July 2014

USDA Rural Development Announces Investments in Maine’s Rural and Tribal Community Infrastructure

Communities Impacted Include: Passamaquoddy Tribe, Greenville, Dover-Foxcroft, and West Paris

 USDA Rural Development State Director Virginia Manuel has announced $251,000 to assist three essential community facilities and one tribal business venture in Maine.

IFW to Hold Public Hearing in Princeton

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will hold public hearings on the proposed regulation changes to the upcoming open water and ice fishing seasons. These regulation changes are necessary to provide for the effective management of Maine’s inland fisheries, and to enhance fishing opportunity throughout the state.

Bridge to Academic Success

CALAIS _ Washington County Community College is offering two one-week development programs to help WCCC students boost their skills in preparation for college work.

The Bridge to Academic Success program is free through the Student Success Scholarships program provided by the Maine Community College System.

Quinn Sluzenski of Charlotte Wins National Award in Prepared Speech

Kansas City, Mo., June 27, 2014-- Quinn Sluzenski, a student at St. Croix Regional Technical Center and Calais High School, was awarded the Bronze Medal in Prepared Speech at the annual National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships.  The competition was held at H.

International High School Exchange Students Seeking Host Families in Calais

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Calais for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

Music on the Green” Concert

Next  “Music on the Green” concert is Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m., at Triangle Park in Calais.

“O’Mcrelli” will be playing contemporary folk. It is being sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

 The following week, on July 29, Steve Erwin will be playing jazz. His performance is sponsored by Boston Shoe Store and F. A. Peabody Insurance.

Maine Audubon’s Annual Loon Count Takes Place this Saturday, July 19

Statewide - Since 1983, volunteers across the state have visited their local lakes and ponds the third Saturday in July with a pair of binoculars and a shared passion – protecting the Maine loon and its habitat. The annual Maine Audubon Loon Count takes place at 7 am on Saturday, July 19.

Community Calendar

JULY 16: Mary Potterton Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Lubec Congregational Church. Free. Featuring Ken Hewitt, Jazz piano stylings. Hosted by Water Street Tavern.

JULY 17: Calais United Methodist Church Supper at 5:00 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, pies, rolls, tea & coffee.

Beckett Center News

During the week of the 4th of July, the Beckett Center Participants and Staff have partaken in several fun activities.  Some have enjoyed swimming at Keene’s Lake, fishing at the Robbinston Boat Landing and heading to Eastport in celebration of 4th of July.


Dorothy Johnson

We residents of the St. Croix Valley have been blessed with another great weekend.  The sun was warm with little humidity and everyone was out in boats, four-wheelers and motorcycles.  These great days remind us of why we live in Maine.