February 2014

Thu
27
Feb

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Fri
21
Feb

Winter Carnival at WHS

Students at Woodland Jr./Sr. High School enjoyed an abbreviated Winter Carnival last week due to the Nor’easter. Student Council members and faculty followed through with planned activities while Student Council Adviser, Jeanne Graceffa was out with health problems. Left,  students participate in the wheeled chair race and the quarter drop.

Fri
21
Feb

Eggs and Issues at Machias Will Tackle the Digital Marketplace

Experts in using the digital marketplace - eBay, Etsy, Facebook and other venues - will discuss the topic at the next Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues event.

“Competing in the Digital Marketplace” will be held at 7 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, at Helen’s Restaurant.

Fri
21
Feb

Troop J Report

This week Troop J responded to 133 calls for service. The following are noteworthy complaints:

2-11-14

Trooper Jeffrey Taylor responded to a theft in Sullivan. It was reported that money was taken from the residence. Investigation continues.

Fri
21
Feb

Calais Police Report

Over the past week, Calais Police Officers have responded to 52 incidents, 2 motor vehicle accidents and issued one traffic citation.  The following list includes some of the action taken by Calais PD this week.

Fri
21
Feb

Baileyville Police Report

From February 7 through February 16 the Baileyville Police Department answered 42 calls for service and handled incidents of accidents, animal control complaint, civil assist, burglary, theft and power lines down.

Fri
21
Feb

Camera Donation

Principal Jane Smith of Woodland Elementary School accepts the donation of a new digital camera for the school from Ryan Lincoln on behalf of  his grandmother Judy Lincoln Murray in honor of her husband Dennis Murray.

Fri
21
Feb

Coast Guard Bill Advances with Michaud Priorities

Bill would benefit unemployed veterans, 

Maine Maritime Academy

Fri
21
Feb

Rep. Beth Turner Appointed to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee

 AUGUSTA- State Representative Beth Turner (R-Burlington) has been named to serve on the Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, giving her an influential voice in a range of areas, from veterans’ programs to campaign practices and financing. Rep.

Fri
21
Feb

Matthew Foster Announces Candidacy for Washington and Hancock DA

ELLSWORTH, Maine – Matthew Foster is a Republican candidate for District Attorney for Washington and Hancock Counties.

Fri
21
Feb

Bill Entwisle for District Attorney

I am a Democratic candidate for District Attorney for Hancock and Washington Counties. I have been working as an assistant district attorney in this community for over ten years, and before that was in private practice for fifteen years. I have worked as a prosecutor in both counties, which has strengthened my connection to the people of Downeast Maine.

Fri
21
Feb

Spirit of Community Award Won by Woodland Student

By Jayna Smith

Brianna Jack, daughter of Paul and Billie Jack of Baileyville, shows her notification letter which recognizes her as a Spirit of Community Award winner.  As part of the award, Brianna has won $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. with the other 101 state and District of Columbia honorees.

Fri
21
Feb

AOS 77 To File Suit Against Calais

By Gwen Clark

Fri
21
Feb

WC Food Summit to be Held March 8th

By Lura Jackson

Thu
27
Feb

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean

207-214-4410

Thu
27
Feb

Rare Disease Day

The Bank of Maine employees in Calais are doing an awareness for rare disease day on Friday, February 28. Working on the project are (front) Lana Faulkner and Houston Ross and (back, left to right) Diane Hunnewell, Keitha Smith, Meghen Wilcox and Sonya DePriest. (Photo by Dorothy Johnson).

Thu
27
Feb

Stage East presents "Dog Eat Dog," by Mary Gallagher, a staged reading at the CCLC

On Saturday, March 8,  at 3:00pm, the Stage East Theater Company of Eastport will present a staged reading of the play, "Dog Eat Dog," by Mary Gallagher, at the Cobscook Community Learning Center. 

Thu
27
Feb

UMaine Art Historian to Give Talk at UMM on March 6

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host art historian Dr. Justin Wolff on Thursday, March 6, as part of its Libra Landscape Speaker Series. Dr. Wolff will give a lecture titled “Experience, Allegory, and the Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Romantic Landscapes” beginning at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the Science Building at UMM. The talk is free and open to the public.

Fri
21
Feb

Family Fishing Day at Pocomoonshine Lake

Results for Family Fishing Day: Tie for smallest fish, Ethan M and Nicole C 7 1/2 ", Tie for 3rd biggest fish, Brayden B and Kiera P 17" Bass. 2nd place Shawn D. 17 1/2'Bass. 2nd place Shawn D. 17 1/2" Bass. 1st place Hunter C 18 1/2" Bass. Whether the children won a prize or not, they all had a wonderful time. Thank yous to the Chief and his helpers. (Submitted photo).

Fri
21
Feb

The Twelfth Annual Stronghearts Winter Sports & Fun Day

By Susan Gardner

Nino, a student at Beatrice Rafferty Elementary, who's heart is as big as his smile, enjoys sliding among the Stronghearts ice sculptures during the Twelfth Annual Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day. (Photo by Susan Gardner)

Fri
21
Feb

Pembroke Fire Department Coffee House Fundraising Event

Held February 15th at the Pembroke Elementary School

By Susan Gardner

Fri
21
Feb

Calais City Council Hears Website Progress

By Gwen Clark

Fri
21
Feb

Lioness Club Holds Another Successful Red Dress Event

By Jayna Smith

Calais Regional Hospital’s CEO Michael Lally addresses the audience at The Red Dress Event alongside event chairperson Lioness Jessie Tompkins Howard. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Fri
21
Feb

Food Mobile to Visit Calais

By Jayna Smith

On Wednesday, February 26th, Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile from Auburn will visit Calais.  This is the first time the Food Mobile has visited the area.  It will offer food items to anyone in need from the downeast community.    

Fri
21
Feb

UMM to Host Book Reading, Signing with Nature Writer Bernd Heinrich

MACHIAS, Maine – Award-winning nature writer Bernd Heinrich will read from and discuss his work at the University of Maine at Machias on Wednesday, February 26. The reading is free and open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. in the UMM Performing Arts Center.

Fri
21
Feb

First Hoop Makes Donation to Calais High School Athletics

Employees of The First, Andrea Walton (with her son Brad) and Aleisha Milburn recently donated $1,800 to Calais High School as part of the bank's First Hoop Program. Accepting the check are Calais girls’ basketball players during the Pink Game. First Hoop has donated $15,100.00 in over eight seasons to the Calais athletic program.

Fri
21
Feb

Cooper

Arline Flood

454-3347

Fri
21
Feb

Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

Fri
21
Feb

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Fri
21
Feb

Baileyville

Dorothy Johnson

The weather is not hard to describe for last week: snow, cold, snow, snow.  The school students and personnel are enjoying an extra long winter break and everyone is happy about the storms.

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