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Wed
18
Jul

Custom Vehicle and Business Decals Now Available in Calais

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
18
Jul

Big Stop Aims to Slow Plastic Pollution with Straw Cutbacks

 

Wed
18
Jul

Benefit for Baby Harbor Seeley

Harbor Seeley, son of Kristin Seeley of Edmunds, was born on May 6th, 2018 at DECH and was transferred to EMMC the following day due to a blood infection, where he and his mother stayed for over a month in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit until late June.

Wed
18
Jul

Holmes Cottage Museum Now Open for Season

 

Wed
18
Jul

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.

Wed
18
Jul

Public Works Department Completes Downtown Improvement Blitz

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
18
Jul

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)

Wed
18
Jul

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.

Wed
18
Jul

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.

Wed
18
Jul

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.

Wed
11
Jul

New Coffee Shop on Main Street

 

Evidence of a new coffee shop on Main Street by the Urban Moose is undeniable at this point, but details haven't been confirmed yet. Stay tuned to the Calais Advertiser for more information! (Photo by Lura Jackson)

Wed
11
Jul

New Roof at First Congregational Church

 

Wed
11
Jul

Congratulations, Calais Fire-EMS!

 

Wed
11
Jul

Local Competitors at National Barrels Event

 

Maddy Brown starts the NBHA competition at the Pembroke Fair Grounds as riders and their horses from all over Maine compete in the two-day competition. The NBHA will host its final event this season in Pembroke on July 22-23 if think you might enjoy watching these exciting races. (Photo by John Rogers)

Wed
11
Jul

Area Youth Participate in Healthcare Camp

Eleven young women from around the area participated in an informative, hands-on Healthcare Camp on June 19th, giving them each the opportunity to explore one of the fastest growing fields in the country. The Healthcare Camp is offered each year through a collaboration between Washington County Community College (WCCC) and Calais Regional Hospital (CRH).

Wed
11
Jul

Woodworker Encourages Community to Take The “Wooden Way”

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
11
Jul

Riding for a Voice to End After Seven Years

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Wed
11
Jul

New Basket Exhibit Opens Window to Wabanaki Culture

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
11
Jul

Eastport Fourth of July Parade

Wed
11
Jul

Children’s Games Attract a Crowd at Athletic Complex

By Lura Jackson

 

Thu
05
Jul

Dennys River Farmers’ Market Opening Day a Great Success

 

Thu
05
Jul

Learning Through Letter Writing

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Thu
05
Jul

First Annual Passamaquoddy Youth Conservation Scramble

Event Raises $7,200 for the Youth Conservation Fund & Fantastic Score

 

Thu
05
Jul

Relay for Life Gets Reinvented

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Thu
05
Jul

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)

Thu
05
Jul

Local Family Aims to Make a Difference in Zimbabwe

By Lura Jackson

 

Thu
05
Jul

St. Croix No. 1 Fire House Association Receives Donation from Down East Credit Union

 In a final push to fund a 14-year fundraising effort to renovate the local fire house as a Historic Fire House museum, the St. Croix No. 1 Fire House Association received welcome support from Down East Credit Union who donated $448.

Thu
05
Jul

Calais Farmers’ Market Opens with Array of Local Offerings

By Lura Jackson

 

Thu
05
Jul

Downeast EMS Attains Financial Stability After Near-Closure

By Lura Jackson

 

Thu
05
Jul

Support Local Little League and Win a New Vehicle

By Lura Jackson

 

Tue
03
Jul

Readership Survey

We are looking for feedback as to what you'd like to see more (or less) of in the Calais Advertiser!

Wed
27
Jun

CHS Athletic Scholars

 

Wed
27
Jun

WHS Athletic Scholars

 

These top athletic scholars from Woodland High School, Shawna Monk, Jenah Leeman, and Anna Johnson, have achieved a 90+ average over their four-year high school career while participating in four or more varsity sports – A very special achievement – Sincere congratulations!

Wed
27
Jun

4-H Dog Show in Princeton

By Sandra Smith

 

Wed
27
Jun

Baring Baptist Church Receives New Sign

 

Members of the Baring Baptist Church joined together to put up the church's new sign at the end of May. (Photo courtesy of Sherri Oliver)

Wed
27
Jun

Princeton Freshwater Festival

By Sandra Smith

 

Wed
27
Jun

Fall Baseball Tryout Date Announced

Even though the typical baseball season has ended, the fun does not have to end with the completion of Cal Ripken, Little League, or junior high teams.  Kids can get in some extra months of baseball by playing on a Calais-Area Fall Baseball team.  Now entering its fourth season, there will again be two teams:  ages 9 to 12 and ages 13 to 15.  Tryouts for the teams are slated for Jul

Wed
27
Jun

Breaking Ground for the Passamaquoddy Veterans Monument

Elders and veterans of the Passamaquoddy tribe broke ground on June 21st for the Passamaquoddy Veterans Monument, a tribute that will be established in Indian Township within the coming month. The Passamaquoddy have served in all branches of the armed forces of the United States, despite not having a warrior culture prior to colonization.

Wed
27
Jun

Fiber Broadband Moves Forward with Arrival of Buildings

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
27
Jun

First Music on the Green Concert

 

The season opened for the CDRC’s Music on the Green last Tuesday. Triangle Park Stage welcomed the Grand Lake Stream Strumming Wildcats. The Wildcats plays a wonderful mix of folk and bluegrass style music. Flowers by Janie was the sponsor of the Grand Lake Stream Strumming Wildcats. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)