February 2013

Beckett Center News


We have two weeks of activity in our column this week. Monday, Feb. 11, some went bowling at the Spednic Club in the morning and the others who stayed back at FBC worked on crafts and played Wii. In the afternoon the group headed to WCCC for basketball practice and skill drills to get us prepared for the Special Olympics Basketball Games.


Kathy Mekelburg



The Sewell Memorial Congregational Church will hold a Council meeting on Saturday, March 2nd at 10 am at the home of Barbara Barnes.

Former Senator Olympia Snowe Joins the Bipartisan Policy Center


Maine Senator will also co-chair new Commission on Political Reform

 The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) announced today that former Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) is joining the organization as a senior fellow.  Senator Snowe will co-chair BPC’s newly formed Commission on Political Reform.



Jane E. Wright (nee, Earle), 88, of Freedom Village, Brandywine, PA and formerly of Stanton, NJ, passed away February 16, 2013 as a result of a fall a few days earlier.

Born in Orange, NJ, she was the daughter of Margaret (Sutphen) and Harold B. Earle, both deceased. 

Jane was a graduate of Colby Junior College in New London, New Hampshire. 



Edmunds – The family is deeply saddened to announce the death of Robert Clossey, 70, of Edmunds.  Robert passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. 

A Story and a Recipe

Readers, do you remember a particular storm that you experienced?  It may not have been the biggest storm or the windiest storm, but for some reason, it sticks with you through out your life.  I remember one such storm that happened in Eastern Maine and Washington County while I was on vacation in New Hampshire.

Calais American Legion


Michael McLean



We now have a permanent telephone number to contact the Legion: 207-214-4410. This a Tracfone number. This will be listed with the Department of Maine American Legion. I am in the process of creating a e-mail address for us also! 


Dorothy Johnson


The weather has been seasonable and we have dodged the bullet on yesterday’s storm.  Hopefully our luck will continue.  March is just around the corner so the winter is going fast although it can not go too fast for my furnace or me.

Community Calendar

FEBRUARY 6: Pink Zone Basketball Game. WHS Lady Dragons will host CHS Lady Blue Devils at 5:00 p.m. for JV and 6:30 p.m. for Varsity. All fans wearing pink are eligible to win prizes.

FEBRUARY 8: Mother/Son, Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance at Edmunds Consolidated School from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

WHS Girls Basketbal

 At Machias last week the young Woodland squad played tough through the first half trailing after 16-minutes of action by just a 31-27 margin. The Lady Bulldogs stepped it up in the second half and played to a 68-46 win. Jaycie MacArthur had a great game for the Lady Dragons scoring a big 23-points and Whitney Bassett added  a strong 11.