October 2016

Alexander Craft Fair

B.J. Wallace was at the Alexander Craft Fair on Saturday with her Betty Jean Bags. Betty Jean Bags are handmade bags of all shapes, sizes and colors made by B.J.. The bags are made already or can be custom made. For more information you can check out the Betty Jean Bags Facebook Page. 


Sharon Frost



New Moon - Sunday

Halloween: Monday 31st.

Pumpkins stored properly at 50 degrees to 55 degrees can last up to 2 months.

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough


I stated my day off by voting early. The choices for me were simple at the local, state and national level. Now I can click the mute button and not listen to any more election info. My civic duty is complete.


Cassie Oakes


Halloween is right around the corner, I’d like to remind folks out driving to be extra careful as there will be little ghouls and goblins out trick or treating.  Kids make sure you can see through your masks and don’t eat any candy that you haven’t shown Mom and Dad first.   

Day of Jazz to Rev Up Eastport Music Students’ Semester

Eastport students will spend a day of learning all about the culture of jazz on Friday, October 7 through Eastport Arts Center, which has received a $1,000 Arts and Humanities grant award titled “Improvisation Plus: Jazzing It Up In Eastport” from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council. The University of Maine at Orono’s Jazz Sextet with director Dr.

Potatoes, Apples and Cider: Maine foods for October

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Visit extension.umaine.edu to order or download bulletins to fit the season, including October favorites such as "Let’s Preserve: Apples", "Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Potatoes" and "Safe Home Cider Making".

Ireland’s Outside Track, to play at Calais Celtic Concerts

Calais Celtic Concerts will present the Internationally acclaimed Celtic Super group, The Outside Track, at the Calais High School, in Calais, ME., on Saturday October 8th, at 7:00 PM US/ 8:00 PM Canadian time. The doors will open at 6:00 PM. This will be one of our Biggest Shows of the Year!


Cassie Oakes


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