Recent News

Thu
23
Mar

Downeast Pizza Demolished

Earl Stanhope cleans up the remainder of the Downeast Pizza Building. (Photo by Amy Jeanroy).

Thu
23
Mar

Veteran Purchases Multiple Flags for Downtown Flag Project

 

By Amy Jeanroy

 

Thu
23
Mar

Methodist Homes Renovate and Upgrade Units

Photo: Methodist Home residents enjoy St. Patrick's Day Lunch with a performance by Celtic-Shmeltic.(Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette).  See page 8 for two more photos.

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

Thu
23
Mar

Woodland Town Council Focuses on School and EPA Regulation

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

 

Thu
23
Mar

ATV into Calais

 

By Michael R. Brown

 

Thu
23
Mar

Firefighter Academy Held in Calais

By Amy Jeanroy

 

Firefighter I and II Academy sponsored by Calais Fire and the Maine Fire Service Institute was held Sunday, March 19 at the old Downeast Pizza building on North Street. 

Thu
23
Mar

Baring Town Meeting Held in Baileyville

 

On March 16, 2017, Baring Plantation held a town meeting at the Baileyville Council Chambers.  It is not unusual for small towns to "borrow" a hall to hold meetings. The many towns and plantations throughout the state meet in community buildings outside their town borders; populations simply cannot afford town halls.

Thu
23
Mar

Calais Curves Closing Has Lasting Impacts Beyond Just Financial - Community

 

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

 

Thu
23
Mar

Committee Passes Unanimous Vote to Save Jail

By Lura Jackson

 

Thu
23
Mar

Calais Reverend Opens State Senate in Prayer

 

On Thursday, March 16, Reverend Sara Gavit of Calais served as Pastor of the Day, delivering the opening prayer in the Maine State Senate.

Thu
23
Mar

Tai Chi for Arthritis Class Now Offered at Peaceful Postures

By Lura Jackson

 

Thu
23
Mar

Calais Celtic Concerts to Host Newfoundland's Legendary “Irish Descendants”

 

Thu
23
Mar

Senator Collins Visits Area, Wabenaki Center and Princeton Elementary School

Photo: Senator Collins poses with employees of Maine Indian Education in Calais upon receiving two books written in the Passamaquoddy Language. (Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette)


By Jarod Farn-Guillette

 

Thu
23
Mar

Calais Methodist Homes Photos

Circa 1983 from l-r (Arlo Bates or Mack Moody, Harry Leddington, Ralph Bayliss, Mike Wilson, Roy Pike, Charles Laslie and Harold Silverman break ground on new construction at Palmer Lane. (Photo courtesy of Methodist Homes).


Thu
23
Mar

Robbinston Grange Fundraiser

(Photo by Maureen Gildea)


Thu
23
Mar

Mitchell CHS Poetry Out loud Winner

Thu
23
Mar

US Veteran Hero Now Residing in Columbia Falls

Photo: Brenda Gove meeting Peter from Open House on St. Patrick's Day at Dun Dreamin Farm.

By Laurie Pike

Thu
23
Mar

Hannah Weston Chapter Meeting

 

 

Members of the Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will gather for a regular meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th at the  Whiting Town Hall  and Office.

Thu
23
Mar

“Beauty and the Beast” an Old Tale Retold

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Disney has been taking older movies, especially animated or partially animated, and remaking them. For many of us Disney fans this is a mix of excitement about our favorite films being live action but nervousness about whether they will ruin it or not. 

Thu
23
Mar

Why You NEED to Get a Colonoscopy

 

By: Joseph Dougherty, General Surgeon

 

Thu
23
Mar

WCCC Celebrates Pi Day with Pie

The staff and faculty of Washington County Community College rallied to create a memorable event on campus with the first annual Pi(e) day. Initially planned to be held on March 14th in honor of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, abbreviated as 3.14, the event was postponed to the 15th due to weather. 

Thu
23
Mar

WOODLAND LADY DRAGON ACTION PHOTOS AT CROSS CENTER

 

Photo: RIGHT: Junior Shaye Beers penetrates the lane after beating Pirate sophomore Sara Almirante. Shaye had 4-steals, 3-assists and 2-points against PCHS. (Photo by John Rogers).

Thu
23
Mar

WOODLAND LADY DRAGON ACTION PHOTOS AT CROSS CENTER

Photo: Freshman Summer Woodruff shoots against Pirate Shanoah Hill at Bangor. (Photo by John Rogers).

Thu
23
Mar

Woodland Rec. Dept. Calendar

 

WED.  MARCH 22:

6:30 pm: EXERCISE / AEROBICS, WES GYM

THURS. MARCH 23:

2:30 pm: PEE WEE BB, GR. K /1; WES

FRI. MARCH 24:

3:30 pm: GR. 4 / 6 OPEN GYM BB; WES GYM 

SAT. MARCH 25:

Thu
23
Mar

JHS Dragons Win Downeast Credit Union Tourney

 

Recover from Opening Loss To Win 2017 Event

 

Thu
23
Mar

Calais International Grades 7-8 Boys Tournament

 

Antigonish Defeats Dexter In Championship 44-28

 

Eleven teams entered the 37th Annual Calais Recreation 7-8th grade basketball tournament this past weekend while competing in the CHS and CES gymnasiums. 

Calais 41Machias 26

Narraguagus 42Lubec 20

Thu
23
Mar

Woodland Rec. Notes

 

1.) Women’s volleyball league. April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the WHS gym.

2.) Grade 2-3 basketball. March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m. at WES gym.

3.) Grade kindergarten to 1 basketball. March 23, 30, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. at WES gym.

Thu
23
Mar

PHYLLIS M. GREENLAW

 Baileyville & Haines City, FL - Phyllis M. (Harriman) Greenlaw, 69, beloved wife, mother, sister, nana, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, March 15th 2017, at Stillwater Healthcare in Bangor. 

Thu
23
Mar

ETHEL J. POTTER JARVIS

Baileyville – Ethel Jean Potter Jarvis, 96, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at Passamaquoddy Lodge in St. Andrews, N.B.  Ethel was born in Fredericton Junction, NB on September 4, 1920, daughter of Harry and Maretta (Cunningham) Gillis.

Thu
23
Mar

FAPCO's 90th Anniversary Celebration Begins Friday, March 31

 

 

 FAPCO will begin celebrating our 90th anniversary on the ninetieth day of 2017, Friday, March 31,  with an open house. All eight of our offices will be hosting open houses throughout the day with raffle item(s) and giveaways for those who stop by to visit.  Also, there will be coffee and donuts among the various refreshments. 

Thu
23
Mar

Historical Society 1935

Photo: A week later Calais’ famous Opera House suffered the same fate. Again the firemen were compelled to try to save the surrounding buildings. The Advertiser reports “It became apparent that to prevent a general conflagration that the firemen must concentrate on nearby buildings.

Thu
23
Mar

Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Thu
23
Mar

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

Calais

 

Sharon Frost

454-3339

 

Spring began on Monday. Warm weather on the way. It’s time for flowers, baby birds and budding trees.

Thu
16
Mar

Easter Dinner at Second Baptist Church on April 8th

PhotoGrampie Bill with satisfied customers pose for a photo in front of his food trailer. (Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette).

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

Thu
16
Mar

Over $10,500 Raised at WCCC Polar Bear Dip

The 17th annual Polar Bear Dip netted $10,554 as a direct result of donations contributed in support of participants and Sarah’s House and the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor, two causes that are near and dear to the hearts of the Downeast community.

Thu
16
Mar

Calais Cub Scouts Continue a Long-held Tradition, The Pinewood Derby

Photo: Scouts cheer on as cars race down the track. (Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette).

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

Thu
16
Mar

Wood Innovation Will Strengthen Maine’s Rural Economy

 

Thu
16
Mar

Sen. Joyce Maker Sponsors Bill to Address Opioid Crisis in Washington County

 

By Amy Jeanroy

 State Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) has sponsored legislation to address the opioid crisis in Washington County through an all-inclusive, treatment-based approach. 

Thu
16
Mar

Sen. Joyce Maker Introduces Breakfast After the Bell Program

 

By Amy Jeanroy

Thu
16
Mar

CMHS Band Holds Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Photo: On Tuesday night the Calais Middle/High School Band held their annual spaghetti supper at the Congregational Church. The event was put together by the students in the band program as well as their parents. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon). 

By Kaileigh Deacon