May 2014

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Mon
05
May

High School Baseball

The Woodland Dragons had their season opener last Friday at home against the Shead Tigers. John Cushing had a double in the opening frame to drive Will Urquhart home. Damon Lincoln scored in the bottom half to tie the contest. In the bottom of five a Cochran single was followed by a Boies rbi-single to take the 2-1 lead.

Mon
05
May

As I See It

My wife is an RN at Calais Regional Hospital (CRH). Additionally, I have many friends and acquaintances, some for as long as several decades or most of my life, who are employees.  

Mon
05
May

Candlelight Vigil for Patient Safety and Access to Services

 The Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening to demand that the administration of Calais Regional Hospital restore recently cut services and staff hours so that patients in the community can continue to receive safe and accessible care.   

Mon
05
May

Cathy Holmes Awarded as CFO “Top Performer”

By Lura Jackson

Cathy Holmes received special recognition on Monday for her dedication to the community and to CFO. Pictured left to right: CFO Executive Director Doug Orville, Cathy Holmes, new CFO board member Ann Simmons, and site manager Marcia Rogers. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Mon
05
May

Treworgy Pharmacy Celebrates 60 Years With Improvements

Above, Prabhakar Samala standing in front of the new room that will be used for patient consultation and administering immunizations. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Mon
05
May

O’Reilly Auto Parts Has Opened in Calais

O’Reilly Auto Parts (NASDAQ: ORLY) is pleased to announce the opening of our store in Calais, ME. The store is located at 102 North St. Our new store is conveniently located to serve all of your auto part needs.

Mon
05
May

Baring Women, 6 ½ Months Pregnant, Finishes Boston Marathon

By Jayna Smith

 

Mon
05
May

Eggs and Issues Garcelon Civic Center Update

Eggs and Issues for the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce was held at WCCC. 

The speaker, Richard Fulton, Chairman of the Charlotte County Civic Center Project in St. Stephen, gave attendees insight into how the project was progressing and what it will mean to the future of both St. Stephen and Calais areas. 

Some highlights: 

Sat
17
May

CHS Business Education

In Greek mythology a Phoenix is a bird that obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. This symbolism is particularly meaningful to Calais High School Business Education teacher Sandie Sawyer and her students.

Sat
17
May

Meridian Park Clean-Up

Last Wednesday Calais High School students spent their morning beautifying the area, an appropriate way to recognize Earth Day.  Pictured are some members of National Honor Society, Jobs for Maine Graduates, and the middle school and high school's Student Council, along with Councilor Anne Nixon, Mayor Marianne Moore, school advisor Mrs. Lori Ellis, and Carleton Barnes.

Sat
17
May

CHS Clean-Up

Members of Calais High School's National Honor Society, Life Skills, Jobs for Maine Graduates, and both middle and high school Student Councils took part in beautifying the campus of the school last week on Earth Day.  Windows were washed, mulch was applied, flowers were planted, and parking lots were swept, among other things, all by the students.  Thanks to Mr.

Sat
17
May

Wesley's Fun-Run Invites All to Come

By Ruth Leubecker

Sat
17
May

The Art of the Eel - Eels and Eeling in Fine, Folk and Practical Arts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sat
17
May

Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

Everyone seems to be enjoying the nice weather we’ve been having over the last week.  

Happy Birthday wishes to Ed Arbo on May 13, who I believe is celebrating his 93rd birthday this year.  Way to go, Ed!  Also enjoying birthdays this week are Debbie Demmons - 15,  Brenda Ward Shope - 17, and Helon Turmel - 18.  

Mon
05
May

Pratt Chevrolet-Buick in Calais Has Received Two Awards of Recognition From General Motors

Dana Bommarito, presents two Mark of Excellence Awards to Ian Pratt of Pratt Chevrolet-Buick in Calais. (Photo by Amy Jeanroy).

Mon
05
May

East Grand Adventure Race

  The East Grand Adventure Race will be on May 10 in Danforth from 8am-3pm. It’s a 20 mile race including a 1.5 mile off trail compass run which may include a river traverse (depending upon water level and air temps that day), 10 miles  of mountain biking, 8 miles of paddling (canoe or kayak).

Mon
05
May

Putting Machias on the Map: Sharon Kiley Mack and the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce

 By Ralph Ackley, Jr.

Sitting in her office on Main Street in Machias, Executive Director of The Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce, Sharon Kiley Mack, can't help but smile as she thinks of all of the new ideas that the chamber has been busy implementing in the area lately.  (Photo courtesy of Ralph Ackley)

Mon
05
May

Courage to Teach® Retreat in May

“Courage to Teach ®: A Retreat for Personal & Professional Renewal” will be offered by the University of Maine Extension in collaboration with the Cobscook Community Learning Center at the CCLC in Trescott, Maine, Saturday, May 17. This experiential gathering is open to all pre-K-12 and higher education teachers and school leaders.

Mon
05
May

Russell Buker Holds Poetry Workshop at Calais Bookshop

By Lura Jackson

Russell Buker (center) describes the variations of meaning in poetry to participants of the poetry workshop at the Calais Bookshop on Saturday. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Mon
05
May

Community Calendar

MAY 2: Wiggles and Giggles at the Calais Free Library 10:30 a.m. Babies, toddlers and caregivers are invited to this special story time.

MAY 2: Free Film Fridays at the Calais Free Library 6:30 p.m. FMI call 454-2758.

Mon
05
May

The Year Without a Summer

By Lura Jackson

Mon
05
May

Soup and Poetry Night Held at Calais Library

By Lura Jackson

The audience applauds as Patrick Cormier (center) finishes reading from his selection of well-crafted poems at Soup and Poetry Night at the Calais Free Library. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Mon
05
May

2014 Eastern Maine Pageant Queens Chosen

Lincoln's Sarah Hanington, Eastern Maine Miss Congeniality and Junior Miss Eastern Maine Photogenic Queen. (Submitted photo). 

Mon
05
May

Books Are Fun Comes to Calais

By Lura Jackson

On April 22nd, the statewide representatives for Books Are Fun visited the Calais Regional Hospital, bringing with them a wide array of books and educational gifts offered at substantial discounts along with some interesting plans to increase commerce for the area.

Mon
05
May

News of the Hannah Weston Chapter, DAR

Members of the Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Machias will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day during their Saturday, May 10th chapter meeting. The ladies will gather at 1:30 at the Burnham Tavern Museum, Machias for their business meeting to be followed by the tea.

Mon
05
May

Maine Maritime Academy Training Cruise to Depart May 7 for European Ports

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Wednesday, May 7, on the Training Ship State of Maine for the annual two-month training evolution to foreign and domestic ports of call.

Mon
05
May

Perry Elementary School Green Dream

By Susan Gardner

 

Mon
05
May

Fremont Street Band Performed to Raise Money for WC Special Olympics

Fremont Street Band members recently performed in a benefit for the Washington County Special Olympics program at Portside on the campus of UMM.

Mon
05
May

American Heritage Girls Replaces Girl Scouts Troop 1571

The leaders, parents, and girls of troop #1571 of the Girl Scouts of Maine are pleased to announce that they have successfully transferred their membership to American Heritage Girls and will be known as Troop ME1571.

Sat
17
May

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean

454-3435

Only 2 weeks left for our Memorial Day Ceremony! Monday the 19th will be our next meeting at St. Anne’s Church at 6pm. We will be finalizing the activities. Please e-mail me on any Memorial Day issues. 

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