June 2014

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson


We always had dogs on the farm.  The first dog we had belonged to my sister.  His name was Laddie and he was a very good collie.  His only problem was that he took a dislike to my father’s alcoholic uncle, and though he did not go near the road for his usual routine, he would go to the road as soon as my great uncle staggered into view.  


 Baileyville – Barry Richard Dwelley, 73, passed away January 31, 2014 at Brooksville Regional Hospital in Florida.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm., Friday June 6th at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais.  A memorial service will begin at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7th at the funeral home with a committal to follow at Princeton Cemetery.

Maine Democratic Convention

Four Democratic candidates who want to represent Washington County residents in the Maine House and Senate attended the Maine Democratic Convention in Bangor May 30-31. Left to right, Robert Alley of Beals; Katherine Cassidy of Lubec; Senate candidate Anne Perry of Calais; and Oscar Emerson of Bradley (with Franklin, Beddington, Deblois and Wesley in House District 137). (Submitted photo).

PAWS Spring Fling Dinner – Great Fun for A Great Cause!

Looking for a fun-filled evening with family, friends and like-minded animal lovers?  On Saturday, June 7th, PAWS Brave Hearts is hosting its Spring Fling dinner and fundraiser at the St Croix Country Club.  This evening of entertainment will include a chicken and ribs barbeque buffet, cash bar, live music and both an auction and 50/50 raffle.

SummerKeys in Lubec

SummerKeys, with its music and parade of participants, begins its season of music programs, concerts and more for the 23rd consecutive year!  With pride we welcome back our talented and dedicated returning faculty, present new faculty members, Fran Berge, violin/viola, Alice St.

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Let’s get the plans going for the July 4th parade.  Will your float focus on family, history of the area, some of your own individuality, sharing the joy of “something” you have or how about a special -life style theme.  Parade forms at the cemetery and begins at 11:00.


Sharon Frost


Father’s Day always falls on the third Sunday in June. The first one was celebrated in 1910 in Spokane, Washington.


Linda Baniszeski

Belated happy birthday wishes to Ken Bogden who celebrated his on June 3 with his wife Sue.  She was mentioned in last weeks news item, but Ken was not mentioned.  It sounds like they had a great time celebrating their same day birthdays together!


Arline Flood


I have to start off this week’s news with the wonderful news that Sandy Lyon received a very good report on her condition from the medical appointment in Boston. She certainly appreciates all the good wishes and support that was given to her throughout tis ordeal over the last few months.


Dorothy Johnson

The weather was beautiful for the Woodland and Calais graduations on Saturday and Sunday.  The Dragons had good weather for their Project Graduation trip to Boston and they arrived back in Woodland on Monday ready to sleep for a bit. Thirty seniors were pictured in the 2014 yearbook.  

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard

Welcome back to the Dragon’s Den! This was a pretty important week at WHS- the annual commencement ceremony took place, along with the class night ceremony! So let’s get the ball rolling with this week’s Dragon’s Den. 


Cassie Oakes

Cassie Oakes Gold Medal Winner for Wheelchair Racing at the Summer Special Olympics in Orono 6/7/2014.

Tons of news has been pouring in and I love it!  Thanks to everyone who has given news items to my article so far and a kind and encouraging word!

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

Proud 8th grade graduates from left to right: Zack Lola, Serge Newell, Audrey Nicholas, Cailynn Plaisted, Nipon Sabattus, Lila Acheson, Arthur Nicholas, and Eyan Francis. (Photo by Donna Meader-York).

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.

As i See It

By Linda Baniszeski

 National, regional and local news stories are often dominated by individuals’ and communities’ demands upon government to “do something.”  Sadly, it is a forgotten fact that the government has not one cent to spend that they haven’t taken from someone else.