November 2013

Thu
28
Nov

Maine Books for Maine Kids

Caitlin Burchill (far right), reporter for WABI Channel 5, came to the Woodland Public Library last week to interview Brianna (far left) and her sister Eliza about their Maine Books for Maine Kids project and the story time they do each week at the library. Both girls love to read and want to help other children have the opportunity to have books in their lives. (Submitted photo).

Thu
21
Nov

Two New Disciplines Being Offered At WCCC

A successful college program leads to jobs and that is what students at the Washington County Community College have learned

Thu
21
Nov

Reintroducing The V.F.W.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a national association of men and women who as soldiers, sailers, marines, and airmen served this nation in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign soil or in hostile waters. It is a federally chartered corporation known as the V.F.W.

Thu
21
Nov

To The Editor

To The Editor:

To Miss Ellis and the AP English class and to anyone and everyone who took part in supporting our schools in the presentation of the “Salute to Veterans” at Calais High School on November 8.

Thu
21
Nov

Calais PTO Prepares For Holiday Season

By Lura Jackson

Thu
21
Nov

20th Annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

Owen Brown is pictured displaying his artwork that won him a blue ribbon in the 2013 Maine Junior Duck Stamp Contest.  

Thu
21
Nov

Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra Performs in Calais

By Lura Jackson

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra gave its premier performance in Calais on November 17th at the First Congregational Church. The internationally esteemed conductor and violinist Trond Saeverud guided the ensemble of exceptional local talent through a series of complex pieces, highlighted by the guest appearance of Japanese pianist Mai Goto. 

Thu
21
Nov

“Shop Small” and Support Small Businesses on November 30th

Small businesses are the cornerstone of any community, creating jobs, spurring local economic growth, and giving back to society. In recent years, small businesses have been overshadowed by the holiday hype of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” which tend to emphasis major retailers. But small businesses have much to offer for holiday shoppers!

Thu
21
Nov

Free Permits Available for “Cut-Your-Own” Evergreen Trees at Moosehorn NWR

William Kolodnicki, Manager of the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, invites families in the area to cut their seasonal evergreen trees this year on the Baring or Edmunds Division of the Refuge. Each family may cut two evergreen trees for personal use. This activity will remove trees that are normally cut for road maintenance. 

Thu
21
Nov

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc. to Receive $5.9 Million from USDA Rural Development

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for rural electric utility system improvements that will benefit residential and business customers in 23 states.  The projects include more than $14.3 million to implement smart grid technology and nearly $11 million to improve electric service for Native Americans. 

Thu
21
Nov

Washington County’s Own “Karate Kid”

By Gwen Clark

Thu
21
Nov

The Great Kitten Escape!!

PAWS Brave Hearts still has close to twenty kittens waiting to bust out of their digs at the earliest opportunity.  Don’t worry, most are in loving foster homes where they can run, climb, tumble and bat their eyes for attention.  We all know it doesn’t take much to get attention when you are confident for no good reason and too cute for words!

Thu
28
Nov

Robbinston Teacher Participates in Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program

Submitted by RGS

This past summer, Robbinston Grade School’s K-2 teacher, Karin Lingley, worked as a Teacher_Ranger-Teacher at St. Croix Island International Historical Site in Calais.

Thu
28
Nov

Robbinston School

Kathy Mekelburg

454-0654

Thu
28
Nov

December Pops Concert

December is starting off right this year with the Calais Middle/High School December Pops Concert.  On December 4th at  p.m. the jazz combo, chorus, and concert band will take the stage to perform an eclectic mix of holiday music.  Not only will the band be performing, Mrs. Loper’s art students will be creating fantastic decorations for the stage.

Thu
28
Nov

Preventive Dental Services Available at Blue Devil Health Center!

The Blue Devil School-Based Health Center is hosting its bi-annual dental clinic on December 6, 2013 at the Calais Middle/High School. Screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants will be performed in the Health Center clinic by a registered dental hygienist from Downeast Health Services/ Maine Coast Community Dental Clinic. 

Thu
28
Nov

Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

Thu
28
Nov

News of The Hannah Weston Chapter, DAR

 Members of the Hannah Weston Chapter, DAR will gather for their December meeting at the Chandler Lodge, Jonesboro for a ‘special meeting and Christmas Tea’ at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14th.

Thu
28
Nov

King Announces Local Outreach Hours

Constituent outreach hours are part of Senator King’s “Your Government, Your Neighborhood” initiative and offer an opportunity for area residents to meet directly with a staff representative to discuss specific problems, legislative issues, or any concerns regarding federal government agencies. No appointment is necessary.

Thu
21
Nov

Kelly Dow Inducted Into Husson University Sports Hall of Fame

By Gwen Clark

Kelly Dow was born and raised in Calais.  Kelly and her younger brother Shaun were actively involved in sports, both recreational and school throughout their lives.  

Thu
21
Nov

VIP Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Representatives from VIP Auto, O’Reilly Automotive and the City of Calais participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening of the newly expanded store in Calais. O’Reilly is a national chain headquartered in Springfield, MO, which recently has taken over the auto parts section of VIP (based in Lewiston, ME). VIP maintains ownership of its Tire and Service Business.

Thu
21
Nov

WCCC Polar Bear Dip

The 14th annual Washington County Community College Polar Bear Dip has a new twist to it this year, the proceeds from the icy plunge will benefit both children and adults alike.

Thu
21
Nov

Fourth Annual Rockfest

Get ready to flex your muscles and bend your knees for the fourth annual Rockfest Climbing Competition at the Washington County Community College rock-climbing wall.

Thu
21
Nov

Baileyville Police Report

The Baileyville Police Department was busy for the last two weeks answering calls of theft, vehicle accident, several agency assists, disorderly conduct, arrest, criminal trespass and removal of a subject. 

Thu
21
Nov

Calais District Court

Jacqueline Arseneault of St. George. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Fine $300. restitution $74.12. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Dismissed.

Logan R. Bakker of Ebenezer. Rule violation, operation with false duty. Fine $750.

Thu
21
Nov

JOYCE C. BEECHER

CAPE ELIZABETH – Joyce C. Beecher, 85, formerly of the Village Crossing and 4 Windmill Lane, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Joyce was born on Nov. 22, 1927 in Calais, to  Francis J. and  Ferne Flemming McNamara. She grew up in Calais, attended local schools, graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1946.

Thu
21
Nov

HAROLD DOUGLAS JOHNSON

CALAIS – H. Douglas Johnson, 60, passed away on November 17, 2013 at a Bangor hospital with his family by his side.  Douglas was born to Calvin and Elaine (Thompson) Johnson on February 1, 1953 in St. Stephen, NB.  He grew up in Calais where he graduated from Calais Memorial High School, class of 1973.

Thu
21
Nov

GARY A. LESUER

Gary A. LeSuer, 70, of Derry, NH died November 8, 2013 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill, MA. Gary was born in Calais, ME on April 24, 1943, a son of the late Walter and Ada (Benner) LeSuer. A resident of Derry, NH for the last 22 years, he had received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Orono.

Thu
21
Nov

ELIZABETH C. KRIDER

COOPER – Elizabeth Catherine Krider, 70, passed away at her home on November 17, 2013.  Betty was born to Louis and Antoinette (Carito) DiStefano on January 13, 1943 in Worcester, MA where she grew up and graduated from Commerce High School, class of 1961.  It was in Worcester where she met William Krider with whom she later married on October 17, 1964.

Thu
21
Nov

F.A. Peabody Receives “Best Practices” Award

F. A. Peabody Company is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

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