February 2013

Baileyville Student Named To President’s List At Berkeley College

Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President, is proud to announce that Marlene Flaherty of Baileyville in Washington County, ME, has been named to the President’s List at Berkeley College for the Fall 2012 Quarter. Ms. Flaherty attends Berkeley College in White Plains, NY.         


Priscilla Hobart



On Saturday, February 16 a Public Baked Bean Supper was held at the Parish Hall, with seventy eight people present. Two helpers giving Community Service were Brooke Robinson and Cieara Seeley.

Hannah Weston Chapter, DAR

Members of the Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will gather for a Dutch treat luncheon and meeting at 12 noon on Saturday, March 2nd at the Bluebird Restaurant in Machias.

Theresa Farnsworth will present a program on the ‘Life and Presidency of Abraham Lincoln.’

New England School of Communications Announces Fall 2012 Honors List

 The following local residents were named to the Honors List for the Fall 2012 semester at the New England School of Communications.

Michaela Girard, a resident of East Machias, was named to the High Honors List.

Tyler Holt, a resident of Pembroke, was named to the High Honors List.

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard 


This was an exciting week at Woodland Junior Senior High School. The long awaited Winter Carnival took place. I suppose this could be considered a “Special Edition” of the Dragon’s Den. So get into gear, we’re going to turn back the clock and discover this week’s news!


Baileyville – Mary Lou Thornton, 76, passed away February 18, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Mary Lou was born in December 29, 1936 in Clairmont, NH.  The daughter of Hazen and Marion (Robb) Bagley, she grew up in Grand Lake Stream and attended James Bright School at Grand Lake Stream.

Washington County Students Receive Scholarships From Maine College Circle And Dead River Company

The community celebrates student achievement at a special awards ceremony for the St. Croix Valley Maine College Circle program

CALAIS, ME - February 27, 2013 – Dead River Company and the St. Croix Valley Maine College Circle are gathering with community members to show support for students in Washington County.

Community Café and Meals on Wheels for March


Fri, Mar 1: Roasted chicken & cream sauce, herbed potatoes, diced carrots, white roll, chocolate frosted cake.

Mon, Mar 4:  Pulled pork, mashed potato, confetti corn, wheat roll, whoopie pie.  

Tues, Mar 5:  Chicken with herbed gravy, red skinned mashed potato, cut green beans, white roll, cinnamon and sugar applesauce cake.


Dorothy Johnson


Another Maine weekend has been enjoyed by residents of the St. Croix Valley.  Once again the howling wind and drifting snow made driving a bit slick.  The driving wind and seasonable temperatures have made for a typical Maine February.  Even though the days are lighter longer, the cold is depressing.


Arline Flood


What a weekend of weather and it is still blowing hard. We always stay put if we can. We are thankful that we don’t lose the power thanks to the great service of Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative.


Sharon Norman


Meredith McLaughlin received notice that once again she is on the Dean’s list at USM.  She is maintaining a 4.0 and will graduate in May.  Family and friends are very proud of her and wish her continued success.


Linda Baniszeski



Meddybemps Winterfest Weekend brunch attendees at Community Center on Sunday, February 17, 2013. (Submitted photo).


To the Editor

To The Editor:

Leaving in droves! “Like cattle?”

“Noting that ‘people are leaving the northern part of the state in droves’ and pointing to statistics on the economy, unemployment rate and median age that all show that northern Maine is not faring well, [Darryl] Brown stated, ‘We believe this will be an economic booster for all of Maine’s economy.’”