January 2014

Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Circle has its center in Pembroke and spreads out 7.5 miles in diameter. CBC is a nationwide count and helps ornithologists understand distribution of bird populations. Voluteer counters Karen Holmes of Cooper and Pete and Liz Trouant of Meddybemps on December 28 counted:

 3 snowbuntings

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

What a cold snap! The thermometer in Grand Lake Stream was reported by some folks to be as low as 18 degrees below zero! The stacks of firewood in people’s yards are shrinking at a rapid rate.  It certainly is in my yard. I still love to live in Maine and to have a more traditional Maine winter!

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

Happy New Year! The Passamaquoddy people have a tradition for the new year.  It involves asking for forgiveness for any wrong  caused, or words spoken that have hurt towards someone.  Bad feelings are disbursed, and the new year can commence with a clean slate.  This happens to be one of my favorite traditions.


Arline Flood


On Sunday morning we lost power for another few hours. This is the third week in a row without church for us.


Priscilla Hobart


On December 29, 2013 there were 26 people that attended church services. The Sunday School classes are in recess until January 12, 2014 with an Advent Party.

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 the monthly breakfast was held in the Parish Hall sponsored by the Fund Raising Committee.

Cooper Holiday Party

The Cooper Community Center held it’s First Annual Holiday party at the Center, formerly the Grange Hall, on December 31st. The Hall was decorated for the occasion with large colorful wall posters, draperies and garlands, five Christmas trees, life-sized snowmen, numerous lights and candles, all lending a festive atmosphere.


Sharon Frost


Ritchie and Ruth Clark of Merrimack, New Hampshire were visiting for few days last week in Calais.

Great game last Monday evening where Calais played Lee. Keep up the good playing. Blue Devils win!


ROCKPORT – Harry L. Moholland, 77, died unexpectedly, surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  

Born in Calais, August 26, 1936, he was one of nine children born to Fred and Eva Sherman Moholland.  Harry was raised in Princeton, Maine.  

Governor LePage Welcomes New Seafood Processing Facility to Eastport

 Governor Paul R. LePage today offered his congratulations to Campobello Holdings, which is about to begin a seafood-processing operation in Eastport. The company is looking to process, blast freeze, package, store and export lobster and other seafood products to customers around the world. 

Local Accounting Business Under New Ownership

Crystal Myers (L) is the new owner of Crystal Clear Accounting, which was formerly known as Nana’s Business Services under the ownership of Martha McIntyre (R). The business has a new location at the corner of South and Main Street, and is now accepting clients for tax, payroll, and bookkeeping services. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

By Lura Jackson

Local Leadership Institute Taking New Applications Through January 17

The Washington County Leadership Institute (WCLI) will begin its eighteenth year of local leadership training January 31, but although the official start date of its Sigma (2014) class is nearly a month away, the deadline to apply is fast approaching, according to Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) Interim Executive Director Jennifer Peters, who has over