February 2013


Kathy Mekelburg



The Church Council meeting for the Sewall Memorial Congregational Church scheduled for February 2nd was postponed until February 9th at the same time and place.


Priscilla Hobart



 We would like to recognize the local students involved in basketball at Shead High ScHool; Tyler Fenderson and Ricky Palmeter from Edmunds.

Also Shead Tigerettes Varsity players Mariah Kirshman,

MDOT Seeks Permit

Concord, Mass. - The Maine Department of Transportation is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with replacing or repairing bridges or culverts at 8 locations in the State of Maine.

Keep Your Milk In Maine

A milk processor recently ceased production in Bangor, which resulted in the loss of 35 jobs. The hidden economic impact of this closure to all Maine dairy farmers, including those in Washington County, will be felt later this winter when they receive their Maine Milk Pool (MMP) check reflecting this change. 

Library News

New Fiction List


Alpert, MarkExtinction

Ballard, MignonMiss Dimple Suspects

Barry, DaveInsane City

Berenson, AlexThe Night Ranger

Binchy, MaeveWeek in Winter

Block, LawrenceHit Me

Bond, LarryBlood of War

Bracewell, PatriciaShadow on the Crown

Community Calendar

FEBRUARY 13: Reading Group: “Beloved” by Toni Morrison at 5:30 p.m. at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St. For more information, call 454-1110.

FEBRUARY 13: Monthly Sea Chantey! Sailor’s Valentine Sea Songs of Sweet-Hearts at Pembroke Library, 221 Old Country Road. Starts at 7:00 p.m. Free admission.

FEBRUARY 14: Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Winter Sports and Fun” at the Pottle Tree Farm, Perry

 Stronghearts, in recognition of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, will sponsor the Eleventh Annual “Winter Sports and Fun Day” at the Pottle Tree Farm, South Meadow Road in Perry. 

The event will be on Saturday, February 16th - 10 AM to 3 PM.  The Winter Sports and Fun Day will be held no matter what the weather is. 

Passages Opens Office at University of Maine at Machias

The Community Schools at Opportunity Farm and Camden are pleased to announce the opening of a new Passages office at The University of Maine, Machias. Passages is a home-based high school diploma program for teen parents which provides individualized instruction in students’ own homes, eliminating the need to secure daily transportation and child care in order to attend school.

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson


Readers, thank you so much for letting me know that you love my memories of the “good old days” and the recipes.  Thanks you for letting me know when the fudge does not set and when I have left out an important ingredient, and I absolutely love hearing that you have tried the recipes.  Thank you for following my ramblings.

Calais Police Report

Jordan Reed, 25, of Poland was summonsed 2/5/13 on North Street for O/P w/expired license over 90 days.

Tyler Niles, 21, of Baileyville was summonsed 2/5/13 on Baring Street for O/P w/o a license.

Lawrence Bailey, 54, of Calais was summonsed 2/6/13 on Main Street for O.U.I.

Calais District Court

Shawn H. Adams of Baileyville, ME. Attaching false plates. Fine $150. Operate vehicle without license - cond/restric. Fine $100.

Shawn H. Adams of Baileyville, ME. Minor possessing liquor. Adjudicated. Fine $200.

Breanna J. Black of Calais, ME. Failing to make oral or written accident report. Fine $100.