October 2013

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Talks to PES about Maine’s Involvement in the American Civil War

Presentation to students is part of the Secretary of State’s Sesquicentennial for Schools Program

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap spoke to students at Princeton Elementary School on October 4, 2013 to discuss the impact that Maine had on the Civil War and the impact that the Civil War had on Maine.

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate Workshop Offered in Calais and Machias

Personal belongings often have special meaning for individuals and family members. Planning to pass on such items -- treasured wedding photo, Grandpa’s fishing tackle box, or a well-used yellow pie plate -- can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict.


CALAIS – Phyllis Elizabeth Fielder, 89, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013 in Robbinston.  Phyllis was born to Thomas and Reva (Beek) McGraw on September 2, 1924 in Calais where she spent her childhood.  She stayed in the Calais area and worked at local stores after graduating from Calais Academy until she married Floyd Coons.

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson

Baileyville is getting ready for the October Fest organized by the holiday committee.  In the old days, we would leave the farm to spend time in Woodland for Labor Day weekend.  I do not know who organized it, but we came to the carnival, the parade and the kids’ games.


Dorothy Johnson

What beautiful days we enjoyed last week!  The nights are cooler, but the sun during the days shines warm through the hint of what is to come.  I can think of no one who does not love this beautiful weather.  


Sharon Frost


It’s time to get in shape. October is National Kids Fitness Month and kids all over the country will be trying their best to exercise more and stay strong and healthy.


Princeton – Pamela Jean Leighton, 64, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at her home with her loving family by her side.  Pamela was born in Calais on March 21, 1949, daughter of Everett and Thelma (Neddeau) Wescott.  She graduated from the last graduating class of Princeton High School in 1968.


Baring - Robert S. (“Bob, Bumpy”) Olsson, 76 of Baring died unexpectedly at 4:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at a Bangor hospital with his family by his side.  Bob was born in Freeport on April 23, 1937, son of the late Stanley A. and M. Shirley (King) Olsson.


 Grand Lake Stream – Hazen “George” Bagley Jr., 68, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Mass General Hospital in Boston with his family by his side.  George was born in Princeton on September 22, 1945, son of the late Hazen and Marion (Robb) Bagley Sr, and was proud to have been raised in “Grand Lake Stream Maine America”.

High School Soccer

Pictured is the Calais High School girls’ varsity soccer team. Members include front l-r: Samantha Look, Olivia Smith, Carly Davis, Madison McVicar, Katie Cavanaugh, Cameron Parr, and Bethany Osorio. Back l-r has: Coach Braughton, Madison Tracy-Waycott, Malorie Black, Kaitlyn Cundiff, Paige Gillespie, Taylorae Carter, Jordan Hatch, and Anna Jean McClure.

Babysitting Course

These three young girls completed their Certified Babysitting Course sponsored by the Woodland Recreation Department and taught by Helen brooks. They are: (l-r) Sadie Smith, Alexis Sockabasin, and Tammara Dearborn, with Helen Brooks in back.  Congratulations to these future babysitters. (Photo submitted by Mike Boies).

School of Martial Arts

The Woodland Recreation Department and Conley’s School of Martial arts have teamed up for a very successful after school program, with these 6 students earning their yellow belts recently. They are (l-r) Evan Phelps,  Braden Barrett, Tammarra Dearborn, Keagan Wormell, Maya Gallant, and Terrance Robinson, and the Instructor is Sensei Bill Conley.

Hunter Safety Course

The Woodland Recreation Department through the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, sponsored the Annual Hunter Safety Course recently. The above outdoors men & woman completed their certified Hunter Safety Course and look forward to a safe and successful hunting season.

Woodland Dragon Comes in 2nd in First Annual Dragon’s Breath 5K

Scott Boies, long time Woodland Dragon, won a medal for coming in second at the First Annual Dragon’s Breath 5K race on Saturday. The race is sponsored by Woodland National Honor Society was well attended. Winner was Kyle Richard of Alexander Elementary School. (Photo by Dorothy Johnson).