August 2016


Cassie Oakes


SUNRISE COVE by Tom Brennan.  This painting is of two sisters sharing a beach chair watching the sun rise. The Calais Advertiser would like to thank Tom Brennan for submitting his artwork for the paper.

Scottish Super Group “Dallahan” in Calais on their Extended US Tour!

Calais Celtic Concerts will present Scottish super group Dallahan at the Calais High School, in Calais, on Friday August 12th. The group performed at the W.C.C.C., last year to a packed audience, and were one of the highlights of the CCC Series last summer. Showtime will be at 7:00 PM US/ 8:00 PM Canadian time.


Linda Baniszeski

Special Happy Birthday recognition is due to Bill Gordon as he has turned 90 years old.  He has had a lakeside property in Meddybemps for many years.  His family celebrated with him during this past weekend.  Blessings to Bill.

Sound System Success

The second and last Bose sound system arrived in Calais on Thursday, August 4th, just in time for the International Festival. While one system was being used on the Green for the CDRC chair affair auction, the other was employed on the Wabanaki Waterfront for aspiring young musicians.


Cassie Oakes

Congratulations to Carly Davis.  She just received word that she will be interning at the main Wildlife Park in Gray, Maine one day a week while attending Unity College and playing soccer for them.  Carly is the daughter of Karen and Jim Davis of Alexander.


Sharon Frost


There will be a CRH Golf Tournament at St. Croix Country Club on Friday, August 19th at 1 p.m. Register at 454-8875.  

Mural Dedication


Len Hansen (Far Right) addresses the crowd at the dedication of the mural on the side of the Calais Community Thrift Store. The newly finished greenspace now includes a stone walking path and rock wall. The new plaque shares the history of the Rose Standish. (Photo by Amy Jeanroy).

Candy Toss


The International Festival Candy Toss is a community favorite. The kids wait expectantly as handfuls of candy are tossed down.  (Photo by Amy Jeanroy).


Kathy Mekelburg


It is with sorrow that I report that my oldest dog, Barry, died on August 4th after a year long battle with cancer. He was 13-1/2. This leaves only Bob and Beulah.