October 2013

Free Crossbow Safety Course

Wabanaki Wilderness in Perry will offer a Crossbow Safety Training Program on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  This course is open to all persons age 10 and above, and is provided by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife authorized instructors.

Maine Books For Maine Kids

Last Friday 9 year old Brianna Jack of Baileyville  did a bully awareness story time with Mr. Cavanaugh’s second grade class at the Princeton Elementary School.  Brianna is the founder of Maine Books For Maine Kids and loves to be able to share her love of books with other children.  Brianna was able to read and donate these two books to each student in Mr.

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean


Don’t forget the October Fest in Baileyville Saturday! Troy Ramsdell and I will be carrying our colors. 

I will be sending out new 2014 cards, for those who have not received notification from Dept. Please remit $25.00 check. 

Applefest at St. Anne’s

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Calais held its very successful Applefest on Saturday, September 28. The workers were very pleased with the community support and many participants. Above working on the breakfast, are Noel and Ron McPherson and Wayne Sammer. (Photo by Dorothy Johnson).

EHC Slogan Winner

EASTPORT _ Slogan aficionados from Eastport to Calais focused their creative powers on some memorable phrases and after some serious review by Eastport Health Care’s Community Committee, the winning motto was selected.

Many May Qualify for Free Car Seat Program

By Jayna Smith

The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports staggering statistics:  motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death in children.  Child safety seats, also called car seats, are designed specifically to protect children from injury or death during collisions. 

Touch Tank at RiceFest!

Get to know some of Maine’s marine life at our marine biologist-led interactive touch tank display at the Cobscook Community Learning Center’s annual RiceFest celebration on Saturday, October 12, 12:00-4:00pm.  It’s hands on fun for the whole family!

Library News

Are you wondering what may become of your treasured possessions after you’re gone?  Who will get those old family photos, or Grandpa’s well-worn fishing tackle box, or that yellow pie plate Grandma always used?  The Calais Free Library will host a workshop and discussion to help you answer such questions in advance and make plans accordingly.  

Community Calendar

OCTOBER 4 - OCTOBER  12: Woodland Octoberfest. Begins with The Lighthouse Jubiless on October 4 at 7:00 p.m. See our ad.

OCTOBER 2: Open Music Circle at The Pembroke Library, 221 Old County Rd., 6:30 pm. Free will donations to benefit the new community room construction at the library.

Affordable Premiums In The New Health Insurance Marketplace In Maine

 A new report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that in Maine, consumers will see increased competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace, leading to new and affordable choices for consumers.  According to the report, Maine consumers will be able to choose from an average of 20 health plans in the Marketplace.

Calais District Court

Christopher R. Ames of Sabattus, ME. Operate ATV on public way. Adjudicated. Fine $100.

Mathieu J. Boudreau of Trois Ruisseau. Rule violation, operation 14 hour rule. Fine $250.

Jonathan N. Clement of Pleasant Point, ME. Operate while license suspended or revoked, prior. Fine $500.

Hometown News

Air Force - Airman First Class Forrest A. Carle graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The Airman completed an intensive 8 week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare and skills.

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

NECAP assessments began Tuesday and will continue for students in grades three through eight until October 21. I can’t stress enough how important it is for your child to attend school, and be well rested. 

Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski

Last week, this column was almost entirely devoted to detailing the students’ involvement in the pivotal school board meeting two weeks ago.  Although those students definitely deserved to be recognized, the budget discussions overshadowed some other interesting events happening at Calais High School.

Robbinston Grade School

Kathy Mekelburg


There will be no school on Monday, October 14th because of Columbus Day. Don’t forget the Haunted Trails put on by the PTC on October 18th from 7 - 9 pm. The PTC meets every Thursday night at 6 pm. New members are welcome.