Chamber of Commerce Names O’Brien’s as Business of the Year

 

Jayna Smith
[email protected]

It was a packed house last Thursday, November 17, 2022, for the annual meeting and awards banquet of St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Held at Calais Motor Inn, tickets to the event, which also included dinner and a comedy act, were sold out earlier in the week, with 100 people in attendance.  

Read More

Holiday Shopping Kicks Off at Bazaar

 

Jayna Smith
[email protected]

As expected, the Holiday Bazaar held at Calais Middle/High School last Saturday drew many to kick off their holiday shopping.

The event was a first one at the school, all to raise funds for the middle school’s trip to Washington, D.C.  The educational experience is set for April, and to help alleviate some of the financial burden on parents, fundraisers, such as the bazaar, are being held to help offset the associated costs.

Read More

‘Please don’t come any closer, Santa. I’m only here for the candy.’

 

Three-year-old Asher got his first visit of the season with Santa on Saturday when he attended the Holiday Bazaar at Calais Middle/High School.  Asher kept a close watch on the bearded man, and instead of a traditional visit, opted only for a candy cane.  Learn more about the Holiday Bazaar and see more photos on page 14 of this week's The Calais Advertiser.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

Read More

Area Crews Battle Early Morning Blaze on Tuesday

Jayna Smith

[email protected]

Read More

Beware: Maine Law Mandates Fines for Not Clearing Snow from Vehicle Roof

 

Jayna Smith
[email protected]

 
The morning rush may have you skipping clearing the windshield and rooftop of your vehicle, but those not taking the few minutes necessary to brush off the snow and ice before hitting the road may be slapped with a fine.

Leaving a buildup of snow and ice on one’s windshield poses a threat with the increased likelihood of an accident, said Calais Police Sgt. Matt Vinson. 

Read More

Winter Parking Ban in Effect

 

Jayna Smith
[email protected]

With the winter months comes parking ban enforcement, and Calais Police Department reminds motorists to be mindful…or risk getting towed.

According to Sgt. Matt Vinson, the winter parking ban is now in effect.  This means that parking is prohibited on city streets or in city-owned parking lots between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.  

Read More

Volunteers Light up Memorial Park Bandstand with Christmas Trees

 

Jayna Smith
[email protected]

In true Calais-community fashion, some locals have come together to add some holiday spirit for all to enjoy.  

Johnny Chambers and Lorraine Mitchell both took to Facebook recently asking if anyone might have an artificial Christmas tree to donate.  Any trees received would be used to light up the Main Street Memorial Park bandstand.  

Read More

St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce Kicks off Christmas Season in Calais

 

Jayna Smith
[email protected]

St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce helped spread holiday spirit when it hosted its Community Tree Lighting and Gathering last Saturday night.  

The event was a first for the Chamber and was well attended, with over 100 people braving the cold at Triangle Park for the occasion.  

Read More

‘Truly One of a Kind’: Community Mourns Unexpected Passing of Chaplain Major David Sivret

 

Jayna Smith
[email protected]

“David always said that as a chaplain he needed to be a comedian, as laughter has great healing power,” Chaplain Major David Sivret’s family shared.  “He also was known to say that Jesus was a carpenter and fed the people both physically and spiritually and he worked hard to follow the example of Christ.”

Read More

Pages