December 2016

CRH Births

October Births

10-10-16: To Judy Lola and Johnathan Oliver of Indian Twp, a  girl, Ohana Violet Honey Oliver.

10-16-16: To Elisha Renaud and Jason Johnson of Baileyville,a boy, Hunter Lee Johnson.

10-19-16: To Felicia and Kendall Santerre of Princeton, a boy, Andre James Santerre.


Sharon Frost



Tuesday was Full Cold Moon: In seed time learn; in harvest, teach; in winter, enjoy.

December 15th - Bill of Rights Day

December 16th - 1944 Germans launch Battle of the Bulge.

Community Christmas Tree Vandalized in Record Time

Calais kicked off the holiday season with the annual Lioness Parade, and the tree lighting in Triangle Park on Friday. The park was glowing with lights on both the stage and Christmas tree. By Monday morning, however, Triangle Park was dark again. Closer inspection showed that vandals had unplugged the power and removed some of the Christmas bulbs on the tree lighting.

Community Invited to “Cosmic Climb” Rockwall Competition at WCCC

The second-year students of the Adventure Recreation program at Washington County Community College are inviting the community to participate in a “Cosmic Climb”: a rock wall climbing competition open to all skill levels with routes named after celestial features. The event will be held on December 10th at the Rock Wall in WCCC’s gym.

Washington County Community College Ghost Run Half-Marathon Continues to Grow

Left to Right: Local runner Ozzie Townsend, Jr, Perry, and Maine running icon Gary Allan, Cranberry Isles, racing through the beautiful Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in the 2016 WCCC Ghost Run.  Allan commented “This is what running used to be like. Thank You!”  (Sarah Mulcahy photo)


Healthy Acadia Offers Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0

 Healthy Acadia is excited to offer Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 programming and resources for communities in Hancock and Washington counties. Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program developed in 2006 by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and implemented in partnership with MaineHealth. Let’s Go!

A Boost for Telehealth That Can Make a Real Difference in Rural Areas

 Rural communities in Maine and across America face several challenges when it comes to health care – including higher rates of some chronic diseases, isolation, and lack of transportation options. But the emergence of new and innovative telemedicine technology, like videoconferencing with a doctor from home, is helping to revolutionize the way rural health care is delivered.

Festival of Trees Set for December 10

The Eastport Arts Center’s 7th Annual Festival of Trees, a silent auction of lovingly decorated table-top trees which benefits the center’s programming, will take place on Saturday, December 10 from 4:30-5:30 pm. While strolling amidst the twinkly lights and bidding on favorites, attendees will enjoy delicious refreshments passed by young volunteers.

Collins, King Announce $3.7 Million Preschool Development Grant in Maine

 U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have awarded $3,735,439 in grant funding to the State of Maine to continue to expand access to high-quality preschool for children from low-income families.


Sally Doten


I am suppose to do this column on Sunday but I’ve been busy. This Christmas thing is exhausting!!!! Hope you are more organized than I am....I procrastinate too much. This afternoon I even decided to put out a few decorations.


Linda Baniszeski


Happy Birthday wishes to those celebrating their special days between now and the end of 2016:  Kenneth Frost on the 22nd, Dr. Renata Bartneke - 23rd, and Terry “Skip” Carter and Janet Wooding on the 25th.  Hopefully, the Christmas babies will receive twice as many presents and blessings.  

Princeton School

Sandra Smith 


Wednesday, December 21 is the PES Christmas Concert and Raffle 6:00 p.m. Grades prek-4 will be performing by class. If a child is in chorus or band, they will perform selections as well. PTO BASKETS: so far…(estimate)

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York


One thing that is for sure, Indian Township School never runs out of things to celebrate. We really take the term “celebrate life” to heart.  Our latest celebrations have been full of laughter, tears, and lots of love.