December 2017

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Thu
07
Dec

Santa and His Elves!

Santa and the Lioness elves wish to thank everyone who contributed to making the Calais Christmas parade and its festivities afterwards a wonderful success. More than 30 businesses joined in the parade and over 100 children came to see Santa and Mrs. Claus in the park. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon). See more parade photos on page 8, 21 and 28.

Thu
07
Dec

CRH Introduces New Pulmonology and Sleep Center Care

By Lura Jackson

 

Thu
07
Dec

St. Croix No. 1 Fire House Prepares for Community Christmas Party

 

By Lura Jackson

 

Thu
07
Dec

Christmas Celebrations Enthusiastically Embraced

What does Christmas mean to you? Whether it’s the celebration of the birth of Jesus, time for excessive shopping and spending, days and nights of feasting, family togetherness, or gifts, Santa Claus, and a lavish tree – or some combination of all of those things – it seems that this year’s holiday season is filled with rampant enthusiasm from all directions. 

Thu
07
Dec

To The Editor:

 

The United States House of Representatives recently passed a 440-page bill, in just two weeks, with the support of Representative Bruce Poliquin.  The November 16th issue of the Washington Post stated:

Thu
07
Dec

To The Editor:

 

Thu
07
Dec

Calais Lions Club Taking Names and Donations for Santa's Helper Program

 

Submitted by the Calais Lions Club

 

Thu
07
Dec

Woodland Recreation Dept. Calendar

WED.  DEC. 6:

4:00 PM:  Elem BB - Kentucky, grades 4-6 at the WES Gym.

5:00 PM: Sr. Cheering Team at the WES Gym

6:00 PM: Exercise / Aerobics for ages 13 to adult at WES.

Thurs. Dec. 7:

4:00 PM: Elem BB - Duke / Georgetown, grades 4-6 at the WES Gym.

Thu
07
Dec

Calais High School Seniors

Pictured with family members are CHS soccer seniors Kendra Parks, Prue Maxwell, Cecilia Foccardi, Haley Donovan, and Payton Lozier. (CHS photo)

Thu
07
Dec

Woodland High School Seniors

Pictured with family members are WHS soccer seniors Ethan Cilley and Matt Miller

Thu
07
Dec

Alexander/Crawford News

Cassie Oakes

 

Christmas is right around the corner and sometimes it is a rough time to be away from home. If you want to send a card local to two sailors who’ll be away from home during the holidays, here are their addresses:

Thu
07
Dec

DECU Purchase Hats & Mittens for CES Kids

Downeast Credit Union Insurance decided that in lieu of a gift exchange for each other this year they would buy hats and mittens for the Calais Elementary School.  Pictured are some of our kindergarten kids along with two employees from Downeast Credit Union Insurance. (Submitted photo)

Thu
07
Dec

Senator Maker and Sheriff Curtis Visit CES

Washington County Sheriff Barry Curtis and State Senator Joyce Maker reading a story to PreK students at the Calais Elementary School.  This class is a community collaboration between Head Start and the Calais public schools. (Submitted photo)

Thu
07
Dec

Devil's Head Raffle Winners Announced

The raffle drawing to support Devil's Head has ended and three winners have been drawn. The first ticket drawn was for Sherry and Ron Johnson, who selected the unique painting of Devil's Head as their prize. The second ticket was for Gary Johnson, who opted for the $200 cash prize. The third ticket belonged to Ken Thomas, who will receive a cord of wood.

Thu
07
Dec

Calais American Legion News

 

Michael McLean / 454-3435

 

Thu
07
Dec

Baring News

Sally Doten

454-2625

 

Thu
07
Dec

Grand Lake Stream News

Dave McCullough

 

The Women to Women held their Annual Christmas Party on Monday December 4th. It was a wonderful gathering with delicious food, entertainment provided by the Strumming’ Wildcats and a competitive Yankee Swap!  Lots of fun and laughs! 

Thu
07
Dec

Calais News

Sharon Frost

454-3339

 

Rev. Sara Gavit and Art Carter attended the Standing Committee Retreat in Portland last weekend.

ECW will meet at Patsy Beckett’s home on Wednesday, December 13th for a Christmas celebration and supper.

Thu
07
Dec

Princeton News

Sandra Smith

 

Thu
07
Dec

Meddybemps News

Linda Baniszeski 

 

Thu
07
Dec

Alexander/Crawford History news

By John Dudley & Cassie Oakes

 

ERIE CANAL #3

Thu
07
Dec

DE Hospice Welcomes New Volunteers

 

After completing a 20+ hour training, the following have joined Down East Hospice as new hospice volunteers.  If you would like to become a hospice volunteer, we will be having a volunteer training in the Spring of 2018 in the Machias area.  For information and to get an application - 454-7521 ext. 126

Thu
07
Dec

Baileyville Fire Training

The firefighters of Bailevyille conducted training on November 29th, with one group working on practicing for chimney fires with a newly-acquired chimney snuffer and another group preparing to tackle fires inside a two-story residence. (Facebook photo)

Thu
07
Dec

Calais Rec. BB Results

5th & 6th Results 11-27-17: Syracuse 56 Kansas 31

Syracuse was led by Peyton Morang’s 18pts, Kaden Small added 17pts, Kristen Smith had 13pts, Jaycee Harkins with 4pts, Charles Bitar, and Savannah Waycott each had 2pts.

Thu
07
Dec

JOHN E. MCDONALD

Robbinston and Falmouth – John E. McDonald, 85, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 after a long battle with diabetes, heart trouble and cancer.  He was born in Calais on December 1, 1931, to Edmund H.

Thu
07
Dec

JANIS LEE SMITH (JONES)

Janis Lee Smith (Jones) of Baileyville, also know as Hannah to anyone close to her, passed away unexpectedly on November 29, 2017 at 58 years of age. She was born on December 29, 1958 in Princeton, Maine to Gerald Jones and Shirley Dwelley (Bayliss).

Thu
07
Dec

MAURICE ANDREW (ANDY) POLK

White House TN and Baileyville (Woodland) Maine - Maurice Andrew Polk (60) went to be with his Lord unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 while out hunting in Waverly, TN. He was born April 17, 1957 in St. Stephen, NB Canada to Maurice E. and Marilyn A. (Corbett) Polk. 

Thu
07
Dec

Moonlight Madness!

Moonlight Madness took Calais by storm Friday Night. Shops and stores all over Calais offered shoppers deals so they could find the perfect present for everyone on their Christmas Shopping List. Cindy Wartman at the Olde Woodshed on Barker Street in Calais stayed open until midnight offering not only a deal but hot cocoa and cookies to all her shoppers. 

Thu
07
Dec

Pembroke Craft Fair

Saturday Morning the Pembroke Elementary School was a flurry of activity as vendors and shoppers filed in for the annual craft fair. There was everything from homemade crafts, homemade canned goods, and vendors for companies like Thirty-One and LuLaRoe. 

Thu
07
Dec

Machias Savings Bank To Consolidate Locations

Machias Savings Bank announced Monday that it will consolidate two of its branch locations into nearby branches. The branches that will be closed are the Baileyville and Lincoln Main Street locations. Subject to regulatory approvals, the bank expects consolidation efforts to be final on March 30, 2018.

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