September 2014

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Fri
26
Sep

Calais High School

Dominic Gayton

Tue
16
Sep

CHS Principal Clark: Moving Forward

By Jayna Smith

Tue
16
Sep

Local Thrift store to Close Its Doors

By Kaileigh Deacon

Tue
16
Sep

“September is National Preparedness Month: Are you ready?”

Here in Maine, a popular saying is “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.”  However, as we saw with the recent flash flooding that southern Maine experienced in August, we are all well aware that extreme weather can be dangerous.  

Tue
16
Sep

Collins, King Announce Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Search for Top Maine Youth Volunteers

 U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has begun its 20th annual search for Maine’s top youth volunteers.

Tue
16
Sep

New Boy Scout Building Holds First Meeting

By Lura Jackson

Tue
16
Sep

New Store Opens on Main Street

By Kaileigh Deacon

There is a new store opening on Main Street in Calais. Village Variety opened its doors on September 3. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Tue
16
Sep

Calais’ 9th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Set for Sept. 20

By Jayna Smith

Volunteers at the 2013 St. Croix Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the event’s “Promise Garden.”

Tue
16
Sep

Anti-Bullying Walk and Community Fair Coming to Baileyville

By Jayna Smith

Tue
16
Sep

School Committee Holds First Meeting of School Year

By Kaileigh Deacon

The Calais School Committee held their first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday in the Calais Middle/High School library. 

Once the meeting was called to order and the previous meeting’s minutes were approved the Committee moved onto the Superintendent’s report. 

Tue
16
Sep

School Committee Holds First Meeting of School Year

By Kaileigh Deacon

The Calais School Committee held their first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday in the Calais Middle/High School library. 

Once the meeting was called to order and the previous meeting’s minutes were approved the Committee moved onto the Superintendent’s report. 

Fri
26
Sep

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Fri
26
Sep

Robbinston

Kathy Mekelburg

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Fri
26
Sep

Alexander/Crawford

Cassie Oakes

Fri
26
Sep

Princeton

Elizabeth Mitchell

Fri
26
Sep

Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

As I write this on Monday, we are having a rather warm day.  But I understand from various weather channels that cold weather is on the way.  It is really odd to have warm and humid weather considering our first frost and morning wood fires were this past week.  Mike Johnson and others have also taken their boats out of the lake as summer ends. 

Tue
16
Sep

After Nearly 60 Years, Treworgy Pharmacy Closes

By Lura Jackson

Bob Treworgy (standing on the left side of the door frame) watches a parade in 1976 from in front of the building that he purchased in 1955. Initially he renamed it Treworgy Rexall.

Tue
16
Sep

Down East EMS Promotes Winchester to Lieutenant

By Jayna Smith

Down East EMS recently announced the promotion of EMT-B Ike Winchester to the position of Lieutenant at the Baileyville base.  Lt. Winchester has been with the ambulance company for seven years, joining after encouragement from his wife when she learned of the need for additional volunteer EMTs.

Tue
16
Sep

1868 Newspaper Found in Local Home

Vera Johnson holds up part of an issue of the New York Herald dating to August 1868. The newspaper and other fragments were recovered from the floor of the Johnson's kitchen, which is being redone. According to the construction team doing the renovation, there were four or five layers of floor to be removed, and the newspaper was found on the second one.

Tue
16
Sep

New Lioness President

Lioness Cheryl Gillis (center) was sworn in last week as the Calais Lioness Club's 2014-2015 President, accepting the reins from Lioness Marianne Moore.  Lion Dan Lacasse was present to assist in the induction of the new officers.  Cheryl was also awarded the prestigious Lioness of the Year Award, a recognition voted on by members of the Lioness Club.  (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Tue
16
Sep

Early History of Princeton Presented to Historical Society

By Lura Jackson

Tue
16
Sep

4th Annual Calais MS Walk

Multiple Sclerosis affects people in the prime of their lives, between the ages of 20 and 50. Every hour someone is newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. More than 2.5 million people worldwide live with this unpredictable disease.

Tue
16
Sep

Calais High School

Dominic Gayton

Tue
16
Sep

Trahan to Keynote Pro-Bear Hunting Rally Sept. 19

The Washington County Republican Committee (WCGOP) will be holding a rally in support of Maine’s bear hunt September 19 at its county office -- across from Johnson’s Town Line in East Machias – from 3:30 – 5PM. 

Tue
16
Sep

Getting Ready to Celebrate Maine’s Greatest Resource

You’ve often heard that the greatest resource of any state is its people and in the state of Maine almost forty percent of the population are 50 years old or older.

Tue
16
Sep

St. Croix Firehouse Had Successful Fundraising Season

Thanks to local merchants and private individuals, we were able to provide hot dogs and cold soda at a reasonable price to a gathering of hungry people every Tuesday evening through the months of June, July and August during the concerts on the green at Triangle Park, downtown Calais.

Tue
16
Sep

Cooper

Arline Flood

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We don’t need the AC anymore! I went swimming with Louise and Marcia on September 5 in Meddybemps Lake and it was wonderful...and now it’s cold.

Ronnie drove to Bangor to pick Eric up from a flight from Arizona.

Tue
16
Sep

Princeton

Elizabeth Mitchell

Tue
16
Sep

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Tue
16
Sep

Robbinston

Kathy Mekelburg

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There was no column last month because I was visiting my sister, nieces and grand niece in California. I hadn’t seen them in almost 12 years. It was hot and arid and water was restricted. It’s good to be back in Maine.

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