Enhance your health with Tai Chi: Healthy Acadia offers four free courses

We all know life can be hectic, juggling work, family and social obligations. Why should you consider adding Tai Chi to your busy schedule? To help create balance. Tai chi is the perfect antidote to our fast-paced modern culture; it is an ancient Chinese practice that incorporates slow, gentle and controlled movement to improve relaxation, flexibility, concentration, and muscle strength.

 Healthy Acadia is pleased to offer eight-week “Tai Chi for Health” sessions in four locations:  Brooksville, Ellsworth, Machias, and Stonington, beginning in August. 

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Machias solar eclipse picnic scheduled for August 21

STEM Guides Downeast and Downeast Amateur Astronomers are offering a Solar Eclipse Picnic on Monday, August 21, from noon–4 p.m. at Middle River Park in Machias. There will be activities and solar telescopes on display to view the eclipse (we will also have glasses available for viewing) as well as an eclipse presentation for the attendees. 

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Community Calendar for August 16, 2017

Upcoming events

CHICKEN B-B-Q Supper, Sat., Aug. 19, at 5 p.m., parish hall, Dennysville; chicken, baked potato, veggies, desserts, etc.  All are welcome!

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Chicken B-B-Q Supper, Sat., Aug. 19 @ 5 p.m.; Parish Hall (Route 86), Dennysville; chicken, potatoes, veggies, cole slaw, rolls, cakes

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Indian River Grange Yard and Bake Sale  August 19-  9 a.m. -1 p.m. 

1439 Indian River Road. Rain or shine.Hot dogs available.

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Local granddaughter to be featured in NYC’s Times Square video

Hadley Davis, 9, of Silver Ridge, Maine will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 16, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation. The featured photographs highlight children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome, reminding the world in a very big way about the contributions and milestones of people with Down syndrome. These collective images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

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Crow Town Gallery’s last show

Crow Town Gallery of Lubec announces its last show of the 2017 season, which will feature four artists— Bonnie Beard, Shanna Wheelock, Kathrin Hilten, and Sheryl Denbo— whose work celebrates the beauty of Downeast Maine. The show will run from August 17 to September 3

Bonnie Beard, the proprietor of the Crow Town Gallery in Lubec, is a landscape painter specializing in the natural beauty around her home. Bonnie works both in her studio above the gallery which overlooks the magnificent marshes of South Lubec and throughout Lubec’s coastline. Bonnie’s mediums are oil and charcoal.

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Mad about blue

 

The giant blueberry was hoisted up to the church’s steeple, and “dropped” after Sunday morning services, signifying the start of Blueberry Festival week in Machias. Photo by Bill Kitchen.

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Eastport Art Center presents pianist Mira Gill

The Concert Series at the Eastport Arts Center is thrilled to welcome back world-class concert pianist Mira Armij Gill on Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m. Gill’s program will include works of Rameau, Beethoven, Granados, Moszkowski and Chopin.

A reception will follow the concert with refreshments courtesy of Moose Island Bakery. Many will remember Gill’s memorable performances over the past decade in Lubec, Eastport, and Saint Andrews. 

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National Barrel Horse Association Action shots by John Rogers

Madison Brown riding Annie

Jenna Koehne riding Salty DeFrost

Milt Porter riding Angel

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Ryder Cup and more

by Phil Stuart

The Barren View Golf Course in Jonesboro has been a hub of activity lately with two tournaments and a senior scramble within a week’s time frame.

On July 25, Barren View hosted a two-person Ryder Cup Tourney.

Laura Bagley and Bernice Fedder took top honors in gross play with a score of 73, and held a three-stroke lead over Ralph Backman and Tom Viselli. Third place honors went to Wayne Smith and Jim Goliffe, who compiled a score of 80.

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A dynasty is born

by Phil Stuart

The two-year reign of the Dennysville AA in the Quoddy Baseball League ended at the conclusion of the 1961 season and it was time for another team to step up.

The Cutler Cardinals, under Neil Corbett, had fielded teams for years but hadn’t had much success against the likes of Dixie, Jonesboro and Eastport.

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