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27 July, 2018 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 39 Wild Blueberry Run slated for August 18 Healthy Acadia is sponsoring the annu- Runners can register for either event al Machias Wild Blueberry 5-mile Run/ online by visiting or in person on the day of the race. berry Festival, which features craft and Registration fees are as follows: 1-mile food vendors, exhibits and activities. Pro- course $10 in advance or $15 on the day ceeds will directly benefit the Downeast of the event; 5-mile course, $25 in ad- Cancer Patient Navigation Program, a vance or $30 on the day of the event. joint project of Healthy Acadia and the Runners and walkers of all ages are wel- Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. come to participate. Preregister by August Event registration will be at the Hem- 10 to reserve a T-shirt. Teams must pre- mingway Annex - the old Machias town register by 4 p.m. on August 15. office - located at 118 Court Street in Donations to support the Downeast Machias, beginning at 6 a.m. the day of Cancer Patient Navigation Program can the race. The 5-mile race begins at 8 a.m be made payable to Healthy Acadia and and the 1-mile event begins at 8:15 a.m. mailed or delivered to: Blueberry Run, Awards will be presented directly follow- Healthy Acadia, 121 Court Street, Suite ing the race at the Hemmingway Annex. A, Machias, ME 04654. A BABYLOON is all tucked in on its mothers back on a lake in the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge on July 10. (Don Dunbar photo) DLLT to host races in Grand Lake Stream Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) annual West Grand Lake Race. All non- will be hosting two outdoor races in Grand motorized water craft are welcome to par- Lake Stream during the weekend of Sat- ticipate in recreational and competitive urday and Sunday, August 11 and 12. distances of four, six and 12 miles. An On August 11 DLLT will host Baxter additional children's race is a fan favorite. Outdoors for the annual Downeast Lakes Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for 5-Miler. Runners will travel the length of students 12 and under. All paddlers re- Little Mayberry Cove on a wooded single ceive a T-shirt and a cookout lunch spon- track hiking trail and return on a wider sored by Grand Lake Lodge. Proceeds motorized vehicle trail. The total length of from this race will benefit DLLT. For more the course is 5.1 miles. Proceeds from the information on these events, visit race will benefit the nonprofit organiza- or call 796- tion Teens To Trails. To preregister, visit 2100. . On August 12 DLLT will hold the 14th Land trust to host moonlight paddle On Friday, July 27, Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is holding a moon- light paddle on Wabassus Lake in the heart of the Downeast Lakes Community For- est. Boats will be launched at 7:30 p.m. from Wabassus Landing. Participants will paddle to Dawn Made Beach for a camp- fire before paddling back to the landing. Interested participants should bring their own boat, paddle and personal floatation devices. For more information, contact DLLT at 796-2100 or . Kendall FarmI Find your quiet, happy place at Kendall Farm Cottages. For more information, call O7-214-U24 or visit ga~w.KendallFarmCottages.com 0 Brave Hearts Introducing PAWS Brave Hearts invites you b meet Big Boy Tonks, a handsome, a:- fectionate feline companion longing f r a family who will shower him with affec- tion. Whether riding on your shoulde', helping with your projects or sitting qu- etly on your lap, he will be there fa" you. Come visit Tonks and all adop~ able cats and kittens at 368 South St, Calais, Thursday, Friday or Saturday 1- 4 p.m. or by appointment. Want to lean more about the kitties before you sto) by? Don't wait! Visit peffinder.com, Ic- cation 04619 today. Sponsored by Mays Funeral Home THE FISHERMAN STATUE in Eastport watches as a group of runners from the Down East Sunrise Trail Relay make their way through town to the finish line on July 21. (Don Dunbar photo) Trail relay runners set new course record by Susan Esposito Eastport. The fifth annual Down East Sunrise"The loop downtown included the sea- Trail Relay from Ellsworth to Eastport on wall, so we didn't clog up Water Street," July 20 and 21 resulted in a course record he notes. "There was a lot of good seating and lots of happy runners, and good vibes." It was a repeat win for Boyz n the"It' s a labor of love for me," says Allen. Woodzm whose members posted an "I like to promote participation tourism- "amazing" time of 10 hours, 25 minutes the kind where you are not just looking and 56 seconds this year, reports race or- out the car window. Many in the Eastport ganizer and sponsor Gary Allen of Crow business community told me our efforts Athletics. "I like to help create those little were both felt and really appreciated," he life adventures that also help the commu- adds. nities, and everything went super well," Plans are already being made for next he says. year's Down East Sunrise Trail Relay, "We had to stagger times for teams to which Allen says will be bigger, but "I leave so that they would arrive in Eastport want to grow responsibly, not overpower at roughly the same time, and the winning the town." team's start was 5 a.m. So [Boyz n the "It took a couple of years to find some- WoodzJ arrived the same day they started." one in Pleasant Point who could give us '"We had 42 teams start and 41 fin- permission to run, and we thank them. ished," he reports. "One team got lost for The Dennysville snowmobile club also got two hours, and we figured that they a good turnout for the breakfast they put shouldn't have taken a 90-degree turn on on this year." what had been a railroad track." "Now that the race has ended in down- This year's 102.7-mile race included a town Eastport, the shopkeepers will know leg through Pleasant Point on the Sipayik what to expect in the future, and we will trail, and the race ended beside the mer- be fine-tuning to make it safer and one of maid and fisherman statues in downtown the best races in the country." T & G Cedar paneling available now. Call for pickup or delivery. Pembroke Lumber Company (207) 853-4419 5/4 eased edge cedar decking 4 x 4 cedar posts 2x4, 2x6 and 2x8 cedar Cedar shiplap Building a camp? Try our 5" x 5" natural round Log Cabin material. Call to receive a quote. Custom sawing miiiii~ilililiiii~iiiiiiii: :~i!iiii!iliU ii~!