August 2017

Editor's Desk - Looking Forward Together

As the newly-appointed editor, it seemed appropriate to say ‘hello’ and briefly introduce myself. Many of you will recognize me already as I have been writing for the Calais Advertiser since 2013. In that time, I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with hundreds of community members around the St. Croix Valley in a journalistic capacity.

Letter to the Editor - The trails for adventure in Calais and St. Stephen line the St. Croix River

The trails for adventure in Calais and St. Stephen line the St. Croix River for us dwellers, neighbors and visitors to enjoy any season of the year. Whether on ski or snow shoe, on foot or bicycle, daily adventures await us.

Calais July Police Report

July 1: Russell Lucas, age 51, of Robbinston, Maine was charged with Operating Under the Influence.

July 3: Thomas Vanderbush, age 30, of Calais, Maine was charged with Criminal Trespass.

July 3: Nara Newell, age 38, of Calais, Maine was charged with Criminal Trespass.

Pet Corner

Ah, summer. We love getting out into the fresh air and enjoying lots of fun activities like hiking, bicycling, kayaking and swimming. But what about our canine kids? Where can we take them where they’ll be a welcome part of the travel & tourism scene in our beautiful Down East Maine?

East Coast River Relay

On Thursday, August 24th, the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance will be launching its 15-state, two-month East Coast River Relay with a ceremony with Passamaquoddy tribal leaders followed by a canoe regatta with the Schoodic Riverkeepers. The launch will take place at the Wabanaki Cultural Center in Calais. The public is invited to attend.

DECH Births


To Dylan and Bekah Lord of Lubec, Maine, a boy, Caleb Henry Lord, born on July 30, 2017, weighing 9lbs., 2 oz., 22 1/2 inches long.

To Amelia Slocum and Brent Drawz of East Machias, a girl, Zoey Victoria Drawz, born on July 30, 2017, weighing 7lbs., 5 oz., 20 inches long.

Maine Tribes Receive More Than $2.3 Million in Housing Grants

 U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Pleasant Point Reservation, and the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township received a total of $2,302,764 through the U.S.

Free Healthy Cooking Class in Calais and Eastport

Healthy Acadia, in partnership with the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, is excited to offer “Cooking Matters,” a free, six-session healthy cooking class series, in Calais and Eastport this fall. The series is specially designed for those struggling with a tight food budget while living with cancer. Classes are also great for those living with diabetes and chronic disease.

Music on the Green

Tuesday's Music on the Green was Saturday Night Rock Band sponsored by Yancy's Restaurant. Saturday Night Rock Band played a variety of covers of great rock songs that had the crowd rocking and singing along.  (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

Calais-Area Fall Baseball

The 12 to 14 year old group that makes up the Calais-area fall baseball team has been busy with team practices, including a team clinic last week at Sluggers Training Facility in Brewer.  There, the team received instruction from Dean Husted, who was drafted at the age of 19 and played Rookie Ball with the Montreal Expos, and Justin Crisafulli, who was drafted out of high sc