Lady Dragons Win Class C State Volleyball Championship

 

Beat Calais Lady Blue Devils 

3-1 In 2019 Thriller

The two toughest teams in the state, Calais and Woodland High Schools, met Saturday at 1 at Hampden Academy for the 2019 Class C state volleyball championship after each team took playoff victories to earn the right to represent their communities in this exciting best of five-game match. 

Calais, the defending state champions for the past two seasons, opened the championship series by earning a 1-0 lead as they secured a 25-19 win in the opening game. 

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CRH Receives Donation from Pratt for Breast Cancer Screenings

 

By Jayna Smith

Many may have noticed recently on various social media platforms Chevrolet’s #IDriveFor campaign.  For nine years in a row, Chevrolet has partnered with the American Cancer Society to support its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program.  With every #IDriveFor Twitter or Instagram post made during October, Chevrolet donated $5 to the American Cancer Society.

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Calais Callbacks Bring the Spooky Fun to CHS

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

What better way to celebrate the spookiest holiday than with a ghost story? This is certainly what the Calais High School Calais Callbacks thought when arranging for their fall show. The Callbacks performed their two fall shows just days after Halloween, “Honeymoon at Graveside Manor,” a play by Pat Cook.

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Community Comes Together for Elementary School Project

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

There are many challenges that schools face every day in many different forms. How to get the things needed for the classrooms in schools is a constant budget battle. Calais Elementary School has taken an alternative approach to filling their classrooms with the necessities. 

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November is Deer Collision Month

 

By Jayna Smith

With the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife estimating the deer population to be around 260,000 to 290,000, many in Maine get excited for November.   To them, it means hunting season.  According to the Maine Department of Transportation, however, November is also Deer Collision Month.  

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Trunk or Treat at Walmart

Bill White from the Sheriff's Office brought a cruiser out to the Trunk or Treat on Halloween Night. There was plenty of mischief and mayhem with the weather but Officer White kept all other mischief and mayhem at bay. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

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Woodland Rec. Department Halloween Party

For over 30 years,  Woodland Recreation Director Mike Boies has headed up a Halloween party for area children.  The popular event saw over 200 kids who all enjoyed treats and games before they hit the streets for trick or treating. (Facebook photos)

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State Class C Volleyball Runners-up Calais Lady Blue Devils

Pictured are the State Class C Volleyball Runners-up Calais Lady Blue Devils. Members include front l-r: Coach Anne Scott, Sontee Edwards, Captain Emily Doten, Captain Olivia Huckins, Captain Twyla Smiley, Cecile Jugault, and Alessia Murgioni. Back l-r: Assistant Coach Nicki Scott, Assistant Coach Kati Grass, Alexis Polches, Cassidy Carr, Elaine Perkins, Nevaeh Thomas, Trinity Jones, Hannah Gadway, Lexi Doten, Aryana McConnico, Kendra Stevens. (Photo by John Rogers)

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Fire at the Woodland Pulp Mill in Baileyville

Ongoing fire reported at the Woodland Pulp Mill in Baileyville. Firefighters from multiple stations are involved inside the building. Pick up this week's newspaper for an update on the fire.

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CHS Students Pay Tribute with Veterans Day Ceremony

 

By Jayna Smith

Local military veterans were honored last Friday at a ceremony held at Calais Middle/High School.  The students who make up Mrs. Lori Ellis’ AP English class worked diligently organizing the annual event that always brings a standing-room-only crowd.

The Veterans Day Ceremony began with an exceptional performance of “This Is My Country” by the school’s band, followed by the Honor Guard’s posting of the colors, and then the band’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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Local Pantries Could Receive up to $10,000 After Matched Donation from Pratt

 

By Jayna Smith

Looming cold temperatures always bring an increase in demand for the local food pantries.  With the added increase of the home heating bill, many are left with little discretionary money to spend on food.   

Recognizing how great the need is for the food pantries in Washington County and in an effort to decrease food insecurity locally, businessman Ian Pratt is once again matching donations of up to $5,000 to local food pantries.  He has done a matching donation campaign for several years.  

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Church Seeks Donations to Restore Broken Window

 

By Jayna Smith

As Ann Montgomery reported in the Oct. 24th edition of The Calais Advertiser, a window at the Sewall Memorial Congregational Church on Route 1 in Robbinston suffered severe damage recently. The broken stained glass window resulted from the Nor’easter that battered most of the state on Oct. 17th.  

The window, one of three south-facing windows, according to Montgomery, “was sucked out by the storm’s fierce winds.” Now, members of the congregation are seeking donations to help with the restoration and repair.

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WHS Hosts Veterans’ Day Assembly

 

By Natalie Boomer

Natalie@calais.news

On Friday, November 8th, Woodland Jr-Sr High School held a Veterans Day Assembly for the students as well as the public. 

At 12:30 p.m. students were released from classes to honor those who have fought for our country. 

The assembly started off with an introduction by the class president, Drake Call. He followed by leading the National Anthem.

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DAC Soccer Champions

Congratulations to the Calais Lady Blue Devil soccer team for earning the 2019 DAC soccer championship with a victory over the Shead Tigerettes. Members pictured are front l-r: Abby Downing, Libby Biter, Lauren Cook, Ivy McLellan, Kelly Carter, and Marleen Ruesche. Back l-r: Alexis Donahue, Mercedes Owen, Madyson Parks, Annalisa Driskel, Serina Fredette, Nadra Bassett, Katie Bitar, Skylar Smith, Sage Phillips, Sophia McVicar, and Coach Courtney James. (Photo by John Rogers)

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Dressing Down Benefits Friends of Boy Scout #32

 

Employees of First National Bank recently raised $854.97 for the Friends of Boy Scout #32 through its Casual for a Cause program. Employees make a contribution to a nominated non-profit organization in exchange for dressing casually on Fridays for one month.

First National Bank is an independent community bank with 16 offices in Lincoln, Knox, Hancock, Washington and Penobscot Counties.  For more information about First National Bank, please call 1-800-564-3195 or visit www.thefirst.com.

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Wesley FD Seeks Votes to Win Fire Truck

 

By Jayna Smith

Economy Motors in Hermon is giving away a fire truck to one lucky Maine town.

The truck was acquired by Economy Motors, and the family-owned business wanted to give back to one Maine town.  Those interested in having a chance of winning the truck for their town had to email a letter on department letterhead to be considered. 

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Caught Being Good at CES

Last week’s students at Calais Elementary school who were “caught being good” were Jennalynn Mahar, Damien Moody, Brock Collins, Haidyn Seavey, Abby Hallowell, Sophia Rogers, Sebastian Jamison and Max Kessler. Congratulations, boys and girls, and keep up the good work! (Submitted photo)

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Volleyball Game Raises Funds For Awareness of Mental Illness

 

On Saturday, November 3rd, a group of Woodland High School alumni came together for a volleyball game to raise awareness to emotional and mental health, while also raising funds for The Yellow Tulip Project.  The mission of The Yellow Tulip Project is to smash the stigma of mental illness.  

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Fire call 39 Baring Street in Calais

By Jayna Smith

Calais Fire-EMS responded to a mobile home fire on Thursday, Nov. 14th, at 39 Baring Street.  The property is owned by Eric Clark, of Windham, and managed by Peggy and Terry Brownlee.  

According to Fire Chief Ken Clark, the call for the fire was received at around 11:30 a.m.  He said no one lived in the trailer; however, it was used for “sewing crafts and woodworking.”

Chief Clark said, “There was damage to [the Brownlee’s] equipment and the building is a total loss.”

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