September 2014


Linda Baniszeski

As I write this on Monday, we are having a rather warm day.  But I understand from various weather channels that cold weather is on the way.  It is really odd to have warm and humid weather considering our first frost and morning wood fires were this past week.  Mike Johnson and others have also taken their boats out of the lake as summer ends. 

1868 Newspaper Found in Local Home

Vera Johnson holds up part of an issue of the New York Herald dating to August 1868. The newspaper and other fragments were recovered from the floor of the Johnson's kitchen, which is being redone. According to the construction team doing the renovation, there were four or five layers of floor to be removed, and the newspaper was found on the second one.

New Lioness President

Lioness Cheryl Gillis (center) was sworn in last week as the Calais Lioness Club's 2014-2015 President, accepting the reins from Lioness Marianne Moore.  Lion Dan Lacasse was present to assist in the induction of the new officers.  Cheryl was also awarded the prestigious Lioness of the Year Award, a recognition voted on by members of the Lioness Club.  (Photo by Jayna Smith).


Arline Flood


We don’t need the AC anymore! I went swimming with Louise and Marcia on September 5 in Meddybemps Lake and it was wonderful...and now it’s cold.

Ronnie drove to Bangor to pick Eric up from a flight from Arizona.


Kathy Mekelburg


There was no column last month because I was visiting my sister, nieces and grand niece in California. I hadn’t seen them in almost 12 years. It was hot and arid and water was restricted. It’s good to be back in Maine.