October 2013

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.

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.

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).

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

“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.

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.

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.”