March 2014

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Fri
14
Mar

CEDC Meets to Discuss Attracting Businesses

By Michael Osseyran

On Thursday, March 6th Calais Economic Development Committee  recently met with CDRC to discuss several ideas to potentially attract businesses to the area and advertise local services to tourists. 

Sat
08
Mar

Baileyville Town Council To Further Research Prison Situation

By Gwen Clark

The Baileyville Town Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 24th.   Council members present were:  Dick Gayton, Craig Croman, Jack Costello and Tim Call.  Town Manager Rick Bronson.  

Sat
08
Mar

Collins, Udall Object to USDA Rule Excluding Potatoes from WIC

Bipartisan Duo Have Fought to Keep All Fresh Vegetables on the Table

Sat
08
Mar

Down East EMS Report

Down East EMS ran nearly 150 calls in February 2014.  A majority were emergency calls with the remainder being transfers.

Sat
08
Mar

Baileyville Police Report

For February 17 through March 2 the Baileyville police officers answered 57 calls for service. The officers handled complaints of traffic issues on plowing, vehicles stuck in snow, harassment, motor vehicle complaints and accidents, theft, forgery and protection order violations.

Sat
08
Mar

State Police Dive Training

Maine State Police Dive Team Commander Matt Grant  checks on Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock before he enters the water of Moosehead Lake.  Det. Gerry Coleman looks on. (Submitted photo)

Sat
08
Mar

Calais Police Report

It has been a busy week at the Calais Police Department.  

Sat
08
Mar

Community Calendar

MARCH 7: Free film Fridays at the Calais Free Library at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free! Please call us at 454-2758 to find out what we are showing next!

MARCH 8: Look good, feel better group session at CRH classroom from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. FMI and to register call 454-3906.

MARCH 9: Bingo at Baileyville Odd Fellows’ Hall. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Games begin at 1:00 p.m.

Sat
08
Mar

Woodland Rec. Dept. Calendar

WED. MARCH 5

3:30 pm: WEE PEE WEE BB, GR. K / 1; WES GYM

3;30 pm: ELEM. / JR. HIGH WRESTLING, GR. 2 / 8; WHS GYM

5:30 pm: ELEM. CHEERING, GR. 4 / 6, WES GYM

6:30 pm; EXERCISE / AEROBICS, WES GYM

THURS. MARCH 6

3:30 pm: PEE WEE CHEERING, GR. K / 3; WES GYM

Sat
08
Mar

Woodland Rec. Dept. Notes

WOMAN’S VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE: The annual and very popular Woman’s VB League will hold its registration and 2nd practice on Mon. March 10 at 6:30 pm at the Woodland H. S. Gym. Any female from gr. 7 through adult may participate. F.M.I. contact the Woodland Rec. Dept.

Sat
08
Mar

Calais Lady Blue Devils Win Gold Ball

Lady Blue Devil senior veteran center Paige Gillespie boxes out the Cobras Emma Pluntke to secure a rebound. Paige made 7-points and 3-boards as Calais won their eighth gold ball 52-40 over Carrabec High School. (Photo by John Rogers).

Sat
08
Mar

Judy Alexander Announces Run For County Treasurer

Gwen Clark

Sat
08
Mar

State Representative Beth Turner Welcomes Girls’ Day Participants to State House

Rep. Beth Turner (R-Burlington) was pleased to welcome Lisa Curtis and Avis Hartman to the State House on Tuesday, February 25th. Lisa and Avis were at the State House to take part in the annual Girls’ Day. The two were also joined by Michele Cochran-Barnes, a teacher at Princeton Elementary (not pictured). (Photo By Jamie Carter).

Sat
08
Mar

Academic Decathlon Brings Home 18 Medals

By Jayna Smith

Calais High School certainly has proven that its students excel in more areas than sports.  Last Saturday, with coaches Julia Berry and Stan Sluzenski, a group of students journeyed to southern Maine to participate in the Academic Decathlon State Competition. 

Sat
08
Mar

State Cinemas Closed For Digital Conversion

By Jayna Smith

State Cinemas on Main Street in Calais has been serving citizens from both sides of the border for years.  And although movie-goers have seen few changes over those years, they will soon see a big one at the small-town theater that was built in 1981.

Sat
08
Mar

Democratic Caucus

(L to R) Ken Clark, Dennis Mahar, Jim Thompson, and caucus convener Gail Wahl.) The local Democratic Caucus was held last Sunday at the Calais City Building.  Its focus was to build support for Democratic candidates in Washington County, elect delegates to the state Democratic Convention, elect local Democratic Party leaders, and share ideas for the direction of the Maine Democratic Party.

Sat
08
Mar

Volunteers Sought for Downtown Projects

The Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) is seeking volunteers for its “Re-New Crew” team. If you can clean, sweep, build, sheet rock, paint, pull weeds, garden, organize, and/or do plumbing or electrical work, you are needed.

Sat
08
Mar

Spring Jobs Fairs Scheduled Around the State

Spring is coming, and so are many opportunities to find a new job. The Department of Labor’s network of 12 CareerCenters will be sponsoring or participating in several career fairs. Hundreds of employers will be hiring for both permanent and seasonal positions. Two are scheduled for the first week of March.

Sat
08
Mar

Adventure Tourism At WCCC

By Susan Gardner

Kevin Neal displays advance winter skills as he scales the sheer face of an ice cliff during this semesters winter excursion. (Photo by Susan Gardner).

Sat
08
Mar

Calais PTO Sponsors March Read-a-Thon for Students

By Lura Jackson

Sat
08
Mar

CHS Jazz Combo to Compete at Maine Music Educator’s State Competition

Moving Co. members are: Quinn Sluzenski on bari sax, Dominic Gayton on trombone, John LaPointe on alto sax, Jackson Greenlaw on drums, Jaq Skriletz on bass, Gabe Jeanroy on guitar, Isaac Johnson on alto sax, Thomas Champagne on tenor sax and Rocky Meserve on guitar. (Submitted photo).

Sat
08
Mar

Curves Announces Annual Food Drive: We Can Feed the Need

New Members Receive $0 Service Fee with Donation When Joining Curves of  Calais, Maine

Sat
08
Mar

Cheering Competition In Calais

This past Saturday Calais Cheerleaders hosted their second annual youth cheerleading competition in the CHS gymnasium. Listed below are the division winners & runners-up.

Dolls Division - Calais winner

School Mini division - Calais winner

Mixed Division - Woodland winner

Jr. High Division - Calais runner up

Sat
08
Mar

FAYE M. NICHOLAS

IN LOVING MEMORY

FAYE M. NICHOLAS

October, 24, 1944 -

March 2, 2009

Sat
08
Mar

EDWARD SEELEY

Missing you on your 

Birthday

EDWARD SEELEY

3/7/1965-

2/11/2013

 

We thought of you today

But that is nothing new

We thought about you 

yesterday

And will tomorrow too.

 

We think of you in silence

And make no outward show

For what it meant to lose you

Only those who love you know

Sat
08
Mar

Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski

It has been an extremely exciting week at Calais High School!  Students have made the school and community proud in athletics, academics, and the arts this week.

Sat
08
Mar

WCCC News

Jack Casey

Sat
08
Mar

Maine Maritime Academy Announces Dean’s List

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy recently named 303 students to their Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Local students are:

Cherryfield:

Sat
08
Mar

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

Sat
08
Mar

GLS Events

Largemouth Bass

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Town Building

Water St, Grand Lake Stream, ME

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust will host Greg Burr, Regional Fisheries Biologist from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to discuss the management of largemouth bass in Downeast watersheds.

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