December 2013

To the Editor

Since moving to our river-front community of Calais this past July, I’ve always experienced a ready welcome (and a lot of bewilderment --”Why, Calais, Maine?”!) from not only our residents and my co-workers, but from many of our local businesses as well.

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

There is quite a bit to report on at Indian Township School this week.

We have had much joy and much sorrow in a short span of time.  We’ve had frustration with our plans being disturbed by the weather, yet all the while trudging on and adjusting as we often must do in this part of the country!

Local Students Each Win $100 Scholarship

Thirteen local elementary school students were each recipients of $100 Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarships.  They are pictured with Calais High School seniors Quinn Sluzenski and Jordan Daley who spoke to the young students about the importance of education, involvement, and aspirations.  (Photo by Jayna Smith).

By Jayna Smith

District Court

Daniel Boone, Sr., of Eastport, ME. Elver fishing by resident one device w/o license. Fine $2,000.

Ralph T. Boulier of Houlton, ME. Loaded firearm or crossbow in motor vehicle. Fine $200.

Larry L. Bowen, Jr., of Calais, ME. Criminal trespass. Jury trial.

Community Calendar

THROUGH DECEMBER: Annual Book Holiday Book Sale in the Calais Free Library downstairs gallery during regular library hours.

DECEMBER 18: Book Lovers’ Cafe starting at 9:30 a.m.

DECEMBER 18: Seniority Breakfast Club at the Wickachee Restaurant at 7:00 a.m.

CDRC Decorating Contest

Winners for the “Christmas at Macy’s and 5th Avenue” holiday decorating contest have been announced.  Wabanaki Culture Center is the winner of the “Best Seasonal Expression”category; Hairlines Hair Studio, is the winner of “Most Traditional” category; and C.I.A. is winner of “Most Creative” category.

Beckett Center News

Monday the crew went to WCCC and played different games. Also a few walked around and did kickball.

Tuesday some went swimming in Machias, while others worked on arts and crafts and chatted with friends.

Wednesday was a snow day, so a few participants opted to come in. A small crew worked on cooking and preparing the Christmas meal.

Maker Recognized For Service to Economic Council

Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) recently recognized former board member Joyce Maker (left), who represents the Calais area in the Maine Legislature, with a plaque for her service to the organization from 2011 to 2013. Maker was presented the award by Board Chair Shirley Erickson (right) of Machiasport. (Submitted photo).