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Wed
17
Oct

Raye’s Mustard Mill Museum Receives Non-Profit Status and $133,222 USDA Rural Development Grant

Raye’s Mustard Mill Museum of Eastport received significant boosts in recent days with notification that it has been awarded federal tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Wed
17
Oct

Pratt Dealership Supports Free Screening Mammograms

Pratt Chevrolet Buick GMC is donating funds to Calais Regional Hospital for the second year in a row to provide screening mammograms to local Washington County women.    For eight year’s Pratt has taken part in the Chevrolet promotion to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  For every photo posted to Instagram with the hashtag #idrivefor, Chevrolet donates $5 to the America

Wed
17
Oct

Heather Farrell Inducted into Hall of Fame at Thomas College

 

For her outstanding contribution to soccer, basketball, and softball as a Thomas Terrier, former Blue Devil Heather Farrell was recently inducted into the Thomas College Hall of Fame. (Facebook photo)

Wed
17
Oct

Big Band Performance Slated for Eastport

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
17
Oct

Presentation Honoring Local Veterans to be Held at CHS

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
17
Oct

Calais Library Looking to Make Improvements

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Wed
17
Oct

Ellen Look Receives Award of Excellence in Long Term Care

John (Jake) and Rhonda Chambers are the owners of Adult Family Care Homes of Maine, which started in Calais in 1999 and has expanded into Robbinston, Eastport, Bucksport, Frankfort and Pittsfield, bringing the current total to nine homes in four counties in Eastern and Central Maine.

Wed
17
Oct

Calais Fire Association Prepares for Big Scares with Haunted House

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
17
Oct

Calais Elementary Students Engage in Fire Prevention Week

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
17
Oct

Debate Over Deputies: County Commissioners Ask for Public Feedback

By Sarah Craighead 

Dedmon

 

Wed
17
Oct

14th Annual Turkey-a-Thon Raises Over $31,000

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

On Friday October 12th, towns all across Washington County participated in the 14th Annual WQDY Turkey-a-Thon. The event brings groups and communities from all across the county together for a common cause for one day, putting friendly competition and Washington County’s generosity to good use.

Wed
10
Oct

MVH Residents Visit Lubec for a Fashion Show

 

Three residents of the Maine Veterans' Homes of Machias traveled to Lubec recently to attend a fashion show presented by Karen Benn. Among the clothing items featured were dresses from the early 1800s. The outing was especially enjoyed by one of the residents, who was a seamstress herself. (Photos courtesy of the Maine Veterans' Homes of Machias)

Wed
10
Oct

CMHS Drama Program Prepares for Big Year

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
10
Oct

UMPI Recognizes Michael Boies as Distinguished Alumni

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has honored Michael Boies with a Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented to an alumnus/alumna who has made long-term contributions to the Alumni Association or the University, or who has received professional recognition that has reflected positively on the University.

Wed
10
Oct

Jarod Guillette Announces Bid for City Council

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
10
Oct

Baileyville’s Octoberfest a Community Success

Submitted by the Baileyville 

Octoberfest Committee

 

 

Wed
10
Oct

Next Step Shines a Light on Domestic Violence Downeast

By Sarah Craighead 

Dedmon

 

Wed
10
Oct

Art Carter Running for State House of Representatives

By Lura Jackson

 

Retired combat veteran and military intelligence specialist Art Carter is actively campaigning to take a seat in the Maine State House of Representatives. Carter, a Republican, is challenging incumbent Anne Perry, a Democrat.

Wed
10
Oct

Progress Continues with Fiber Optic Internet Expansion

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
10
Oct

Explosion at Irving Oil Refinery Rattles Saint John

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
10
Oct

Lions Team Up with Food Pantry to Help End Hunger

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
03
Oct

Blue Devils Name Event in Memory Of Addison Coty

On Tuesday September 18 the annual Calais High School cross country meet was again hosted at the Moosehorn Refuge but this race took on a new special significance. Addison Coty was lost in a tragic accident this summer. Addison graduated from CHS in June completing an exceptional career in academics and athletics at the school.

Wed
03
Oct

Clarissa Arseneault Named TeamUSA Player of the Game

 

St. Stephen resident and member of TeamUSA’s ball hockey team Clarissa Arseneault was recently named Player of the Game by her teammates following their win over Slovakia during the ongoing Master’s-level world championship in Bermuda. The team is 3-1 heading into the semi-finals. (Facebook photo)

Wed
03
Oct

The Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Campaign - A Program for the Handicapped

Each year since 1979, the Maine State Council Knights of Columbus have sponsored a fundraising drive to assist handicapped citizens in Maine. This program is known as the “Program for People with Disabilities” or the Tootsie Roll Drive.

Wed
03
Oct

Quilt Show Captivates St. Croix Valley

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
03
Oct

Calais Regional Hospital Recognized For Tobacco-Free Achievements

The 9th annual Tobacco-Free Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence Awards Celebration, hosted by the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence’s Breathe Easy initiative, was held on September 27th at the Maine Hospital Association.  The event, attended by hospital and public health stakeholders from across the state, recognized efforts by Maine hospitals to address tobacco use

Wed
03
Oct

Passamaquoddy Website Offers New Cultural Resource

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
03
Oct

Waterfront Boutique Offers Prime Gift-Hunting Selection

By Lura Jackson

 

Main Street has become even more vibrant – and it’s not just because of the scarecrows lining the sidewalks. Candy Bridges has officially opened Waterfront Boutique, a reimagining of Baring Gifts/Knock on Wood that brings the former store’s most popular products to downtown Calais.

Wed
03
Oct

100th Career Soccer Goal

 

Wed
03
Oct

Calais Votes Against Retail Recreational Marijuana Sales

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
03
Oct

CRH Shares Challenges with Representative Poliquin

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
26
Sep

St. Croix Historical Society to Present “Disappearing St. Croix Island”

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
26
Sep

Calais Advertiser Named for Six MPA Awards

Every year, the Maine Press Association [MPA] holds a contest for newspapers around the state to submit their best material for recognition. Weekly papers are divided into two categories based on their circulation, Weekly 1 (4,000 copies a week and under) and Weekly 2 (4,000 and over).

Wed
26
Sep

Woodland Lady Dragon Soccer Team

 

Pictured are the Woodland Lady Dragon soccer team members. They are front l-r: Danielle Poole, Jaydn Smith, Sierra Bryant, Sadie Smith, Alexis Pilotte, and Joanna Korasadowicz. Back l-r: Summer Woodruff, Gabrielle Dubay, Dillanne Hampton, Faith Johnson, Makayla Overlock, and Abby walker. Absent at photo: Dana Howland.

Wed
26
Sep

Washington County Extension Association Honors Volunteers

Washington County Extension Association honored several volunteers during its annual meeting Sept. 18 at the Washington County Community College in Calais.

Wed
26
Sep

13th Annual Octoberfest Celebrates Baileyville Community

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
26
Sep

Meet the New Pastor at St. Croix Valley Assembly of God

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
26
Sep

Faith-based Addiction Recovery Testimonials to be Shared

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
26
Sep

POW/MIA Recognition Day

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day, hosted by Boyd Smith Mitchell Memorial VFW Post 9779 was held at the Public Safety Building on September 21st   to remember those who were prisoners of war (POWs) and those who are missing in action (MIAs) as well as their families.  VFW members, retired military and a representative from the Army National Guard and the American L

Wed
26
Sep

Passamaquoddy Honor Ancestors Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice

By Lura Jackson