EAC to Offer Dance Classes for Youth and Adults

 

Eastport Arts Center’s intern L. Elwood will offer sessions of four types of dance this winter. There will be two classes geared for children, and two for older teens and adults. Classes will be held on a drop-in basis, with a suggested sliding scale donation. No previous dance experience is needed and no dress code is required. “Wear what you can move in,” says Elwood.

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County, State and Congress Apply Pressure to Keep Caribou and Machias Vets’ Homes Open

 

Sarah Craighead Dedmon

News that veteran homes in Machias and Caribou will close later this spring has drawn criticism and pressure from Washington County to Augusta to Washington D.C.

The official announcement that Maine Veterans’ Homes Machias would close on April 15 and Caribou on May 1 came Thursday, Feb. 24, but the news broke unofficially the day before after employees and families spread the word of the closures on social media.

The Machias home currently cares for 23 residents and employs 49 staff members.

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Pat’s Pizza, Healthy Acadia Partner to Curb Underage Drinking

 

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Baileyville School Committee Votes to End Mask Mandate

 

Natalie Boomer
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The Baileyville School Committee voted in favor last week of ending the masking mandate.
Community members gathered at the Woodland Jr./Sr. High School on Tuesday, March 1st at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the matter.

When all five of the school board members voted to end the mask mandate, everyone began to cheer, including some high school students who were in attendance.

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Townspeople Hope to Restore Waite-Talmadge Congregational Church

 

Natalie Boomer
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Twenty-two individuals have come together in hopes of restoring the Waite-Talmadge Congregational Church.

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DAR Announces 2022 Good Citizen Award Recipients

 

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School Board Votes to Close Wesley Elementary

 

Natalie Boomer
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On Tuesday, March 1, the school committee voted to close Wesley Elementary School due to low enrollment.

Some community members did vote to keep the school open, but not enough to avert the school board from its decision.

The small town of around 114 people usually has five to ten students in kindergarten through eighth grade. This year it was even fewer.

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Renowned Ukrainian Violinist to Perform at UMaine on March 26

Renowned Ukrainian violinist Solomia Soroka will perform in a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine.
Soroka’s performance, hosted by the UMaine School of Performing Arts, will feature music faculty members Phillip Silver, professor of piano and musicology, and Noreen Silver, instructor of cello and chamber music. The program will include works by Ukrainian composers Mykola Lysenko, Yevhen Stankovych and Vasyl Barvinsky as a tribute to the nation of Soroka’s birth.

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Celebrate Maine Maple Sunday at Maple Lane Sugary

 

Natalie Boomer
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How are you celebrating Maine Maple Sunday? Join Maple Lane Sugary in Robbinston for a free open house on March 27th!

The “Sap Patrol” have been busy collecting over 500 gallons of sap just for this event.

They are ready for members of the Washington County community to come to the sugary and witness maple syrup being made.

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Princeton Airport Seeks Help from Community

 

Natalie Boomer
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The volunteers of Princeton Municipal Airport are looking to the county to help in the purchase of a new plow.

Although located in Princeton, the airport serves all of Washington County.

“It’s an airport authority. Calais, Baileyville, Princeton, Grand Lake Stream, all provide money every year to basically help with the operation of the airport,” mentioned volunteer Brad Richard.

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