September 2013


Kathy Mekelburg


My husband took the biggest scooter trip of the year on September 17th - 18th. The first day he travelled across Maine and saw Dixville Notch in New Hampshire, a really beautiful place. He stayed overnight in Colebrook, New Hampshire.


Linda Baniszeski

More seasonally fall weather has arrived in Meddybemps.  Up and down temperatures, with no two days the same, is the tempo for September in this part of the country.  No matter the weather, as my dear departed Dad used to say, “any day we wake up is a good one.”

Robbinston School

Kathy Mekelburg


In sports: On September 18th, the Wildcats travelled to Princeton for the second cross-country meet of the season. All the runners did a great job and have improved since the first race. The next meet is September 25th at the baseball field in Calais.


Sharon Frost


Dig up basil, chives, marjoram, oregano and parsley and grow them inside as houseplants. Keep them in a cool, sunny spot.

Happy 57th anniversary to Art and Cynthia Carter. Also happy 3rd anniversary to Earl and Ann Boyd.


Dorothy Johnson

The residents of the St. Croix Valley have enjoyed another late summer-early fall weekend with very pleasant weather.  It is cooler as one would expect for this time of year, but it is still scooter weather and that is fine with me.

Riverside Rebekah Lodge #140 Donates School Supplies

For the fifth consecutive year, members of Riverside Rebekah Lodge #140 in Baileyville took supplies to be used by the students in Woodland Elementary School as they begin their new school year. Pictured from left to right are: Royce Gordon, Denise Annis, Pat Dow and Gilda McPhee, delivering those supplies. (Submitted photo).

Community Calendar

SEPTEMBER 19: Calais United Methodist Church Supper at 5:00 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, etc. FMI call 454-3926.

SEPTEMBER 19: Machias Historical Society will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Emergency Management Board Room in Machias. Plans for History Symposium.

Baileyville Police Report

The Baileyville Police Department was busy last week with thirty-seven calls for service. The calls included a fire assist, domestic dispute, an accident, theft and two summonses.

A September 9, the department assisted at the Woodland Manor for a reported fire.

Calais District Court

Francis L. Boudreau of Petit De Grat. Rule violation, duty status not current. Fine $250.

Donald J. Brien of Bains Corner. Fish without valid license. Fine $100.

David G. Carr of Calais, ME. Operate vehicle without license. Washington County Jail 24 hours.

Tea and Tour at Historical Bellmard Inn

On Saturday, September 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 the Friends of Princeton and the Bellmard Inn held the second annual tea at the Bellmard Inn on Main Street in Princeton. This special event was to celebrate the first woman to start a business in Princeton. In 1870 at the age of 21, Flora Belmore started Mrs. Belmore’s Fancy Millinery.

Council Cancels Referendum Date

By Gwen Clark

A regular monthly Calais City Council Meeting was held Thursday September 12 in Council Chambers. The Consent Agenda was accepted as presented with the exception of the Junk in The Trunk Request which was considered and approved later in the regular agenda with the side walk sale fees for businesses were waived.