October 2013

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Thu
17
Oct

Knock on Wood Celebrates with Open House

A tradition of Knock on Wood is the fudge available for purchase.  Sixteen different varieties are made at the store and each is just as popular to give as a gift as to receive one.  Pictured is employee Tammie Myers.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

By Jayna Smith

Thu
17
Oct

City Council Finds Money For Schools and Ambulance

By Gwen Clark

Thu
17
Oct

Shape-note Singing

Pembroke’s own Kris Paprocki will hold a Shape-Note “Singing School” at the Pembroke Historical Society’s Museum on Saturday afternoon, October 26th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The program is open to everyone, from total beginners to experienced singers.

Thu
17
Oct

Pembroke Historical Society’s Monthly Meeting & Program

Featuring The Canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, first Native American Saint, presented by Rev. Deacon Rick Phillips-Doyle and Pat Phillips-Doyle, who represented the Passamaquoddy Nation at the Vatican

(NOTE: This is a program on religious culture, NOT a religious activity.)

Thu
17
Oct

Miss Maine Wins Talent Award

 Recently, Miss Maine, Kristin Korda, received a non-finalist talent award at the Miss America Competition during its national telecast on ABC.  Singing “Finding Wonderland” from the Broadway show, Wonderland, Kristin won the hearts of the judges as well as the audience on her way to receiving a $4000 scholarship from the Miss America Foundation.

Thu
17
Oct

Past Grand Knight Hands Gavel Off to New Incoming Grand Knight in Calais

Calais, ME - Immediate Past Grand Knight Gary Madore (right), who served as Grand Knight of the St. Croix Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, passed the gavel over to the new incoming Grand Knight Fred Hartman (left) at a ceremony at the hall recently with District Deputy Jon Harvey (center) overseeing the ceremony. (Submitted photo).

Thu
17
Oct

Washington County Sheriff’s Office weekly Report

September 27, 2013 – October 3, 2013. 

This week the Sheriff’s Office responded to 77 calls for service. Notable complaints are listed below:

Thu
17
Oct

Affordable Health Care Plan Help

Looking for information on the new Affordable Health Care Plan?

The Marketplace opened on October 1. Policies will take effect on January 1, 2014. For more information visit www.healthcare.org or call 1-800-318-2596 for information on shopping for insurance.

Local contacts are as follows:

Thu
17
Oct

Community Calendar

THROUGH OCTOBER 18: The AP English Class of CHS is requesting pictures for their upcoming Veteran’s Day Assembly. Send your picture to the school with a student or call 454-2591 and ask for Mrs. Ellis. Deadline is October 18.

OCTOBER 15: Community Health and Wellness Fair at WCCC Gymnasium from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free adult flu clinic. Also a blood drive. Bring the family!

Thu
17
Oct

Octoberfest Activities

The final match-up in the bed race was between the Spednic Club and Down East Credit Union.  Credit union winners:  New to this year’s bed race was a test to prove not only speed, but also physical fitness and agility.  From hopscotch and jump rope to self-dressing and patty cakes, the bed race team coming out on top was Down East Credit Union.

Thu
17
Oct

Ladies’ Conference at Machias Valley Baptist Church

Machias Valley Baptist Church is pleased to announce the “Fill My Cup” Ladies’ Conference on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 7- 9 pm & Saturday, November 9, from 9 – 11: 30 am Eastern Time. Guest speaker is Rachel Sparkes. Originally from Georgia, Rachel has resided and ministered in the Maritimes for the past 20 years.

Thu
17
Oct

Calais Police Report

During the week of October 6th thru October 12th 2013 the Calais police department had 49 incidents and investigated Three (3) harassment complaints, five (5) alarm calls, five (5) 911 hang up calls and have done five (5) bail checks.

Thu
17
Oct

Library News

The Calais Free Library has added some new titles to our nonfiction collection.  

 

Bedford, ScottMade by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff

Edwards, AllisonWhy Smart Kids Worry

Faiola, Anne MarieSoap Crafting

Falk, BenThe Resilient Farm and Homestead

Greenlaw, LindaLifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother

Thu
17
Oct

Calais Recreation Notes

JHS Sports Teams

Wed, Cross Country League Championship @ Perry

Friday, 10/18 Volleyball home vs. Machias

Monday, 10/21 Volleyball home vs.  Woodland

Monday, 10/21 Soccer home vs. Woodland

Tuesday 10/22 Soccer @ Machias

Rec Soccer

Thu
17
Oct

High School Girls Soccer

Lady Dragon Josie Lee makes a throw-in at Calais. (Photo by John Rogers).

 

In Harrington the Calais Lady Blue Devils secured a 3-0 win as Maddy McVicar nailed 2-goals and Carly Davis added the third off a direct kick.

Thu
17
Oct

Stage East Presents “The Glass Menagerie”

“The Glass Menagerie”, by Tennessee Williams, will be the third Stage East production for the year.  Opening on October 18, this enduringly popular play will be offered for six performances.  First produced in 1945, it has remained consistently popular with audiences of all ages.

Thu
17
Oct

9th Annual Turkey-A-Thon to Be Held On Friday, October 25th

Washington County, Maine –- On Friday, October 25th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washington County: One Community, A Local Healthy Maine Partnership (WC:OC) and Classic Hits WQDY 92.7/WALZ 95.3 will be hosting the 9th Annual Turkey-A-Thon. Haven’t heard of the Turkey-A-Thon?

Thu
17
Oct

Senior Companions Honored at Annual Recognition Event

Senior Companion volunteers gather for the Recognition event held on October 3rd at the East Machias Municipal Building. (Submitted photo).

Thu
17
Oct

Golden Broom Recipient

Louis Bernardini was the recipient of this year’s CDRC Golden Broom Award.  Pictured with him are CDRC members Dianne Hunnewell (left) and Britani Halloway (right).  Halloway said the award is presented “to thank a person or a business for making the downtown a better place.”  Mr.

Thu
17
Oct

PTO Once Again Making a Presence in Calais School System

By Jayna Smith

Thu
17
Oct

Calais Fire & EMS Continues to Grow

By Dan Northcutt

Thu
17
Oct

Donation to Schoodic Sculpture Committee

St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce was the first $1000 donor to the Calais Schoodic Sculpture Project.  Members of both organizations are pictured above. 

Thu
17
Oct

Totally Trades! Conference for Girls

Washington County – A day-long event designed to encourage girls to consider careers in fields traditionally dominated by males will bring together participants from schools throughout Washington County on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Washington Community College Campus.   

Thu
17
Oct

CES Students Learn About Fire Prevention

As part of Fire Prevention Week, students from Calais Elementary School got a break from the classroom last Friday to visit the fire station.  Pictured with Firefighter Duane McLellan are grade 1 students who toured the facility and learned how the equipment is used to keep their neighborhoods safe. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Thu
17
Oct

Octoberfest Talent Show

Pictured are the top performers of Baileyville’s Octoberfest Talent Show as chosen by the judges.

Thu
17
Oct

“Healthy Acadia & Partners Offer Grants to Increase Access to Health Services”

Healthy Acadia and the Downeast Community Transformation Collaborative are pleased to offer competitive grants to organizations to increase access to quality preventative healthcare by better connecting people with essential health services in Hancock and Washington Counties.

Thu
17
Oct

Career Opportunity at WCCC

CALAIS _  A career opportunity and the possibility of a scholarship makes the Certified Nurse’s Aide Program an attractive option for students enrolled at Washington County Community College.

Thu
17
Oct

Eastport Health Care Slogan Contest Winner

The winners of the first ever Eastport Health Care slogan contest recently were awarded their prizes. Making the presentation was EHC Board Member Doug Curry (left) who presented the first and third prizes of a $50 gift certificate from the New Friendly Restaurant in Perry and a $25 gasoline card to Ashley Hinson of Calais.

Thu
17
Oct

Youth Encouraged to Attend 4-H Maps and Apps Science Day

Local area youth, grades 6th-8th, are invited to explore how mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work in their own community! Their challenge as a GIS team will be to design a local park! The youth and instructors will explore GPS (Global Positioning System) units, marking data points and taking pictures.

Thu
17
Oct

The Crows with Gary Bushee & Duane Ingalls to Perform at CCLC’s Third Friday Coffeehouse

On Friday, October 18 at 7:00pm, the Cobscook Community Learning Center’s Third Friday Coffeehouse will feature The Crows with Gary Bushee & Duane Ingalls, an “r&b/multi-instrument thing with a mix of groovin blues-country-folk tunes, some of them original,  including a few from the 3 Ravens repertoire.”

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