LiBrizzi’s passion for community opens Friday night mic

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

We know that Maine has one of the most aging populations in the nation, and we know that Washington County has a hard time retaining its young people. But Tyler LiBrizzi knows a thing or two about what young people want, and he’s working hard to create that in Machias.

“I want to stay here as a young person. I think there’s a lot of potential here,” said LiBrizzi. “Especially as a young person who wants to practice sustainable agriculture.” LiBrizzi is in his twenties and lives in Machiasport. 

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Wilkes University welcomes Ian Squire of Machiasport into Class of 2022

 

Wilkes University welcomes Ian Squire of Machiasport into the class of 2022. Squire is one of nearly 700 students who make up the University's newest class. Squire is entering Wilkes as an engineering major.

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Machiasport artist studies seabirds with National Geographic

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Machiasport lobster lunch set for Aug. 25

Machiasport Historical Society will be celebrating their 35th Annual Lobster Lunch, Saturday, August 25th, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., behind The Gates House Museum by the river. Local lobsters from Bucks Harbor and Carolyn Johnson's world famous fish chowder will be served along with corn on the cob, salad, rolls, blueberry cake and beverages.  A suggested donation will be requested for this community summer tradition and feast. Come join us at 344 Port Rd./Rte. 92.  (207-255-8860/207-271-0682)

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Hyssongs bring gospel music to Bucks Harbor

Dell, Susan and Richard Hyssong travel full-time as the award-winning Hyssongs.  Their energetic ministry combines family vocal harmony, humor and brass instruments (trumpet and trombone) to delight audiences with their Christ-centered message, shared through the powerful medium of music. The family’s classical music background, along with their harmony and specific chord structures, lend them a unique sound that has made quite an impact on audiences.  

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Moose on the loose

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Jasper Beach gets a fresh new look for spring

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

David Wood said he had been thinking about how to tidy up Jasper Beach since he was a Machiasport Selectman in the early 2000s. “We did a lot of projects in town, and [Doug Campbell] and I talked about doing this down there,” said Wood. “In the back of my mind I had a plan.”

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Job Notice

The Machias Valley News Observer is looking for a motivated sales person to handle full-time ad sales in Washington County.

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Jay Everett Wilkinson - Machiasport

Jay Everett “Wilkie” Wilkinson, 86, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 of heart failure, at his home in Machiasport, Maine. 

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

Basketball Clinic at Narraguagus Gym- Intramural Athletics will be offering a free Basketball Clinic on March 4 and March 11 at the Narraguagus Gym for grades K-6. Grades K-2 time is 4 – 5 p.m. and Grades 3-6 time is 5:15 to 7 pm. For more information, call Dan at 461-9090 or Mindy at 461-8878.

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High School One Act Review, $5 admission to benefit schools. March 7, 6 p.m.,

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