September 2014

Washington County Community Café and Meals on Wheels for September

Wed, September 3rd: Braised pork with sage gravy, squash, riviera vegetable blend, wheat roll, dessert. 

Thurs, September 4th: Meatloaf with creamy onion gravy, spinach mashed potato, wheat roll, dessert. 

Fri, September 5th: Moroccan vegetable stew, green beans, wheat roll, dessert. 

DECH Births

To Ambrosia Ross (Amber) and Houston Ross of Eastport. A boy, Paul Anthony Ross born on August 28, 2014 weighing 6lbs., 14oz, 18.5 inches long.

To Joshua and Monica Smith of Machias, a boy Gabriel Joshua Smith born on August 26, 2014 weighing 6lbs., 20 inches long.

CPD’s First Bikers Against Bullying Receives Great Support

By Jayna Smith

Ms. International Homecoming Festival Rebekah Cox, USA National Teen Miss Maine Laurel Cook, USA National Teen Miss Downeast Maine Crystal Annis, and Little Miss Eastern Maine Andie Lovejoy talk with CPD's Chris Scott about their anti-bullying campaign before Sunday's Bikers Against Bullying ride. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

“Junk in the Trunk”

If you’re interested in getting rid of some unwanted stuff, the “Junk in the Trunk” yard sale event is for you! On Saturday, Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. to noon (rain or shine), two parking lots on Main Street (between F. A. Peabody and The Bank of Maine) are available for selling stuff out of a trunk, van, or pick-up truck bed.


 Calais – Floyd Louis Coons, 66, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014.  Floyd was born in Calais on December 20, 1947, son of the late Floyd and Phyllis (McGraw) Coons.  He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1966, and worked at Ware Knitters in Calais until starting his career with Georgia Pacific.

Beckett Center News

Drew Greenlaw from Eastport, Maine capped off a great points season with a second place finish at Speedway 660 on Saturday night. The finish moved him up to 4th in drivers standings out of 27 drivers and it also won him the Rookie of The Year title in the Late Model Sportsman class.


Dorothy Johnson

Retraction: Matthew Smith does not have a job at the mill.  I was so excited to have a smart young man and his family moving to Woodland instead of from Woodland, I got ahead of myself. I apologize for my mistake.


Sharon Frost


Summer vacation is coming to an end. New teachers, new friends - first bus ride for some. Happy first day of school to all the kids!

Carl (Bud) and Natalia Mahar celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family reunion over the weekend. Congratulations.


 Princeton – Ruth Mae McLellan, 83, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at a Bangor hospital.  Ruth was born in Baileyville on January 27, 1931, daughter of the late Robert and Harriet (Wilkins) Barter.  After graduating from Woodland High School she became employed with St. Croix Paper Co. Forestry Division in Calais.


Zephyrhills, Florida – Chloris I. Farley Calder, 80, died June 23, 2014, losing her brave battle with cancer. She was born in Calais, Maine on December 22, 1933, the only child of the late Freemont and Maxine Farley. She grew up, married and raised her family in Princeton, Maine. She was a member of the Princeton Congregational Church.

Community Calendar

AUGUST 27: The Cooper Community Center baked bean supper to benefit the Cooper Volunteer Fire Department has been POSTPONED until further notice.

AUGUST 29: “Junk in the Trunk”, yard sale from trunk of vehicle. Main St. parking lots. RSVP 454-0573. Sponsored by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition.

AUGUST 30: East Wind Gospel Singers at Baring Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m.