St. Kateri Youth Group in Calais to Collect and Distribute Free Coats to Community

 

Thanks to the youth group at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish (Immaculate Conception Church, Calais; St. Joseph Church, Eastport; St. James the Greater Church, Baileyville; St. John the Evangelist Church, Pembroke; St. Ann Church, Indian Township; St. Ann Church, Perry), many community members in need will receive warm clothing this winter.

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SCA-Rotary Club of Calais Candidate’s Night

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

SCA-Calais Rotary is hosting a candidate’s night for Calais School Board and Calais City Council candidates. This virtual event will be moderated by local community leader and Rotarian Theresa Brown. 

The virtual event will be streamed live to the FaceBook group “What’s Happening in Washington County” at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1778552792360444/ 

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Couple Gets Innovative with a COVID-Style, Cross-Border Wedding

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

The coronavirus pandemic has halted many events this year, but for one Nova Scotia couple, it did not prevent them from holding their very unique wedding here in the St. Croix Valley.

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Washington County Mainah’s for Trump Gather to Rally

 

Natalie Boomer 

natalie@calais.news

Locals have joined together for a second time to support President Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election.

On Sunday, October 18th, three separate groups from Whiting, Baileyville, and Pembroke came together at 12:30 p.m. in Calais to parade through the town and rally.

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Storefront Receives Extensive Damage After Being Struck by Car

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

On Saturday, Oct. 17, Calais Police Department responded to a single-vehicle accident at the Cigaret Shopper, 338 North Street.

According to Sgt. Matt Vinson, around 2 p.m., John Gallupe, 54, of Baileyville, was attempting to park his 2009 Mazda 3.  Instead, he accidentally drove the vehicle up over the curb, striking the front of the building.  

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Sunrise Eye Care Welcomes New Optometrists

 

Sunrise Eye Care is pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren Shaffer and Dr. Trevor Bet have joined the Sunrise Eye Care team. 

Dr. Shaffer and Dr. Bet both graduated in 2017 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.  They are looking forward to meeting their patients and exploring Maine. 

Both doctors are currently seeing new and established patients at Sunrise Eye Care in Calais and Machias.  

Sunrise Eye Care can be reached by calling 207-454-2277 for the Calais office or 207-255-4461 for the Machias office. 

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Halloween Activities

 

Kaileigh Deacon 

With so much change and uncertainty lately, many in Calais and surrounding communities are doing whatever they can to keep things normal for the kids. While a complete return to normal isn’t in the cards for a lot of annual events, a lot of new events and creative ideas will still ensure that kids get to celebrate Halloween. 

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Calais Elementary to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

An annual tradition at Calais Elementary School is the celebration of Red Ribbon Week, this year slated for Oct. 23 - 31.  

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No Deficiencies Found at CRH; Ombudsman’s Oversight Terminated

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Last April, Calais Regional Hospital was court-ordered to have the involvement of an ombudsman to make sure patients are treated properly during its ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.  This came amid incidents at the hospital that resulted in Maine DHHS to become involved, specifically, when an emergency room doctor was unable to intubate a patient back in February.  The hospital did cut ties with that doctor.

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The Calais Advertiser Receives 17 Awards from Maine Press Association

Wins MPA’s Highest Honor for Advertising Efforts

At its annual state conference, held virtually on Oct. 24, the Maine Press Association recognized The Calais Advertiser for its exceptional journalism work, awarding it with 17 awards, including the MPA’s highest honor for member newspapers, the prestigious award for General Excellence in Advertising.  Its sister paper, Machias Valley News Observer, won 13 awards, for a total of 30 awards combined between the two Washington County publications.  

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