St. Croix Firehouse Raffle Winners

The most-recent fundraiser held by the St. Croix No. 1 Fire House Association – a raffle for 100 scratch-off tickets – was won by Shari Doten of Artemis’s Attic. The top prize for the tickets, which were purchased from Hardwicke’s, was $2,000. Hardwicke’s manager Bill Kilby drew the prize. Present were Tom and Billie Parks and Chairman of Fundraising Mary Barnard. Top fundraisers were Tom Parks, Brother Benson, Angela Nesbitt, and Irene Moreside. (Photo by Lura Jackson) Pictured in the lower photo is Dick Barnard presenting Shari (middle) her prize.

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The Greatest Constitutional Crisis Since the Civil War

By Conrad Black

The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating media that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran.

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19th Annual Polar Dip For Charity

By: Natalie Boomer

The crowd counted down from 10 with Darin McGaw, Dean of Academic Affairs at Washington County Community College. When the clock struck noon on March 8th, the 19th Annual Polar Dip began and the group of participants ran into the cold water. 

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Driver of Pick Up Suffers Serious Injuries in Collision

By Jayna Smith

Last Friday afternoon, March 8th, first responders were called to a motor vehicle accident in Baileyville.  The accident involved a tractor-trailer truck and a pickup truck.

According to Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons, his department responded to the Baileyville end of Route 9 where the two trucks collided.  The driver of the tractor-trailer truck was Charles Curran of Rollingdam, New Brunswick.  He was taken to Calais Regional Hospital via ambulance and released.

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Author and Life Coach Visits WCCC

By: Natalie Booomer

Lanette Pottle, a former student of Washington County Community College, returned to the school on February 6th to give a presentation, “When Big Feels Overwhelming, Start Small.” Pottle is now a life coach who helps people reach their goals, as well as an author, who recently published a new book, “Small Steps, Big Impact.” 

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Washington County Delegation Attends MAND Breakfast

Washington County's Delegation recently attended the 2019 MAND Legislative Breakfast where they listened to presentations about how to improve Maine's food and nutrition environment as well as the health of Maine citizens. Pictured are Representative Anne Perry, Representative Will Tuell, Calais Regional Hospital’s registered dietitian Mona VanWart, Senator Marianne Moore and Senator Stacey Guerin. (Submitted photo)

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Crafts N Mingle Hosts Painting Classes

By: Natalie Boomer

Crafts N Mingle is known as part art class and part party. When you sign up for a Crafts N Mingle class, instructor Silk Alderette will teach you how to create your very own painting while you get to socialize and make new friends. 

“I noticed there were not many places for artists/craft-makers to meet and socialize. Thus, I started having paint and sips at Tri Cinema Studios, which is the parent company of Crafts N Mingle,” said artist and teacher, Silk. 

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SCIQ’s Sew-Delightful Programs

What began as an idea to feature youth as part of the St. Croix International Quilt Show last year blossomed into a “Sew-Delightful” program for local elementary schools. Sew-Delightful has members act as mentors to those who already have some experience with fabric and as teachers to those who want to learn how to sew and quilt.

SCIQ President Bonnie Brown-Hunter hopes the children will be bringing home a completed quilted project while having had some fun in the four-week afterschool program tailored to the needs of each of the participating schools.

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Lioness Preparing for 34th Charter Night Celebration

Many are familiar with the Calais Lioness Club, a group of hard-working ladies who bring good to the area.  The membership of the club is dedicated to working within the local community, to enhance the area and assist others in need. 

The small club makes local donations in excess of $8,000 annually.  This money is raised through various events such as yard sales, road tolls, raffles, and the ever-popular Super Draw held during the International Homecoming Festival, to name just a few. 

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CRH Security Officer Recognized for Heroism

Congratulations to Haley Black, Calais Regional Hospital Security Officer, for being selected as Securitas Northeast Region Officer of the Year for Heroism.  The award is to recognize officers for giving of themselves and modeling Securitas’ core values.  Securitas began providing security services at Calais Regional Hospital in 2016.  Haley has been part of the Securitas team assigned to CRH since 2017.    

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