Town News

Elizabeth Mitchell

Brittani Roussel has been named on  the Dean’s List for the fall semester at the University of New England of Biddeford/Portland. Brittani is studying to be a Dental Hygenist. Brittani is the daughter of  Imon and Arlene Roussel.

The Sunrise County Economic Council site lists a number of events for the upcoming weeks. The Maine Farmland Trust is offering a free workshp on ‘Harvesting Maine-New Wholesale Opportunities’. Two sites which still have space available are: 1. Downeast-in Machias at the Machias Savings Bank Community Room on Saturday , March 7 from 8am to 5pm. Lunch will be provided. The snow date is for Sunday, March 8. 2. In northern Maine there are openings in Presque Isle at the Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library for Sat., Feb. 28 from 8am to 5pm. The snow day is March 1. Lunch will be provided. You may phone Jed Beach at: 207-390-0614 for more information.  The Eastport Art Center at 36 Washington Street is having weekly presentations on a variety of subjects. There will be held every Sunday starting at 3pm through the month of April-weather permitting.Admission is by donation and refreshments will be provided.

  On Saturday Feb. 14, at 7pm,Molana Oei of Lubec is presenting a special Valentine’s Day concert of assorted ballards from across the decades at the Art Center. Admission is by donation.

 Eastport’s  community chorus, ‘Quoddy Voices’, will start rehearsing for its spring concert on Monday, Feb. 16 at 7 at the Art Center. They welcome new singers at any level of experience. Rehearsals are every Monday niht at 7 to prepare for the concert which is scheduled for Sun., May 17. For more information about ‘Quoddy Voices’ contact John newell at 733-4242 or

 Bangor Savings Bank is a supporter of the Maine Teacher of the Year program. They are accepting nominations for the 2015 County Teacher of the Year through 5 pm on Feb. 20. One of the County Teachers of the Year will be chosen as the 2016 Maine Teacher of the Year. Here is your opportunity to nominate that person. Visit any Bangor Savings branch to pick up a nomination form or come to the library to nominate one on-line. Remember, the deadline is 5pm Feb. 20, 2015.

The University of Maine at Machias is displaying the ‘Printmaking Work of Bill Hosterman’starting on Feb. 11 through March 31.


The Cobscook Community Learning Center is sponsoring a fundraising Valentine’s Day dinner on Sat., Feb. 14. The menu should please the palate of anyone who attends. There will be live music and door prizes. The proceeds from the dinner will go to the CCLC scholarship fund. To make reservations.