July 2014

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Mon
28
Jul

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean

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Mon
28
Jul

Calais

Sharon Frost

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July 26th - new moon

July 27th - Honor Veterans, Fly the Flag. National Korean War, Vietnam, Armistice Day.

The Downeast Boys performed at Second Baptist Church last Thursday to a full house. A lovely lunch was served.

Mon
28
Jul

Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

This week’s birthday wishes go to:  Dawn Winchester and Mindy Smith Brown who celebrate theirs on July 24, Arnold Corning - 26; Kathy Bell - 27; Dick Bell - 28, and Florence “Boots” Johnson on the 30th.  

Mon
28
Jul

The Blueberries are Ripe at Moosehorn

Refuge Manager Bill Kolodnicki encourages the public to take advantage of recreational opportunities available at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge this summer.  Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors in Maine and to truly appreciate our natural resources.

Tue
22
Jul

Helen’s Destroyed by Fire

By Ruth Leubecker

Photo by  Phil Roberts

Tue
22
Jul

WCCC Golf Tournament

(Photo submitted by Diana Graettinger).

CALAIS _ More than 120 golfers swung their clubs for education Saturday during the 13th annual Washington County Community College Direct-to-Student Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament held at the St. Croix County Club. 

Wed
16
Jul

Cooper

Arline Flood

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Sat
05
Jul

CALAIS LADY BLUE DEVILS EASTERN MAINE CLASS C CHAMPIONS

Pictured is the Calais Lady Blue Devils, the 2014 Eastern Maine Class C Champions. Team members include front l-r: Jasmine Ross, Rachel Candelmo, Paige Gillespie, Kate Cundiff, Emily Reynolds, Malorie Black, and Jordan Hatch.

Sat
05
Jul

Jon Speed Receives Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

On Friday, June 20th Calais Rotarian Pam Bridges presented a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition to deserving recipient Jon Speed. Jon is the Director of Greenland Point Center located in Princeton, ME on Long Lake. Greenland Point Center is open year-round and provides opportunities for environmental and outdoor education.

Sat
05
Jul

“Radio Hams” Public Demo of Emergency Communications

Alexander, Maine – Your Area “hams” will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities.  When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications.

Sat
05
Jul

Tick Season Means Tick Safety

By Amy Jeanroy

 

Sat
05
Jul

Community Calendar

JUNE 25: Mary Potterton Memorial Concert at Lubec Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Bruce Potterton on piano.

JUNE 25: Wednesday Morning knitters at 10:30 a.m. at the Calais Free Library.

JUNE 26: The Last Great Walk - Book Discussion with Wayne Curtis at GLS Historical Society on Milford Road, GLS at 7:00 p.m.

Sat
05
Jul

Summer Gardening

By Amy Jeanroy

With the heat of summer approaching, now is the time to plan for long, hot days and adding more fertilizer to support the herbs for the last part of the growing season. If you make a simple manure tea or use a fish emulsion, you can increase your herb production right when the plants seem to need the extra boost.

Sat
05
Jul

Michaud, Members of Veterans’ Affairs Committee Send American Flag to Bagram AB in Afghanistan

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud joined Chairman Jeff Miller and other members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on the U.S. Capitol steps yesterday to send an American flag to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Bagram is the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The flag will hang outside of the base’s ER/Trauma area.

Sat
05
Jul

Tooth Ferry Receives Grant 11th Birthday

WCCP’s Tooth Ferry, known as Maine’s first dental truck, received support to provide preventive oral health services thanks to Northeast Delta Dental. The Tooth Ferry visits 800 children each year throughout Washington County, pictured here just celebrated its eleventh birthday.  (Photo courtesy WCCP).

Sat
05
Jul

July 4th Independence Day and Old Home Week Celebration 1776 • Eastport, Maine • 2014

Each Day:

10AM-4PM: Exhibition. Paintings: Permanent Collection in Contest (through July 20th). Tides Institute & Museum of Art. July artist in residence Megan Singleton working at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street.

Sat
05
Jul

Grand Lake Stream 4th of July Celebration

8AM-10AM: Breakfast served at the Town Office Building

8AM: Celebration Service at the Guides Wharf - Rev. Raymond Morse

8AM-9AM: Register for the Grand Lake Stream Race. T-shirts for all entries. Run or walk! Start at Big Lake Landing to the Park (3 miles). Transportation to Big Lake Landing available.

Sat
05
Jul

Calais Lady Blue Devils Win Eastern Maine

Lose 1-0 State Thriller to Madison

Sat
05
Jul

Eastport to Reenact British Invasion of 1814

By Lura Jackson

Sat
05
Jul

2014 Spring Birding Festival Takes Off

Atlantic Puffin spotted on a trip to Machias Seal Island. (Photo by Chris Bartlett).

Sat
05
Jul

Public Works Battles Shortage of Staff and Bad Weather

By Kaileigh Deacon

On June 20, Debbie Ashley officially opened The International Buy and Sell.  They have just moved to this new location at 262 North Street, where the laundromat used to be. (Photo by Manuel Santiago). 

Sat
05
Jul

New Arbor Downtown

By Jayna Smith

Sat
05
Jul

Calais School Committee

By Kaileigh Deacon

The Calais School Committee held its last meeting before school let out for the summer on June 17 in the Calais Middle/High School Library. 

Sat
05
Jul

Calais Free Library Gallery Features Art Exhibit by John Foley

By Lura Jackson

Artist John Foley has a new exhibit showcasing local scenes of natural beauty, now on display in the Gallery of the Calais Free Library. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Sat
05
Jul

Charles “Tom” McHugh Receives Distinguished Service Award

Loring W. Pratt Distinguished Service Award

Sat
05
Jul

Unobskey Professional Building to Receive Historical Restoration

By Lura Jackson

Sat
05
Jul

Fireworks Safety is Key to Holiday Fun

By Amy Jeanroy

Although Memorial Day signals summer's arrival, for most of us, the true summer kickoff is 4th of July. It is a time for picnics, barbecue grills, poolside parties and of course, fireworks. 

Sat
05
Jul

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

Next  “Music on the Green” is Tuesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m., at Triangle Park in Calais.

“What the Funk” is featured and will be bringing along some special guests. They will be playing a Fierce Funkitude interwoven with chillaxed grooves by soulful spirits and is being sponsored by Calais Motor Inn.       

Sat
05
Jul

Spray Sunscreen Warning

By Amy Jeanroy

Sun safety is important for all of us no matter how much time is spent outside, and our children are especially vulnerable as they increase their daily sun exposure during summer vacation. 

Sat
05
Jul

The Bold Coast Scenic Byway is Seeking Local Artwork

The Bold Coast Scenic Byway is a 125-mile designated driving route extending from Milbridge eastward along the coast to Lubec, then scooping around Cobscook Bay to Eastport--although the Bold Coast region includes many other communities not directly situated on the byway route.  

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