August 2018

Music on the Green


Last Tuesday's entertainment was Celtic Schmeltic. The Triangle Park downtown came to life with a lively playing of Celtic Music played by local musicians. The band had attendees tapping their toes and dreaming of the Emerald Isle. Celtic Schmeltic was sponsored by Sunrise Eye Care. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

New Signage Downtown Calais


The last of five signs purchased by the Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition was erected in Triangle Park on July 27th by the Public Works Department. The sign, which will soon be corrected for spelling, directs visitors to points of interest in the area. (Photo courtesy of Carole Heinlein)

International Homecoming Pageant Names Queens and Kings

Every year, the International Homecoming Festival pageant celebrates dozens of well-rounded young candidates from the community as they compete for the title of Grand Supreme Queen or King. Once crowned, the winners preside over a variety of events during the festival, including the parade, the peanut festival, and at Hands Across the Border.

Uniting to Combat Hunger at the National VFW Convention

Department of Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Chaplain David Sivret and his wife Sherry travelled to Kansas City, Missouri for National Convention gathering with over ten thousand members, auxiliary and guests. They had the opportunity to bag potatoes for the  “Uniting to Combat Hunger” campaign meet people from the US and Europe, including California Poppy Girl.