July 2014

Woodland Rec. Dept. News & Notes

29TH ANNUAL WOODLAND REC. DEPT. SUMMER DAY CAMP: The Woodland Rec. Dept. is proud to announce that the annual summer day camp will be back again this year for its 29th consecutive season. The camp will begin on Wed. June 25 at 9 am at the Woodland Elem. School. Children who have completed kindergarten through 7th grade are eligible to participate.


Linda Baniszeski

There has been a lot going on during my absence from Meddybemps. My husband Barry has been my able reporter and here is some of the news.


Sharon Frost



June 27th - New Moon. Plant flowering and fragrant plants during the waxing (between new and full) phase of the moon.

June 29th  - First day of Ramaden.

The Calais Legion graciously donated supplies to the St. Stephen Food Bank who were in dire need.

Festival Pageants

The Official Miss International TM Scholarship Pageant has been part of this celebration between Calais and St. Stephen for over 40 years. 

We will celebrate along with the festival our 41st year on Aug 6th  to kick off the festivities of the International Homecoming Festival  Aug 7th -Aug 10th.


July 11, 1957 – June 12, 2014

Michael passed away in Montgomery County, Maryland after bravely battling cancer with his family by his side.  He was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Bethesda, MD.  Eldest son of Dr. Donald and Kathryn Reynolds, he had eight siblings.

"Books for Kindergartners" Collecting Donations for Washington County Schools

By Lura Jackson

Brianna Jack, the 10-year old literary activist from Woodland, has organized a new fundraiser for the purpose of creating welcome bags for kindergartners in schools across Washington County. Each bag will contain a book from a Maine author as well as school supplies such as a pencil, eraser, and a book mark. 

Calais Police

Much of the past week has been spent investigating 911 hang-ups and well-being checks of individuals.  We are also actively investigating multiple burglary and theft complaints.

Drawing Course at the Cobscook Community Learning Center

The Cobscook Community Learning Center is offering a Drawing Course for beginner and intermediate levels with Dave Marsanskis on Tuesdays, July 8 - August 26, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Drawing with pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and inkwash, students will work on individual projects while learning composition, technique and the art of seeing. 


Kathy Mekelburg


Since summer officially arrived, it has been one spectacular day after another. People are out walking, bike riding and on their motorcycles. Too bad the mosquitoes have to put a damper on everything.

John K. Brooks is home recovering from a fall.


Elizabeth Mitchell

Friends of Princeton will be sponsoring a Princeton Flea Market Day on Sat. the 12th from 9-2:00 p.m.

The rain date is July 19th. Follow the signs on West St. If interested, call 796-2723 or pick up a registration form at the town office.

U.S. Cellular Builds New Cell Site In Lubec

 LUBEC, Maine (June 30, 2014) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) continues to invest in its network with a new cell site in Lubec. The site will bring new coverage South Trescott, Lubec, Cutler, Whiting, Eastport, Pembroke, Perry and Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point and is one of more than 380 sites U.S. Cellular has built across the state. The tower is built by U.S.