July 2016

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Have you noticed how wonderful the cemetery and park grounds look? A special thanks to John Brown for giving this property the care it needs.  Great work John!!

Blue Devil Fund

Chris Taylor, 2007 graduate of Calais High, loves basketball and he loves Calais; but he really loves combining the two! Here is a little background on Chris, his nonprofit idea, and how The Blue Devil Fund is giving back to the community.

Award-winning Artist to Teach Painting Workshop

The Eastport Arts Center will offer a painting class for adults with Cheri Walton from 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday, July 16. Participants will use water media, either watercolor or acrylic (a supplies list follows), to paint a still life arrangement. “You learn everything you need to know from still life,” says Walton.


Linda Baniszeski

Another Fourth of July Week behind us after much celebration, many family get-togethers, lots of fireworks and some visitors have already come and gone.  How good times fly.


Sandra Smith

First, thanks to Elizabeth for her time doing the column. It does require a major commitment. Also, I appreciate the other past writers Grace Hiland, April Free, Peta Brown, and Sharon Norman. I hope I can do as well as they have done.


Sharon Frost


July 1945 - Trinity test of first atomic bomb

July 19th - Full Buck Moon. St. Smithin’s day, if ye do rain for forty days, it will remain also a good time to plant because it is particularly wet, according to folklore.

Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson


Patsy Hanson and Ginny McKeil take a moment to look over their treasures at the big yard sale on Saturday in Charlotte. Other shoppers browse the books looking for a bargain. (Photo by Dorothy Johnson).


Sharon Frost


June is drawing to an end.  Our summer festivities will soon be in full swing.  I hope the kiddies are enjoying the pool.  It looks really nice.  We are so lucky to have that job done.


Sally Doten


Summer finally arrived! Need I say more about the beautiful week we have had. No complaints from me.