June 2014


Cassie Oakes

For those of you who are interested, I need to have news items before Monday, as I send my Column to the Advertiser Monday afternoon when I arrive home from the Beckett Center.  You can find all my contact information at the end of this column.


Sharon Frost


June 21st summer begins. The hum of bees is the voice in the garden.

New moon is the 27th.

A Victorian Tea and Tour is being planned at the Homestead on August 5th.  Tickets will go on sale mid July.

Beckett Center News

We haven’t written for a while, so following is 3 weeks of news from FBC.

Monday was Memorial Day, so there was no Program.

Tuesday was Equestrian. The crew brushed and saddled the horses. They rode them and some did showmanship.

Bikes for Books Perry Elementary

This is the list of Kids that won Bikes in Perry Elementary School from Eastern Lodge #7 Masonic Lodge Eastport  Bikes for Books, a Masonic program.

Here is the list of the kids who won the bikes in Perry.

Nolan Brown Kindergarten

Ashley Lyon 1st Grade

Caylen Morrison 1st Grade

Stephen McPhail 1st Grade

Robert Garner 2nd Grade


Dorothy Johnson

The weather has been seasonal, although a bit cool and damp, and the insect world, particularly the black flies and mosquitoes, is thriving. This coming week will mark the calendar summer and the days will begin having fewer daylight minutes.  It hardly seems possible.

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson


Last week I wrote about some dogs I had known through the years. This week I want to tell readers why I like cats.  First of all, no one owns a cat; the cat owns people.  No matter how many treats the cat gets, it will still ignore its owner when it chooses. Cats can be loving and cuddly or aloof and distant depending on their mood. 


Douglas Leroy hatton, 59, of Pembroke passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on June 9, 2014 at Down East Community Hospital in Machias after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Doug was born April 21, 1955 in Eastport, the oldest son of Coralie Clark and the late Malcolm Hatton.


Grand Lake Stream – Our dear beloved Ashley passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2014 in Lebanon, NH.  She was born on May 13, 1984 in West Los Angeles, CA where she spent most of her life.  She was the daughter of Jerry and Pam Hamza.


Grand Lake Stream – Harry Wellington Bailey, 73, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at a Bangor hospital with his family by his side.  Harry was born in Princeton on April 24, 1941, son of the late Frank and Ruth (Penney) Bailey.  He graduated from Princeton High School, Class of 1959, and entered the United States Air Force.

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard

Welcome back to the Dragons Den! This will be our last week of newspaper writing before the summer vacation. We’ve had an exciting penultimate week, so let’s get the ball rolling with this weeks news. 


Kathy Mekelburg


Last Tuesday, June 10, 85 voters cast their ballots in the primary election. The Democratic results are as follows: 

US Senate

Shenna Bellows 12


Mike Michaud 15

Rep. to Congress

Emily Cain 11

Troy Jackson 5

State Senate

Anne Perry 17

H.S. Ladies’ Softball

Olivia Smith Hurls Perfect Game against Lincoln


The Calais Lady Blue Devils completed a perfect 16-0 season last week keeping them atop the Class C Eastern Division. They are waiting for the Tuesday winner between #8 Narraguagus (8-6) and #9 Sumner (5-11). The winner of this contest will play at Calais on Thursday evening.

Outdoor Hikes, Paddles and Volunteer Opportunities You Can Join

Downeast Maine is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities.  Summer is primetime to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer.  Downeast Coastal Conservancy (DCC) holds a variety of events, hikes, paddles and volunteer days throughout the year that are available for anyone to join.

Maine’s Credit Unions Make Donation To Meals On Wheels In Honor Of National Older Awareness Month

Recently, in recognition of May being National Older Americans Month in Maine and nationwide, Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger presented five checks for $300 each to the Agencies on Aging Meals on Wheels programs.

Calais Rec. Dept. Notes

Spring Sports: The JHS spring sports season is winding down.  I would like to thank all of those who volunteered their time helping out with our baseball and softball teams.  Steph Griffin, Casey Donovan, and Logan Johnson did and outstanding job with the baseball team and Craig Morrison & Peter Wilkinson did a tremendous job with the softball team.

Community Calendar

JUNE 11: Book Group discussion, “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St.  beginning at 5:30 p.m. FMI call 454-1110. 

JUNE 11: Wednesday Morning knitters at 10:30 a.m. at the Calais Free Library.

JUNE 12: June Supper at  Immaculate Conception Church from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Baked ham etc.

Pembroke Market

Vendors and organizers of the Pembroke Market are ready to begin their summer market schedule.  This year’s market will be conducted in the parking lot of the Pembroke Town Office located at the Triangle MDOT at the intersection of Route 1 and Old County Road.


Elizabeth Mitchell

Sandra Smith and Bobbi Mather, dressed in era clothing, making real lemonade. (Submitted photo).

There will be a Retirement Party for Town Treasurer/Tax Collector, David Herrick, on June 25th from 4-6 in the Town Office community room. The public is invited to come and wish him a happy retirement.