Bold Coast Sea & Sky Fest brings family fun to Machias

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

For the third year in a row the Bold Coast Sea & Sky Festival will bring a weekend’s worth of family fun to Machias, and this year promises to be the biggest festival yet.

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Bold Coast Sea and Fly-In

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Rally to reunite families

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

Concert and Dance Party with Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band from Baltimore. July 20, 7 p.m., Eastport Arts Center.

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Growing up picking Blueberries

by Wayne Smith

At the end of July, my family would get ready to pick blueberries for my grandfather. My aunt and uncle, my grandmother, my mother, my two brothers and my sister all joined in. It was a lot of fun. And we have memories that will not be forgotten. These are some of the good times that we had that I thought I would share with you.

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World-renowned DaPonte String Quartet brings "Summer Goulash" to Machias

On Tuesday, July 24 the Machias Bay Chamber Concerts Board is proud to announce the DaPonte String Quartet's 7 p.m. performance at the Centre Street Church in Machias. The group will be performing stellar string quartet repertoire from their "Summer Goulash" program of Haydn, Bartok and Brahms.

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Congratulations to Maine’s Major League District Champions

Beginning Friday, July 20 Maine’s six Little League District Champions will compete in the Major League State Tournament hosted by the Machias Area Little League. For updated information on games and scores, follow MALL at www.facebook.com/MachiasAreaLittleLeague/

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Columbia news

 

by Ronie Strout

On Saturday, July 7 the Hannah Weston Chapter of DAR held their meeting at the Gates House in Machiasport. Bob Hammond of Harrington was the guest speaker for the day, he spoke on local history and ship building of the area. Eighteen members attended and two guests.

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SNAP access has shaky presence in farmers’ markets

by Ruth Leubecker

Many rural farmers’ markets have stopped food stamp access -- or never had it -- due to increasing challenges in handling the SNAP program.

“Some of the markets don’t carry SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aka food stamps). Part of this has to do with cell phone access,” explains Lee Hallett, executive director, Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets. “Then it’s so expensive to have a machine. And the machine requires a lot of care and feeding.”

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Selectboard ties up loose ends before close of fiscal year

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias Selectboard could not review bids for the new Machias Memorial High School gymnasium roof at their meeting last week because no bids were received. Three companies visited the facility to take a mandatory walk-through, but did not follow-up with timely bid proposals.

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