July 2017

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.

Music on the Green

Tuesday's Music on the Green was Averill Lovely would played a collection of Hillbilly Swing and Acoustic Americana. Lovely was sponsored by Urban Moose and had people tapping their toes and clapping their hands.  (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Jonesboro, Route 1 Crash

On July 14, 2017 at approximately 6:32am the WCRCC received a 911 call to report a head on collision on Rt 1 in Jonesboro near the Blue Bird Ranch.  The caller reported a dump truck and a car were involved in a head on crash with two people injured, one seriously and trapped in the car.  The WCRCC dispatched Police units, area fire departments and an ambulance o the

Local Band Finishes in Top 25 in National Competition

Photo: Climbing to the 21st spot in a national competition of over 17,000 bands, the locally-based band Conscious Cadaver was surprised and pleased with the support they received from the Calais Community. From left to right: Nathan Campbell, Jeremy Keenan, Brent Carlow, Dustin Ellis, David Campbell, Nathan Gardner. (Submitted photo).  

PAWS Hosts Stars and Stripes Adoption Event

Photo: One of the PAWS Brave Hearts up for adoption during the Stars and Stripes Adoption event is Tonks. Tonks is a roughly six year old male cat. For more information about adopting Tonks you can contact PAWS Humane Society. Adoptions for the remainder of July are only $17.76 plus a donation. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

By Kaileigh Deacon

NPS to Conduct Research on Saint Croix Island

The National Park Service (NPS) will be conducting geophysical surveys on Saint Croix Island from May through August to determine whether archeological resources are at risk from erosion. To facilitate the work, researchers will be staying on the island overnight so neighbors may notice lights and sounds that are not typically present. 

Project OWN Update

On July 7th, 2017 the Calais Police Department, with the assistance of US Border Patrol and Washington County Sheriff office, arrested a 33 year old female from Calais for possession of a schedule W drug. Seized during the incident were 9 grams of Cocaine and 3 grams of heroin.

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

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.



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.


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.