February 2014

Winter Carnival at WHS

Students at Woodland Jr./Sr. High School enjoyed an abbreviated Winter Carnival last week due to the Nor’easter. Student Council members and faculty followed through with planned activities while Student Council Adviser, Jeanne Graceffa was out with health problems. Left,  students participate in the wheeled chair race and the quarter drop.

Eggs and Issues at Machias Will Tackle the Digital Marketplace

Experts in using the digital marketplace - eBay, Etsy, Facebook and other venues - will discuss the topic at the next Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues event.

“Competing in the Digital Marketplace” will be held at 7 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, at Helen’s Restaurant.

Troop J Report

This week Troop J responded to 133 calls for service. The following are noteworthy complaints:


Trooper Jeffrey Taylor responded to a theft in Sullivan. It was reported that money was taken from the residence. Investigation continues.

Camera Donation

Principal Jane Smith of Woodland Elementary School accepts the donation of a new digital camera for the school from Ryan Lincoln on behalf of  his grandmother Judy Lincoln Murray in honor of her husband Dennis Murray.

Bill Entwisle for District Attorney

I am a Democratic candidate for District Attorney for Hancock and Washington Counties. I have been working as an assistant district attorney in this community for over ten years, and before that was in private practice for fifteen years. I have worked as a prosecutor in both counties, which has strengthened my connection to the people of Downeast Maine.

Spirit of Community Award Won by Woodland Student

By Jayna Smith

Brianna Jack, daughter of Paul and Billie Jack of Baileyville, shows her notification letter which recognizes her as a Spirit of Community Award winner.  As part of the award, Brianna has won $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. with the other 101 state and District of Columbia honorees.

Rare Disease Day

The Bank of Maine employees in Calais are doing an awareness for rare disease day on Friday, February 28. Working on the project are (front) Lana Faulkner and Houston Ross and (back, left to right) Diane Hunnewell, Keitha Smith, Meghen Wilcox and Sonya DePriest. (Photo by Dorothy Johnson).

UMaine Art Historian to Give Talk at UMM on March 6

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host art historian Dr. Justin Wolff on Thursday, March 6, as part of its Libra Landscape Speaker Series. Dr. Wolff will give a lecture titled “Experience, Allegory, and the Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Romantic Landscapes” beginning at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the Science Building at UMM. The talk is free and open to the public.

Family Fishing Day at Pocomoonshine Lake

Results for Family Fishing Day: Tie for smallest fish, Ethan M and Nicole C 7 1/2 ", Tie for 3rd biggest fish, Brayden B and Kiera P 17" Bass. 2nd place Shawn D. 17 1/2'Bass. 2nd place Shawn D. 17 1/2" Bass. 1st place Hunter C 18 1/2" Bass. Whether the children won a prize or not, they all had a wonderful time. Thank yous to the Chief and his helpers. (Submitted photo).

First Hoop Makes Donation to Calais High School Athletics

Employees of The First, Andrea Walton (with her son Brad) and Aleisha Milburn recently donated $1,800 to Calais High School as part of the bank's First Hoop Program. Accepting the check are Calais girls’ basketball players during the Pink Game. First Hoop has donated $15,100.00 in over eight seasons to the Calais athletic program.


Dorothy Johnson

The weather is not hard to describe for last week: snow, cold, snow, snow.  The school students and personnel are enjoying an extra long winter break and everyone is happy about the storms.