March 2014

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.

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.


Kathy Mekelburg


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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.