October 2014

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Sat
18
Oct

Community Organizations Coordinate to Bring Black Magic Saturday

By Jayna Smith

Sat
18
Oct

Young Students Prepare to Create School Newspaper

By Jayna Smith

Miss Dean's fifth grade class at WES are eager to begin a school newspaper.  (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Sat
18
Oct

Groundbreaking For St. Croix Tissue Operations

Governor LePage, right, addresses a crowd gathered in Baileyville at the ground breaking ceremony of Woodland Pulp's LLC and St. Croix Tissue Paper company Friday morning.  At LePage's left is the CEO of Woodland Pulp LLC, A.K. Agarwal.  (Photo by Ralph Ackley)

Mon
27
Oct

LOIS E. STIMSON

Baileyville – Lois Elaine Stimson, 84, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Calais Regional Hospital.  Lois was born in Kingfield on June 28, 1930, daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Hannington) Scott.  She attended school in Woodland and in the 1960’s became a CNA.

Mon
27
Oct

CHARLES E. PRESTON

Dennysville and Orange Lake

Charles Elliott Preston, 66, passed away October 18, 2014 at his home in the arms of his loving wife.  He was born in Lubec, June 18, 1948, the son of Frank and Ethlyn (Bryant) Preston.

Mon
27
Oct

Eastern Maine Electric Warns of Phone Scam

Numerous local businesses told Eastern Maine Electric they received a fraudulent collection call Friday from someone claiming to be the local electric utility.

Mon
27
Oct

Stan Sluzenski Named Teacher of the Year

By Kaileigh Deacon

Mr. Sluzenski was named the Technical & Career Education Teacher of the year for 2013-2014. He is the Building Trades Instructor at the St. Croix Regional Technical Center. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Mon
27
Oct

Calais Bookshop November 12 Reading Group

 Calais Bookshop has selected “A Wild Sheep Chase” by Haruki Murakami, for its next reading group on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Mon
27
Oct

Calais Masonic Hall Holds Open House

By Lura Jackson

The massive ceremonial room of the Calais Masonic Hall appears nearly identical to its original 1918 incarnation. The hall is utilized by six different orders of the St. Croix Masonic Association. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Mon
27
Oct

AP English Class to Host Veterans Assembly

By Kaileigh Deacon

Mrs. Ellis' AP English Class. Back (l-r) Brooke Smith, Felicia Moholland, Jackson Greenlaw, and Perry Amos. Front (l-r) Mayez Travis, Jake Skriletz, and Dominic Gayton. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Mon
27
Oct

Baileyville Talent Show Winners

Left to Right are, 3rd Place Winners for a tap trio Madison, Sophie, and Laurie from Calais, 2nd Place Winner Singer Rachael from St. Stephen ,and first place winners are dancers Rachael and Nick from St. Stephen. Lauren Cook Miss USA National Teen Maine, Brianna Jack Miss USA National Pre Teen Maine and Eliza Jack Miss USA National Princess Maine. (Photo submitted by Billie Jo Jack).

Mon
27
Oct

Survivor of Domestic Violence Speaks Out

By Jayna Smith

Mon
27
Oct

“Meet Your Candidates” Night is Set for Oct. 28 at WCCC

Candidates for Calais City Council and Mayor will have the opportunity to speak and discuss issues important to Calais citizens at a public forum at Washington County Community College (WCCC) on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Mon
27
Oct

Moosehorn Opens To Furbearer Trapping

Refuge Manager Bill Kolodnicki has announced that the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge will be open to furbearer trapping again this year.   Permits for each of the Refuge’s three furbearer trapping units will be awarded on a bid basis.

Mon
27
Oct

Fairpoint Employees on Strike

By Jayna Smith

Fairpoint Communications employees went on strike last Friday after months of failed contract negotiations between the company and union leaders.  Four workers make up those who report in Calais and who continue to picket at their Church Street location. (By Jayna Smith).

Mon
27
Oct

Wreaths for Hope Aims to Rally Mainers Against Cancer

By Lura Jackson

Artie Mingo holds up two Wreaths for Hope in front of his family's wreath-making facility in Calais. Each sale of a Wreath for Hope contributes funds to an account dedicated to transportation assistance for cancer patients in Washington County. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Fri
31
Oct

Area Students Enroll at Colby College

Area students enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall. Before classes began, each student took part in an orientation that included an introduction to Colby's rigorous academics, rich cultural life, and community involvement opportunities as well as a three-day outdoor excursion.

Fri
31
Oct

Woodland High School

Heather Baker

The Woodland Dragons have roared to life once again for another school year!

Fri
31
Oct

Princeton

Elizabeth Mitchell

Seated is Selectman Jim Davies, Selectman Scott Carle is presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Ali Wheaton. Kadance Ward and Maeryn Mercier are waiting for their friend. (Submitted photo).

Fri
31
Oct

Beckett Center News

Monday was Columbus Day, so many folks in the community did not have to work, but the Beckett did have program. Some took a walk and others did computer time.

Tuesday many went to horses for the last time this year.  

Wednesday a few went shopping in Canada. The ones who stayed back played Bingo, Yahtzee and cards.

Mon
27
Oct

CES Students Raise Money for Turkey-A-Thon

By Jayna Smith 

The 10th Annual Turkey-A-Thon was held last Friday, bringing in over $27,000—or 2264 turkeys.  The turkeys will be distributed by food pantries all across Washington County. 

Mon
27
Oct

Local Group Works to Restore Historic Bell

By Lura Jackson

Mon
27
Oct

Labor of Love Nutrition Center Free & Fun Family Activities

Drop-ins welcome!

For more info call 853-0812 or email:   laboroflovekitchen@gmail.com

Made possible through GEECA (Greater Eastport Ecumenical Churches Association)

-Victory Garden Gatherings

Every Monday 9:00 am

Mon
27
Oct

Statement by LePage on Maine’s Preparedness Regarding Communicable Diseases

Governor Paul R. LePage has issued a statement regarding the state’s monitoring and response systems for communicable diseases.

Mon
27
Oct

St. Croix Regional Family Health Center Earns National Recognition For Patient-Centred Care.

NCQA - Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize enhanced care though patient-clinician partnership

Mon
27
Oct

Weekly Report Washington County Sheriff's Office

10/01/14 – 10/04/14 

Mon
27
Oct

High School Boys Soccer

At Southern Aroostook the hosts powered past Woodland 13-1.

In Lee the Pandas earned a 4-0 shutout over the visiting Calais Blue Devils.

Mon
27
Oct

Girls Soccer

At Lee Academy the Lady Blue Devils fell behind 2-0 early, but the tallies by McVicar and Smith tied the game early in the second half. With 14:28 remaining the Lady Pandas Kim Smith hit the winning tally giving Lee a 3-2 victory. 

Mon
27
Oct

Axiom Education & Training Center to Host Sign-Ups

The Axiom Education & Training Center will be holding intake hours to set students up for adult education services. This includes intake for high school diploma, HiSET (formerly GED), College Transitions program and Adult Basic Education services for all sites throughout the county. 

Mon
27
Oct

Calais High School

Dominic Gayton

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