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How Portland got such a big organ

How Portland got such a big organ This Week in Portland History is bringing to light a person or event from the city’s past. “A steady winter wind was blowing that night in January 1908. The temperature was 17 degrees and falling, making it a particularly bad night for City Hall to burn down. But it did, to the ground. It was a total disaster. In the end, there wasn’t much left except a few smoking walls. The total loss was worth $600,000. Unfortunately, the building was only insured for $80,000. The previous City Hall burned in the great fire
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Ray Cornils Retirement Announcement

Ray Cornils Announces His Retirement as Municipal Organist and Minister of Music of First Parish Church Ray Cornils will be retiring from his position as Minister of Music of First Parish Church, UCC in Brunswick, ME on August 31, 2017 and as Municipal Organist for the City of Portland effective December 31, 2017. During his career, Mr. Cornils has been an exemplary champion of the transformative power of music through his enthusiasm for arts education, music appreciation, and performance throughout Southern Maine. As Minister of Music at First Parish Church for over 30 years, Mr. Cornils built an extensive multi-generational
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