Author Archives: Julie-Ann Baumer

The Vienna Union Hall

I had never heard of the Vienna Union Hall until Peter Miller died.  I don’t remember how I heard the news of Miller’s death either, although it was a regional news story when it happened. Peter Miller lived on his … Continue reading

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The Magazine of Maine

In March, while pushing my grocery cart towards the Food City registers, I caught a glimpse of Maine’s number one rusticator smiling at me from the April, 2017 cover of Down East magazine.  A text-box said the issue was “guest-edited … Continue reading

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A Fine Sort of Man

On April 22, 1928, The Portland Sunday Telegram published a “special despatch” on the construction of Lewiston’s Saint Mary’s Church, located on the corner of Oxford and Cedar Streets.  An architectural rendering of the church was included with a formal … Continue reading

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The Slate Quarry

My research and writing about the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine over the last three months has covered a few topics about which I’d never given much thought.  Following a story idea and a freak April … Continue reading

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The Met for Maine Folk

The Androscoggin Historical Society, an impressive collection of artifacts and information, is located in the Androscoggin Country Courthouse.  The building complex includes court rooms, a jail, and many county offices such as the Probate Court and Registry.  According to Douglas … Continue reading

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The Limestone Borg

A few weeks ago, I researched granite.  Did you know the Pine Tree State may very well have more of it than the Granite State of New Hampshire.  According to Steve Haynes, founder and director of the Maine Granite Industry … Continue reading

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The Uncertain Hours of April

Jeff C. delivers the paper each day at around 3:00 a.m.  He’s dependable and not afraid to trudge through the snow.  The prior carrier threw the paper at the house each day, sometimes missing.  Jeff C. puts the paper in … Continue reading

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