Pembroke Child Care Facility Meets a Community Need

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

It is a common fact that finding child care is a difficult task, as the quality child care providers in the area are usually at capacity and with long waitlists.  For one local woman, Tabitha Bennett, of Pembroke, becoming a solution to the problem was an easy decision, and that’s why she decided to open her own in-home child care.

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The Beat of African Drumming Comes to Princeton Elementary School

 

Kaileigh Deacon 

There have been many things that students have lost out on with the precautions surrounding COVID-19. One thing that has suffered during the pandemic is access for students to musical instruction. Due to restrictions, schools have had a hard time figuring out how to get students the musical instruction that is essential to their total education. 

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Local Creates Cans 4 Cancer to Help Those Traveling for Treatment

 

Natalie Boomer

natalie@calais.news

A local woman has created an organization to help those with cancer who need to travel hours away from home in order to receive treatment. 

Tammy Hoche of Eastport is now collecting “Cans 4 Cancer.”

She receives donations of returnable cans and bottles from people all over Washington County and then uses the deposit money to purchase gasoline gift cards for patients traveling. 

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Six More Weeks of Winter Forecasted by Punxsutawney Phil

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

February 2 is always the big day for Punxsutawney Phil, the apparent famed meteorologist.  The groundhog has been making predictions since 1887, with just ten years missing from the record.  In that time, Phil has seen his shadow now 105 times, resulting in the claim that winter will last another six weeks.

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Princeton Playground Closer to Reality with New Donation-Match Campaign

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Volunteer and community support is coming together in Princeton, pushing fundraising efforts for a new public playground, thanks to the work of a small group, along with Princeton Food Mart and The Hometown Foundation, Inc.

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Baileyville Mover Tapped for Relocation Work

 

ABLE Moving Services, of Baileyville, recently learned it will be assisting with relocation work related to the construction of a new international bridge connecting Madawaska and Edmundston, New Brunswick.

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Easter Basket Staple Back this Month After Pandemic Halted Production

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Are you a lover of the marshmallow treat Peeps?  Those sugary treats that used to be found in stores leading up to Easter have made their way to shelves for every holiday in recent years, it seems, except throughout the pandemic.

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Virtual Car Seat Safety Class to be Held by Maine Families of Washington County

 

Natalie Boomer 

natalie@calais.news

Maine Families of Washington County usually have car seat safety checks with inspections and installations each year. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they are unable to hold this event in person. 

With car seat safety still being a priority, a virtual question and answer will take place on Wednesday, March 10th at 10 a.m. 

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Remember to Love

 

The Town of St. Stephen recently shared to its Facebook page this photo and a post that read, “In a world full of chaos that this pandemic has brought on, we have raised this flag for Valentine’s Day weekend to remind everyone to love each other…love your neighbour…love that person you don’t know yet and always be kind.” (Town of St. Stephen photo)

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