December 2013

The Next Step Domestic Violence Project Hires New Youth Educator

Pamela Gagnon recently joined the team at Next Step Domestic Violence Project as Next Step’s Youth Educator.  Pamela is a graduate of Worcester State University where she attended the Clinical Psychology Program, and affiliated Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing Diploma RN Program.


Sharon Frost - 454-3339

December 12 - National Poinsettia Day. While in Mexico as U.S. Minister, Joel Roberts Poinsett came across a striking native plant. He later introduced it to the US where it became known as the poinsettia.

Congratulations to Harold Clossey as new president and CEO of the Maine Development Organization. 

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

The approaching holidays have the children at Indian Township School shaking and shivering with anticipation of presents under the tree and stuffed stockings. We have quite a few upcoming events  worth mentioning and a reminding of the events previously reported in past issues.


Kathy Mekelburg


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Last month we had 5.83 inches of rain, most of that was during the day before Thanksgiving. We were fortunate not to lose power here.


 Perry – Curtis Kenneth Probert, 93, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 14, 2013.  Ken was born in Norwood, MA on May 16, 1920.  In 1936, at the age of 16, he was able to receive his chauffer’s license.  He graduated from Boston Trade School and entered the U.S.


Whiting – George Hazen Stevens, 79, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at his home in Whiting.  George was born in Machias on January 17, 1934, son of the late Glenn and Dorothy (Crosby) Stevens.  After graduating from Dennysville High School, Class of 1952, he entered the U.S. Navy, serving his country during the Korean War.


 Indian Township, ME – Jesse Rae (Boston) Walton, 30, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 as a result of an accident.  Jesse was born in Bangor, ME on March 20, 1983, daughter of Donald and Victoria (Sockabasin) Boston Jr.  She graduated from St. Stephen High School, Class of 2001, and attended University of Maine at Orono.  Jesse worked in the U.S.


Here are some “new to us” books at the Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville that are connected in some way   to Smith’s “Memory of a Large Christmas”.

Eight Christmas stories come from Margaret Cousins, written in 1952.

Beckett Center News


Monday (Dec. 2nd) the group headed up to the WCCC to have basketball practice and some walked around the gym.

Tuesday some went swimming in Machias and the ones that stayed back finished an Alaskan puzzle.

Wednesday many went bowling in St. Stephen to practice for Special Olympics. The afternoon consisted of dancing with Sue.


Arline Flood


We are sorry to read that the Princeton correspondent is all through writing for the CA after such a sort time. She did a great job covering the news and we’ll miss that. It can be time consuming.