June 2014

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Mon
23
Jun

“Music on the Green” Series is Every Tuesday Through August

Next  “Music on the Green” is Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m., at Triangle Park in Calais.

Mon
23
Jun

WCCC Honors

Dean’s List:

Harley M. Andoscia, 

Alexander

Nicholas Barnes, Edmunds

Tracy Berry, Alexander

Chloe Black, Calais

David Boone, Eastport

Jasmine Boone-Batchelder, Perry

Curtis Campbell, Machias

Helene Chambers, Calais

Jennifer Cushing, Pembroke

Kaila Dineen, Calais

Mon
23
Jun

Public Meeting On June 19 In Machias

The Washington County Council of Governments (WCCOG) cordially invites the general public to review and comment on its proposed changes and updates to the Downeast Coastal Corridor Management Plan.  The updated plan will be presented at a meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, in Torrey Hall Room #232 at the University of Maine-Machias.

Mon
23
Jun

The Downeast Salmon Federation Releases 130,000 Fry in Downeast Rivers

This spring, the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) has released nearly 115,000 Atlantic salmon fry from their Pleasant River Hatchery throughout the lower Pleasant River Watershed, and 15,000 salmon fry from the East Machias Aquatic Research Center in two streams in the East Machias River.

Mon
23
Jun

Local Dance Instructor Celebrates 50 Years of Teaching

By Amy Jeanroy

 

Local Dance instructor Barbara Lara, of Barbara's International School of Dance, is celebrating 50 years of teaching here in Calais. 

Mon
23
Jun

Calais Police

Since our last writing, Calais Police Department has received multiple theft, theft of medication, theft from motor vehicle, criminal mischief, and remove subject complaints, along with our routine patrol incidents.  These incidents remain under investigation with a couple of them awaiting only the location of the suspect to close the cases.

Mon
23
Jun

Celtic Band Ashelin Rocks the House At WCCC

By Ralph Ackley, Jr.

Mon
23
Jun

Baileyville Town Meeting

By Dorothy Johnson

Mon
23
Jun

Golden Broom Award

Robert (Skeet) Seelye is presented with this year's Golden Broom Award, for his tireless contributions toward the improvement of Downtown Calais. The Golden Broom is an award brought to life by the Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition, to give attention to community members who go above and beyond, helping to improve the community of Calais.

Mon
23
Jun

Calais Free Library Sponsors Community Creativity, Events

By Lura Jackson

Librarian Greg Williams hosts Free Film Fridays at the Calais Free Library each week (starting at 6:30 pm), showing classic movies to attendees. Before each film, Williams provides background information on its development, cast, and crew. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Mon
23
Jun

SummerKeys Founder Takes the Stage

Bruce Potterton, founder and director of SummerKeys, A Music Vacation, will perform on piano on Wed. June 25 in Lubec.  He offers the second performance in the 23rd season of the Mary Potterton Memorial Concerts which honor his late mother.  Mr. Potterton is a pianist and teacher in the greater New York City area.

Mon
23
Jun

Shorter Festival Won’t Be Short on Events

By Jayna Smith

The 41 Annual International Homecoming Festival is set to take place August 7th to August 10th.  Despite the length being down to four days from ten as in recent years and a committee made up of only fewer than a handful, the festival promises to still be jammed packed with great events, most again on the Calais Riverfront.  

Mon
23
Jun

St. Croix Valley Raises Over $23,500 to Fight Cancer

The first lap of the Relay is the survivor lap. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Mon
23
Jun

Margaretta Days Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

By Ralph Ackley, Jr.

Margaretta Days chairperson Carlene Holmes readies the troops for the march up Main Street in Machias for the Margaretta Days parade. (Photo by Ralph Ackley).

Mon
23
Jun

Jill Hamilton 35th Anniversary

David Tozier, President/CEO presents Jill Hamilton with a certificate to commemorate her 35th Anniversary as Joe Moses, Executive VP/CFO looks on. (Submitted photo).

Mon
23
Jun

Planning Board Discusses Downtown Façade Plans

By Kaileigh Deacon

On Wednesday June 11 the Calais Planning Board held their meeting in Council Chambers. The meeting was to discuss the proposed plans made by the Engineer from Resurgence Engineering and Preservation for twelve of the buildings awarded grants through the Downtown Façade Grant Project. 

Mon
23
Jun

City Council Discusses Dangerous Buildings

By Kaileigh Deacon

The Calais City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on June 12 at the St. Croix No. 1 Firehouse. 

Mon
23
Jun

Phoenix Wireless Brings 4G LTE Service to Washington County

By Amy Jeanroy

Dropped calls, missed texts, internet going out endlessly; these are the issues that would keep businesses relying on cutting edge technology from considering a location in Washington County. 

Mon
23
Jun

Community Calendar

 JUNE 18: The Book Lovers’ Cafe at 10:30 a.m. at the Calais Free Library.

JUNE 18: The St. Croix Valley International Garden Club will meet at The Dam, Number 35, Route 1, Robbinston at noon. Garden Tea Party and guest speaker Sue Crawford.

Mon
23
Jun

Canadian Boat Builder Offers Full-Employment in Eastport, Maine

Millennium Marine USA has begun manufacturing composite boats in the old Guilford Mill building in this island city. Long neglected and vacant, the new business has breathed new life into the facility.

Mon
23
Jun

Free Summer Youth Cooking Classes

Upcoming free classes are offered for ages 3-18 this summer to encourage healthy eating habits by empowering youth in the kitchen.  

Mon
23
Jun

Cooper

Arline Flood

454-3347

Our great-grandson, Ryley Wheelock graduated from the eighth grade in a class of 73 at the Holbrook School last week. His grandparents from Calais, Paul and Marcia Wheelock, joined the rest of his extended family for the graduation. He will go to John Bapst in the fall. Congratulations to the class.

Mon
23
Jun

Annual Yard and Food Sale at the Charlotte Fire and Rescue Station

Summer begins again in Charlotte with the return of the annual Yard and Food Sale on Saturday, June 21st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Charlotte Fire and Rescue Auxiliary, at the Station on Ayers Junction Road (Rte. 214).  There will be a large variety of items in the yard sale -- dishes, furniture, books, children's toys, clothes etc.

Mon
23
Jun

Americorps Gives Opportunity to Fight Local Hunger

By Lura Jackson

Mon
23
Jun

Network Funds Regional Conservation Economy Study

The Down East Research and Education Network (DEREN) is pleased to announce that they are commissioning a study that looks at the economic impact of conservation in Down East Maine.

Mon
23
Jun

Bay of Fundy International Marathon

By Katherine Cassidy 

Mon
23
Jun

High School Baseball

Dragons Upset #1 Seeded Aroostook Valley

 

Mon
23
Jun

Calais Recreation Department Notes

Summer Day Camp

Mon
23
Jun

High School Ladys Softball

Calais Girls in E. Maine Final @ Brewer

 

Mon
23
Jun

MSB Announces Recipients for Scholarship

Machias Savings Bank is pleased to announce its recipients of the 2014 Machias Savings Bank High School Scholarship.  This year Machias Savings Bank awarded thirteen high school students who have plans to continue their education and who reside in Machias Savings Bank's market areas with a one-time $500 scholarship.

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