CHS Senior Prom

 

Calais High School’s Senior Prom was held last Friday night at the St. Croix Country Club.  Pictured are senior Bernie Yost, accompanied by Kate McPhee; senior Kobe Saunders, accompanied by Brenna Critchely; senior Zachary Wentworth, accompanied by Nevaeh Thomas; and senior Tristan Seavey, accompanied by senior Emma Saunders.  See more photos on page 24 of this week's The Calais Advertiser.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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New Members Inducted, Lion of the Year Announced at Lions’ 82nd Charter Night

 

Jayna Smith
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The Calais Lions Club held its 82nd Charter Night last week, with many members and spouses in attendance for the evening’s dinner, induction of new members, installation of new officers, and announcement of Lion of the Year.  

Four new members were inducted into the club.  They included Colin Brown, Colby Ryan, Brian Nicholas, and Houston Ross.  

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Middle School Group Hosts Diversity, Equity, Ally Workshops

 

The Calais Middle School Teen Advocacy Group (TAG) hosted Middle School Pride Day on June 3.
The assembly and workshops were designed by the TAG students to increase awareness and promote respectful behavior around LGBTQ issues.
CHS alumni, students and Equality Maine staff led presentations on gender, diversity, equity and being an ally. Techniques for addressing bullying behaviors were also presented.
Gia Drew and Nem Knight from Equality Maine later met with the Health Center Advisory Board to discuss student support services.

 

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Calais Rotary Takes on Roadside Beautification Project

 

Calais Rotary held a roadside trash pickup on Saturday, June 4th along Route 1 from Milltown to Baring.  The dedicated Rotarians were joined by staff and interns from Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and other local community members for the cleanup project.

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Fire Fund Committee Established to Assist Displaced Residents

 

Jayna Smith
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After a fire destroyed a downtown business last month, 20 people were left needing to find new homes, and many of their personal belongings were too heavily smoke damaged to keep.

The blaze occurred inside The Roost Pub at 445 Main Street.  The business was closed, and no one was inside.  

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The Hokey Pokey Fair: What Is It Really All About?

 

Jayna Smith
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For over 40 years, the Hokey Pokey Fair has been synonymous with the end of the school year and start of summer for students at Calais Elementary School.  

It all began back in 1979 when the Hokey Pokey Fair was first held to raise funds to upgrade the playground equipment.  Over the years, the monies raised by the fair were used for the school's library and the computer lab, among other school needs.  

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State Rep Demands Vanceboro Border Crossing Remain Open 24/7

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Preparing for the Future of a Changing Industry

 

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Kids are Making a Splash at the Calais Pool

 

Jayna Smith
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School is out for the summer, which means the city’s Howard Fox Memorial Pool is open and summer day camp has begun.  Both started on Monday.
Utilized by residents and non-residents both, the pool is open seven days a week.  Public swim for this year is currently slated for Mondays through Saturdays noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.   

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Many Medals Brought Back to Beckett Center from Special Olympics

 

At the recent Summer Special Olympics, the athletes from the Beckett Center in Calais brought home many medals and ribbons.

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