October 2013

CDRC Offers Historic Preservation Tax Credit Presentation on Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall

The Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) is sponsoring a presentation on state and federal historic preservation tax credits on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. This program is free and open to the public.

Pleasant River Fish and Game Announces Knife Raffle To Benefit Scholarship Fund

 For the fifth year in a row, four members of the Pleasant River Fish & Game Conservation Association in Columbia have teamed up to make a custom knife, which will be raffled to benefit the group’s scholarship fund. Each craftsman was free to follow his own whims, so no one knew what the completed knife would look like.

School Committee Cuts Budget

By Gwen Clark

The Calais School Committee held a meeting last Tuesday evening  October 15th  at the Calais High School Library where they once again began the process of getting their budget into a workable situation and cutting as close to the programs and staff in an attempt of not making an enormous impact on their students.    

Calais Regional Hospital Sponsors Health and Wellness Fair

By Lura Jackson

Reiki practitioner Susan (R) gave free demonstrations of the alternative healing method to attendees. For the past six years, reiki volunteers have been offering their services to the Calais Regional Hospital, giving patients the opportunity to experience the often relaxing sensation. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Ben’s Fuzy Butz 4 Pets Moves to New Location

Donna Wade, owner of Ben’s Fuzy Butz 4 Pets, has moved her grooming shop to Beech Street. In her new shop, the popular groomer looks at a picture of her Newfoundland Ben. She named her shop after her favorite pal. 

CALAIS _ A popular dog groomer, who has been in business in the Calais area for more than a decade, has moved to a new location.

Washington County Emergency Organizations to Receive Funds

The  Emergency Food & Shelter Program has announced that Washington County has been chosen to receive $15,857.00  to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.  A meeting will be held to allocate these funds on Monday, Nov. 4th, 2013  at Washington Hancock Community Agency, 7 VIP Drive, Machias at  8:30 a.m..

PAWS Fall Adoption Event

PAWS fall adoption event, The Great Kitten Escape, places two lifelong companions into loving homes for one $80 adoption fee.  As always, kittens are spayed or neutered and up to date on all vaccinations and preventative care.  The number of abandoned kittens has skyrocketed this year and these little tykes need everyone’s help.  FMI call 454-7662.

Bond Question 5 Will Have Significant Impact On WCCC And Local Economy

Question 5 on the November 5 statewide ballot includes $15.5 million to expand the capacity of Maine’s seven community colleges to prepare more Maine people for high wage/high demand jobs.  The funds will enable the colleges to expand degree programs that are in high demand by both students and employers.  

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.

Calais District Court

Gerald J. Augustine of Peterborough. Operating after suspension. Fine $150.

Stephen P. Berry, Jr., of Clifton, ME. Operating while license suspended or revoked. Dismissed.

Guy M. Hitz of Smyrna Mills, ME.  Rule violation operation with intoxicating beverage.  Fine $100.

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson

This week’s story will be as short as the hours of daylight on December 21st.  I have been remembering Halloween stories of the old days and since I have only hearsay to go by, I am sure the older readers will remember these antics better than I.


Dorothy Johnson

Madeline (Deane) and Leo Perkins were honored by their daughter Donna Brown and their grandchildren at a 65th anniversary party at the People’s United Methodist Church in Woodland. More than 50 family members and friends came to wish them well. (Photo by Dorothy Johnson)