Calais News

Sharon Frost



Read! Read! Read! November 15th is National Young Reader Day, so read a book, a play, a poem or the newspaper.

20th annual craft fair will be on Saturday, November 20th at St. Stephen Legion. 8 - 1 U.S.

Thanksgiving Soup Simmer: 4 cups turkey bone broth, diced celery, 2 diced carrots, 1 smashed clove garlic, 1/2 tsp. sage and 1 clove garlic for 5-10 minutes. Remove garlic and clove, season with salt and pepper. Serves 2 to 4. Quick and easy on a cold day.

I talked to Diane Jackson last week. She fell and broke her wrist, still her joyful self.

A wonderful 90th birthday party was held at the Country Club on Friday evening for Betty Moreside. The tables were beautifully decorated, a video was shown of her family and a lovely buffet was enjoyed. An elegant decorated 3-tier birthday cake was served. All her many friends and relatives attended. It was a rewarding celebration for Betty.

On Saturday evening, I attended the Veterans Day ceremony at Baring Baptist Church. It was opened by Veterans Honor Guard, pledge by Father David Sivret, welcome Rev. Robert Oliver, Released and Unleashed sang armed forces melodies, veterans prayer by Rev. Matt Burden. Rev. Robert Hinton read the Soldiers Psalm and Prayer for Peace.

God Bless America sang by Sherri Oliver, Veterans Hallelujah by Sherri Oliver and Deacon Les Lyons followed by Taps Benediction and Retiring of the Colors.

Following the service a reception was held downstairs. It was a perfect celebration.

Your are invited to a pre-k to 6th grade birthday party for Jesus at Baring Baptist Church on Sunday, November 26th from noon to 2:00 p.m. There will be food, friends, crafts, and stories. Welcome to bring a friend.

 Concert, Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra on Friday, November 17th at  Eastport Arts Center - 7 p.m. and also at Congregational Church in Calais on November 19th at 3 p.m.

The Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition is sponsoring the annual Downtown Holiday Decoration Competition on Friday, December 21st. There will be three awards plus the Annual Calais Lioness Christmas Parade and Moonlight Madness.

Members will be selling crafts at the Calais Congregational Church on Saturday November 18th and at the Pembroke Craft Fair on December 2nd as well as Perry Elementary School annual fair on the same day 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spend your day from one village to the other. It’s fun being in the crowd, seeing people you only see once a year.

Sorry on the passing of Douglas Wardwell. He was a very active individual and interesting to talk with.

Another interesting holiday market will take place at the Port Authority Building in Eastport on December 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Santa will be there 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., lighting of ice candles at 4 p.m. and community tree at 6 p.m. That will be a joyous day in Eastport.

Don’t be home alone on Thanksgiving. Come and share your meal at the Second Baptist Church in Calais November 23  and Christ Episcopal Church in Eastport, November 23rd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.