July 2017

Fri
14
Jul

Irish Award Winning Super-Group “Runa” Returns To Calais!

Calais Celtic Concerts will once again present the hugely popular Irish Celtic Group, RUNA, at the Calais High School on Friday July 14th, at 7:00 PM US, 8:00 PM Canadian time. They were one of our biggest shows last summer and we expect an even bigger audience this year.

Fri
14
Jul

Time Capsule to Be Placed in St. Croix No. 1 Fire House

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
14
Jul

Children’s Games Held at Athletic Complex

Photo: The adults tried their hands - or would it be their feet? - at sack racing, too, much to the delight of spectators. (Submitted photo)

By Lura Jackson

Fri
14
Jul

4th of July Children’s Games

The girls’ 5-and-under sack race was as much fun to watch as it was to participate in. (Submitted photo). Story on page 2.


Fri
14
Jul

Time Capsule to Be Placed in St. Croix No. 1 Fire House

The St. Croix No. 1 Fire House is collecting donations for a time capsule to be kept in the tower of the firehouse. The black granite capsule, secured with the help of EBS, will be reopened in 100 years. From left to right: Sally Nelligan, Donald Fenderson, Belinda Mealey, Dick Barnard, and Gladys Greenlaw. (Photo by Lura Jackson).  See full story on page 2.

Fri
14
Jul

Former Publisher Ferguson Calder Passes Away

Photo: Ferguson Calder with grandson Caleb.


By Lura Jackson

Wed
19
Jul

St. Anne’s Builds Community Connections with Summer Events

Photo: Making "messy art" at St. Anne's on July 13th were these youngsters, who clearly enjoyed the creative and satisfying activity of generating their own personalized "slime". Messy Art is held every Thursday from 10-11 at St. Anne's, and it is open to the public at no cost. (Photo by Lura Jackson)

By Lura Jackson

Wed
19
Jul

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

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean

454-3435

 

Wed
19
Jul

Timber Creek Concert at Perry Church

For all who enjoy Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel music, the Perry Congregational Church is the place to be on Saturday evening, July 22nd.  All who know the music group Timber Creek can predict what a treat is in store.  Frank Seger of Perry on the mandolin is the leader, and he is joined by John Viselli of Cooper on guitar and banjo, Dr.

Wed
19
Jul

23rd Annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival Slated For July 29 & 30

 

 

“Best Family-Friendly Art & Music Festival” – Yankee Magazine 2015 Editor’s Choice Award

Wed
19
Jul

Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Wed
19
Jul

Nearly $5 Million for Princeton Municipal Airport

 

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the Town of Princeton a total of $4,978,937 to fully fund the reconstruction of the Municipal Airport’s existing runway.

Wed
19
Jul

FREDERICK L. THURLOW III

 

Indian Township – Frederick Leroy Thurlow III, 70, was surrounded by his family during the final days of his life and passed away on July 14, 2017 in Bangor.  Fred was born to Frederick L. Thurlow Jr. and Gloria (Moore) on July 6, 1947 in Portland.

Fri
14
Jul

Happy Gang Recognized at St. Croix No. 1 Fire House

Photo: Receiving a thank-you plaque from St. Croix No. 1 Fire House Association member Dick Barnard is Floyd Sanders, former president of the Happy Gang.

Fri
14
Jul

Letter to the Editor - After the "fun." July 5, 2017

After the "fun."  July 5, 2017.  Fireworks' debris just picked up on my morning beach walk. I'm sure there will be more flotsam as the waves wash more of the hour's long display's debris into the coves.  This , multiplied thousands of times on Maine's thousands of lakes and ponds, and we are talking about considerable amounts of debris pollution.

Fri
14
Jul

Eastport 4th of July Celebration

 

Fri
14
Jul

Land Transfers by Deed June 23, 2107 through June 30, 2017

(continued from last week)

Fri
14
Jul

Father and Son Arrested in Princeton Home Invasion

On 07/10/2017 at about 11:33 am the Washington County RCC received a 911 call from a caller stating that there was a home invasion at 29 Mill Street in Princeton. The caller advised that the home owner Rodney Fitch 50 was bleeding from the head and that he was attempting to control bleeding. The caller further stated that a man had entered Mr. Fitch’s home and assaulted him.

Fri
14
Jul

History of Local Healthcare Illuminates Progression of Changes

Photo: Dr. Miner's hospital on Church Street modernized healthcare in the St. Croix Valley when it was built in 1917. The hospital was used to treat patients for decades until it was moved in 1954 to the Palmer Street location. 

Fri
14
Jul

"Maine Woods - Maine Waters"

 

Songs of Maine Lumbermen, Lighthouse Keepers, Fishermen & Deep Sea Sailors

 

The Pembroke Library's Monthly Chantey Sing

 

Fri
14
Jul

Indian Township Student Celebrates Historic Year with Fudge at Calais Business

Photo: Lewey Harnois stands with Candy Bridges, owner of Baring Gifts. (Photo by Jarod Farn-Guilette).


By Jarod Farn-Guillette

 

Fri
14
Jul

Alexander Hosts “Home Town Jubilee”

Photo: Grace Howard, Miss Penobscot Valley Princess of 2017, representing the crown in the parade at the Home Town Jubilee.)

By Natalie Scott

Fri
14
Jul

Stream Project to Improve Fish Habitat for the Future at Moosehorn

 

Fri
14
Jul

Defenders to Hold 7th Annual Diabetes Dash

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

On July 29 the Defenders will hold their seventh annual Diabetes Dash a charity ride.  As with the last three years the profits from the Dash go directly to Camp Adventure. 

Fri
14
Jul

Methodist Yard Sale

The Methodist Apartments Community Room was a busy place on Friday, July 7th as residents gathered to put on a large yard sale of their accumulated odds and ends, gently used clothing, and collection of pickled goods from the garden. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Fri
14
Jul

Baileyville Town Council Passes ATV Ordinance

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Fri
14
Jul

Letter to the Editor - As a retiree here in Maine, I am now completely disgusted and discouraged

As a retiree here in Maine, I am now completely disgusted and discouraged. All retirees should join me in the realization that your needs are being ignored by the state government. The state budget just passed does not include any of the proposed changes to the state income tax structure for retirees.

Wed
19
Jul

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.

Wed
19
Jul

GERALD “BLINKY” BLANEY

Baileyville – Gerald Robert “Blinky” Blaney, 74, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 14, 2017 at his home in Baileyville.  Blinky was born in Calais on April 14, 1943, son of Alfred and Phyllis (Sherman) Blaney. 

Wed
19
Jul

MARY E. GORDON

Calais – Mary Elizabeth Gordon, 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Seaport Village in Ellsworth.  Mary was born in Calais on March 6, 1928, daughter of Gerald and Mae (Scott) Carter.  She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1946, and married her love, T.

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