November 2017

Down East Credit Union Warms Hands and Hearts of Calais Boy Scouts

Thanks to the generous efforts of Down East Credit Union team members and membership, 40 Calais Boy Scouts of all ages will have a warmer hall for meetings this winter. This summer and fall, DECU team members hosted a car wash, company dress down days, bottle drives, and collected donations from local businesses and membership.

Editor's Desk - A True Measuring of Wealth

It seems like only last week when we were enjoying warm temperatures and easy strolls down the street, but, in true Maine fashion, cold weather has snowballed upon us. Happily, with the cold weather comes the holiday season, a time when the community traditionally rallies to ensure that as many people are comfortable and cared for as possible.

Letter to the Editor - On Devil’s Head Conservation area in Calais

On Devil’s Head Conservation area in Calais:

The Friends of Devil’s Head have nearly completed a second season of planning and wrapping up many projects with significant cooperation and help from the City of Calais and community members. We must continue, however, without our leader, Brand Livingstone, who is dealing with health issues in New Hampshire.

Spednic Club Raises $900 for Children’s Holiday Gifts

By Lura Jackson


The Spednic Bowling Club in Woodland has banded together to raise $900 specifically for the Stuff-A-Bus event – an event that collects donations and gifts for area children to grant them a brighter, more joyful holiday season through the understanding that their community cares for and supports them.

Spednic Club Raises $900 for Children’s Holiday Gifts

Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons (center) is the happy recipient of a $900 check that will go to the Stuff a Bus event to collect gifts for local children for Christmas. The money was raised by the Spednic Club (Jerry Crosby, left, and Jim Curtis, right) from a bowling tournament specifically for the cause. (Facebook photo)  See story on page 2.

Free Permits Available for “Cut-Your-Own” Evergreen Trees at Moosehorn NWR

The Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge invites families in the area to cut their seasonal evergreen trees this year on the Baring or Edmunds Division of the refuge. Each family may cut two evergreen trees for personal use. This activity will remove trees that are normally cut for road maintenance. 

DECH Births

To Shana and Michael Landry of Dennysville, a boy, Tanner Michael Landry born on November 14, 2017 weighing 8lbs., 15 oz., 21 inches long.

To Ashley Hinson Dhakal and Ankit Dhakal of Calais, a boy, Kairav Julian Dhakal weighing 7lbs., 6oz., 19.5 inches long.