June 2014

Moosehorn Fishing Derby was Fun for All

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Cobscook Bay State Park held their 17th annual Children’s Fishing Derby on June 14.  The derby is a free event open to children up to age 16 that is held every year the day before Father’s Day at the state park headquarters pond in Edmunds.  Fifty-nine children aged 1-16 competed in the event this year.

Maine State Troopers

By Amy Jeanroy

(Photo Maine State Police Facebook). 

About twenty-four Maine State Troopers traveled to Canada last week with other American police officers to pay their respects to their fallen Canadian Brothers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Steve McCausland, public relations director of the Maine State Police, said:

Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert Series 2014

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) Spring 2014 Concert Series will begin on Friday, June 13th and continue through Sunday, June 15th.  This ambitious, exciting program features Scott Burditt, Principal French Horn player for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3.

Quinn Sluzenski Valedictorian

Quinn Sluzenski is the daughter of Stan and Anne Sluzenski of Charlotte, ME.   She has been very active during her four years of high school in both her school and community.  She is the captain of the Academic Decathlon team and was the team’s high scorer all four years she has been on the team, earning a total of 19 individual medals.

Woodland Rec. Dept. 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.

Community Calendar

JUNE 7: Haiku poetry workshop with Catherine J. S. Lee at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St., beginning at 3 p.m. FMI call 454-1110. 

JUNE 8: Breakfast – Baileyville Odd Fellows’ Hall from 7:00 a.m. to  9:30 am.

WCCOG Receives Funding for Assessment & Cleanup of Brownfield Site

 Congressman Mike Michaud announced this morning $1.8 million in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directed at a number of brownfield sites across Maine. The funding covers assessment and planning for future use of brownfield sites, as well as cleanup of sites. Regions across the district receiving the EPA funding are:


I had a great day for doing the Bird-a-thon on May 12, 2014. The weather conditions on the day before and clear skies during the night helped birds migrate. This caused what birders refer to as “a wave.” Early in the morning at my feeding station and on the logging road near my home in Cooper, I saw and heard within a quarter mile, 47 species of birds.


Brad Phillips

The Mission: Calais Church of God

Jesus take the wheel! Take it from my hands; Cause I can't do this on my own

I'm letting go; so give me one more chance. Save me from this road I'm on


The volunteer work crew work on the Princeton Library. (Photo submitted by Elizabeth Mitchell).

The first Farmers’ Market had super weather for the several vendors and afternoon shoppers last Thursday.

The seedling sale will again be offered this Thursday, June 5th from 3:30 to 6pm at the ball field on West Street.


Dorothy Johnson

Finally, boating, fishing, farming weather is here. Apple blossoms and other seasonal plants are beautifying the lawns and roadside.