Allagash author Tim Caverly to present for kids and adults Aug. 18

Author Tim Caverly will give two presentations at Porter Memorial Library in Machias on Thursday, August 18. Both events are free and open to the public.

The first program at 2 p.m. is for children. Depending on the ages in the audience at 2 p.m. that day, Caverly will present either his 30-minute “Andy’s Surprise” for ages pre-K to 1st grade; or a 45-minute virtual canoe trip, “Allagash-New England’s Wild River” for all school-age children.

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Jonesport board tackles Kingfish building permit

by Nancy Beal

The Jonesport planning board began considering the most extensive and complicated building application in its history last week (August 2), when members opened their binders on a bid from Kingfish Maine to erect a $110 million land-based fish growing plant on 94 acres on Chandler Bay north of Greenwood Cemetery.

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New music studio to open in Machias

by Hailey Wood

Chris Berry will be opening the doors of Expressions Music Studio at 25 Main Street Unit 1 in Machias on Thursday, Aug. 18 for her first group voice lesson, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Berry says that this will be the first community introduction to Expressions Music Studio and an opportunity for anyone interested to see how she teaches. 

Berry spent 15 years teaching at music stores throughout Connecticut, eventually opening her own store, Expressions Music Studio, in Woodstock, Connecticut, where she built up a team of five other teachers.

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Jasper Beach rock art created during family reunion

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

This month, anyone climbing the stones of Jasper Beach will first catch sight of the wide Atlantic, then, below them, a lobster — a 25-foot lobster framed by white stones, to be exact. The temporary artwork is drawing appreciation from the locals, from across the internet, and from the many visitors who travel to Bucks Harbor to see Jasper Beach each year.

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Addison house added to national register of historic places

The David and Hadassah Wass House in Addison has been entered into the National Register of Historic Places, according to Kirk F. Mohney, Director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. This designation indicates that the property has been documented, evaluated, and considered worthy of preservation and protection as part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

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Dystopia

by Jonathan Reisman

 

A Few Choice Orwell Quotes:

“There is no swifter route to the corruption of thought than through the corruption of language.”

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

THE PRINCIPLES OF NEWSPEAK

(Appendix to 1984)

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Ostrander to teach workshop series finale

EAC’s summer workshop series will conclude with a special two-day workshop, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn to use traditional hand-building techniques and the plasticity of clay to create a large scale work. This accumulative process creates exciting juxtaposed surface textures, allowing the work to have personality, gesture, and expression. The workshop is intended for participants ages 12 and up.

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Artist Ellie Carbone at Machiasport’s Gates House Museum Aug. 22

Accomplished watercolor artist Ellie Carbone will present at Machiasport’s Gates House Museum at 4 p.m. on Monday. Aug. 22, following a brief Machiasport Historical Society Meeting. 

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Past century of climate warming reverses 900 years of cooling in the Gulf of Maine, study shows

The rapid warming of the 20th century has reversed 900 years of cooling in the Gulf of Maine, according to a new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, co-authored by the University of Maine, and funded by the National Science Foundation. 

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The Nature of Phenology: Hermit thrushes on their nests

by Joseph Horn

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