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Sometimes you have to be Selfish to be Selfless.

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Apr 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM

If you visit the Maine Veterans' Home in Machias, you're apt to see Donna Hawkins, MSB's Telecommunication Coordinator, joining a resident for a walk or helping out during a game of BINGO.  Donna has been a special face and companion to the veterans in Machias for the past two years- making visits twice a week and during special events.  Serving at the Home brings relevancy to her life. Both of Donna's children and her son-in-law are veterans of foreign wars and continue to serve their country today.  Also, her husband was a soldier in the Maine Army National Guard. 

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Topics: Community Involvement

Future Promises Looking Bright

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Apr 14, 2017 11:24:33 AM

Over 1,000 third through sixth graders from 21 schools in Washington and Hancock Counties descended upon the Washington Academy Gardner gymnasium on Friday, April 7th to attend the Machias Savings Bank Future Promises Job Fair.  The students excitedly engaged in hands-on activities with representatives from over 30 area occupations and businesses.

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Topics: Community Involvement

Financial Literacy Helps Write New Chapters

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Apr 3, 2017 3:08:42 PM

Somewhere between the requisite childhood lemonade stand, mowing lawns, and one’s weeklyallowance, and a real job, home ownership and retirement, lies financial literacy. At least that’s the theory. But in practice, and in real life with far-reaching consequences, that is all too often not the case.

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Topics: Community Involvement

Promoting Dental Health through Tooth Fairy Board Game

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Mar 1, 2017 3:00:25 PM

From the moment you step inside the office of Brewer Dental Specialty, you know one thing for sure-Dr. Carey Fister is all about kids and all about promoting dental hygiene.  Maybe it’s the bright yellow walls and Disney décor that give away her driving passion.  Or perhaps it’s the way she’s renamed all her dental instruments as Mr. Thirsty, Mr. Bumpy Bumpy, and Mr. Squiggly to entertain and calm young patients.  Whatever clues you pick up, from the toy box to the TVs mounted above each dentist’s chair, it’s all about kids.

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Topics: Community Involvement

When A Dog Serves A Vet

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Dec 29, 2016 2:09:46 PM

A few short months ago, Larry McManus stopped in to see his banker, Jeanine Mallar, in the Machias office of Machias Savings Bank. Jeanine knew Larry well enough. She knew something was wrong. She could see it in his face.

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Topics: Community Involvement, Culture

On Stage with Junior Achievement

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Nov 28, 2016 5:41:40 PM

Gaven, Brookelyn, Tia and Ethan, sixth grade students from Rose M. Gaffney Elementary school in Machias, Maine, took the stage with poise and confidence at Junior Achievement's recent Hall of Fame North Banquet hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor.  Led by their financial literacy volunteer, Melissa Moffett, and standing before a crowd of over 350 people, they each held signs representing a topic they were exposed to and became passionate about through lessons taught by Machias Savings Bank.

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Topics: Community Involvement

12 Nonprofits Improving Life in Maine

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Nov 2, 2016 2:55:05 PM

At Machias Savings Bank, we are committed to supporting non-profit organizations and activities that advance community development and improve the quality of life in our Maine communities.  This year, we awarded 12 Community Development Grants totaling $50,000 to projects or services that either create or retain jobs, revitalize communities within our service area, provide affordable housing, or offer programs designed to assist low-to-moderate income individuals and families.

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Topics: Community Involvement

A.C. Inc: Creating Vision and Value in Beals Island, Maine.

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Aug 12, 2016 11:25:02 AM

Beals Island, a push-pin off the Bold Coast of Maine, measures about five square miles. 

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Topics: Community Involvement

Farm-to-Table Takes a Leap in Houlton

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Jul 15, 2016 2:30:31 PM

The farm-to-table movement took a literal leap forward when Took A Leap Farm opened The Vault in Houlton this past February. Located in a former bank on Main Street, the new fine dining restaurant features a tasty array of locally grown, brewed and crafted  produce and products, including cheeses from owners Rob Lawless and Kathryn Harnish's farm down the street.

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Topics: Community Involvement

Our 2016 Scholarship Winners

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Jun 24, 2016 8:28:10 AM

With a diploma in hand and the world at their feet, our 2016 scholarship winners are ready to dive into the next chapter of their lives.  

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