April 2014

New College Scholarships for Maine Adults Offered by University of Maine System

Adults may qualify for up to $16,000 in 

scholarships assistance

 BANGOR – Maine adults who want to return to college may qualify for as much as $4,000 per year in scholarships for up to four years, in a new Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund announced by the University of Maine System.

Library News

April is National Poetry month.  To celebrate the beauty of language, the Friends of the Calais Free Library will be hosting a Soup and Poetry Night here at the Calais Free Library on Saturday, April 26th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Everyone is invited: poets and poetry lovers alike.  Read a poem you have written or one that resonates with you.

Community Calendar

APRIL 9: Book Group discussion, “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St.  beginning at 5:30 p.m. FMI call 454-1110.

APRIL 11: Wiggles and Giggles at the Calais Free Library 10:30 a.m. Babies, toddlers and caregivers are invited to this special story time. 

APRIL 11: Free Film Fridays at  the Calais Free Library 6:30 p.m. FMI call 454-2758.


Kathy Mekelburg


March is over at last. It was the coldest and wettest March in 75 years. There was 7.4 inches of precipitation.

Sincere sympathy to George Small and his family on the passing of George’s mother.


 Baring Plantation – Pauline Muriel Mahar, 73, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Calais Regional Hospital with her family by her side.  Pauline was born in Calais on November 15, 1940, daughter of the late Paul and Doris (Hickey) Spinney.  On November 11, 1957, Pauline married Lawrence “Larry” Mahar in St.


FREEPORT - Following a long illness, Carol Ann Higgins, 77, passed away at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick on March 29, 2014, with her children by her side. She was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Calais, eldest of three daughters born to Charles "Chick" and Mabel Redding.


Sherry Sivret, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

The Cross boldly stands and calls in a clear voice:  “Listen folks!  I have something to say to you that is very important, yet simple.  It is urgent yet timeless!  Don’t miss this.  Listen!  Here it comes:  GOD LOVES YOU!  God Loves You!  At the cross God says “I’ve missed you and I want you to be mine again.”