March 2017

Thu
09
Mar

17th Annual Polar Bear Dip

Nice sunny weather for the 17th Annual Polar Bear Dip, sponsored by the WCCC Student Senate, that took place March 3 at the Pleasant Point Pier in Perry. 100% of the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor and to Sarah’s House of Maine. (Photos by Amy Jeanroy).


Thu
16
Mar

Shakespeare Play at CES

Photo: Friday, February 10th, local thespians put on a rendition of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night at Calais Elementary School. (Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette).

Thu
16
Mar

Audit Finds Over $160,000 in Taxes Collected in Error

By Lura Jackson

 

The most recent audit revealed that the city has inadvertently collected just over $160,000 extra in taxes from Calais residents. The discovery was revealed at a city council meeting on March 9th when RKO auditor Hank Farrah relayed the findings of the audit.

Thu
16
Mar

UMM and WCCC Sign Agreement


Photo: Rear left: Dr. Alex Clifford, Dean of Academic Affairs at WCCC; rear right: Susan Mingo, Dean of Enrollment Services at WCCC; front left: WCCC President Joseph Cassidy; front right: UMM President Sue Husman

Thu
16
Mar

WCCC Graduate Unifies Teaching and Technology

The technological advances of the past two decades have had a dramatic effect on our ability to teach one another. Students and teachers can interact from virtually anywhere around the globe, sharing and gaining knowledge at a rate no longer bound by the limits of a physical classroom.

Thu
16
Mar

Hungry for Health 2016 Raises Over $6,100 For Substance Prevention

 

Healthy Acadia would like to thank our incredible partners and community members for their support of Hungry for Health 2016.  The campaign raised more than $6,122.20* to support substance misuse prevention, education, and treatment programming across Hancock and Washington counties.

Thu
16
Mar

SCRTC SkillsUSA

Photo: Front row: Riley Sluzenski, Sydney Farrar, Alyssa Rocha, Kayli Doten, Katie Cavanaugh, James Beal. Back row: Creston Shoaf-Smith, Isaac Curtis, John Moholland, William Cooke.

Thu
16
Mar

CHS Academic Decathlon

 

Photo: Front row: Coach Stanley Sluzenski, Samantha Look, Marisa Mitchell, Riley Sluzenski, Coach Stephanie Griffin. Back row: Devon Carrier, Dylan Carrier, Emily Mitchell, Colt Delaney. 

Thu
16
Mar

CMHS Band Holds Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Photo: On Tuesday night the Calais Middle/High School Band held their annual spaghetti supper at the Congregational Church. The event was put together by the students in the band program as well as their parents. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon). 

By Kaileigh Deacon

Thu
16
Mar

Sen. Joyce Maker Introduces Breakfast After the Bell Program

 

By Amy Jeanroy

Thu
16
Mar

Sen. Joyce Maker Sponsors Bill to Address Opioid Crisis in Washington County

 

By Amy Jeanroy

 State Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) has sponsored legislation to address the opioid crisis in Washington County through an all-inclusive, treatment-based approach. 

Thu
16
Mar

Wood Innovation Will Strengthen Maine’s Rural Economy

 

Thu
16
Mar

Calais Cub Scouts Continue a Long-held Tradition, The Pinewood Derby

Photo: Scouts cheer on as cars race down the track. (Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette).

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

Thu
16
Mar

Over $10,500 Raised at WCCC Polar Bear Dip

The 17th annual Polar Bear Dip netted $10,554 as a direct result of donations contributed in support of participants and Sarah’s House and the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor, two causes that are near and dear to the hearts of the Downeast community.

Thu
16
Mar

Easter Dinner at Second Baptist Church on April 8th

PhotoGrampie Bill with satisfied customers pose for a photo in front of his food trailer. (Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette).

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

Thu
16
Mar

Troop J Police Report

 

Number of Calls for Service: 138 Number of Warrant Arrests: 3 Number of Accidents: 15 Number of OUI/OAS Arrests: 2 Number of Burglaries: 1.

Thu
16
Mar

“Logan” Doesn’t Disappoint

 

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Thu
16
Mar

Spruce Grouse!

In a card received from Gary and Nancy Betz: The enclosed photos were taken on March 7 when a spruce grouse befriended my husband, Gary. He was driving his John Deer tractor when something landed on the roll bar behind him with a flurry of wind. He couldn’t see it and was startled when it left its perch and landed on his back.

Thu
16
Mar

Tom Brennan Painting

 It shows an oldtime Mainer harvesting the syrup.  It's called TAPPING THE MAPLE TREES.  The man pictured isn't anyone in particular, just my imagination at work. (By Tom Brennan).

Thu
16
Mar

Indian Township

 

 

Donna Meader-York

 

Thu
16
Mar

Town News for Calais, Baring, Meddybemps, Cooper, Alexander School, Princeton, Grand Lake Stream, Alexander/Crawford

Calais

Sharon Frost

454-3339

 

Thu
16
Mar

Out and About

 

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Thu
16
Mar

NORMA ARLENE WAYCOTT

 

Princeton – Norma Arlene Waycott, 84, wife of the late Melvin “Cudge” Waycott Sr., passed away at her home on March 7, 2017.  Arlene was born December 27, 1932 in Calais, daughter of William “Bill” and Evelyn (Roy) McGlauflin. 

Thu
16
Mar

ETHEL FLORENCE FITZPATRICK

 

Thu
16
Mar

DALE S. PERRY

 

Dale S. Perry, 89, of Robbinston, Maine, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Machias. 

Dale was born May 10, 1927, in Robbinston, Maine, the son of Laura (Johnson) and John Perry.

Thu
16
Mar

GRETA SCOTT LEIGHTON


Thu
16
Mar

Woodland Rec. Notes

 

Spring Programs! 

1.) Women’s volleyball league. March 20, 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the WHS gym.

2.) Grade 2-3 basketball. March 21, 28 at 2:30 p.m. at WES gym.

Thu
16
Mar

CALAIS & WOODLAND TOP TWO JHS TEAMS

Photo: Pictured is the Calais Recreation JHS girls’ basketball team, the 2017 Washington County League Champions. Members include front l-r: Natalie Altvater, Nedra Bassett, Sophia McVicar, and Emily Erskine. Back l-r: Sage Phillips, Jayla Altvater, Alexis Donahue, Nava Thomas, Raya Delaney, and Mercedes Owen. (Photo by John Rogers).

Thu
16
Mar

WOODLAND DRAGON ACTION PHOTOS AT CROSS CENTER

Photo: Sophomore Sabre Phelps is tough inside boxing out the Eagles’ leader Matt Matson. Sabre had 8 rebounds, 8 points, and a steal in the MPA playoff contest against GSA. (Photo by John Rogers).

Thu
16
Mar

WOODLAND DRAGON ACTION PHOTOS AT CROSS CENTER

Photo: Senior veteran Kalob Moody takes the ball to the baseline against the Eagles. Kalob had 3 rebounds in the Northern quarterfinal. (Photo by John Rogers).

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