July 2014


Baileyville – Jeffrey Philip Gagner, 66, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his home in Baileyville.  Jeff was born in Princeton on June 24, 1948, son of Ernest and Lois (Shirley) Gagner.  He graduated from Woodland High School in Baileyville and attended the Music Conservatory in Bangor.  Jeff started his career in the paper mill with St.


Tucson, Arizona and Calais, Maine - Gail A. Campbell (NÉE Spurling of Eastport, Maine) was born to eternal life on June 27, 2014, at the age of 73. Gail graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1958. Beloved wife and high school sweetheart of Joseph R Campbell for 34 wonderful years. Dearest mother of Dana Parks, Corina Beach, and Nicole Beach.

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson


I received many comments about my sardine salad recipe last week.  I did not realize that so many did not like sardines…the sight, taste or smell of them.  I thought that since I was writing a sardine story, that a sardine recipe should follow.  Apparently, I was wrong.

Community Calendar

JULY 9: Public Baked Bean Supper - Charlotte Fire and Rescue Dept. - 1100 Ayers Junction Rd., Charlotte, ME (Rte. 214) - 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

JULY 9: Mary Potterton Memorial Concert at Lubec Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m. Featuring The Halycon Duo. Hosted by Lyon’s Market.

“Music on the Green” Concert is Tuesday in Calais

Next  “Music on the Green” concert is Tuesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., at Triangle Park in Calais.

On July 15, “Mike Levine Trio” will be performing Blues and Latin. It is being sponsored by International Buy and Sell Currency Exchange. The Cowgirl Up Petting Farm will be back with their animals, too.

Calais Police

I have met with the US Customs and Border Protection Port Director Richard Rowley who has advised that he and his people want to help us during this trying time. He advised that CBP would be willing to take over all finger printing that needs to be done in Calais.

Library news

The Calais Free Library invites children of all abilities to join this year's summer reading program, Fizz! Boom! Read!  The program will explore a variety of science-related topics through reading and related activities.  The program is free and the activities will happen as follows:

District Court

Daniel J. Allison of Charlotte, ME. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Fine $150.

Brandon A. Ampungan of Eastport, ME. Criminal tress. Dismissed. Criminal Mischief. Dismissed.

Coach Ed Leeman Retires

The Calais Blue Devils boys basketball program has been fortunate for 10-years having one of the states premier coaches in Ed Leeman. Starting as coach in 2004, Ed led his squads to State Championships in 2006, 2007, and 2009, and a State runner-up in 2008. Over the decade of coaching Ed’s teams amassed an incredible 176-wins versus only 28-loses.

NBHA State Finals

Hosted at Pembroke Fairgrounds

Kellie Tilton from Roque Bluffs was the 2014 State of Maine N.B.H.A. state runner-up completing the barrel course in 15.763-seconds on Jet’s Classy Cowgirl. (Photo by John Rogers).

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

The 19th Grand Lake Stream Folk Arts Festival is this weekend! Come and enjoy a wonderful event with a rich history of great food, creative crafts, educational exhibits, wonderful crafts and of course talented musicians. Hope to see you all there. 

25th Annual Maine Open Farm Day

Visit select Maine Farms this Sunday, July 27. All across the State of Maine, close to 90 family farms will open their doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Held each year, Open Farm Day is an opportunity for consumers to learn about Maine and Maine food producers and for farms to show the public their products.    

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson


The strawberries are done and farm life goes forward.  The hot days of July and August are often haymaking days so the focus of the farm workers turns to the haying process. This process also depends on all of the stars and the moon lining up in just the right way so the long chore may move to completion.