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Fortunes may come and go, but MDI mansions persevere

September 2, 2013

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BAR HARBOR, Maine — Like erratic boulders that were left behind by glaciers that scoured the landscape, they sit perched along the shore or on hilltops, pointed toward panoramas across the island and out to sea. The tide, ships and seasons may come and go, but for decades or more …

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Holy Week services and events — Penobscot and Hancock counties

March 26, 2013

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BANGOR — Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday, 7:30 p.m. March 28; Holy Saturday Taize service, 7:30 p.m. March 30; Easter service, 10 a.m. March 31, All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway. 942-7354. BRADLEY — Easter Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. March 31, St. Ann’s Church, 68 Main St. 827-2087. BREWER — …

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Births: Down East and Midcoast and Hancock

March 12, 2013

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Calais Regional Hospital To Erica and Steven Knowles, of Alexander, a daughter, Stephanie Grace Knowles, was born Feb. 24, 2013. Down East Community Hospital, Machias To Whitney Polk, of Baileyville, a daughter, Aubree Rose McCaslin, was born March 7, …

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Makers of troop greeters film ‘moving on’ from MPBN after scheduling dispute

January 24, 2013

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Maine filmmaking duo who created the award-winning film “The Way We Get By” has a new documentary slated for nationwide release through PBS in February. The program, “ Lifecasters,” tells the stories of three disparate personalities who overcame the odds to find success in their lives. …

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Maine woman looking to publish adventure yarn of husband’s trip across Atlantic in 1940s

December 30, 2012

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SULLIVAN, Maine — When Joseph Petterson was 23, he decided he wanted to go to Europe. It sounds like a common-enough plan — but it was 1947, firmly in the aftermath of WWII and all its attendant devastation. European nations were struggling with conditions including food, heat and electricity shortages, …

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Maine’s artistic allure provides endless material for art writer

December 27, 2012

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“To a landscape painter, Maine is everything,” Carl Little said. The islands, the seaside towns, the deep Maine woods and the great wide ocean, the blueberry barrens and craggy shores, the play of light over woods, waters and mountains — all provide endless inspiration. But it is more than open …

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Somesville author shows divinity of dogs through owners’ stories

October 27, 2012

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Jennifer Skiff knew the important role dogs had played in her life emotionally and spiritually, she just wasn’t sure how many people agreed with her. The author, who lives part of the year in Somesville, found out this month when her new book, &#8220…

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Harvest Festival to benefit Schoodic Summer Chorus

October 16, 2012

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WINTER HARBOR, Maine — A Harvest Festival celebration of music and food will benefit the Schoodic Summer Chorus. The event will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Hammond Hall. Singers and instrumentalists will perform music ranging from baroque …

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Ellsworth teams top fundraisers in Make-A-Wish walk

October 16, 2012

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — Eight locations across Maine recently hosted the 12th annual Walk For Wishes to raise money for Make-A-Wish Maine. Ellsworth made the largest donation to the organization, which grants wishes to Maine children fighting life-threate…

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Large crowd celebrates Bar Harbor’s stellar night sky at Cadillac star party

September 16, 2012

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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — The cosmos did not disappoint Saturday night as at least 100 people, perhaps more, gathered atop Cadillac Mountain to join astronomers to peek through high-powered telescopes and binoculars and enjoy the park’s night s…

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