July 2018

WCCC Golf Tournament Raises $10,000 in Scholarships!

Every year, golfers from across Washington and Charlotte Counties gather to take part in Washington County Community College’s golf tournament, held at the St. Croix County Club in Calais. This year’s event, held on sunny Saturday, July 14th, was attended by 116 golfers, each of whom was eligible to win a new vehicle thanks to the sponsorship of Pratt dealership in Calais.

Music on the Green


Due to potential bad weather last Tuesday, Music on the Green rescheduled the concert for Saturday. The Borderline Trio with Lenard Rutledge entertained a smaller than normal crowd playing a wonderful assortment of jazz and blues. While the crowd was small the performance was not. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

People’s United Methodist Church Welcomes New Pastor

For some in the community, the church is nothing less than its heart: it is the place where life’s greatest joys and greatest sufferings are shared and reconciled, it is a place to gather with your friends and loved ones for regular events and it is where, generation after generation, the stories of local families have been shaped.

Jon Speed Recognized by Princeton Parks and Recreation


Recognized and celebrated for his commitment to the youth of Washington County was Jon Speed by the Princeton Parks and Recreation Department on June 23rd. Speed, who organized and led Greenland Point Center for many years, passed away on July 9th. (Facebook photo) See Jon’s obituary on page 17.

Porter: ‘We’d like to see as many people on the bridge as possible’

The start of every International Homecoming Festival is marked by a ceremony unique to the St. Croix Valley: the municipal administration of Calais and St. Stephen meet on Ferry Point bridge to shake hands with their counterparts while the national anthems are performed.

Music on the Green


Last week’s Music on the Green was Alan Cook. The solo musician just returned to Downeast Maine and he came to Calais. Thanks to the sponsorship of Bangor Savings Bank, Alan Cook played a variety of fan favorites to a good-sized crowd at Triangle Park. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)