May 2014

Woodland Elementary School - Bikes For Books

Woodland Elementary School participated in Bikes for Books sponsored by St. Croix Lodge No. 46, Calais and Lewy's Island Lodge No. 138, Princeton. Children in grades 1-6 could read books for their names to be drawn for either a boy's or a girl's bike. Winners include:

Grade 2 Jayme Barrett

Grade 2 Benjamin Morrison

Grade 4 Alexandra Papke

Grade 6 Alex Evans

Save Passamaquoddy Bay Comments on FERC Downeast LNG Final EIS

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today (2014 May 15) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Downeast LNG import terminal on Mill Cove in Robbinston, Maine. Save Passamaquoddy Bay is reviewing the hundreds of pages for accuracy and omissions.

As I See It

The School Budget, Part II: If I were a member of the Calais City Council right now, I believe I would think twice about cutting the police budget as the police department may be called upon several times in the next few months to muster all available resources in a flying wedge to disperse citizens armed with brick-bats and bottle projectiles in full tax revolt over the School budget. 

PES Students Learn About Plant Life Cycle

The fourth grade has been busy learning about plant life and the plant life cycle.  Through these science classes, they have an understanding of the cost of gardening, how to start a small business and to maybe learn to try a new vegetable they have never eaten.  They started many seeds in February and March, and with excitement, watched the seed turn into mature flowers and vegetable plants.

Calais Police

It’s been a busy week here in Calais, with a total of 54 incidents reported.  Multiple assault, 911 hang-ups, alarms and harassment complaints have been received and investigated.

On 5-18-14 a Juvenile male was summoned for theft from Walmart.

Alexander Elem., East Grand, Vanceboro Elem. & Wesley Elem. Schools Enroll with Downeast CTG

East Grand School, Danforth-left to right: Pre-K and Kindergarten students, with from left to right teachers:  Samantha Gilman, high school teacher's aide, Mrs. Crone, ed tech, Paula Wardwell, high school teacher's aide and Tammi Matula, PE and Health Teacher. (Submitted photo).

St. Croix Opens Events

The Maine Blade Runners held their Woodland Flowage event on Sunday May11th 2014. The event was sponsored by Fulghum Fibers Inc. Pictured are the winners (holding trophies) left to right. Ray McFarlane, Fulghum Fibers rep Mark Seavey, Phil Baird and club President Henry Arseneault. (Submitted photo)

High School Tennis

Pictured with assistant coach Alicia Greenlaw, are members of the 2014 Calais High School tennis team. Members are Wesley Comeau, Nicholas Hallowell, and Kade Gower. Back l-r: Brooke Smith, Kayli Doten, Nicki Scott, and Julia Edgerly. (Photo by John Rogers).

Van Buren Scores

Girls Game 1 Woodland lose 0-5

Woodland Rec. Notes

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.

Looking Ahead with Artemis’s Attic

By Lura Jackson

The locally-owned consignment shop Artemis’s Attic on Main Street is about to celebrate its 2nd anniversary. Like any toddler, the business (named after owner Shari Doten’s granddaughter) has gone through a number of growth spurts and changes, incorporating new items and community events into its regular repertoire.  

Community Calendar

MAY 21: McTeacher Night at McDonald’s from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All funds raised will support the Calais Middle/High School band and chorus students.

MAY 23: Food Sale at Baileyville Food Mart 9 am until sold out

MAY 23:  Voluntary Road Toll to benefit Rebekah Scholarship Fund – near Legion Building – 10 am – 2 pm