April 2013

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard


Welcome, readers, to the Dragon’s Den! This week, we have quite a bit more news to tell you, so we’re going to get right to it. So let’s take off and fly through this week’s news. 

Robbinston Grade School

Kathy Mekelburg



On Wednesday, April 3rd, the 8th graders visited the Vo-Tech at the Calais High School to learn more about their high school career. There will be a Scholastic Book Fair this week. On April 11th, Parent-Teacher conferences will be held until 6:00 p.m.


Dorothy Johnson


My boots have resurfaced.  They have been out of sight for over a year and now, this very day, they re-appeared.  They were under a drop-leaf maple table stuck beneath a black candelabra in my front porch.  I can not believe the mice or the cats put them there.  How they got there is still a mystery.

CRH Births

To Stephanie Kinney and Matthew Hallett of Baileyville. Benjamin Allen Hallett, a boy, on 3/2/13.

To Katelynn Bassett of Princeton. Aryan Jean Lank-Bassett, a girl, on 3/7/13.

To Heather and Darrin Hamilton of Baileyville. Brayden William Hamilton, a boy, on 3/19/13.

Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski


Calais students were very busy yet again with an incredible number of field trips, fundraisers, and accomplishments.  They raised awareness for dangerous driving habits and poverty levels, played music, and were recognized in many different ways.

Indian Township

Geri Reynolds


Teachers and aides at Indian Township School join forces to support Autism Awareness Month. (Photo by Donald Soctomah).


At Indian Township School April has been a month of raising funds for autism and heart health. 

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard


Welcome, readers, to this week’s edition of the Dragon’s Den! We had a quiet week at WHS, so there isn’t a ton of news to talk about. So, get some packing peanuts because we’re about to pack in this week’s news.

Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski


They’re called “spring sports-” so why was the first track meet canceled because of sleet?

Welcome to Maine.

Anyway, regular seasons for sport springs have begun.  Everyone in tennis, track and field, baseball, and softball are very excited to compete after several weeks of practice.


Kathy Mekelburg



Just when I thought spring was here, snow fell on Friday night. Rumors were flying that it would dump up to 11 inches, but we got less than an inch. Thank goodness.


Sharon Frost



April 22nd Earth Day

The Calais Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair is being held on Thursday, April 25th 11 am to 4 pm and Friday 8 am - 2 pm in the classroom.

Dot Dwelley is now at home and Alice Jean Robinson is gradually out and about.

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough


When going to the Pine Tree Store this morning I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Skip Newman of Grand Lake Stream. His presence will be missed by all who knew him.

Governor LePage and Passamaquoddy Tribal Chief Issue Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Commission

AUGUSTA – In light of the recent reports surrounding the withdrawal of support from Governor Paul R. LePage regarding the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Governor LePage and Chief Joseph Socobasin, of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township, released a joint statement Wednesday.

Businesswomen Display Best of Washington County in State Capitol

AUGUSTA –The Washington County Legislative Delegation (including Senator David Burns, Rep. Joyce Maker, Rep. Beth Turner, Rep. Katherine Cassidy, Rep. Larry Lockman, Rep. Peter Doak, and Tribal Rep. Madonna Soctomah) joined 23 of the many businesswomen of Washington County who visited the State House April 4, 2013.


Please come join us in a celebration of life for David Ramsay. It will be held on April 27, 2013 at the St. Croix Country Club in Calais Maine at 2:00pm. A light lunch will be served. All are welcome. Come share your memories of David. Hope to see you all there. David’s family.


Arline Flood


After the snowstorm of yesterday we have had some signs of spring with a white and brown rabbit coming out of the woods and eating some green grass. On the way to church a crane flew across from a brook. Is this snow the “poor man’s fertilizer”? It went almost as fast as it came.