September 2016

Rebekah Lodge #140 Gives School Supplies to Woodland Kids


Pictured here are members Gilda McPhee and Pat Dow with a trunkload of supplies being delivered to the school. (Submitted photo).

For the sixth consecutive year, members of Riverside Rebekah Lodge #140 in Baileyville, have collected school supplies for the students at Woodland Elementary School.


Main Street Discount in Machias Robbed at Gunpoint

A Machias discount store was robbed of $200 Monday morning.

Sylvia Pouliot, owner of Main Street Discount, said Tuesday morning that a man entered her store at about 8:40 a.m. and demanded she open up the register.

“The guy came in and told me, ‘Open up the register.’ I said, ‘You’re kidding,’” she said.

POW/MIA Ceremony


With a respectful salute, former VFW state commander Kevin Woodward (left) relieves Ron Rice from standing guard at the POW flag raised at the Calais Fire Station on Friday, September 16th. Veterans alternated in accompanying the flag for two hours while a ceremony honoring all POWs and MIAs was held.  (Photo by Lura Jackson). 

Alexander School

Cassie Oakes

Please remember to send in any meal/milk money on Monday’s in an envelope, or baggie with students name on it.   This will ensure proper credit.  If you have more than one student in school you may send it in with one student and just write both names on the envelope.


Date: Saturday, October 8th, 

Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd., Trescott

Calais Recreation News & Notes


The youth soccer program will take place every Saturday starting September 10th.Boys and girls in grades K-2 will practice from 9:00 – 10:15 and boys and girls in grades 3-5 will practice from 10:30 – 11:45. Fee for residents/nonresidents are $20/$30. Mouth guards and shin guards are required for soccer. 

High School Volleyball

Calais Defeated WA 25-22; 25-19; 25-15

Kylie Donovan 14 assists, 1 kill, 1 dig; Kelly Delaney 21/22 serving, 9 aces, 13 kills; Kelsey LaCoote 2 aces, 2 kills, 2 digs, 4 assists; Kayli Doten 3 kills, 1 Block; Abby Condon 10/11 serving, 3 kills.

JV: Calais Defeated WA 17-25, 25-7, 25-7


High School Boys’ Soccer

The Woodland Dragons took an early 2-0 first half lead on their Tiger guests as Drew Hayward collected two conversions. Drew made two more opening the second half before Damien Lank hit Shead’s first tally at 24:12. Seven minutes later Gabe Hunnewell answered for Woodland, as the team played to a 6-2 victory. Hayward paced the Dragons scoring five goals.

Woodland Rec. Notes

Elem. & Jr. High Cross Country: Grades 3-8 (co-ed). Every Tuesday and Thursday through October at 2:30 p.m. at the Woodland Elem. School.

Tai Chi: Kindergarten through adult. September 27, October 4, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. Fees discussed with instructor.

Anchor Lodge No.41 Knights of Pythias

On the evening of September 9th the Knights of Anchor Lodge No.41 met at the Eastport Youth Center. Doors were unlocked at 5:00pm for all attending knights. The attending Chancellor Commander Ralph Polk, Vice Chancellor/ Secretary Rick Green II, Acting Master at Arms Dennis Polk, Acting Master of Works Dennis Polk, and Grand Lodge Officer Ernest Rice Domain of Maine.

Mulches for Winter

It’s that age old garden question; to mulch or not to mulch. I fall firmly on the side of mulching and here is why. Mulching for the winter means the best spring gardens. Mulch is the equivalent of a warm fuzzy blanket on a cold winter night. In fact, that’s just what mulch is. It’s protection from the temperature, but that’s not all.