If you know anything about Lubec in summer, then you’ve heard of “SummerKeys, a Music
Vacation” – an annual summer
immersion music program that
serves adults from all over the
world, and which is held in
Since its inception in 1992,
SummerKeys has attracted the
finest teachers and musicians
to Lubec each summer.
Piano tuning donations are gratefully
accepted. For more information
on our concert series as well as
the music, art, photography and
cabaret classes at SummerKeys,
A Music Vacation, visit our
website at www.summerkeys.
com, call 207-733-2316 or
The first fleet of Healthy
Maine Street free bikes will
roll onto the streets of Machias
this summer. Bikeshare,
a free bike sharing program
unique to Washington County,
is one of several initiatives
being undertaken by the Town
of Machias Revitalization
Committee, Healthy Acadia and
community partners in an effort
to achieve a healthier, cleaner
and greener community.
The Bikeshare, Bike program
relies on donations of gently used
bicycles, which are maintained
and repaired by a network of
local volunteers. Thanks to
the generosity and support
of community members, the
Bikeshare Bike fleet now has
bikes available in a variety of
sizes, creating a town-wide bikesharing
network. Healthy Maine
Machias Bike lending program offers a free ride around town
Street Bikeshare Bikes will
be available to borrow for use
throughout greater downtown
Reservations, while not
essential, are recommended and
can be made by email or in person
at a Healthy Maine Street FREE
Bikes site. Email reservation
requests to Angela Fochesato
please include, “bike share
reservations” in the subject line
of your email.
To borrow a Healthy Maine
Street Bikeshare Bike, please
bring your valid ID – a current
driver’s license, passport or state/
country proof of age card – to
one of the following reservation
sites during operating hours: the Machias Bay Chamber
of Commerce and Axiom
Technologies, both located in
Take note that st udent
identification cards, Medicare
cards, credit cards, cash or any
documents other than the abovementioned
cannot be accepted.
Children may also make use of
the bike-sharing program when
accompanied by an adult with a
valid ID. Your ID will be held as
a deposit for the duration of the
reservation and will be returned
to you when you return your
Healthy Maine Street Bikeshare
Bike to the same location from
which you borrowed it.
For groups reserving multiple
bikes, and/or to reserve the
bicycles overnight or for an
extended period of time, please
contact Angela at angela@ healthyacadia.org, please
include, “multi-day-“ or “multibike
reservations” in the subject
line of your email, or call 207-
Although those 18 years of
age and older are not currently
required by Maine law to ride
with a helmet, Healthy Maine
Street requires all users to
wear bicycle safety helmets,
regardless of age. Lending
stations will issue each rider
an appropriately sized safety
helmet, as well as a bike lock,
upon bicycle pickup. Bikeshare
Bike users can shop, sightsee,
or stop for lunch, confident that
their loaner bike will be where
they left it when they return.
For questions or additional
information about the Healthy
Maine Street Bikeshare Bike
sharing program, or how to
start a similar program in your
community, contact Angela
Fochesato at 255-3741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Rain or Shine!
Music starts at:
5:00 p.m. Friday,
6:00 p.m. Saturday
“Go Fly a Kite” starts at 10:00 a.m.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
No Pets or Coolers
No chairs with a canopy over it. It blocks the view for the people behind you.
No sun umbrellas or tents (if raining, small umbrellas are allowed)
Large tents will be set up for food if you want cover.
The Milbridge House Restaurant offers fresh dishes to delight any appetite. From our blueberry pancakes, to fresh Maine lobster and crabmeat, homemade corned beef hash, to handcrafted pies, we have it all.
A taste of one of our pies and you’ll be spoiled for life. Every dessert we have is made right in our own kitchen, so forget those frozen desserts the other guys have, when you have dessert with us you’ll know its made fresh for you.
We take breakfast very seriously, it’s the most important meal of the day after all. We incorporate the classics and spice it up with daily specials to make sure you never leave hungry.
The fourth annual Lobster Fest
at the Henry D. Moore Library
in Steuben will be held 11:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. on July 16.
A full lobster or hotdog
dinner will be served, including
homemade coleslaw, corn, chips,
drinks and dessert. Participants
can also bring home something
delicious from the pie sale or
take a chance on the raffle for
another feast. The raffle basket
will include six lobsters, six
pounds of clams, corn and
other fixings. Hunt and Allison
Smith will provide traditional
American music during the
meal. The event will also feature children’s activities, including
a bounce house. Proceeds
from the event will benefit the
library’s endowment campaign.
Tickets may be purchased at
the door or in advance at the
library. The Henry D. Moore
Library is located at 22 Village
Road in Steuben.
All performances will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias, ME.
Admission is by suggested donation of $15 and free for students 18 years old and younger. Following each performance, a reception is held in the church vestry where concert goers will have the opportunity to meet the performers and, at select concerts, will be able to view works by local artists.
Tuesday July 11
Bartok, Bach, Stravinsky, and Mendelssohn
Anna Maria Baeza, Gregory Biss, Trond Saeverud, Joachim Woitun
Tuesday July 18
Paul Sullivan, solo piano
Tuesday July 25
Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Debussy and Mendelssohn
Christopher Costanza, Pedja Muzijevic, Geoff Nuttall, James Austin Smith
Tuesday August 1
“The Jazz Twins from New York City”
Peter Anderson, Will Anderson
Tuesday August 8
Contemporary Works for Bass Trombone and Piano
Laura Artesani, Dan Barrett
Tuesday August 22
An Evening of Schumann and Schubert Lieder
Sylvia Berry, Thea Lobo
A celebration of Grand Lake Stream’s natural beauty and unique cultural heritage, the festival brings together artists, artisans, and craftsmen to display and demonstrate their works, musicians to perform and entertain, and families and friends from near and far to enjoy all of this in a magical setting just off the beaten path.
July 29 – 30
10am-5pm http://www.grandlakestreamfolkartfestival.com/wp2/ for all of the details.
All of the desserts are homemade and there is a large diverse menu — surely something can be found for everyone’s taste. (Try the Buffalo Poutine!)
Check out the website for hours, specials and menus. http://bluebirdranchrestaurant.com/
For the past 30 years, “Blue Bird Ranch” has had a number of different types of businesses. Blue Bird Ranch is owned and operated by the Prout Family. The first business that started was farming blueberries fields in Washington County and hen farms in Lubec and Jonesboro, ME. In the late 1970’s, the hen farms were sold due to the closing of railroads in Washington County. At that time, the Prout family began their trucking
business in Jonesboro, ME.
For a short time in the early 80’s, the family ran a small take out restaurant and catering business.
The 1990s was a growing year for the company, as dry and cold storage warehouses were build in Jonesboro and the business expanded the warehousing storage to also include a location in Baring, Maine. The trucking and warehouse businesses are run by James M. Prout (father) and by sons, Troy M. Prout, Brad E. Prout and Darren J. Prout.
Another business expansion was the purchase of Graham’s Restaurant in February of 1996. This restaurant is known as The Blue Bird Ranch Family Restaurant. Hope A. Prout (mother) and Bethany Prout Foss (daughter) run the restaurant.
In 2004, the Prout Family opened the Barren View Golf Course also located in Jonesboro and is managed by Brad E. Prout. The latest business venture, is manufacturing Norumbega Blue Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing and Norumbega Blue Blueberry Jam made in Maine with Wild Maine Blueberries.