3 Arrested in Machias Murder Case

 

Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Brandin Guerrero of Massapequa, New York, who was found dead on High Street in Machias on the morning of Nov. 4.

Maine State Police first announced the capture of Nathanael Genao, 23 of New Bedford, Massachusetts, who was Nov. 19 arrested without incident at his home by the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the New Bedford Police Department, assisted by the US Marshals Service Boston.

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“Blessing of the Bambinelli” Set for Machias, Lubec and Cherryfield on December 11-12

 

A wonderful tradition, originating during the papacy of Pope St. John Paul II, will be renewed in Washington County on the weekend of December 11-12, the third Sunday of Advent.

The “Blessing of the Bambinelli” will occur at each Mass on Saturday and Sunday at Holy Name of Jesus Church on 8 Free Street in Machias (Sunday 8:30 a.m.), Sacred Heart Church on 14 Hamilton Street in Lubec (Saturday 4:30 p.m.), and St. Michael Church on 51 Elm Street in Cherryfield (Sunday 10:30 a.m.).

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Sewall Memorial Congregational Church

 

Bonnie Lyons
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Church services are Sundays at 3 p.m. There will be no services on December 19.

Happy Birthday to Pastor Ron and he is sick. Praying for a speedy recovery and back to church next week.

Jesse Gower helped Pastor Collin light the advent wreath at Sewall Memorial Congregational Church.

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Santa’s Coming to Town for Annual Baileyville Christmas Parade

 

Natalie Boomer
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The annual Baileyville Christmas Parade is set to take place on Friday, December 10. Santa and his gang will begin their journey around the town Baileyville at 6 p.m.

Starting on Broadway Street, they will make their way down Palm Street, and finally up Main Street, where they will all end up at the park for a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

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Spednic Club Members Spread Christmas Spirit with Donation

 

Jayna Smith
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The Spednic Club in Baileyville is known for its service to the community, and recently, members got together to help out once again.
On November 20th, the Spednic Club held an annual bowling tournament, with a goal of not just to have fun, but also to help out a local charity, the Stuff the Bus campaign.

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Alexander Grange Members Lay Wreaths on Veterans Graves

 

Excerpt from the Alexander news column by Cassie Oakes:

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Baileyville Christmas Parade

 

Baileyville Public Works decorated a plow truck for the Baileyville Christmas Parade.  Its great display won first place among the entries. (Photos by Natalie Boomer)

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Spednic Club Members Continue to Spread Goodwill and Cheer

 

Jayna Smith
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Just recently, The Calais Advertiser shared news about Spednic Club members raising funds for the Stuff the Bus campaign, one of many ways the members contribute to the community.  Now, members there have once again stepped up to help others.

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PBSO Trio Performs for Seniors

 

Residents of Eastport Nursing Home and Washington Place in Calais were treated to a musical visit by three Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra members on Tuesday, December 14. The program of holiday tunes was performed by the talented trio of Ann Simmons, violin, June Gregory, flute and Ellen Krajewski, cello.

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Lights Tie Lubec and Campobello Together for Christmas

 

Sarah Craighead Dedmon
 
It all began with a question.

“I was wondering if it might be possible to decorate the bridge for Christmas?” asked Joel Ross of Lubec, posting Nov. 29 on Facebook. Readers enthusiastically applauded his idea, and this week for the first time ever, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Bridge —  and the saltwater beneath it —  shine with Christmas lights.

The bridge connects Lubec, the easternmost town in the nation, with Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

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