May 2013

Community Calendar

MAY 1: Machias Area Job Fair from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lee/Pellon Events Center, Main Street, Machias. No cost event. To reserve a table call Dodie at 255-1933.

MAY 4: Relay for Life Yard Sale, Alma’s Dream Team from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Little Ridge Hall. Rain or Shine.

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson


I have always had a soft spot for animals.  When I was in second grade, my mother went to the Ridge School and asked Mrs. Florence Diffin, my teacher, if I could sit on the front step while she read Bambi to the other students.  That story was just too sad for me.  

Calais Lioness Club’s Annual Spring Yard Sale

The nice weather has encouraged many to complete the spring cleaning of garages, basements, and attics which recently gave way to a weekend full of yard sales.  The Calais Lioness Club’s Annual Spring Yard Sale was one such event that proved to be a bargain hunters paradise.  The sale gave a boost to the Club’s charity fund. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Library News

At Calais Free Library, one of our most loved sections is the parenting section. Located upstairs in the Youth section, the parenting books sit atop a bright yellow bookcase, just above the toddler books and G-rated movies.

National Nurses Week to Be Celebrated May 6-12

Calais, Maine -- Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care” as the theme for 2013.

Notes From Country Club

Hi folks. Due to the overwhelming support for the Scramble on the 18th of May, we are changing the 1 shotgun format to 2 shotguns. The first shotgun will start at 8:30 AM est. and the second shotgun will be at 1:30 PM est. By doing this, hopefully everyone will get a ride cart and this change will allow more people to participate.

Local Student Wins 2nd Place in Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest

Ms. Loper is very pleased to announce that Paige Gillespie has won second place in the Maine finals of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest with her painting titled “Sunset at Whiting Maine”.   Paige is the only student in the known history of our school to have confidently entered this kind of a distinguished art contest.


Dawn Winchester


Hello to everyone! What beautiful week weather wise it has been. I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. Many people have been getting their camps ready for the summer and we are looking forward to seeing many of our summer residents return to our lovely lake.

40th Miss International Scholarship Programs 2013.

 A not-for-profit organization, we are seeking contestants for the upcoming pageant system, Aug. 2nd & 3rd Calais High School. 11 titles will be awarded to local participants ages 0-24 yrs. Baby Girl, Baby Boy, King and Queen International with runners ups in each will be crowned on Aug 2nd 6pm Eastern, Calais High.

Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition

Downtown clean-up is underway. Sidewalks and streets are being swept. Winter doesn’t feel like it is officially over until that last bit of salt and dirt is gone. Thanks to the Public Works Department of the City of Calais. It is so important for this area of the city to be spotless for revitalization efforts to be successful. 

Woodland Dragon Baseball Team

Coaches Barney Perry, Steve Lincoln and Scott Harriman are pictured with the 2013 Woodland Dragon baseball squad that includes Damon Lincoln, Jake Hoops, Scott Boies, Tyler Cochran, Chad Gagner, JJ Ruane, CJ Brown, Ryan McIver, Dylan Leighton, Alec McGaw, Austin Niles, and Noah Southard. (Photo by John Rogers).


High School Baseball

Calais Captures 3 Opening Wins

The 2012 State runners-up continued their roll collecting 3-wins in their opening four contests. After losing nearly an entire team last season to seniors, a quality squad has emerged in 2013 with the only question being pitching depth. 

WHS Principal Patricia Metta Has Announced the Following Honor Parts for the Class of 2013

This year’s valedictorian is Clarence Peter White, III.  “Clay” is the son of Pete and Julie White of Brookton.  Clay has distinguished himself academically by consistently maintaining a high honors average throughout his high school career.

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard


Welcome to another exciting edition of the Dragon’s Den. We’re back from April vacation and here until the end of the school year. We’ve got some exciting news about organizations all over the school, so let’s put on our parachutes and jump right into this week’s news.