March 2018

Maine CDC Warns of Unlicensed Tattoo Artist Activity

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has become aware of an unlicensed tattoo artist working out of their home in East Machias. The individual has allegedly been doing so under unsanitary conditions. Receiving a tattoo from an unlicensed tattoo artist increases the risk of passing hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV infections from one client to another.

Digital Preservation Workshop

“How to Digitize and Scan Historical Documents” is the subject of workshop being offered at the Lincoln Memorial Public Library in Dennysville on Wednesday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.  Al Churchill, Esq., will be demonstrating how he has preserved thousands of documents and images using a simple flatbed scanner and portable computer.

Calais News

Sharon Frost



We’ve made it into spring, believe it or not. I’ve heard some birds singing for a week or more.

Good Friday is the 30th. Passover begins at sun down.

Shead Outing Club Skis Moosehorn

The Shead Outing Club enjoyed a cross country ski adventure at the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, March 21st. The equipment was provided by WCCC's Outdoor Adventure Center, which has been working side by side with local outing clubs to encourage outdoor recreation. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Allard)

Three-Nation Leadership Initiative Announced

A new leadership program, focused on developing new leaders and updating present leaders in the communities of Washington County, the three tribal communities at Pleasant Point, Indian Township and St. Andrews, and the communities of Charlotte County has been announced by well-known leadership teacher and facilitator, Linda Cross Godfrey, of Eastport.

CRMS Recognized for Quality Care Service

 Calais Regional Medical Services (CRMS) Chronic Care Management Service was selected out of eighty-eight submissions to be presented at the Centers for Medicare Services National Quality Conference this month. This CMS National Quality Conference is a premier learning event for nearly 2,500 attendees from across the healthcare spectrum. It is a great honor for the work of Dr.

Building A Recovery Community

 Are you interested in helping those seeking recovery? Would you be interested in becoming a Healthy Acadia volunteer and giving back to families, friends and communities that have been affected by substance use disorders? Please join Healthy Acadia’s substance prevention specialists for a potluck dinner and information session from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Gary Norman Saunders, 83, of Ellington, passed Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, with his son Guy by his side.

He was born June 1, 1934, in Calais, Maine, son of Guy and Verna (Grant) Saunders. He was preceded in death by four sisters; Muriel, Charlotte, Beverly, and Phoebe; and a brother, Grant Saunders.

AmeriCorps Summer Work Opportunity Serving in Washington County

 Are you at least 18 years old? Are you looking for an exciting summer job? Do you enjoy helping your neighbors and your community and being outdoors? Healthy Acadia is partnering with Goodwill VISTA to recruit for AmeriCorps Summer Associates to help with food rescue efforts in its Washington County Gleaning Program this summer.