April 2014

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Sat
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Apr

Calais Calls Local Joint Council Meeting for Economic Development

By Gwen Clark

Sat
26
Apr

Calais Council Holds Final Budget Workshops

By Gwen Clark

Sat
26
Apr

Mano en Mano Representative Shares About Affordable Care Act At Machias Rotary

By Ralph Ackley, Jr.

Bethany Woods, Community Relations Coordinator at Mano en Mano of Maine, recently shared about the Affordable Health Care Act at the Machias Rotary meeting at Bluebird Ranch Restaurant. (Photo by Ralph Ackley Jr.).

Sat
26
Apr

2nd Annual Hunger Games Raises Funds & Awareness of Hunger

By Jayna Smith

Over $1,200 was raised at this year's Hunger Games for the Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Student Body President Jordan Hatch is pictured with Student Council and National Honor Society members presenting a check to food pantry representative David Sivret. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Sat
26
Apr

Raye: Poliquin Should Apologize For Saying Voters “Ought To Fire” Senator Collins

Poliquin lumps Collins with “career politicians”; says “we ought to fire them all”

 EASTPORT – Former Senate President Kevin Raye is calling on former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin to apologize for comments he made during a Second District Republican primary debate deriding GOP Senator Susan Collins and encouraging voters to “fire” her.

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26
Apr

Calais School Committee Meeting (April 15)

Tuesday April 15, the Calais School Committee held a public meeting. Of note on the agenda included: 

Superintendent Laser updated the committee that due to the 6 snow days during this year, the last day of school was moved to Thursday, June 19th. 

Dr. Laser also submitted his resignation letter that read: 

Sat
26
Apr

Marine Development Proposal Passes Legislature

 A bond that is designed to expand economic development along Maine’s coast and establish a marine-based research program is likely headed to the November ballot, following approval of the measure by the Maine Legislature early Friday morning.

Sat
26
Apr

Little Ships, Big Impressions

By Lura Jackson

Craig Little stands beside a scale replica shrimping vessel he created and is in the process of restoring at Little Ships, his workshop just off of North Street in Calais. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Sat
26
Apr

Washington County Commissioners Sign Resolution Against Recreational Marijuana

Washington County, Maine –- At the April 10th meeting of the Washington County Commissioners, Commissioner Chris Gardner, with the agreement and support of Commissioner John Crowley, Sr., signed a resolution supporting the premise that the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana is a poor public health and safety decision.

Sat
26
Apr

High School Softball

The Calais Lady Blue Devils began their 2014 campaign with a convincing 21-0 shutout hurled by junior standout Olivia Smith, while the offense pounded out 16-hits. Over the 5-innings of action Olivia allowed only a lone double to the Lady Knights Kelli Kennedy, while taking 9K with 2bb.

Sat
26
Apr

Easter Party at the Cooper Community Center

“Friends of Cooper Community Center” held its First Annual Easter Party on Saturday, April 19th.  The hall was beautifully decorated with an Easter/Spring theme.  Live music by John Viselli on guitar and Frank Seeger on mandolin entertained throughout the event.

Sat
26
Apr

"Love and Other (Natural) Disasters"

A collection of comedic shorts and one-acts by Bruce Kane

Friday, May 2 & 9 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 3 & 10 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 4 & 11 at 3:00 pm

Sat
26
Apr

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

This is the week that Jenifer and I will be walking the streets of Grand Lake Stream! The recovery from having knee replacement surgery for Jenifer is nearly complete with exercise being required to wrap it all up! The weather forecast looks like a few spring showers but it brings the May flowers.

Sat
26
Apr

CRH Births

To Amy and Thomas Gardner of Welsey, Maine. A boy, Caleb William Allan Gardner born on March 4, 2014.

To Stacy Rae Dana and Daniel LaCoote of Indian Township. A boy, Jordan Michael LaCoote born on March 13, 2014.

Sat
26
Apr

“Black Flies & Other Calamities” Songs, Poems & Stories Of Life’s Laughable Hardships

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 7:00 PM 

Sat
26
Apr

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean

207-214-4410

 

I am continuing working on our Memorial Day Ceremony. We have our flags and grave markers. Still awaiting on confirmation in a few more areas. 

We still have an assortment of cups, dishes and trophies available for any organization for donations! 

Sat
26
Apr

Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

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26
Apr

Calais

Sharon Frost

454-3339

A lovely Palm Sunday service at St. Anne’s. Each one was given a palm as we gathered in the Great Hall for the blessing and proceeded to the back of the church and around the Nave.

Several members took part in reading The Passion Gospel according to St. Matthew. A lunch was served following the service.

Sat
26
Apr

Robbinston

Kathy Mekelburg

454-0654

 

Sat
26
Apr

Cooper

Arline Flood

454-3347

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Apr

Baileyville

Dorothy Johnson

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26
Apr

A Story and A Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Sat
26
Apr

High School Baseball

The Calais Blue Devils traveled to Harrington this past week to play their opener against the Knights of Narraguagus High School. While every other field in the county was still too wet & unplayable, the Knights have the big advantage of a professional in ground drainage system, a feature lacking in the other county facilities.

Sat
26
Apr

SSMHA Present 2014 Hockey Awards

A special night for youth hockey awards took place this past week in St. Stephen. Following are the award recipients for the 2013-2014 season:

1. Walter Murphy Coach of the Year: Glen Gregory

2. 3M Longstanding Coach Award: Terry Stewart

3. State Farm Volunteer of the Year: Bob Coates

Sat
26
Apr

Hugh French of Tides Institute to Speak About Eastport at Calais City Hall on April 29

  Hugh French, director of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, will speak about the revitalization and economic development of Eastport at Calais City Hall on Tuesday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. This program is sponsored by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC).

Sat
26
Apr

Devotional

Bobby Oliver

Pastor of Baring Baptist Church

 

Sat
26
Apr

JANICE M. MALLORY

 Baileyville – Janice Marie Mallory, 73, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Janice was born in Alexander on August 2, 1940, daughter of the late Robert and Verna (Craft) Thistlewood.  After attending school in Alexander she married Michael Moores and together they raised their two children.

Sat
26
Apr

PAMELA J. LEIGHTON

 Princeton – A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the South Princeton Cemetery for Pamela J. Leighton, who passed away September 25, 2013 in Princeton.  Services by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.

Sat
26
Apr

DEXTER ENOCH BROWN JR.

Dexter Enoch Brown Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL passed away April 10, 2014. He was born July 27, 1932 in Calais, Maine. Son of Dexter E. Brown Sr. and Thelma Clark Brown. He is survived by his wife Velma, daughters Rhonda Barber and husband Michael of St. Petersburg, Florida, Darlene Shoemaker and husband Emory of Monroe, Conn., and a son, Timothy E.

Sat
26
Apr

PHYLLIS L. FLAGG

Born in York, ME on Sep. 26, 1923

Departed on Apr. 5, 2014 and resided in Brentwood, NH.

Phyllis L. Flagg, 90, of Brentwood, NH, went to be with her Lord and Savior April, 5, 2014. She was born one of five children to Leon and Hildred Blaisdell in York, Maine, Sept 26, 1923.

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