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Cassie Oakes


SUNRISE COVE by Tom Brennan.  This painting is of two sisters sharing a beach chair watching the sun rise. The Calais Advertiser would like to thank Tom Brennan for submitting his artwork for the paper.

I would like to send a special thank you out to those that continue to support me and this column and the next tidbit is from one of those such folks. Thank you, Mickey!

Mike and Mickey White’s daughter Nikki and Fabio Napoleoni and grandchildren Marcus and Lauren were home on vacation from Florida over the last three weeks.  Fabio and Marcus left a bit earlier than the girls as Fabio had an art show in California that he and Marcus attended together.  Daughter Jamie Ferris and children Michael and Sydney were able to spend quite a bit of time with Mike and Mickey during that time.  It was wonderful that they could all be together.  They love that they can spend time with them at Pleasant Lake during the summer and are already looking forward to the next visit.

This past week the summer library was busy, busy!  The kids made pinch pots under the direction of Deb Hanson, signed out books, played and sang songs.  This was the last week for the Free Lunch Program so it was decided by consensus that those attending for the three weeks in August would bring picnic lunches (if they so choose).  

During the International Festival on August 6th the Calais Community Thrift Store will be having a dedication of the Mural on the building with the Artist Amy Wright.  There will be free activities for kids ages 5 – 12 and the first 60 kids will receive a free anchor necklace.  The Thrift Store will also be having a sale during that week (August 2 – 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)  Check their Facebook page for prices.  All proceeds will go to support the Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry Programs.

Birthday wishes for the upcoming week go to Michaela Smith, Emma Kneeland, Jeanne Seavey, Justina Goodine, Charissa Ingersoll, Marie Provencher Spencer, Jolleen Podschine, Brenda Prout and Pam Magoon.

Anniversary wishes for the upcoming week go out to Mike and Diana Howell.  I wish you both many more years of wedded bliss!

The Lucky Loser this week at Randy’s Variety is Debbie Dow.  If you would like a chance at being a Lucky Loser, stop by Randy’s Variety and check out how.

This week, I only went to the Beckett Center for four days, but they were fun.  My favorite day was the day we went to Pat’s Dairy for ice cream.  Thursday Mom, Dad, Carlos Jr. and I went to Cole’s Land Transportation Museum in Bangor.  It was a blast looking at all the old vehicles.  Dad saw a yellow 1973 VW Beetle Bug exactly like the one he drove back in the day.  He also found a tow truck from Bishop’s Garage in LaGrange that he used to go to and we saw a bicycle thought to be the oldest bike in the state that was donated by the Strout Family that he grew up with in Bradford.   We had lunch at Dysart’s also.  On Sunday Mom and I took my nephew Carlos Jr. to meet his Aunt Crystal in Bangor to begin his journey back to Florida, but not before visiting family in the southern part of Maine and attending his cousin Tyler’s birthday.  There were lots of tears early in the morning, but he was glad to see Crystal and looked forward to the party and meeting his dog Charlie.  I hope they have safe travels for a very long ride and that school goes well for him.  He starts August 10th.  It will sure be quiet around here with him gone.

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