January 2014

Introduction to Beekeeping Course Offered in Machias Beginning in February

Machias, ME - Would you like to learn how to produce your own local honey and help provide pollinators to your yard and neighborhood? Don’t miss this opportunity to take beekeeping classes in Machias from a member of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Ladies’ Auxiliary Filled Boxes For Troops

W.T. Wren Unit #23 of the American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary show their snacks, playing cards, leisure reading and toiletries for Maine National Guard men and women deployed overseas. The Department of Maine distributed a list of items needed in early December. Since then auxiliary  members have been gathering  items, boxes and getting the addresses needed.

State Police Crashes Lead To “Move-over” Enforcement

After six State Police cruisers were struck by other motorists in the past six weeks, Maine Troopers have begun to beef up enforcement of the state’s “move-over” law.  That statute requires motorists to slow down and give police and other emergency vehicles room, while they are stopped along the highway with their emergency lights activated.

Woodland Rec. Dept. Notes

NEW PROGRAMS: For your New Year’s Resolution: getting more exercise and losing weight.

ZUMBA: Professional instructor, Rosa Subialdea will hold classes on Mon. Evenings from 6 - 7 pm at the Woodland Elem. School, on Mon. Jan. 27. Classes will be open to anyone ages 13 and up.

Calais Recreation Department JHS Girls’ Basketball Team

Pictured above is the 2014 Calais Recreation Department JHS girls’ basketball team. Members include front l-r: Faith Tirrell, Emily Mitchell, and Prue Maxwell. Back l-r has: Coach Nate Maxwell, Stephanie Look, Sydney Hatch, Katie Erskine, Mackenzie Lapointe, and Coach Rod Tirrell, Sr. (Photo by John Rogers).

Community Calendar

JANUARY 27: Monday Morning Knitters @ the Calais Free Library from 9:30 -11:00 am

JANUARY 22: Book Lovers’ Café @ the Calais Free Library from 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

JANUARY 24: Family Move & Movie Night at Calais Elementary School Cafeteria. Doors open 5:30 PM, movie/fun starts 5:45 PM. $1 per person. Calais PTO event.

Funding for New School on Pleasant Point Reservation

Representatives Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud said that the “omnibus” funding bill that passed the House includes funding to build a new K-8 school on the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Indian reservation to replace the Beatrice Rafferty School.  The school is a U.S. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded school and serves approximately 125 students.

Woodland Rec. Dept. Notes

NEW PROGRAMS: For your New Year’s Resolution  Getting more exercise and losing weight.

ZUMBA: professional instructor, Rosa Subialdea will hold classes on Mon. Evenings from 6 - 7 pm at the Woodland Elem. School, beginning on Mon. Jan. 13. Classes will be open to anyone ages 13 and up.

Community Calendar

JANUARY 11: Yard Sale and Bake Sale from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Calais Elementary School. Money for new uniforms for the Calais Rec Jr. High Cheerleading team.

JANUARY 11: Breakfast & “meeting” an original King James Bible, plus on-going “read the Bible in a Year” opportunities - Bluebird Restaurant, Machias - 9:30 a.m.

Warm Up With Dandelion Chai

Warm up with something a little different this winter, and include plenty of these warming herbs to help. 

Dandelion chai is a spicy milk based drink, You can make it ahead and reheat it as needed. Our family likes to bring a thermos of this when we go ice skating. Use any type of milk you like, it’s the creaminess from the milk that adds to the flavor.  

Ingredients:

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