Town of Alexander Loses $40,000 in Payroll Checks

By Jayna Smith

Last Thursday, October 3, the Town of Alexander select board meeting took place at Alexander Elementary School.  Selectmen Patrick Cormier, Foster Carlow, John Knowles, and David Davis were in attendance.  

From the audience, it was asked if any movement on Ed Burgess’s recent resignation from the position of selectman was going to take place at this meeting.  Chair of the board Foster Carlow explained that Burgess’s resignation was tabled. “We didn’t accept it...We tabled it indefinitely,” he stated. 

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Nook & Cranny Restaurant Adding Baileyville’s Only Bar

 

By Dominic Gayton

The Nook & Cranny Restaurant is undergoing renovations, adding Baileyville’s only bar to the space formerly occupied by its kitchen.

The bar has been up and running for about three weeks and features six beers on tap:  Allagash White, Michelob Ultra, Stella Artois, Lone Pine Portland Pale Ale, a Samuel Adams seasonal brew, and Bud Light. The bar itself was built by Micah Diffin using wood from a lumberyard in Perry.

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Saturday is Jam-Packed with Events for Octoberfest

 

By Jayna Smith

Baileyville’s Octoberfest is in full swing, with this Saturday set as the big “parade day.”

The parade line-up begins at 10 a.m., with its procession from the town office to Main Street at 11 a.m.  Octoberfest organizer Jamie Bohanon has been chosen by the committee to lead the parade as Grand Marshal.

Bohanon said those wishing to participate in the parade can join the line-up with no pre-registration required.  There are cash prizes for best-decorated floats, ranging in amounts of $100 to $250.  

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Kingsbrae Garden’s Pumpkin Festival Slated for Saturday

 

By Jayna Smith

An afternoon of family fun will take place this Saturday at Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, N.B.  The theme, appropriate for the season, will be pumpkins, of course, for its fifth annual Charlotte County Pumpkin Festival.  

According to Kingsbrae Garden’s director of operations Brad Henderson, approximately 1,100 people attended last year’s event, and that number is expected again this year.  According to Henderson, the Pumpkin Festival will take place rain or shine.  

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Eastport Chowder House Hosts Benefit for Cancer Patients

 

By Natalie Boomer

natalie@calais.news

On Friday, October 11th the Eastport Chowder House will be hosting a benefit for Sarah’s House. 

A Chinese auction will take place at 2 p.m. and a full Thanksgiving turkey dinner will be served at 4 p.m. 

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Dennysville Pastor Publishes New Book

 

The Rev Dr. Alan Andraeas of Holy Trinity Chapel, Dennysville, holds a new copy of Sacred House in his hands. “The feeling is hard to describe when you see something with your name on the cover,” he explains. “It has been a long time in the making and it’s so good to see it in its final version.”

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Bohanon’s Recognized for 50 Years

 

By Jayna Smith

This past August, a Baileyville business reached an impressive milestone:  Bohanon’s, Inc. turned 50 years old.  

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Baileyville’s Octoberfest!

Although some changes had to be made to a few of the Octoberfest plans, it did not stop people from coming out and enjoying the day.  The craft fair, moved from outside to inside the WHS gym, saw over 35 vendors with everything from crafts, baked and canned goods, and various direct sales consultants.  Fundraisers also took place from organizations such as St. Croix No.

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It’s the Great Pumpkin!

 

By Jayna Smith

Pumpkins come in many shapes--like round, oval, tall, and squat--and all sizes, but one man’s pumpkin at last week’s Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta topped them all in size, weighing in at 1,832 pounds.

Edwin Pierpont of Jefferson was declared the winner of the biggest pumpkin, setting a new state record.  What may be surprising to some is that he actually beat his own state record, one he set in 2010 when his pumpkin weighed in at 1,471 pounds.

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Canada’s Chocolate Town Just Got Sweeter

By Jayna Smith

St. Stephen, N.B., known as Canada’s chocolate town for its claim of creating the world’s first chocolate bar, just got sweeter, thanks to a new downtown candy store.  Candy Creations opened this week at 184 Milltown Boulevard.

Owner Cathy Cairns said she started making candy about 35 years ago.  “I went into a bulk food store and these beautiful candy Christmas trees were sitting on the shelf.  I asked the owner to explain to me how she made them and that’s where my journey began making candy.”

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