Lobster tales and lobster facts featured in two new books

Lobsters and lobstering connect two new books from Penobscot Books of Stonington this holiday season.

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Festival of Ornaments' Workshop Trio invites all to join from home

EAC’s ‘Festival of Ornaments,’ a trio of Zoom-based workshops for all ages, is being offered in the spirit of the center’s annual Festival of Trees, with deluxe materials kits available for participants, or detailed information available for those who’ll use their own materials from home.

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Santa letters, Christmas gift bags at Jonesport library

by Nancy Beal

Peabody Memorial Library has placed a dropbox for letters to Santa Claus at its main entrance on the road to the Ball Diamond. Children may place their letters to Santa in the special box through December 19. Letter writers are reminded to include their return address so that Santa will know where to reply.

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The Nature of Phenology: Porcupines mating

by Hazel Stark

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Warm sendoff in the works for local music man Gene Nichols

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

When word spread that music professor Gene Nichols’ position was eliminated, a sharp cry rose up across Washington County. Through more than 35 years of teaching, Nichols has become a household name and a colorful Downeast advocate for the joy of music-making. Last month his position was cut through retrenchment, or reduction in staff, at the University of Maine at Machias.

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Wild blueberry market captures specialty crop block grants

by Ruth Leubecker

As agricultural businesses flounder in today’s tenuous business climate, crops in Maine are getting a beneficial hand up in response to the damaging effects of the coronavirus.

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State acknowledges local testing ‘gap in the map’’

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The state of Maine expanded access to COVID-19 testing in June, setting up free testing without a doctor’s order through a “swab and send” program that established easy testing within 30 minutes of most Mainers. Today, Machias area residents must drive 60 miles for asymptomatic testing, to either Calais or Ellsworth, a distance some locals say they cannot manage.

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Virtual craft fair offers safe local shopping option

by Natalie Boomer

A local young lady has created the Facebook group “Washington County Virtual Holiday Craft Fair 2020” for those who wish to participate in craft fairs this holiday season, but are unable due to coronavirus concerns.

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Moosabec Ambulance Service absorbs former filling station/eatery

by Nancy Beal

Jonesport’s old Pit Stop filling station, later the Lighthouse Café, has been purchased by its next door neighbor, Moosabec Ambulance Service (MAS) and is being remade as an adjunct to the garage that currently houses the ambulance on a tiny lot to the east on Main Street.

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Georgia on my mind

by Jonathan Reisman

 

“Now we take Georgia, then we change America.” - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer

I hope everybody moves to Georgia in the next month or two and registers to vote and votes for these two Democratic senators.” - New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman

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