July 2017

Methodist Yard Sale

The Methodist Apartments Community Room was a busy place on Friday, July 7th as residents gathered to put on a large yard sale of their accumulated odds and ends, gently used clothing, and collection of pickled goods from the garden. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Letter to the Editor - As a retiree here in Maine, I am now completely disgusted and discouraged

As a retiree here in Maine, I am now completely disgusted and discouraged. All retirees should join me in the realization that your needs are being ignored by the state government. The state budget just passed does not include any of the proposed changes to the state income tax structure for retirees.

Letter to the Editor - After the "fun." July 5, 2017

After the "fun."  July 5, 2017.  Fireworks' debris just picked up on my morning beach walk. I'm sure there will be more flotsam as the waves wash more of the hour's long display's debris into the coves.  This , multiplied thousands of times on Maine's thousands of lakes and ponds, and we are talking about considerable amounts of debris pollution.

Music on the Green

Last week's Music on the Green was Jenny and the Country Gentlemen sponsored by the First. Jenny Penny, Jim O'Neil, John Viselli, and Alan Cook played a variety of music spanning several genres with something for everyone. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Upcoming performances:

Community Furniture Store Opens on Main Street

Photo: Offering community members a new place to acquire gently used furniture and appliances is the Calais Community Thrift Store Annex, located right next to State Cinemas. All proceeds from the store, which is run completely by volunteers, go back into the Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry and its associated programs. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Youth Sailing Camps Offered Again This Summer

The Passamaquoddy Yacht Club in partnership with Washington County Community College’s Outdoor Adventure Center is again offering a series of community sailing programs for youth and adults this summer.  “The programs we’ll be offering this summer are a continuation and enhancement of the youth sailing camps we have been offering in years past,” says sailing program


Baileyville – Linda Elaine Bohanon, 71, passed away at her home on July 9, 2017 with her family by her side.  Linda was born to Lindsay and Ruth (Burlock) Foss on May 15, 1946 in Princeton.  Above all, her pride and joy was her family.  She spent countless hours decorating her home for holidays, no matter which one, she loved to dec

Calais Little League 9-10-Year-Old All Stars District I Runners Up

Photo: Team members consist of (In Team Picture Back Row L to R) Isiah Nichols, Noah Collins, Oliver Clark, Kaeson Dana, Colby Moholland, Ayden Hatt, and Ryley Case.  Front Row L to R – Luke Morrell, Caleb Townsend, Frank Milano and Matthew O’Connell and Jack Downing (not pictured).  The team was coached by Tom Moholland, Ryan Case, Arnie Clark and Ja