St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Excellence at Annual Awards Gala

 

Jayna Smith

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In a great event that brought together local businesses, community leaders, and devoted volunteers, the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce held its 75th annual meeting and awards banquet on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Calais Armory.  The event, a testament to the vibrant spirit of the St. Croix Valley, saw an impressive turnout, with over 120 attendees eager to celebrate the achievements of the community.

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Santa to Make Early Stop in Calais on Dec. 1

 

The Lioness elves are gearing up for the annual Calais Lioness Christmas Parade, set to take place on Friday, December 1.  (Lioness photo)  

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Woodland Pulp Strike Ends

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BAILEYVILLE, Maine (Nov. 24, 2023) – The prolonged strike at Woodland Pulp concluded as union members ratified a new contract offer, marking an end to weeks of negotiation. The agreement involves members from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 1490, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 330-3, and Millwrights Local 1121.

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USPS’s Operation Santa Underway

 

Jayna Smith

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The elves at the U.S. Postal Service are putting in extra hours to ensure that children’s letters to Santa Claus reach their destination in time for Christmas.  Simultaneously, the USPS’s heartwarming Operation Santa wish fulfillment initiative is officially underway, having kicked off last week.

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What's Up, Calais?

 

Jayna Smith

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Maine Educator’s Autograph Collection Missing Pieces, Sparks Search for Lost Treasures

 

Jayna Smith

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In a career spanning administrative roles in high schools across the state of Maine, including in Machias, Lincoln, Jackman, and beyond, David Leigh cultivated a unique and engaging project for his students, one that now stands as a testament to years of dedication and enthusiasm – a collection of over 1,100 autographs from cover persons featured on renowned periodicals like Time and Newsweek.

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Woodland Pulp Strike Ends

 

Staff

The prolonged strike that began on October 14 at Woodland Pulp concluded early last week as union members ratified a new contract offer, marking an end to weeks of negotiation. The agreement involves members from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 1490, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 330-3, and Millwrights Local 1121.

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Stuff the Bus Continues its Mission of Generosity Despite Challenging Times

 

Jayna Smith

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As temperatures drop and the cost of living rises, many families face the challenge of providing basic necessities while also preparing for the holiday season.  In response to this, Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons initiated the Stuff the Bus campaign in 2015, aiming to alleviate the stress and ensure a brighter Christmas for those in need.  Since then, he has continued the project each December.

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St. Croix Valley Chamber Announces Return of Loyal to Local Passport

 

Jayna Smith

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In a bid to bolster local businesses and encourage community support, the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce has rolled out its much-anticipated Loyal to Local Passport initiative for the second consecutive year.  The program offers shoppers an enticing opportunity to win $100 simply by patronizing local stores and restaurants.

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Calais Community Christmas Events

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