Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • Highlighting their heritage

    Highlighting their heritage

    HARRINGTON — Courtney Hammond’s days can start as early as 3:45 a.m. In the weeks leading up to Maine’s wild blueberry harvest, which just began, Hammond is a one-man show spraying his family’s blueberry fields in the pre-dawn hours before the winds kick in. During the season, he puts in 12-hour days on the land

  • Concert in Addison scheduled Aug. 9

    ADDISON — Deb’s Little Big Band will be performing on Friday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m.  at the Church Hill Community Center. The group’s concerts include Latin, jazz and swing tunes with energy. The band members hail from central Maine. The band appeared at the Church Hill Community Center last August to rave reviews. All

  • Cherryfield Band celebrates 150 years

    Cherryfield Band celebrates 150 years

    CHERRYFIELD — As far as Marcia Politi is concerned, life is not complete without membership in a band. “I love playing in bands,” she said as she unpacked her euphonium before a Cherryfield Band concert July 23. Politi is a member of a band in Utah, where she spends the winter. She spends summers in

  • Photography group to host program Aug. 19

    CHERRYFIELD — The Downeast Photography Group will host a program on saving family photos 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at The Maine Seacoast Mission, 7 Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield. The presentation will be given by Dan Klimek, whose mother was the family historian. She made the traditional photo albums with photos fastened to pages with

  • Group to hold yard sale

    ADDISON — The Friends of the Church on the Hill are holding a yard sale Aug. 23-24 at the home of Cathy Fonda, 464 Ridge Road. The proceeds will benefit the restoration of the church and the Church Hill Community Center. Donations will be accepted on or after Aug. 12. For more information, call 483-4655.

  • Civil War author to speak in Clifton

    CLIFTON — Brian Swartz, author and Civil War writer, will give a presentation on his recently published book “Maine at War – Volume I: Bladensburg to Sharpsburg” on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Clifton Historical Society’s museum building. The talk will be part of an open house event at the museum that

  • Machias Wild Blueberry Run set for Aug. 17

    MACHIAS — The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival will include a race on Aug. 17. Registration for the Machias Wild Blueberry 5-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 6 a.m. at Machias Valley Christian School, 118 Court St. The 5-mile race begins at 8 a.m. with the 1-mile fun run starting at 8:15. Registration can

  • Steuben boatbuilder calls it a day

    Steuben boatbuilder calls it a day

    STEUBEN — Mike Light stood in the doorway of his boatshop and watched as a truck hauled the spanking new lobster boat Thai Lady off toward the Milbridge town dock one day before its scheduled launching. On the boat’s starboard quarter, tucked up beneath the rail just forward of the transom and above the federal