September 2013

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Thu
19
Sep

Calais Police Department

Calais Police Department handled 68 complaints over the course of the past week, many of which were classified as “assists.” We assisted other law enforcement agencies by serving summons on their behalf and, provided Intoxilizer service for their suspects.   Calais Police Department assisted Calais Fire Rescue with intoxicated, combative patient.

Thu
19
Sep

Donation Made to WCCC in Memory of Roy Comstock

CALAIS _ A longtime sportsman and Registered Maine Guide, Roy E. Comstock Jr. of Calais, was honored recently when family and friends donated money to the Washington County Community College’s Outdoor Adventure Center in his name.

Thu
19
Sep

Hospice Care Reconnects Family

By Lura Jackson

Pictured, from right to left: Cindy Pratt, Kathi Milicia, and Bonnie Stadig. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Thu
19
Sep

To the Editor

To The Editor:

Please read with an open mind. 

On November 1, 2012 the Calais Advertiser printed 3 articles regarding the AOS. 

Front page- CITY URGES VOTERS TO WITHDRAW FROM AOS 77

●Bernardini-the numbers in the study were based on budget figures and were not actual numbers. “We’re still not sure where all those figures fall”

Thu
19
Sep

Scholarship Program Raises over $18,000

CALAIS _ The international community came together this summer to raise more than $18,000 for the Direct-to-Student Scholarship Program at Washington County Community College.

This is the largest amount raised to date since the program began three years ago. 

Thu
19
Sep

Approval Sought for Construction of Tim Hortons

By Jayna Smith

The planning board met last Thursday evening at a pre-application meeting to discuss the site plan for a café and bakeshop.  Hired by R&R Enterprises, Bob Cousins informed the board he was hired to construct a 2,300 square foot Tim Hortons. 

Thu
19
Sep

Calais Alzheimer’s Walk Brings in $15,000

By Jayna Smith

Team Gordon, a group made up of family and friends, took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in honor of Gordon Lord. (Photo by Jayna Smith). 

Thu
26
Sep

Burnham Tavern Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 9th Annual Museum Day

 The Burnham Tavern Museum in Machias will open its doors free of charge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28th as a part of the Smithsonian Magazine Ninth Annual Museum Day Live!

Thu
26
Sep

Washington County Community Café and Meals on Wheels for October

Tues, October 1st: BBQ sliced turkey, sweet potato, cauliflower, sugar cookie, white roll.   

Wed, October 2nd: Beef & noodle casserole, beef gravy, Caribbean vegetable blend, chocolate chip cookie, wheat roll. 

Thurs, October 3rd: Chicken dijon, diced red skin potato, Caribbean vegetable blend, peanut butter cookie, white roll. 

Thu
26
Sep

Community Calendar

SEPTEMBER 26: Wild Mushroom Talk by Mark Wren at 7:00 p.m. at Pembroke Library, 221 Old County Road. FMI call 796-4745.

SEPTEMBER 27: Dan Schall will perform at the Pembroke UMC at 7:00 p.m. Pot luck supper at 6:00 p.m. Free will offering will be taken.

SEPTEMBER 28: AppleFest at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church at 7:00 a.m. FMI call 454-8016.

Thu
26
Sep

Tides Institute Receives Grant

By Lura Jackson

Thu
26
Sep

Maine Maritime Academy To Break Ground on ABS Center for Engineering, Science and Research

An artist’s rendering of the building. 

Thu
26
Sep

Japanese Academics Visit Eastport ORPC

By Dan Northcutt

Thu
26
Sep

BYOB Paddle Planned For Great Maine Outdoors Weekend

 Machias, Maine – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and the University of Maine at Machias Outing Club are partnering together to offer a BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat) Paddle on the Orange River in Whiting.  This paddle is part of the fourth Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GreatMaineOutdoorWeekend.org) on September 27-29.

Thu
26
Sep

Get Ready To Rock To Elton John Tribute Band

CALAIS _ Although Sir Elton John does not have this border community on his list of upcoming concerts, Yellow Brick Road Band: a tribute to Elton John concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Washington County Community College in Calais.

Thu
26
Sep

St. Croix International Quilters Studio Tour

Nancy Marshall demonstrates how to work her long arm quilting machine as Joline Cook looks on. (Submitted photo).

 

Submitted by Lynda 

Duplissea, Publicity Chair

 

Thu
26
Sep

Whoopie Pie Contest Announced at CCLC’s RiceFest

Whoopie Pies are the quintessential Maine dessert. Google for a recipe and you’ll get hundreds of choices. Debate rages about origins and fillings, and there is even a Whoopie Pie Festival in Maine every year, with its share of fanatics-- you can even download a Whoopie Pie ringtone for your phone.

Thu
26
Sep

Walmart Ready to Reveal Expanded Store to Calais Shoppers

Expansion provides approximately 80 additional jobs, plus savings on wider selection of merchandise

Store located at 379 South St., Approximately 20,000 

additional square feet

Calais Walmart creates approximately 80 additional jobs. Store open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week

 

Thu
26
Sep

Is Losing Accreditation The End of Calais? I Don’t Think So.

By Amy Jeanroy

Let’s step outside of the box for a moment and imagine what will happen when Calais schools loses accreditation.

Thu
26
Sep

New Baileyville School Committee Member

Baileyville resident Gwen Clark has been appointed to the Baileyville School Committee for Kippy McPhee’s seat upon his retirement last week. Ms. Clark is an active participant in school and community events and is eager to serve. (Photo by Dorothy Johnson).

Thu
26
Sep

Baileyville Resident Honored For Years of Service

Sheridan Smith, member of the Baileyville School Committee, presented Clifford (Kippy) McPhee with a plaque in honor of his many years of service to the Baileyville community last week upon the occasion of his retirement from public service. Kippy has served many years as school committee member and several years as chair of the committee.

Thu
26
Sep

Baileyville Spednic Club Appeals For Assistance

By Gwen Clark

Thu
26
Sep

Calais to Replace Trees

By Lura Jackson

Late last year, the City of Calais won a grant to replace several dead and dying trees in the downtown area, and the trees are now at Public Works. As soon as scheduling permits, the new trees will be planted near the intersection of North and Main Street, as well as in key viewing places around the downtown. 

Thu
26
Sep

Calais City Council And School Board Seats Available

By Gwen Clark

Thu
26
Sep

Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

By Jayna Smith

Thu
26
Sep

Calais High School Faces Possible Loss of Accreditation

By Dan Northcutt

Thu
26
Sep

Library News

What The New Health Care Law Means To You! Workshop at The Calais Free Library

 

The Affordable Care Act/   Open Enrollment/ the Health Insurance Marketplace /Tax Subsidies Uninsured Americans /Underinsured Americans/Tax Penalties

Thu
26
Sep

Calais Bookshop’s Oct. 9th Book Group

Calais Bookshop has selected “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce for its next reading group on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Thu
26
Sep

Basics of Starting A Business Class Being Offered

 

Women, Work, and Community and Women’s Business Center at CEI To Offer The Basics of Starting a Business.

Do you have a business idea you want to put into action? Or have you started a business but are unsure how to get it on the right track?

Thu
26
Sep

RUTH M. GREENLAW

 Calais – Ruth Marie Greenlaw, 63, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.  Ruth was born in Lubec on November 27, 1949, daughter of the late Leroy and Mary (Wilcox) Moores.  She enjoyed camping at Hilltop Campground and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

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