Annual Kids’ Party at Calais Fire Set for this Saturday

 

Jayna Smith

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Join in the festive celebration at the Calais Fire Station on Saturday, December 2, where children from the area are warmly invited to partake in the annual Kids’ Christmas Party tradition.  

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Calais Lions Club Enhances Law Enforcement Safety with Tourniquet Project

 

Jayna Smith

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In an initiative to bolster the safety measures for local law enforcement officers, members of the Calais Lions Club gathered at the Calais Police station last week for the presentation of tourniquets and pouches to representatives from the Calais, Eastport, and Baileyville Police Departments as well as the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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Calais City Council

 

Jayna Smith

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On Nov. 30, 2023, the Calais City Council met for its regular meeting, with Mayor Artie Mingo presiding over Councilors Mike Sherrard, Marcia Rogers, Elery Beale, Bill Quinn, and James Macdonald.  Councilor Kevin Niles was absent from the meeting.

What follows is a brief summary of the meeting, with the full meeting available for viewing on the City of Calais’s Facebook page.

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First National Bank’s Donation Fuels Santa’s Helper Program

 

Jennifer Thornaton, Senior Banking Consultant at First National Bank, presents a $250 check to Calais Lions Club members Brian Nichols and Mike McLean for its annual Santa’s Helper Program.  The program, now in its 51st year, assists local families in need during the holidays. Donations in any amount can be mailed to Calais Lions Club, PO Box 1280, Calais, ME  04619. (Lions Club photo)

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Spednic Club Strikes Success with Annual Tourney for Stuff the Bus

 

Jayna Smith

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In its typical display of community engagement, the Spednic Club in Woodland rolled into action on November 4, hosting its annual Stuff the Bus bowling tournament. 

The tournament drew a great amount of participation, with $1,315 raised.  The proceeds were donated to Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons, organizer of the Stuff the Bus program, last week.

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Generosity of Area Folks Make for Another Successful Stuff the Bus Event

 

Jayna Smith

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Stuff the Bus celebrated another successful year on Saturday, December 2, with donation acceptance at both Walmart and Marden’s.  Originating in 2015 under the leadership of Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons, the campaign aims to alleviate the holiday burden on families, ensuring a brighter Christmas for many throughout the county.

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Calais Ranks in Top 24 in Best Maine Elementary Schools, U.S. News Says

 

Jayna Smith

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Last month, U.S. News & World Report released the updated 2024 rankings for the Best Elementary and Middle Schools, covering 45,236 elementary schools and 22,053 middle schools across the nation.  The evaluation process involved a comprehensive analysis of 103,099 pre-K, elementary, and middle schools.  In the top rankings of elementary schools across the state that were scored, Calais Elementary School ranked number 24 out of 291.

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Lioness Bring Magic to Calais with Annual Christmas Parade

 

Santa takes a ride on a fire truck, thanks to Calais Fire-EMS, creating a magical conclusion to the annual Lioness Christmas Parade last Friday, Dec. 1.  See more parade photos on page 8 and watch The Calais Advertiser’s parade coverage on its Facebook page.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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Calais Fire Chief Makes ‘Nice’ List

 

Calais Fire Chief Bill Lee is all smiles after Santa declares him “nice” at the annual Calais Fire Association’s Christmas Party on Saturday.  Santa made his annual visit to the station for the party, where children had the chance to visit with Santa, decorate cookies, and more.  (Calais Fire-EMS photo)

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Happy Faces and Festive Cheer with Santa’s Post-Parade Visit

 

A hint of skepticism and a big smile show the mixed feelings that can come when meeting Santa. (Photo by Jayna Smith) See more photos in this week's The Calais Advertiser.

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