All posts by RJ Heller

RJ Heller

About RJ Heller

Having arrived here from Pennsylvania over four years ago, there has been plenty to learn and even more to observe. This place is different, but I mean that in a good way. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, I am a college graduate with a teaching degree, a business founder and seller, and a father of two children with my wife Stephanie; life has been full and somewhat adventurous, but finding Maine remains a high watermark in my life.

Machias concert series celebrates 50 years

“I can’t live one day without hearing music, playing it, studying it, or thinking about it,” Leonard Bernstein once said. And if Susan Aceto is successful, neither will the Machias Bay area live without music. This year marks the first time Aceto is at the helm of Machias Bay Chamber Concerts (MBCC) as president of […]

A warm hand of greeting to our friends in the “Great White North”

Pack the parka and the snowshoes and throw in a six-pack for good measure as we travel to Canada, a place many call the “Great White North” because of its vast expanse of snow and wilderness. The term was also used as the title for a Canadian comedy sketch about living in Canada in the […]

Machias reenactors look to create a home for history

When Maine Game Warden Joe McBrine first donned an historical costume to step back in time and relive the early days of Machias, he did not know that something much bigger was planted that day. Today, McBrine knows a seed has taken root and that there is a good chance something wonderful could happen for […]