July 2017

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Wed
05
Jul

Yankee Names Quoddy Bay Lobster Rolls No. 3 in Nation

Photo:  At Quoddy Bay Lobster, business is all in the family. From left: Brent Griffin, wife Sara Griffin, Jeff Griffin, Mike Griffin, Shelly Griffin, and Dale Griffin.  (Photo by Jessica Griffin-Brown).


Wed
05
Jul

Riding for a Voice Event Aims to Raise Sexual Assault Awareness

Photo: Supported by her mother, Robin Bouchard, and stepfather, John Bouchard, is Kayla Garriott (center), the primary founder and organizer of Riding for a Voice, an annual event to raise awareness of sexual assault. The event, now in its 6th year, will be held on July 22nd. (Facebook photo)

By Lura Jackson

Wed
05
Jul

PAWS Celebrates July Stars & Stripes Adoption Event

From July 1-31st, PAWS Brave Hearts is hosting a grand celebration of independence!  The Stars and Stripes adoption event will feature a fee of $17.76 for felines 1 year old and up, plus a donation of any size from the adoptive family.  The line-up of feline Stars and Stripes includes felines of all personalities, ages, and looks, and almost guarant

Wed
05
Jul

SPRING DAC ALL-STARS 3 of 4

Boys’ tennis All-stars for this year include: CHS, Christian Emery, Gavin Altvater; SHS, Brandon Grinnan; Shead, Sam Tracy, Matt Harris; and WHS, Gabe Hunnewell, Charles Newman.

Wed
05
Jul

SPRING DAC ALL-STARS 2 of 4

Softball All-stars for this year include: NHS, Lanie Perry, Madison Leighton, Kylee Joyce; CHS, Olivia Huckins, Faith Terrill, Kylie Donovan; Shead, Holly Preston, Katelyn Mitchell; WHS, Sophia McDonald, Sadie Smith; and J-B, Georgia Backman, Alexis Sprowl. Team Sportsmanship: Woodland High School.

Wed
05
Jul

SPRING DAC ALL-STARS 1 of 4

Girls’ tennis All-stars for this year include: CHS, Haley Donovan, Emily Doten, Marissa Mitchell; Shead, McKenzie Hanson, Madison Greenlaw; and WHS, Paige Fitch, Tannis Hawkins.

Wed
05
Jul

Downeast Salmon Federation Announces Effort to Restore Wild Salmon

Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) announced the formal launch of a $2.2 million fundraising effort to restore wild Atlantic salmon to Maine’s Downeast rivers. The launch will be celebrated at a community-wide event to be held August 3rd at DSF’s newly expanded Peter Gray Hatchery beginning at 4pm on Willow Street in East Machias.

Wed
05
Jul

Free Design Seminar at Algonquin Resort

Celebrity Interior Decorator, Jackie Morra will be providing a free, inspirational and informative design seminar at the historic Algonquin Resort in the charming, sea-side town of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick on July 14th, 2017 in support of the Rethink Breast Cancer.

Wed
05
Jul

The Halcyon Duo Once Again to Perform in Lubec

The Mary Potterton Memorial Concert on Wednesday July 12 at 7:30 P.M. presents The Halcyon Duo, comprised of Roberto Pace, piano and Eve Friedman, flute.  This husband and wife duo, residents of Philadelphia and Lubec, is noted for its stunning ensemble work, including the award-winning works of the duo's pianist.  The word “Halcyon” derives from the mythological bi

Wed
05
Jul

University of Maine at Machias Dean's List

The University of Maine at Machias recognized 231 students for achieving Dean's List honors in the spring 2017 semester. 

Addison: Erica Lynn Batson, Jamie Marie Bradley, Amber Rose Davis, Atrica Sue Emerson, Sarah Anne Lynch, Payton Lee Robbins

Wed
05
Jul

University of Maine Spring 2017 Dean's List

 

The University of Maine recognized 2,303 students for achieving Dean's List honors in the spring 2017 semester. Of the students who made the Dean's List, 1,727 are from Maine, 533 are from 29 other states and 43 are from 22 countries other than the U.S.

Wed
05
Jul

Town News for Calais, Baring, Meddybemps, Alexander School, Princeton, Grand Lake Stream, Alexander/Crawford

Calais

Sharon Frost

454-3339

 

A heritage service to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday was held on Sunday at the Presbyterian Church in St. George It is the oldest Church building in Canada.

Wed
05
Jul

Historical Society 1946

Wed
05
Jul

“Lettuce Turnip the Beet!” July 17-21 at Eastport Elementary School

 

Wed
05
Jul

Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Wed
05
Jul

MWPA Writing Workshop with 2017 MLA Winner in Washington County

Photo: Mira Ptacin

 

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) is excited to announce an upcoming workshop on writing a memoir at the Cobscook Community Center in Trescott.

Wed
05
Jul

Aren’t All Churches the Same?

 

By Rev. Dr. Mark Hatfield

Calais Congregational Church

calaiscong@myfairpoint.net

 

Definitely not. Here’s why. 

Wed
05
Jul

MARY K. PURDY

 Indian Township – Mary Kay Purdy, 35, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor following a brief battle with cancer.  Mary was born in Hinsdale, IL on September 28, 1981, daughter of George and Judy Purdy.

Wed
05
Jul

MICHAEL W. HINTON

Calais & Bangor – Michael W. Hinton, 68, died June 27, 2017 peacefully at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after a lengthy battle with renal disease. He was born Feb. 10, 1949 in Calais, the son of Harry A.and Marion L. (Tracy) Hinton.

Wed
05
Jul

WINTER DAC ALL-STARS 1 of 3

Girls’ Basketball All-stars for this year include: NHS, Lanie Perry, Madison Leighton, Kylee Joyce, Kayla Toppin; WHS, Jennie Cox, Sadie Smith, Brooke Russell; CHS, Lauren Cook, Olivia Huckins, Sydney Farrar; Shead, Holly Preston, Cassidy Wilder; SHS, Kayla Young; and J-B, Kaylee Ireland, Alexis Sprowl.  

Wed
05
Jul

WINTER DAC ALL-STARS 2 of 3

Cheerleading All-stars for this year include: WHS, Mackenzie Campbell, Halie Smith, Taylor Lane, Makayla Overlock; MHS, Ava Dray, Dani Vazquez, Taya Wood, Cam Leavitt, and Cross Country girls’ All-stars for this year include: J CHS, Kendra Parks, Payton Lozier, Mackenzie Bennett, Ivy McLellan.

Wed
05
Jul

WINTER DAC ALL-STARS 3 of 3

Boys’ Basketball All-stars for this year include: J-B, Isaiah Faulkingham, Ryan Alley, Adam Robinson; MHS, James Mersereau, Jacob Godfrey, Jordan Grant, John Massaad; NHS, Brettin Dinsmore, Cameron Rumery; WHS, Drew Hayward, Riley Russell; CHS, Addison Coty, Brandon Gillespie; and Shead, Matt Harris.

Wed
05
Jul

Senator Collins’ Statement Commemorating the Fourth of July

 

U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued the following statement:

Wed
05
Jul

City Council Approves 2017/2018 Budget

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Wed
05
Jul

Smoothing the Riverwalk

Smoothing out the Riverwalk just behind the International Motel is Ken Thomas. Fresh red dirt was applied to the the first section of the public trail to rehabilitate the surface from the runoff this spring. (Photo by Lura Jackson)

Fri
14
Jul

Irish Award Winning Super-Group “Runa” Returns To Calais!

Calais Celtic Concerts will once again present the hugely popular Irish Celtic Group, RUNA, at the Calais High School on Friday July 14th, at 7:00 PM US, 8:00 PM Canadian time. They were one of our biggest shows last summer and we expect an even bigger audience this year.

Fri
14
Jul

Eastport 4th of July Celebration

 

Fri
14
Jul

Land Transfers by Deed June 23, 2107 through June 30, 2017

(continued from last week)

Fri
14
Jul

Father and Son Arrested in Princeton Home Invasion

On 07/10/2017 at about 11:33 am the Washington County RCC received a 911 call from a caller stating that there was a home invasion at 29 Mill Street in Princeton. The caller advised that the home owner Rodney Fitch 50 was bleeding from the head and that he was attempting to control bleeding. The caller further stated that a man had entered Mr. Fitch’s home and assaulted him.

Fri
14
Jul

History of Local Healthcare Illuminates Progression of Changes

Photo: Dr. Miner's hospital on Church Street modernized healthcare in the St. Croix Valley when it was built in 1917. The hospital was used to treat patients for decades until it was moved in 1954 to the Palmer Street location. 

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