November 2017

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Fri
24
Nov

Down East Credit Union Warms Hands and Hearts of Calais Boy Scouts

Thanks to the generous efforts of Down East Credit Union team members and membership, 40 Calais Boy Scouts of all ages will have a warmer hall for meetings this winter. This summer and fall, DECU team members hosted a car wash, company dress down days, bottle drives, and collected donations from local businesses and membership.

Sun
19
Nov

Businesses and Volunteers Honored at Chamber Event

The 2017 annual event of the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce was held on November 9th at the newly remodeled Armory in Calais. The event, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, had a theme of “A Night at the Oscars,” setting the stage for a glamorous evening attended by close to 100 chamber members.

Sun
19
Nov

Editor's Desk - A True Measuring of Wealth

It seems like only last week when we were enjoying warm temperatures and easy strolls down the street, but, in true Maine fashion, cold weather has snowballed upon us. Happily, with the cold weather comes the holiday season, a time when the community traditionally rallies to ensure that as many people are comfortable and cared for as possible.

Sun
19
Nov

Letter to the Editor - On Devil’s Head Conservation area in Calais

On Devil’s Head Conservation area in Calais:

The Friends of Devil’s Head have nearly completed a second season of planning and wrapping up many projects with significant cooperation and help from the City of Calais and community members. We must continue, however, without our leader, Brand Livingstone, who is dealing with health issues in New Hampshire.

Sun
19
Nov

Letter to the Editor - We need honest information from an honest lawmaker

 As of Thursday, Nov. 9, neither of Bruce Poliquin’s workers in his D.C. or his Bangor office knew what Poliquin’s position on the estate tax is.

Sun
19
Nov

Aging Gracefully: The Importance of Home Care and Hospice

 It’s no secret that Maine is one of the oldest states in the nation. Obviously this age has many benefits – say, wisdom – but it’s also true that an aging population brings medical and logistical challenges.

Sun
19
Nov

Nutcracker to be Performed at UMM

 

The Robinson Ballet Company of Bangor will bring Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to Downeast Maine with a pair of performances on Saturday, November 18 at the University of Maine at Machias.  Performances will stage at the university’s Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Sun
19
Nov

Dunkin Donuts Collecting Food for Local Families

By Lura Jackson

 

Sun
19
Nov

Pastor Bobby Oliver – Iraq

By Lura Jackson

Sun
19
Nov

A. C. Inc to Match up to $10,000 for Children’s Christmas

By Lura Jackson

 

Sun
19
Nov

Calais School Board Welcomes Two New Members

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Sun
19
Nov

Spednic Club Raises $900 for Children’s Holiday Gifts

By Lura Jackson

 

The Spednic Bowling Club in Woodland has banded together to raise $900 specifically for the Stuff-A-Bus event – an event that collects donations and gifts for area children to grant them a brighter, more joyful holiday season through the understanding that their community cares for and supports them.

Sun
19
Nov

Businesses & Volunteers Honored at Chamber Event

Randy McCormick is this year's recipient of the Arlo T. Bates Volunteer of the Year Award. McCormick and several other volunteers and businesses were recognized at the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual event on Thursday, November 9th. (Photo courtesy of Zachary Beane) See full story on page 3.

Sun
19
Nov

Spednic Club Raises $900 for Children’s Holiday Gifts

Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons (center) is the happy recipient of a $900 check that will go to the Stuff a Bus event to collect gifts for local children for Christmas. The money was raised by the Spednic Club (Jerry Crosby, left, and Jim Curtis, right) from a bowling tournament specifically for the cause. (Facebook photo)  See story on page 2.

Fri
24
Nov

Free Permits Available for “Cut-Your-Own” Evergreen Trees at Moosehorn NWR

The Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge invites families in the area to cut their seasonal evergreen trees this year on the Baring or Edmunds Division of the refuge. Each family may cut two evergreen trees for personal use. This activity will remove trees that are normally cut for road maintenance. 

Fri
24
Nov

DECH Births

To Shana and Michael Landry of Dennysville, a boy, Tanner Michael Landry born on November 14, 2017 weighing 8lbs., 15 oz., 21 inches long.

To Ashley Hinson Dhakal and Ankit Dhakal of Calais, a boy, Kairav Julian Dhakal weighing 7lbs., 6oz., 19.5 inches long. 

Fri
24
Nov

Maine Alliance for Arts and Education Open House at EAC

Cassidy Carr of Calais performed “A Thousand Years” and “Hallelujah” on her flute for attendees of a Maine Alliance for Arts Education Open House held November 14 at Eastport Arts Center.


Fri
24
Nov

New Time for the Meetings of the St. Croix Valley Amateur Radio Club

During the business part of the November meeting of the St. Croix Valley Amateur Radio Club (SCVARC), it was voted to change our meeting time on the third Sunday of the winter months, beginning in January, from the usual 6:30 p.m. to the new time of 5:30 p.m.  

Fri
24
Nov

WCCC Students Making Christmas Boxes for Veterans

More than any other time of year, the holiday season is one that reminds us of the importance of togetherness and sharing in the bounty of what we have.

Fri
24
Nov

Annual Holiday Market Boasts Talented Vendors and Homemade Meal

 

Fri
24
Nov

Dunkin Donuts Food Drive

Dunkin Donuts in Calais raised more than $500 worth of food during its week-long food drive. All of the food will be donated to the Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry. (Submitted photo)

Fri
24
Nov

US Customs Donates to Woodland Food Pantry

Sun
19
Nov

Baring Baptist Church Honors Veterans

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

On Saturday, November 11th, people gathered at Baring Baptist Church to honor those who have served and are serving in our armed forces. Veterans Day allows a chance to honor and remember those who have committed their lives to defending and protecting our country in times of war and peace. 

Sun
19
Nov

Technological Integration Dramatically Boosts Literacy Skills at CES

By Lura Jackson

 

Sun
19
Nov

Meeting your Vision Needs at Calais Family Optical Plus

By Lura Jackson

 

Sun
19
Nov

November is National Adoption Month

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Sun
19
Nov

Devotional - Be Ready to Meet the Bridegroom When He Comes

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Sun
19
Nov

Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Sun
19
Nov

Princeton News

Sandra Smith

 

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