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Raquel Davenport Boehmer

Raquel Davenport Boehmer, American newsletter editor television commercial. Recipient Public Service award Maine Nutrition Council, 1987, Alumnae award Wells College, 1992, Partners in Prevention award, 2005; named Great New England Cook, Yankee magazine, 1986.

Background

  • Boehmer, Raquel Davenport was born on February 24, 1938 in Brooklyn. Daughter of John Joralemon Davenport and Fanny (Barberis) Allison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wells College, 1959.

    Career

    • Radio producer Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Bangor, since 1977. Developer, editor consumer newsletter Seafood Soundings, Monhegan, Maine, 1986-1992. Columnist, editor newsletter New Monhegan Press, 1989-1996, chief editor, since 1995.

      Speaker Seafare, Los Angeles, 1986. Keynote speaker Beyond Wells Day, Wells College, Aurora, New York, 1988. Founder, president board directors Monhegan Artists' Residency Corporation, 1995-2003.

    Works

    • Writer, producer (radio commentary) Whole Foods for All People, 1977-1991. Producer, host (television cooking program) Different Kettle of Fish, 1984. Producer/host television cooking program Great Tastes of Maine, Maine Public television, 1996.

      Author: A Foraging Vacation, 1982, Raquel's Maine Guide to New England Seafoods, 1988, Raquel's Maine Guide to Northeast Winter Vegetables, 1993.

    Membership

    Writer legislation, Maine legislation, 1985, 87, 91. Treasurer Monhegan Plantation, 1970-1972, chair bicentennial committee, 1976. Chair Monhegan School Board, 1973-1974.

    Co-chair Monhegan Solid Waste Committee, 1988-1998. Commissioner Maine State Liquor and Lottery Commission, 1996-2006. Member education task force National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, 1998-2006.

    Member Women's Fisheries Network (board directors Northeast chapter 1992-1994, secretary to national board directors 1994-1997, vice president 1997-1998, president national board directors 1998-2000), Colonial Dames American, Women's Strike for Peace.

    Personality

    Interests

    Long distance walking.

    Connections

    • Married Peter Joseph Boehmer. Children: Kristian Ludwig, Louisa Boehmer Wickard, Timothy Joralemon.
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    Born February 24, 1938
    • 1959
      Wells College
    • 1977
      Radio producer Maine Public Broadcasting Network
      Bangor, Maine, United States
    • 1986 - 1992
      developer
      Monhegan, Maine, United States
    • 1989 - 1996
      columnist
    • 1995
      columnist