Indian Township School Garden Recognized Nationally 

 

By Jayna Smith

Mr. Brian Giles has a few different roles at Indian Township School.  Not only does he teach special education, but he is also the food corps supervisor and a member of the orchard and garden planning committee.  Giles’ goal is to have a self-sustaining cafeteria at Indian Township School and to provide food for the local community.  He has received support from the school board and administration, tribal council and Chief, and local businesses. 

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The Sword Called Excalibur

 

The classic tale of young King Arthur and the magic sword Excalibur came to the stage at WES on Friday, December 6, 2019 in the original adaptation of “The Sword Called Excalibur.” This play was made possible by a grant from the Fast Track Grant Program of the Maine Community Foundation at the recommendation of Dr. and Mrs. David Perloff.

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Remembrance Wreaths

 

From Cassie Oakes town news column

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Woodland Ice Skating Rink Open for the Season

 

By Natalie Boomer

Natalie@calais.news

The ice skating rink in Woodland is open for those who want to skate at their own risk.

“Kids have been skating there. The big thing is ice and weather conditions permitting. With the weather fluctuating the way it is, it’s basically a day-to-day basis,” said Michael Boies, Parks and Recreation Director for the town of Baileyville. “Because it’s an outdoor rink, we’re at the mercy of the weather.” 

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Downeast Wind TIF Hearing Draws Crowds to County Courthouse

 

By Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Washington County Commissioner Chris Gardner opened a public hearing last week explaining what the hearing was — and was not — for.

“I understand the large number of people in this room tonight is because there are some strong feelings on this subject. I want to make it clear that the commissioners are not the committee of jurisdiction for approving or disapproving this project,” said Gardner. “It’s approved or disapproved by the DEP and the LUPC.”

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Princeton Elem. Spelling Bee

On Friday, January 17, 2020, Princeton Elementary School held its annual spelling bee. It took nearly an hour and 24 rounds for seventh-grader, Rain Dee, to out spell eighth-grader, Erik Beane. Tristan Crowe, a sixth-grader, finished third. Front: Lucian McLean, Baylee Fields, Autumn Mann. Back: Rain Dee, Tristan Crowe, Mykalah Howard, Luis Mendoza and Erik Beane. (Submitted photo)

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Dennysville News

 

Submitted by Ann Montgomery

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Bear, Coyote, Raven Reading Coming to Machias

 

By Natalie Boomer 

natalie@calais.news

Poet Jason Grundstrom-Whitney will be reading from his book, “Bear, Coyote, Raven”, at the University of Maine at Machias on Thursday, March 12th at 4 p.m.

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Listening for Right Whales in the Gulf of Maine

 

Two passive acoustic data collection efforts are underway in the Gulf of Maine to gather information on North Atlantic right whales. One will deploy fixed archival-acoustic recorders mounted on the ocean bottom for a specific period of time. The other will use autonomous underwater vehicles called gliders, equipped to record acoustic information and report it back in near real-time.

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EAC Performers at Washington Place

Eastport Arts Center’s flautists June Gregory and Nancy Asante from the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra delighted residents at Washington Place Assisted Living on a gray late-February day. Classical duets and a finale song about winter sunshine and the sunshine within each of us brought smiles to the residents' faces. (Submitted photo)

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