Calais Bookshop has selected “Winter’s Tale”, by Mark Helprin, for its next reading group on Wednesday, Feb. 12 when the first half of the book will be discussed and the second half will be discussed the following month on Mar. 12.
Machias – Members of the Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will gather for a Dutch treat luncheon and meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 8th at the Bluebird Restaurant in Machias.
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the (year) Saturday, January 25th at 11:30 at the Calais Elementary School. This year 9-year-olds can participate.
Snowmobilers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont will have a chance to get outside their own state and discover new trails for free during the Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend that will take place Jan. 31 thru February 2, 2014.
After a brilliant moonlit night, it’s cloudy again on this Monday morning. The snow has added up and is sticking to everything. And there is a planned power outage from 10 - 1 today. We’re heading for Calais!
The much anticipated new website has been unveiled for the City of Calais. With the recent upsurge in the community wanting (and requesting) a place to find updated information on the local government and not being able to read or have access to public documents, this comes as a relief to all.
Famous chefs who put their spices and reputations on the line Saturday at the Chili Cook-Off are (lef to right) John Gallant, Rhonda Oakes, Rachel Hamilton, Pastor Randy Chretien, Fred Sprague and Ron McAlpine. Sheri Emery also entered the contest but was not available for the picture. These willing volunteers were appreciated for their hard work and donations making this a successful event.
Seven new articles were prepared in 2013 and soon will be on our web site, <mainething.com/alexander> A long list of place names in Alexander will not only identify the places, but also in many cases describe where the name came from. Who knows where to find Henderson Swamp or Pine Ridge Road?
This is a very important week at Calais High School. All students are taking their midterms, which will greatly influence their first semester grades. Make sure to wish your kids luck on these important tests.
Parents are reminded that since the cold weather is here, please remember to dress your child appropriately, including extra socks and pants. There was no basketball practice on Monday because it was Martin Luther King Day. Friday January 24th is an early release day.
During 2013, the Sheriff’s Office worked hard to meet goals around training, department cohesion, and community involvement. Our dedicated employees show their commitment to our agency and the community through their willingness to work with other agencies and the care with which they approach their work.
The mysteries of Easter Island fueled Princeton Elementary School student, Vivian Noakes’ desire to become a forensic archaeologist. For now, she is happy to spend her time on hobbies like horseback riding, scrapbooking, and reading books about Greek mythology.
Paul Cavanaugh, who has been an attorney with the Hancock and Washington counties District Attorney’s Office for more than 20 years, announced that he is running as a candidate for the office of District Attorney for the two counties.