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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.


  • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    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.



    Long distance walking.


    • 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
      Monhegan, Maine, United States
    • 1989 - 1996
    • 1995