Five questions with…Bath-Tsugaru’s new president

The Times Record, March 1, 2016, by Daneem Kim The Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program recently appointed Anne Schlitt as the new president of its board of directors. She will be replacing Andy Bailes, who served as president last year and succeeded Deborah Patten’s 15 years of leadership. Schlitt, a Michigan native who now lives in Phippsburg, is no stranger to Japanese culture. She taught English to high school students in Ako, Japan for three years through the Japan Exchange and T...
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Bath sister city program taps new president

The Forecaster, February 24, 2016, by Alex Lear BATH — The new president of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program is no stranger to Japan. The board on Feb. 10 elected Phippsburg resident Anne Schlitt, a member since 2014, to head the organization. She replaced Andy Bailes, who succeeded Dr. Deborah Patten a year ago. Patten led the program for 15 years. Schlitt, a Michigan native who is assistant director of the Maine Humanities Council, spent three years in Ako, Japan, after c...
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Join us for Japan Culture Day on March 12, 2016

Get rid of the midwinter doldrums with a full day of free activities for all ages highlighting Japanese culture and celebrating 25+ years of friendship between Bath and Tsugaru, Japan. Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Patten Free Library: Screening of Shall We Dance (1996) The film tells the warm, frequently funny story of an uptight Japanese accountant whose midlife crisis takes him on a journey of personal discovery in a Tokyo dance class. Free admission and refreshments. Frida...
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