April 2014

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough


Finally the sun is winning over the snows of winter.  With school vacation just around the corner it will be great to see the folks coming to open camps, fish in the stream and just enjoy a piece of paradise, “Grand Lake Stream America”.

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard

Welcome to the home of the Dragons, the halls of Woodland Jr. Sr. High School. This week at WHS was practically overflowing with activities, so let’s dive right in to this week’s news from WHS. 

Poetry Workshop

Poet Russell Buker will be teaching a poetry workshop on Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m., at Calais Bookshop. April is National Poetry Month so everyone is invited, whether an experienced poet or a novice. There is no charge.

Community Calendar

APRIL 16: The Book Lovers’ Café at the Calais Free Library 10:00 a.m. F.M.I. call 454-2758.

APRIL 16: Hunger Games Benefit Dinner. Dinner served promptly at 6:00 p.m. at Calais High School. All proceeds to benefit the Food Pantry.

 APRIL 17: Calais Area Job Fair at WCCC gymnasium from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Woodland Rec. News

RIPKEN (Babe Ruth) BASEBALL / SOFTBALL FARM TEAM & T-BALL: Registration forms for all interested players ages 6 / 12, is currently underway. Forms can be picked up at the Elementary schools at  Woodland, Princeton, Alexander, Topsfield, and Indian Township. F.M.I. contact the Woodland Rec. Dept.


When I began to think of  the great and glorious event of Christ entering Jerusalem that glorious day.   Everyone laying down their garments and cutting palm branches and placing them down in front of the colt as the king rides by here in Mark 11:1-10 “8 Many in the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others spread leafy branches they had cut from the trees.

Cub Scout Activities

On March 23 the cub scouts had an exciting day participating in the Pine Car Derby. Winners were James and Ethan Pratt and Ethann Coleman. Also attending were Max Cassidy, Sean Look, Braden White, Ryan and Jacob Moses, William McIver, Hudson DePriest, Garret Clark, Tyler LaPlant, Ethan Barnard and Preston Bradford. (Submitted photo).


 Calais – Virginia Marie Culligan, 90, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Calais Regional Hospital.  Virginia was born in St. Stephen on March 8, 1924, daughter of Christian and Jennie (Peterson) Gravesen.  After graduating from high school, she went through nurse’s training in St.

Soup and Poetry Returns to the Calais Free Library

At last, back by popular demand, Soup and Poetry will be enjoyed again in the upstairs Children's Room at the Calais Free Library.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Calais Free Library, the evening will start off at 6 p.m. with delicious soups and breads and convivial conversation among people who enjoy using and hearing words.

CES Receives $1,000 Grant

By Jayna Smith

Calais Elementary School recently received a $1,000 grant from Walmart for its technology fund.  With this grant, iPad minis were purchased.  Manager Dennis Brown and Associate Terri Viscelli are pictured with some CES students. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Community Calendar

APRIL 23: Wednesday Morning Knitters at the Calais Free Library 10:00 a.m. 

APRIL 24: The April meeting of the Machias Historical Society will be held at 6 p.m., in the Emergency Management Room, 28 Center St., Machias. Making plans for the 10th annual Margaretta Days Festival.

APRIL 25: Wiggles and Giggles at the Calais Free Library is cancelled.

Woodland Rec. Dept. News & Notes

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT:  was a GREAT success with over 125 children and adults participating in the Annual Hunt !  The Easter Bunny was there hiding the eggs and being around for picture taking ! There were many happy smiles and laughter at this year’s exciting family event ! F.M.I. contact the Rec. Dept. on “Facebook” or call 427-6205. 

Easter Bunny Visits Kids

The Calais Fire Association was busy last Saturday hosting its annual Easter Bunny visit.  Captain Purton reported that this event has been held for well over 30 years and brings in over 200 children for the visit complete with an egg hunt in the station.