August 2014

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Sat
23
Aug

Still No End in Sight for Unions, Fairpoint Negotiations

By Jayna Smith

Sat
23
Aug

Machias Holds Annual Blueberry Festival

 

A big draw at the Festival every year is the Blueberry Pie eating contest. This year there were four categories covering almost every age. It's as much fun to watch as it is to participate. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

By Kaileigh Deacon

Sat
23
Aug

Pratt Chevrolet Buick Named Maine’s 2013 AAA Approved Auto Repair Dealer Of The Year

AAA Northern New England is pleased to announce that Pratt Chevrolet-Buick of Calais has been awarded the 2013 Approved Auto Repair Facility of the Year Award, Dealer Division. This is a record setting sixth time that Pratt Chevrolet-Buick has been recognized with this honor, having also received the award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Sat
23
Aug

Herrmann's Lipizzaner Stallions Coming to Springfield Fairgrounds

On October 5 , 6 and 7th, the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions will be performing at the Springfield Fairgrounds in Springfield, Maine as a benefit for 4R Animal Shelter. This well known troupe is performing throughout the East Coast and New England.

Sat
23
Aug

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Sat
23
Aug

Alexander/Crawford

Cassie Oakes

This has been a hard week getting news for the column.  Remember this column is only as good as the news you give me.  So if your group met, you attended an event or your had a family celebration or you kids (or you) won an award, you traveled or had company please let me know.

Sat
23
Aug

Baileyville

Dorothy Johnson

The weather has supported another week of yard sales.  We have had a few showers and a few hours of humidity, but generally speaking, the weather gods have been smiling on Baileyville as well as the Blueberry Festival in Machias and Princeton Days. 

Sat
23
Aug

Calais

Sharon Frost

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New moon 25th.

August 26th Women’s Equality Day. A time to remind ourselves about the importance and value of women in the world. It is also time to celebrate women’s contributions and achievements.

Sat
23
Aug

Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

It continues to be a nice summer season in Meddybemps.  We’ve had just the right combination of sun, warm and needed rain.  The lake has stayed at a safe level for boating; and warm enough for swimming and water sports.  Life is good.

Sat
23
Aug

Cooper

Arline Flood

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Sat
23
Aug

Last Music on the Green

The “Music on the Green” series concludes the season next week on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. with “Sweet and Low” performing swing standards. They are sponsored by The First and WQDY.

Sat
23
Aug

Princeton

Elizabeth Mitchell

Wed
06
Aug

7th Annual Downeast Cruisers Car and Bike Show a Success

Amy Jeanroy

The car show featured everything from classic cars from the 50s to new cars as well. People were welcome to stop by and check out the cars and some were even for sale. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Wed
06
Aug

New Queens Chosen at 28th Annual Pageant

 By Jayna Smith

Miss International Homecoming Festival Queens chosen at the 28th annual pageant last Saturday night.

Wed
06
Aug

Raye’s Holds National Mustard Day Celebration

By Kaileigh Deacon

Kevin Raye mans the grill at the National Mustard day celebration sharing mustard facts and history on the company as well as delicious foods and mustards. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Wed
06
Aug

Family, Students and Schools: Always Keeping Students at the Center

By Maine’s County Teachers of the Year

Nothing impacts a child’s academic and social success in school more than a healthy relationship between schools, families and the community.

Wed
06
Aug

Good Things are Growing in Maine

Imagine a bustling scene of friends and neighbors sorting through piles of fresh vegetables, artisan cheeses and farm-raised meats. In most places throughout America, that would be a quaint but unrealized dream. But in Maine, we call that a Saturday at the farmers market.

Wed
06
Aug

Fixing The Border Crisis

Bruce Poliquin: Candidate for Congress and former Maine State Treasurer

"A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” -- Ronald Reagan

Sat
23
Aug

Devotional

Lori Lynch-Divine 

Revelations 

(Read) Daniel 5:1-31

Sat
23
Aug

RALPH “JOEY” WALLACE

 Princeton – Ralph C. “Joey” Wallace, 70, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Calais Regional Hospital.  Joey was born in Calais on August 18, 1943, son of Ralph and Romelda Wallace.  He graduated from Princeton High School, Class of 1961, and moved to Connecticut to work for Colt Manufacturing.

Sat
23
Aug

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Above, Pop Moore canoe built by Bill Shamel and donated by Joel Gott to the Save the Maine Bear Hunt. It was auctioned off at their fundraising banquet Saturday August 9. The proud new owner is standing beside Mark Gray and John and Bean Arcaro. Dale Tobey is in the background. (Submitted photo).

Sat
23
Aug

AOS 77 Superintendent Remains on Job

By Ruth Leubecker

Contrary to several reports of those attending Robbinston’s recent referendum vote, AOS 77 Superintendent Jim Underwood has not resigned from his position.

“It was a huge mistake. I did not resign,” Underwood said last week.

Sat
23
Aug

Students Benefit from Recent Summer Science Program

By Jayna Smith

Sat
23
Aug

Calais City Council Accepts Resignation of Rec. Director

By Kaileigh Deacon

Mayor Marianne Moore presents Quinn Sluzenski with a letter congratulating and thanking Sluzenski for her participation and Bronze medal win at the Skills USA National Competition in Kansas City. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Sat
23
Aug

Calais Kitten Alert

This litter was found in an abandoned home.  They have been cared for and adopted, but other kittens, including tiny orphans, have recently been found malnourished and struggling to survive on their own.

Sat
23
Aug

Restoration of Horton and Hill Buildings Funded by Façade Grant

By Lura Jackson

Sat
23
Aug

Independent U.S. Senator Angus King Endorses Independent Eliot Cutler For Governor

Independent U.S. Senator Angus King publicly endorsed Eliot Cutler for Governor today. In making the announcement, Senator King said, “I am proud to endorse Eliot Cutler today to be Maine’s next Governor,” said Senator King.

Sat
23
Aug

Medicare Benefits Must Keep Pace with Advances in Diabetes Care

As the founder and co-chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, I have learned a great deal about this devastating disease affecting nearly 29 million Americans, including some 90,000 Mainers.  Diabetes is a devastating condition that does not discriminate.  It affects people of every age, race and nationality.

Sat
23
Aug

St. Croix Island Hosts Local Teacher for Summer Program

By Lura Jackson 

Sat
23
Aug

Over 100 Bikers Expected at Saturday’s Riding for a Voice

By Jayna Smith

Kayla Garriott (center) with her parents, mom Robin and step-father John Bouchard--at the last Riding for a Voice event in 2012.

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