March 2014

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Sat
29
Mar

Historical Society to Meet

By Lura Jackson

The St. Croix Historical Society will have its first monthly meeting of the year on April 7th at the Holmestead on Main Street, at 7 pm. Local historian and teacher Jerry LaPointe will be giving a presentation on the many churches of St. Croix Valley and the significance of their roles in the development of the community.

Sat
29
Mar

Discovery House Continues To Help Despite Challenges

By Dan Northcutt

Sat
29
Mar

CRH Raises Awareness of Risks to Alcoholic Patients with Staff Presentation

By Lura Jackson

Shelly Bodkin (left) discusses alcoholism and the effects of withdrawal with the staff of Calais Regional Hospital during the third annual Patient Safety Awareness Week. (photo by Laura Jackson)

Sat
29
Mar

Lion’s Club Presents Plaque

If you enter the Hannaford grocery store in Calais, Maine for over 10  years, you have seen the Lion’s club charity book rack. The rack is full of used books, a little collection of well loved stories that are available to buy for $1.00 each. There is a small box located right on the rack where you can put your money, on the honor system.

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29
Mar

Jordan Hatch Receives Maine Principal's Award

Jordan Hatch of Calais, a senior at Calais High School, has been selected to receive the 2014 Principal’s Award, given by Principal Matt Clark. The award sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

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29
Mar

St. Stephen: Garcelon Civic Center

By Dan Northcutt

Sat
29
Mar

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson

 

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Mar

Robbinston

Kathy Mekelburg

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We lucked out again Saturday with only a dusting of snow which disappeared on Sunday. Unfortunately there is the potential for a big one on Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. Maybe we’ll luck out on that one too.

Sat
29
Mar

Easternmost Chili/Chowder Cook-Off

The Easternmost Chili/Chowder Cook-off will be held Saturday May 3 at 4:30pm in Lubec to benefit the Lubec Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium.   

Cooks may register for both chili and chowder categories.

Sat
29
Mar

Relay For Life “Carnival for a Cure” Orientation

Organizers for the Relay For Life of St. Croix Valley will hold an orientation and planning meeting for team captains on Monday, March 31st at 5:30 pm at Calais Elementary School.  

Sat
29
Mar

Public Invited to 8th Annual Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo

The 8th Annual Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo will take place on Saturday, March 29 at the University of Maine at Machias Reynolds Gymnasium.  The general public is invited to attend the exhibit session between 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.  Come see local school and 4-H club's robotic displays and demonstrations as teams show off their work to the judges.

Sat
29
Mar

Governor’s Restaurants to Feature Raye’s Mustard

Maine-made stone-ground mustard will be tabletop item at all 6 locations

OLD TOWN and EASTPORT – Two iconic Maine family businesses are teaming up.  Raye’s Mustard, produced in Eastport, is now featured at Governor’s Restaurants, with locations in Old Town, Bangor, Ellsworth, Lewiston, Presque Isle and Waterville. 

Sat
29
Mar

Calais Assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls

3 generations of Rainbow in Calais Assembly: Nina Crossman, Past Mother Advisor of Calais Assembly, Catherine Thompson, newest member of Calais Assembly, great-granddaughter and Eileen Thompson grand daughter and past officer of Calais Assembly. (Submitted photo).

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29
Mar

Danforth Arrests

Danforth, Maine, March 22, 2014- The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Aroostook County Task Force and the Clandestine Drug Laboratory Enforcement Team (CDLET) executed a search warrant earlier today at 34 Weatherbee Street in Danforth and located evidence of a clandestine methamphetamine manufacturing operation.

Mon
24
Mar

Good Economic News for the St. Croix Valley

By Dorothy Johnson

Mon
24
Mar

2014 Maine State Jazz Festival Results

On March 14th & 15th at the Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center approximately 1500 high school jazz musicians met to compete, listen to great jazz and learn from each other.

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24
Mar

Gardening with Seeds or Plants?

By Amy Jeanroy

With the excitement in the garden world to get started growing something, we gardeners often jump the gun and start growing seeds a bit too early. Forget what the packet says, knowing your microclimate is essential for starting and placing plants into the ground. 

Mon
24
Mar

Soil Nutrient Class to be Held at WCCC March 22nd

By Lura Jackson

On March 22nd at WCCC, there will be a one day seminar taught by soils expert Mark Fulford. The seminar (sponsored by the Sunrise County Food Alliance) specifically addresses the science and methods of increasing soil nutrient density and will be of interest to farmers and gardeners of all skill levels.

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29
Mar

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

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29
Mar

Jennifer Brittany Ross Named to the Saint Anselm College Dean's List

Mark W. Cronin, Interim Dean of the College, announced that Jennifer Brittany Ross, a Nursing major, was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

Ross, a resident of Robbinston, is a member of the class of 2015.

Sat
29
Mar

Tech Ed Students Present Cutting Boards to St. Croix Hall

Mr. McCormick’s students presented Dick Barnard of the St. Croix Fire Hall with two chopping blocks created here in our CMS/CHS Tech Ed Lab. Two Advanced Tech Ed students, Trent Stevens of Perry, and Bennett Cox of Robbinston, created two 20" x 24" birch cutting boards with our Tech Ed logo and a St.

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29
Mar

Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

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29
Mar

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean

207-214-4410

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29
Mar

Baileyville

Dorothy Johnson

The weather has contained a little bit of everything except warmth this past week.  Another storm is predicted for Wednesday and then maybe we will have some warmer weather. Last week I was discouraged by the cold; this week I am planning to stop complaining and enjoy whatever comes.

Sat
29
Mar

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard

Welcome back, readers, to the Dragon’s Den! We have lots of ground to cover since we took last week off, so let’s get right down to business and go over this and last week’s news. 

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29
Mar

Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski

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29
Mar

Maine Army National Guard Promotion

Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell, The Adjutant General for Maine, announces the promotion to the rank specified below for the following:

JOSHUA SOUCY, PFC, Woodland, 185th Engineer Company

Sat
29
Mar

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

I was pleased to have Randy Spencer’s new book arrive this week.  We had placed the order in early January and finally it has been released. A BDN writer wrote a review of Wide and Deep and here are a few selected comments from his review.

Sat
29
Mar

Cooper

Arline Flood

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Mon
24
Mar

Registration Open for Washington County Special Olympics Spring Games

Special Olympians from throughout the region are invited to register for the Washington County Special Olympics Spring Games, to be held Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Maine at Machias.

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