November 2017

Calais News


Sharon Frost



The annual Christmas Open House will be November 18  at the St. Stephen Legion with a craft sale and Santa Claus parade.

Eastport Gallery Members’ Work on View at EAC

The Eastport Gallery on Water Street has closed for the season, and gallery members have moved their work to Washington Street Arts Center Gallery, where it will remain for the winter season. A collection of works by Alice Chen, Judy Clendenning, Nicols Fox, Dominic Noe, Elizabeth Ostrander, Joyce Weber, Shelley Weber and Lora Whelan is currently on view.

Union Veterans of The Civil War

Help is currently being sought in finding the grave site of the last Civil War Soldier to pass away and is buried in Washington County. Perhaps members of the several Washington County historical societies might have the answer. Or perhaps a descendant of a Civil War Soldier might know just where that person might be buried.

Woodland Craft Fair

By Kaileigh Deacon


On the first Saturday in November every year the gym at Woodland High School fills with tables and vendors of all kinds. The unofficial kick-off to the Christmas season, the Woodland Craft Fair brings people from all over to shop, sell and connect. 


Calais – Jean Elizabeth Woodside, 85, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at a Bangor nursing home.  Jean was born in St. Stephen, NB on April 11, 1932, daughter of Lawrence and Ethel (Cook) Crompton. 

From Service to Startup: Local Veteran Operates Successful Business

In the United States, nearly one in 10 businesses – or approximately 2.5 million—are Veteran-owned.  These businesses contribute approximately 1.4 trillion dollars to the nation’s total sales/receipts per year, making them a critical pillar of the American economy.  Here in Maine, according to most recent data, almost 12% of businesses are Veteran owned.