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Page 10 THE QUODDY TIDES 25 December, 2015 JESSE SMALL gives Santa a big hug for his Christmas gift as Santa's elves stand by at the holiday party at the Eastport Elementary School on December 18. (Robin Farrin photo) Downtown committee eyes survey results The Eastport Downtown Committee is courage public gardens. in the process of analyzing the communi- Some of the goals that were listed on ty survey taken earlier in the year. The the survey have been accomplished or committee is grateful to everyone who have received a substantial start. Among participated in the survey. There were these are public restrooms, additional many thoughtful comments and sugges- parking, a regular weekend flea market tions that the committee will be consider- and an expanded farmers' market. ing. Committee members will be dividing The following items came through as up the top concerns and developing plans important concerns for the people who re- to fund and achieve these goals at meet- sponded: improved/more waterfront ac- ings during the winter months. cess; more public spaces; additional picnic The Eastport Downtown Committee ap- tables and benches; better signage; and preciates the support from the community more food/restaurant choices, and is grateful to city hall staff for the The survey also gave respondents an logistical help with the survey. opportunity to list the qualities of Eastport Any comments or questions can be sent that they would like to preserve, and the to the Eastport Downtown Committee, majority of the comments were: maintain City Hall, 78 High Street, Eastport, ME the historic character of the city; preserve 04631. the small-town nature of the city; support (This article was submitted by Sarah the.various festivals; support the Peavey Talbot and Michael Morse, co-chairs of Memorial Library; and maintain and en- the Eastport Downtown Committee.) Marijuana Caregiver Openings available. Must have State Medical ID. Edibles Tinctures Candies Extracts Cannabis oil available to make your own holiday treats. 454-831 7 We will financially assist low-income residents with obtaining their state ID card. TIMA's sardine drop to herald new year The Tides Institute & Museum of Art cooking contest, TIMA will host a Maple (TIMA) is planning the festivities for the Cookie Baking Contest, with people's 1 lth annual Great Sardine and Maple Leaf choice tasting and voting from 10 to 11:30 Drop on Thursday, December 31, in East- p.m. port. A full slate of events from afternoon The New Year's Eve Brass Band will until after midnight is scheduled for all to appear to play "O Canada" at 11 p.m. for enjoy, the Maple Leaf Drop and will return at New this year is a free, all-ages work- midnight, when "Auld Lang Syne" rings shop, "Make a Noisemaker Party," from in the new year as the Great Sardine low- 1-3 p.m. at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, ers to the ground. Join musicians parading in collaboration with the Eastport Arts from StudioWorks to TIMA before each Center. Shops and restaurants are offering drop, and don't forget to kiss the fish for special treats and open house receptions good luck in the new year. beginning mid-afternoon. Later in the Eastport's Great Sardine and Maple evening, consider dropping back into Stu- Leaf Drop tradition was recently listed in dioWorks starting at 7 p.m. for New Year's Coastal Living magazine as one of the top Eve-themed craft projects, and stay late 13 New Year's celebrations along the into the night to enjoy dancing and music coast of the United States. The celebration by the Fremont Street String Band in a is sponsored and organized by the Tides chem-free environment starting at 9 p.m. Institute & Museum of Art with additional Stage East is presenting Jest Desserts, a funding from Emera Maine and The First. sketch-comedy confection by Richard Or- To see the full schedule of events and loff, for two showings at 7 and 9 p.m. at opportunities, see or call the Tides Institute at Following the success of last year's (207) 853-4047. New Year's Eve event adds cookie Contest The Tides Institute & Museum of Art swag bag, filled with goodies, including (TIMA) is pleased to announce a new ad- the choice of a poster, and extensive brag- dition to this year's New Year's Eve cele- ging rights. bration: the Maple Cookie Baking For information, contactSamanthaWil- Contest. liams at or Entries are subject to the following 853-4047. rules. Maple syrup must be an ingredient in the cookies, and maple flavoring may not be used as a substitute. Cookies must uecoranng contest be nut-free. Entries must be plated; extra points will be awarded for creative pre- winners announced sentations and sardine-shaped cookies. Judging for the holiday decorating con- Multiple entries will be accepted from test that was sponsored by the Eastport both Maine and New Brunswick. Entries Police Department and Eastport business- must be cookies; other baked goods, in- es took place on December 4. The prize cluding brownies, cupcakes and lemon winners are as follows: homes -- first bars, are not eligible for prizes. An ingre- p,lace, Rhonda Stevens; second place, dients list must accompany each entry. Dana Bowen; third place, David Oja; hon- Entries will be accepted at StudioWorks o)rable mention, Sandy Swanson; busi- at 48 Water Street between 7 and 9 p.m. nesses -- first place, WaCo Diner; second on Thursday, December 31. Entries will place, Eastport Breakwater Gallery; third be evaluated by a panel of judges and then place, Port O'Call; honorable mention, be open to the public at the TIMA build- Eastern Maine Images. ing from 10 to 11:30 p.m. for the people's This event was made possible through choice tasting and voting. Cookies will be contributions made by Federal Marine Ter- judged on appearance, incorporation of minals, The Commons, Port O'Call, maple syrup, texture and overall taste. Raye's Mustard Mill, R&M IGA, Jan Fin- Winners will be announced at 11:45 p.m. ley, Happy Crab, the Tide Institute & Mu- The overall winner will receive a TIMA seum of Art, The Quoddy Tides, Eastport Family Pharmacy, Eastport Breakwater PLEASE PATRONIZE Gallery, the Milliken House Bed and OUR ADVERTISERS Breakfast, the WaCo Diner, Bay City Ga- rage and Motel East. LI Do you know where to recycle your paint? There are 80 PaintCare sites in Maine where households and businesses can recycle any brand of unwanted paint, stain and varnish all year-round. {It's free!} Most locations are paint stores. Who is PaintCare? PaintCare is a nonprofit that operates Maine's paint stewardship program on behalf of paint manufacturers. Funding comes from a fee on the sale of new paint as of October 1, 2015. The fee is 35 cents for pints and quarts, 75 cents for 1 gallon cans and $1.60 for 5 gallon buckets. There is no charge for dropping off leftover paint, no matter how old it is. 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