October 2013

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.

RiceFest: Celebrating the Arts at the CCLC

Crafts persons from Eastern Maine will demonstrate their art for school children on Friday October 11, as part of the annual RiceFest celebration at the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott. On Saturday, October 13, children are welcome to return with their families when the crafts demonstrations will be open to the public.

Mushroom Slideshow and Walk with Kirk Gentalen at the CCLC

Friday, October 11

Kirk Gentalen loves mushrooms. “I’ve never met a fungus I didn’t like” he says. From poisonous to edible, decomposer to parasite, the Fungal Kingdom has entranced Kirk as long as he can remember. “There is something cool going on with every mushroom” Kirk explains, “and I want to know what those cool things are.”


Dorothy Johnson

The past week has presented us with beautiful weather.  If this is what the old folks called “Indian summer,” I am hoping for more of it.  It can not last forever, but here’s a wish that it holds for another week.

Woodland Rec. News & Notes

FALL PROGRAMS:  the following are some of the programs that will be offered this fall through the Woodland Rec. Dept.:Karate (K / 6) Pee Wee Soccer (gr.. 2 / 3), Elem. Soccer (gr.. 4 / 5), Wee Pee Wee Soccer (gr.. K / 1), Elementary Volleyball ( gr. 3 / 5), Elementary and Jr. High Cross Country (gr.

Beckett Center News

It has been awhile since much news has been reported regarding the article, but this summer lots of activities have taken place. Most of the events and outings included taking trips to Keene’s Lake to go swimming, Robbinston Boat Landing to play games, such as washers, bocce ball, Frisbee and a few even went fishing on the dock.


Sharon Norman

News from the St Croix Regional Family Health Center:   Maine Community Health Option is coming to the SCRFHC on Oct 23 from 4-6:00 p.m. There will be an out-reach educational specialist giving a presentation during that time.  This is a free service to all. 

LYNX After School Program

LYNX, Leading Youth to New eXperiences is an after school reading and activity program and meets every Thursday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Pembroke Library, 221 Old County Rd., Pembroke, Maine. Readings, featured books and activities throughout the month of October will focus on bats as a theme.

High School Cross Country

Coach Sarah Mulcahy and runner Scott Boies are pictured at the final home meet. (Photo by John Rogers).


This past week the Calais Blue Devils competed at the Red Riot Challenge in Orono. Following are their results:

Teams: Orono 16, Calais 72, Lee Academy 75, Foxcroft 75.

Local Knights of Columbus Announces New Officers for 2013-2014

The new officers for the Calais Council #149 were installed into their offices at a special ceremony by District Deputy Jon Harvey recently at their hall. Shown above are (l to r) District Deputy Jon Harvey, Grand Knight Fred Hartman, Chaplain Rev. Robert Lupo, Deputy Grand Knight Bernard Arsenault and Advocate Tom MacDonald.


Linda Baniszeski

We still continue to enjoy gorgeous Fall weather here in Meddybemps.  It was especially nice on Columbus Day -- a holiday for many.