March 2018

Free Tai Chi Class Set to Begin March 15 in Ellsworth

The Moore Community Center is one of several sites hosting free Tai Chi for Health classes offered by Healthy Acadia across Washington and Hancock counties.  A beginner-level class is set to run on Thursdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., beginning March 15 and continuing through May 3, 2018. An intermediate class is offered at the same location on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.

Local Youth Participate in WCCC Adventure Camp

As part of its ongoing series of weeklong camps aimed at encouraging youth to explore and appreciate the outdoors, Washington County Community College [WCCC] hosted eight local youths during February break. During the camp, the children were able to ice skate, rock climb, and learn about wildlife and various habitats, even finding the skeleton of a moose at one point. 

CHS to Prom It Forward

By Kaileigh Deacon


The end of the school year means a lot of things. For graduating seniors it means the start of a new adventure away from high school. While the end of the year activities can be fun and exciting they can also be a little expensive. The costs of going to prom can add up quickly. 


Calais – Richard Arthur Chisholm, 76, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 surrounded by his family at Calais Regional Hospital.  Richard was born in Calais on February 25, 1942, son of Arthur and Marion (Kyle) Chisholm.


Embert Earl Dwelley, 84 of Cheshire, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Hebrew Senior Care. He was the husband of Lois (Carson) Dwelley for 59 years.

Born July 17, 1933 in Princeton, ME, he was the son of the late Neal and Ruth (Dean) Dwelley

Baring News

Sally Doten



I don’t gamble but I bet when you read this there will be another 12 inches of snow on the ground. You just gotta’ love March. 

Dennysville-Edmunds Congregational Church

It’s been nice to be back to the sanctuary this month, and so now we are working our way toward Palm Sunday and then to Easter, the crown of the church’s year.  The choir is busily working on their Easter music, including some additional voices who aren’t able to sing with us on a regular weekly basis, but do for this special occasion.  The choir will be traveling on Easter to three

Court News

(continued from last week)

Brent G. Phillips of East Machias, Maine:  Cut Christmas trees or boughs without permission on 11/12/2017 in Jonesboro.  SNTC date 1/2/2018, fine $250.  GLTY

Dylan C. Nevala of Machiasport, Maine:  Cut Christmas trees or boughs without permission on 11/12/2017 in Jonesport.  SNTC date 1/2/2018, fine $250.  GLTY


After a fine dinner and wonderful and varied raffle last Saturday evening at the school to raise funds for the Pembroke 4th of July parade, this Saturday there will be another dinner, beginning at 5 p.m. at the school to raise funds for the annual Horse and Farm Fair at the racetrack opposite the library.  A good dining month, all in preparation for summer!  So it WILL come!

Edmunds Elementary School


The school will host a performance by our own Downeast Teller of Tales, Tim Sample, at the School on Friday, March 23rd, beginning at 7 p.m.  You may purchase tickets ahead from the School office or from Morgan’s Irving.

Hint: They cost less purchased ahead.