November 2013

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard


Welcome, everyone, to the Dragon’s Den! This week at WHS was a little on the short side, what with having Monday off from school, but we’ve still got some news for you to be in the know about.

12th Annual Coffeehouse

Last Friday Calais High School Hosted the 12 Annual Coffeehouse at 7:00 p.m. Performers included  29 & Holding, CHS Jazz Combo, Eustasia Landrum & Tova Hold, Anne Scott, Released & Unleashed,  Dr. Newman,  Jackson Greenlaw, Meghan Clark, Ivy McLellan &  Niomi Stow and  Christian Emery. Refreshments were also provided by the CHS Culinary Arts Class. (Photos by Amy Jeanroy).


CALAIS – N. Joyce Devereaux, beloved wife of James D. Devereaux, passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with multiple health problems.  She was born in Milford, Massachusetts on March 20, 1939 and was recently residing in Calais.


George Matthew Cox, 76, formerly of Baileyville, Maine died quietly at Morrison Nursing Care Center in Whitefield, NH on Monday November 4, 2013.  He had been a resident of the Sartwell Assisted Living Facility for the past seven years. 


BAILEYVILLE - Ella Belle Howe, 70, was born August 21, 1943.  She was raised in Alexander Maine, the daughter of Floyd and Ethel Hunnewell.  She has two sisters Virginia Carlow (who has passed away) and Louise Griffin.  She was a graduate of Calais High School in the class of 1961.  Ella took a business course in St. Stephen NB after graduation.


Tracy Smith of Edmunds, ME, passed away after a long illness on November 3, peacefully and quietly, the same way he had lived life since 1990 when he retired to Downeast Maine, an area he loved and appreciated anew every day.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Cash-Smith, with whom he shared his life for nearly 35 years.


Skowhegan and Calais – Martha I. Baker, 97, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Oceanview Nursing Home in Lubec.  Martha was born in Plymouth on December 7, 1915, daughter of the late Burt and Vera (Crosby) Raynes.  After graduating from Newport High School, she worked as a stitcher for Norriwock Shoe in Showhegan for 42 years.


Calais – Alvin S. Daggett, 89, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Eastside Rehab in Bangor.  Alvin was born in Danforth on May 30, 1924, son of the late Frank and Lila (Weeks) Daggett.  Alvin graduated from Danforth High School and enlisted into the Army Air Corps where he served as an airplane mechanic.


Baileyville – Jean Louise Bishop, 85, passed away Friday, November 08, 2013 at Calais Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  Jean was born in Mattawamkeag on June 19, 1928, daughter of the late William and Grace (Rideout) Foss.

Friends Of The Grange

Recently The Friends of the Grange (FOG) was held at Alexander Elementary School. Those in attendance were: Susan Wallace (chair), Rhonda Oakes (treasurer), Diane McAlpine (secretary), Len Hanson, Emma Hill, Sharon Cooper, Karen Poor and Beverly Holst.

Community Calendar

PRE-THANKSGIVING PIE SALE: Sponsored by Orion Chapter #45 OES. Choice of apple, lemon, or pumpkin pies. Call Irene at 454-3027 or Nina at 454-2295 to place your order by November 21st. Pies to be picked up at 30 Baring Street on Wednesday, November 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2013 Woodland JHS Soccer

Pictured is the 2013 Woodland JHS soccer squad. Members include front l-r: Sadie Smith, Sabre Phelps, Matt Miller, Jennie Cox, Shawna Monk, Drew Hayward, and Angel Andrews. Back l-r: Coach Harris, Eli Andrews, Jason Lockenwitz, Sam Perkins, Belle Moody, Alex Morrison, Ethan Moore, Abby Walker, Michael Blash, and Mgr Taylor Lane. (Photo by John Rogers).

Woodland Rec. Calendar

WED. NOV. 13

2:30  / 5:30 pm: Elem.. (Gr. 4 / 6) Rec. BB, WES Gym

5:30 pm: Elem. (GR. 4 / 6) Cheering, WES Gym

6:30 pm: Exercise / Aerobics, (Ages 13 & Up), WES


5:30 pm: Elem. (Gr. 4 / 6) Cheering, WES Gym

6:00 pm: Dancer-Cise, (Ages 13 & Up); WES

FRI. NOV. 15

GED Information

The State of Maine Department of Education and the adult education programs and high school equivalency test centers throughout the state would like to clarify some issues around the closing out of the GED in Maine.