August 2014

Community Calendar

AUGUST 21: Calais United Methodist Church Supper at 5:00 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, pies, tea & coffee. 849 Main Street, Calais.

AUGUST 21: Let’s Go To The Hop with DJ Dave at the St. Croix Country Club from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $5 a person.

Downeast Border Riders Game Show

Elexis DuBose rides Freedom to a first place finish in the single poles. (Photo by John Rogers).

A beautiful day of horse events were provided by Downeast Border Riders. Riders and horses from the area competed in three age groups in four different events. The results from the day long competition at Pembroke Fairgrounds follow below:

Moosehorn NWR Closes Roads

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge has closed Goodall Heath, Vose Pond and Ice House Roadsin Baring Maine for roadside maintenance. Trees are currently overhanging the road from this past winter’s ice storm and must be removed before the fall Auto Tour Route can be opened to the public.

District Court

Ryan M. Brown of Baileyville, ME. Disorderly conduct, offensive words, gestures. Washington County Jail 48 hours. Stayed 8/2/14.

Shawn M. Cushing of Pembroke, ME. Operating under the influence. Fine $500. License suspended 90 days.

SummerKeys' Memorial Concerts

SummerKeys welcomes the return of pianist, Mira Gill to the Lubec stage.  Ms. Gill will perform a solo piano concert on Wednesday August 13 at 7:30 P.M.  Music featured will be works of Scarlatti, Clementi, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Lyapunov and Scriabin.  

Hosted by: Love's Kitchen/Twilight Therapeutics (vegan)

Alewife Restoration Program Begins on International St. Croix River

The Atlantic Salmon  Federation  (ASF)  is tracking fish from the sea to inland spawning sites in the St. Croix River this summer, in the first phase of a new international restoration project.  The findings will help to document the first return of sea-run alewife and closely-related blueback herring to the upper St.


Sharon Frost


It’s National Smile week.

The Money Saver staff did a wonderful job last week listing all the events on both sides of the border.

Prayers for Joanne Spinney, Bunny and Betty O’Brien who have all undergone surgery but things are looking up also Gregg Carter.

Shape-Note Singing School - “American Hymns 1700 to 1850

On Saturday afternoon, August 9th, the Pembroke Historical Society will present Shape-Note Singing, an American music form originating in Colonial New England that is rapidly gaining a following in Washington County through a series of old-time singing schools led by Kris Paprocki, of Pembroke, a recent Music Education graduate of the University of Maine at


Elizabeth Mitchell

Save the date and time for Princeton’s Summer Festival on Saturday, August 16 at the West Street Ball field (rain date is August 23). Admission is free. 

Music on the Green

 “Music on the Green” series continues with two performances next week. On Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m, Dana and Susan Robinson will be playing American Folk and are being sponsored by The Calais Advertiser. That Friday, on Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a special presentation by Kids in Concert.


 Alexander & Crawford – Hilda Jean (Morang) Lord, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully on August 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Calais on June 2, 1933, the daughter of the late Gene and Ida (Lakin) Morang.