters, Kellie Lynne and Jacqueline Lee; grandson, Gabriel Aaron and ex-husband, Doug. She was predeceased by her son and best friend, Douglas Scott; grandson, Austin Lewis Holmes; as well as her soul mate, Vaughn Meader.

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Gwendolyn G. Trenholm

Gwendolyn G. Trenholm, 85, is square dancing once again with her beloved Bruce. She passed peacefully into his arms on April 23, 2017 at Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover, Maine. 

Gwendolyn was proud to say she was from Jacksonville. She always treasured her Downeast roots. The daughter of Maxwell E. Gray and Grace (Dowling) Gray Pendleton settled at Hermon Corning in 1944, where Gwen spent the remainder of her life. 

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Friends of the Church on the Hill receive National Historic Registry

Members of the Friends of the Church on the Hill received a plaque designating the church, (now known as the Church Hill Community Center) as being on the National Historic Register. Jeannette Ingersoll placed the building on the register in 1996. Friends of the Church on the Hill receive the plaque from Ingersoll. Pictured inside the building, being restored as the community center, are left Patti Hartman, Jean Chester, Cathy Fonda, Roger Clapp, Jeanette Perry and Joyce Smith.

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Machias revitalization committee creates bike lending program, history audio tours

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Members of the Machias Revitalization Committee held their monthly meeting last Friday, May 12 at the Bluebird Ranch Restaurant in Machias.  

Bikes

Committee chair Angela Fochesato said that the first round of bikes for Machias’ new bike lending program will hit the streets in June. “Axiom will be a host site where users will go in and sign out the bikes,” she said, “They will have helmets, too.” The Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce will also be a host site. Bike racks will be installed in town shortly.

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Airport improvements continue on schedule

Photo: ​The Machias Valley Municipal Airport (MVM) could receive another round of improvements this year if voters approve a $7,500 warrant article at the Machias town meeting on June 14.

Photo by Bill Kitchen

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The town of Machias has applied for a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program, which supports small airport improvements through grant monies called “entitlement funds”.

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Machias restaurants anxiously await outcome of tip legislation

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Melissa Hinerman said that nothing could have stopped her from driving to Augusta to testify in support of reinstating Maine’s tip credit on April 5, not even the snowstorm that began when she left Machias at 4 a.m. “It was horrible. It was supposed to be clear in Augusta, but right about Columbia Falls, it started coming down.” said Hinerman. “But I have all-wheel drive.” 

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UMM senior’s “Journey in Darkness Through Music”

Photo: ​UMM senior Timothy Allen made a documentary to discover how other people use music to cope with their disabilities. Allen said that music helps him cope with his blindness, and that he plays the acoustic and electric guitars now. “Before that I played piano for 11 years. I have really found that guitar has been the instrument that I was born to play.”

Photo courtesy Dr. Lori Schneiders.

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Community clean-up this weekend

Photo: Tom Boutureira and Lindsay McMahon lead volunteers during a past clean-up along the Middle River.

Downeast Coastal Conservancy and the Machias Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host a community clean-up event from 10 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, May 13th in Machias. They invite the community to come on out and show their Machias pride by helping to clean up the litter along the dike and shores of Middle River.  Volunteers can meet at Station 98 (2 Kilton Lane, Machias) where refreshments will be available for participants throughout the morning.

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