Lighthouses lure romantics to Maine

Embedded in literature, folklore and history, Maine’s lighthouses are a lightning rod, baiting authors, summer folk and young and old alike, espe summer.

Some still function as navigational beacons, some are totally inaccessible, a few are clustered and a few others stand like solitary sentries. But it all doesn’t matter in the scheme of things, because all 65 are shrouded in a rich mysterious heritage that is uniquely Maine.

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Calais talk to explore a ‘more just relationship’ with Wabanaki peoples

by Lura Jackson

The importance of recognizing the past and present relationship between colonizing Christian powers and the Wabanaki people – and particularly the Passamaquoddy tribe – will be the focus of a special presentation at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Calais on Sunday, June 3. The talk will be delivered by John Dieffenbacher-Krall, Chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine Committee on Indian Relations. 

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Daryl Eugene McCurdy Lubec

Daryl Eugene McCurdy (Tim) passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer.  He was born in Lubec on October 12, 1941, son of the late Bernard and Muriel McCurdy. Daryl graduated from Lubec High School in 1961. Throughout the years he worked at Carlton Corey’s garage, Milliken Textile Mill, was owner and operator of “The Spruce” fishing vessel, and most recently worked and retired from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Margaretta Days celebrates revolutionary history Downeast

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Festival chair Carlene Holmes said she is often asked why the mid-June event is called Margaretta Days when it only occupies one day? 

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Blackfly Ball moves to new October date

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Kehben Grier of Machias’ Beehive Design Collective announced last week that the Blackfly Ball will move from its traditional Blueberry Festival August time frame to October 6. The Blackfly Ball has become a fixture of summer in Machias, historically taking place on the Saturday night of the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival and drawing large crowds to Bad Little Falls park to hear multiple bands for free.

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Four WCCC students named to All-Maine Academic Team

The All-Maine Academic Team is composed of the high achieving students in the Maine Community College System, with selections picked from each school. Unlike in previous years, when only two students from each school were named, the team has been expanded this year to include students that are in both the “transfer” pathway – meaning they are planning to continue in their academic careers – and in the “career” pathway – meaning they will be going directly into the workforce upon graduation. Every student named to the team received a $500 scholarship.

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Bay Ridge students map Maine’s flora and fauna

 

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Washington Academy’s 2018 Academic Awards

 

Seniors who have been on the honor roll every quarter for all four years (14 consecutive quarters) pose here with their Headmaster’s Golden Apple Award. Congratulations to all award recipients. Photo courtesy Hannah Sprague

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Passages to graduate more than twenty teen parents this year; accepting applications for new school year

This June, Wayfinder Schools’ Passages Program will graduate more than twenty teen parents who have worked hard to earn their high school diplomas while raising their young children. Founded in 1994, Passages is a home-based high school diploma program for young parents living in Knox, Lincoln, Waldo, York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc and Washington Counties. 

This year’s Washington County graduates are Isaac J. Collins, Jr. of Robbinston, Daneishalys Fontanez of Machias, Cheyenne Maheu of Lubec, Jessica Milliken of Jonesport and Monica Moffett of Eastport.

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Auschwitz survivor speaks at WA’s Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The juniors and seniors of Washington Academy’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies class organized the school’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony held Tuesday, May 15. Older students from the Elm Street School in East Machias attended the event along with all of Washington Academy’s students and some members of the public.

In the darkened gymnasium, students lit candles for those who survived and those who were murdered in the Holocaust. 

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