Community Spirit Proves Strong for 17th Annual Turkey-a-Thon

 

Jayna Smith
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In true Washington County-community fashion, hundreds came out last Friday, October 8, to donate to the annual Classic Hits Turkey-a-Thon.  The event helps lessen the burden associated with food insecurities during the holiday season.  

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Maine Legislature Honors Down East Hospice Volunteers 40 Years of Compassionate Care

 

On October 13, Representative Anne Perry and Senator Marianne Moore presented Down East Hospice Volunteers Executive Director Barb Barnett and Board President Paul Strickland with a Legislative Sentiment. This Sentiment is signed by President of the Senate Troy Jackson, Secretary of the Senate Darek Grant, Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau and Clerk of the House Robert Hunt. It was introduced by Representative Perry and cosponsored by Senator Moore.

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Calais City Council Swears in New Councilor

 

Kaileigh Deacon

Former Councilor Bill Cody announced at the end of the summer that he would be leaving the city council as he was relocating from Calais. Prior to his leaving, the council met with the prospective candidates to fill his seat, and after the executive session meeting, the council named William Quinn as Cody’s successor. Quinn ran for one of the two vacant seats at last year’s election, losing in votes to Cody and Mark Carr.

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Calvary Chapel Moves to Main Street

 

Kaileigh Deacon

Many might find a former auto parts store and garage an unlikely place for a church to be located, but Pastor Justin Harvey said that this location is actually perfect for them. He said that while not opposed to a more traditional style building, they didn’t need a steeple for their ministry.  Since its founding in the Calais area, the Calvary Chapel has had a number of locations, the most recent of which, was the building on the corner of Union Street and North Street that they shared with Ace Hardware.

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CDRC Announces Winners of Downtown Scarecrow Decorating

 

Jayna Smith
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CDRC (Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition) works hard to promote downtown, bringing beautification projects, such as the gardens and hanging flowers, as well as bringing the community together, such as through the summer concert series and other events.  One recent event made possible by CDRC was the annual Harvest Festival.

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