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Maine Wild Blueberry Weekend: A farmer's chance to show off way of life

PORTLAND, Maine — The second annual Maine Wild Blueberry Weekend is set to kick off this weekend with various farms participating across the state. The event is hosted by Wild Blueberries and gives Maine blueberry farmers and others the chance to educate people about one of Maine's most profitable crops. The weekend celebrates wild, low bush blueberries versus the typical cultivated berry found in most grocery stores.
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Gouldsboro Police log week of August 4

GOULDSBORO — Summer means a lot of road trips, but the season also is ripe for scammers seeking to steal money from consumers searching online for car rental deals. These imposters are “popping up like potholes,” the Detroit Free Press declared. A case in point occurred in...
GOULDSBORO, ME
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RSU 24 seeks solutions to sprinkler issue

SULLIVAN — After confirming on July 26 that the water source that was originally planned to be used for the new Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus sprinkler system did not have an adequate water supply or pressure, officials continue to discuss next steps as the start of the school year fast approaches.
SULLIVAN, ME
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Finfish aquaculture ordinance drafted

GOULDSBORO — A far-reaching licensing ordinance, which would prohibit finfish farms whose annual landed catch exceeds so many pounds from operating in town, has been drafted and continues to be refined by the Planning Board. The proposal is being commented on by the public in writing or by citizens who regularly attend online or in-person the board’s regular meetings the first and third Tuesday of each month.
GOULDSBORO, ME
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the CONTINUING TRADITION Number 6

Hi folks, I spent this past weekend in Cherryfield, Maine at “Camp Zydecow”, a small but very enthusiastic Cajun/Zydeco music and dance weekend that is the brainchild of the amazing Su Peck. Where the heck is Cherryfield, Maine? (you might ask.) It’s a small village in “Downeast Maine” located on the Narraguagus River about 70 miles west of Bangor and 6 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The main industry is harvesting wild blueberries, though lobster fishing figures into the local economy as well.. Su’s original plan for the weekend got scuttled by Covid, but she ran it last year and it was SO successful she expanded the offering for 2022. This year there were about 100 attendees. The bands from New England were JimmyJo and the Jumbol’Ayuhs (my band) from Maine, Planet Zydeco from VT, and Magnolia Cajun band from Rhode Island.
CHERRYFIELD, ME
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Food, fun and racing mark annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival

WINTER HARBOR — The arrival of August means the annual Lobster Festival will be returning to Winter Harbor for a day of crafts, food, fun and everything lobster. The festival has been a long-standing tradition in the town and is celebrating its 58th consecutive year. The event will take...
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Terrie Jo Sinclair

Terrie Jo Sinclair, age 52, of Cherryfield, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2022, after an extended battle with cancer. She received her high school diploma from Ellsworth High School in 1992 and graduated from Eastern Maine Technical College in 1996. She then went on to attend college for addiction and recovery counseling as well as receiving her bachelor’s degree in mental health and human resources. She was also a certified EMT.
CHERRYFIELD, ME
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Bean supper in Prospect Harbor

GOULDSBORO — The Prospect Harbor United Methodist Church is hosting a bean supper on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 4-6 p.m. The menu will include regular, vegetarian and Marifax baked beans, red and brown hot dogs, mac and cheese, rolls and biscuits and coleslaw. Dessert choices will include pies, cakes and goodies.
PROSPECT HARBOR, ME
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Machias board schedules referendum on high school expansion

At their bi-monthly meeting held Wednesday, July 13, the Machias Board of Selectmen heard from local school officials A.O.S. Superintendent Scott Porter, and Machias Memorial High School Principal Nicole Case, who asked the board to approve a referendum vote in support of new classroom construction. “The Maine Department of Education...
MACHIAS, ME
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‘Authors at The Last Page’ events to continue this fall

Porter Memorial Library is pleased to announce its new event series called Authors at The Last Page, which had its inaugural event last week with a presentation from ecologist and author Kerry Hardy, will continue this fall. Authors at The Last Page is meant to spark transformative thought by means...
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