Healthy Acadia Launches Prosper Initiative for Mothers Living with Substance Use Disorder

 

Natalie Boomer
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“If you are or know a pregnant mother who uses substances that lives in Hancock or Washington county, the Prosper Initiative program through Healthy Acadia may be for you,” said Maine Recovery Core Intern Renee Mozeliak.

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DECU Donates to Calais Legion

 

Downeast Credit Union's director of consumer lending Joanne Cushing and customer lending representative Randy Bowen recently presented a check to the Calais American Legion.  Accepting are Commander Jim Myers (second from left) and past commander Mike McLean (far right).  (Submitted photo)

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The State of Our Healthcare

Ricky Cleghorn

On Monday, August 1, Calais Community Hospital (CCH) staff and leadership held a meet-and-greet with CCH board members and local officials from the greater-Calais area. This meeting took place on the hospital’s campus within the Zimmer Biomet Mobile Learning Center (MLC), an education bus that provides information about orthopedic topics and treatment options, and boasts a large display of surgical instruments and exhibits.

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Life Skills Learned Through School Trip to Grocery Store

 

Jayna Smith
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A trip to the grocery store is not typically fun for most, but when summer school students from Woodland Elementary School recently visited Calais IGA for a field trip, a good time was had, all while learning valuable life skills.

For the second consecutive year, students visited Calais IGA as part of their learning.  The 17 students who took the trip to the grocery store also each earned a sweet reward at the end.

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O’Brien Returns to Racing After 20 Years

 

Jayna Smith
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After leaving the racing scene two decades ago, Bobby O’Brien is back at the track, once again in the driver’s seat.  
O’Brien debuted his number 7 street stock car last Saturday at Hermon’s Speedway 95.

“I’ve missed it for a long time,” he said of the sport.  “I always thought it would be cool to get back into just a part-time gig when I retired.”

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O’Brien’s Celebrates 40 Year Milestone

 

Jayna Smith
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O’Brien’s Quality Autocare celebrated 40 years in business last week during International Homecoming Festival.

Although the actual anniversary is not until September 1, owners Ron and Cindy O’Brien decided to celebrate the milestone during the festival, which drew many to their Main Street garage.  

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C&E Feeds Celebrates 40 Years of Business With “Clyde’s Classic Car Show”

What started as a small Blue Seal Feed outlet in 1982,  has now become a thriving family-owned farm supply business, the area’s largest Canadian package receiving hub, and a six-unit apartment complex. To celebrate the Eldridge family establishment, and to honor the muscle behind the business’ growth, the second “Clyde’s Classic Car Show” is being coordinated for September 11th.

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Overdose Awareness Community Vigil and Memorial Walk Set for this Month

 

Jayna Smith
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For the fourth consecutive year, Downeast Recovery Support Center at 311 Main Street will host an Overdose Awareness Day community vigil and memorial walk.  This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, August 31, beginning at 6 p.m.
According to Amy Day of the center, photos of loved ones will be accepted right up until the event.  These will be displayed on the large windows of the center that face Main Street.  

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Calais Free Library Hosts First Annual Art Show for Youth

Natalie Boomer
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The Calais Free Library hosted its first ever Annual Art Show for Youth last week. Elementary, middle, and high school students were invited to bring their artwork to the library and put it on display on Thursday, August 4th, as part of an event for the International Homecoming Festival.

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Return of Chair Affair Proves Successful for CDRC

 

Jayna Smith
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Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) brought back its popular Chair Affair auction to this year's International Homecoming Festival.

Around 20 locally-made Adirondack chairs were sponsored by local businesses and individuals, then put up for auction as a fundraiser for CDRC.  

Jeff Demmons, auctioneer, kept the crowd in stitches as bids were placed among the attendees.

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