April 2018

Collaboration Offers Professional Development Opportunities for Childcare Providers


Healthy Acadia’s Let's Go! Downeast initiative, serving Washington and Hancock counties, is partnering with Let's Go! Wabanaki, serving the Native American population, and Let's Go! Aroostook County to offer a robust, tri-county 2018 workshop series for child care providers. 

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Okay folks, I know there are a lot of kids on spring break and families vacationing in all kinds of different spots and doing all kinds of fun things.  Drop me a note for the column and we can preserve how we lived in 2018 for those that that come after us.


Lorna A. Ludden, 58, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Born in Calais, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Frederick J. and Ethel (Lee) Ludden Sr. She moved to Woonsocket as a young girl with her family. Lorna worked as a lumberjack for Fred’s Tree  for several years.

Free Screenings for Children

Would you help us help children? We are asking you to help us spread the word to those with whom you interact. Anah Shriners is to help children. We do this in many ways, including these screening clinics. There is no charge to attend a pre-screening and no appointment is necessary.

The following clinics are held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12:

SCRFHC Receives Health Center Quality Leader Recognition from HRSA

St. Croix Regional Family Health Center is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader for being among the top 30 percent of all HRSA (Health Resources Services Administration) supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high quality across their clinical operations.

Healthy Acadia Announces 2018 Hungry for Health Initiative

 Healthy Acadia is kicking off Hungry for Health 2018 with a yearlong partnership with Jo's Diner and Pizzeria in Calais. For every veggie pizza purchased at Jo's Diner this year, they will generously donate $2 to support Healthy Acadia's Healthy Food for All programming. Thank you Jo's Diner and Pizzeria! 


Baring Plantation – Frances B. Johnson, 82, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Down East Community Hospital in Machias.  Frances was born in Brighton, New York on June 24, 1935, daughter of Stanley and Grace (Neff) Burns.

Bike Swap at PES

Princeton Elementary School will be holding a Bike Swap on May 5, 2018. We are asking for donations of bikes, and helmets! If you have an extra bike lying around that you don’t use, or have grown out of, and you would like to donate please drop it off at the school between April 23-May 4.

All-Female Scottish Group to Debut in Calais

Calais Celtic Concerts will present FARA, from the Orkney Islands of Scotland, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Park St., Calais, Me, Thursday night May 3rd, at 7 p.m. US/ 8 p.m. Canadian time. Doors will open at 6 p.m. EST. Fara, an exciting all female fiddle/piano group, are on their first official US Tour, playing the East Coast in May.