November 2014

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Nov

Health Insurance Marketplace Offers Tool To Help Consumers Review Their Plan Options For 2015

Consumers should visit the HealthCare.gov window shopping tool to learn about their plan choices. This year there are even more plans on the market than last year

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ROSS E. COOKSON

 Calais – Ross Edward Cookson, 82, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at his home in Wartrace, TN, with his son and daughter by his side.  Ross was born in St. Stephen, NB, on October 13, 1932, son of the late William and Edna (Smith) Cookson.

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CHARLES E. CURTIS

Princeton – Charles Edward Curtis, 71, died November 8, 2014 in Bangor with his family at his side after a courageous 2 year battle with ALS.  Chuck was born on May 9, 1943 to Charles L. and Ethel (Koski) Curtis in Michigan where he spent a great part of his life.

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NORRIS “BUD” KNEELAND

Baileyville – Norris H. Kneeland, 83, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014 at a Bangor hospital.  Bud was born in Baileyville on August 6, 1931, son of the late Norris P. and Elizabeth (Shirley) Kneeland.  After graduating from Woodland High School he worked in the woods until entering the U.S.

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Woodland Rec. Dept. Activity Calendar

WED. NOV.  12

2:30 pm: ELEM. BB / CHEERING, GR. 4 / 6, WES GYM

6:30 pm: EXERCISE / AEROBICS, WES GYM

THURS. NOV. 13

2:30 pm: ELEM. BB / CHEERING, GR. 4 / 6, WES GYM

5:45 pm; “YOGA”, AGES 13 / ADULT, WES GYM

FRI. NOV. 14

2:30 pm: ELEM. BB / CHEERING, GR. 4 / 6, WES GYM

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Woodland Rec. Dept. News & Notes

1) OPEN GYM BASKETBALL: will begin on Sun. Nov. 16, at 4:30 / 6 pm for grades 8 & down; and from 6 / 7:30 pm for gr. 9 / 12. PLAYERS IN GR. 9 & UP ARE NOT TO ARRIVE UNTIL 6 PM. This program will be held through out the BB season, weather permitting.

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Calais District Court

Ambrose J. Bassett of Old Town, ME - Criminal Trespass on May 31, 2014. Dismissed.

Roger Brackett of Pleasant Point, ME - Fish for or take shellfish from closed area on July 30, 2014. $300 fine.

Alta J. Brown of Perry, ME - Fail to have harvester’s tag on shellfish on July 11, 2014. $150 fine.

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Call for Professional Construction Workers

In 2014 and 2015 St. Croix Tissue, LLC will construct an industrial building, and purchase and install two 200-inch tissue machines at its paper mill in Woodland, Maine.

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Make-A-Wish and VIP Tires and Service Partner to Raise Wish Funds

During the holiday season, VIP Tires and Service, New England’s leading automotive retailer, will hold their seventh annual campaign in conjunction with Make-A- Wish®. 

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Community Calendar

UNTIL NOVEMBER 23: Thanksgiving Pie Sale – order from Polly at 796-2230; Gilda at 454-7682; or Denise at 427-3801 – pick up on Nov. 26.

THROUGH NOVEMBER 20: Pre-Thanksgiving Pie Sale by Orion Chapter #45 order of Eastern Star Club. Apple, lemon or pumpkin. Order by 11/20. Can be picked up at 30 Baring St., 2-4PM on 11/26. Call Irene at 454-3027 or Nina at 454-2295 with your order.

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What's Up Downtown?

We’ve been having a lot of fun in downtown Calais lately, just in case you haven’t noticed. Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition’s (CDRC) October “Create A Scarecrow” contest took off like gangbusters.  About 25 scary and not so scary creations decorated our lamp posts.

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Card-Making Party

Saturday, November 15th, 12-4pm

$5-10 sliding-scale donation, free for 18 and under

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Performance by WES Students Leaves Standing Room Only

By Jayna Smith

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Music Program Receives Donations

By Kaileigh Deacon

The Calais school committee held their first meeting with the newly elected members of the committee. As required by the city charter the meeting was held the day after the election on Wednesday at 7pm in the Calais Middle/High School Library.

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Benefit Held for Betty Phelps

By Kaileigh Deacon

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A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson

 

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Calais

Sharon Frost

454-3339

November 22 is the new moon. 

November 16th there is a potluck and social dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Members and guests are invited. The installation of officers will take place.

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Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson

The information came in on Saturday that Lloyd and Gloria Corbett will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, November 27th. They and their family will have lots of Thanksgiving blessings to share.  Congratulations and best wishes are being sent to both of you.

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Weekly Heating Fuel Prices Continue to Drop

The Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) conducted its weekly heating fuel price survey on Monday, October 27, 2014, and found the current statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $3.16 per gallon, dropping another 8 cents this week.

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere There Are Signs

By Jayna Smith

Campaign signs are a common sight leading up to Election Day.  Nearly all candidates utilize this type of advertising, specifically for name recognition.  Regardless of whether or not these types of signs influence how one votes, there is plenty of regulation regarding campaign signs. 

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Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

Nearly 50 people showed up at 7:00 pm last Wednesday night to take part in Calais' first Domestic Violence Awareness Walk. Organized by Marcia Hayward, Debbie Taylor, and Jayna Smith, the walk began at the downtown triangle park and ended on the steps of the Calais District Court.

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Robbinston School Committee Meets

By Dorothy Johnson

On Wednesday, October 29th the Robbinston School committee met for their regular meeting.  In attendance were committee members Joe Footer, James Trainor and Julie Murray and Superintendent Underwood, teachers and staff member Chad Allen as well as residents Kathy footer and Dorothy Johnson.

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Woodland Rec. Dept. Halloween Party

The Woodland Recreation Department hosted its annual Halloween Party at the elementary school.  All area children were welcomed and enjoyed free treats, games, and prizes. This marked the 29th year that the recreation department hosted the event. (Photos by Jayna Smith).

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Calais Free Library's Halloween Parade

The Calais Free Library held its annual Halloween Parade, a community tradition for over 35 years.  This years event brought approximately 200 children together for a costumed walk through town ending at the library where each received candy.  The parade is always led by the Calais Police Department and the Calais High School Band.  (Photos by Jayna Smith).

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Pie Crust Class at Labor of Love Kitchen

On Wednesday, November 19 from 5:00 – 8:00pm the talented Anne Hopkins will be teaching the art of making the perfect pie crust from scratch! Join Anne Hopkins in the Labor of Love Kitchen for this hands-on pie crust class. Learn the gentle, finicky and specifics of finding the perfect texture 

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Alexander/Crawford

Cassie Oakes

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Alexander/Crawford History

By John Dudley & Cassie Oakes

Here is another great history blurb from John Dudley.  Read it carefully, because the British did come!

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Robbinston

Kathy Mekelburg

454-0654

My husband’s hip replacement surgery was a success and he is convalescing at home.

The Sunday evening service at the Sewell Memorial Congregational Church has been changed from 4:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is because of shorter days and will end in the spring.

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Cooper

Arline Flood

454-3347

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Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

It is a gorgeous Monday in Meddybemps as I write this.  We had a heavy frost this morning, followed by bright sunshine, baby blue skies and various cloud formations.  Last night, the sky was so clear, I could identify many of the star formations.

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