Community Potluck, Music, Fun Slated to Celebrate Maine’s 200th, Robbinston’s 209th Birthday


By Jayna Smith

This Sunday, lots of fun and entertainment, as well as some delicious shared dishes, will be part of a community potluck in Robbinston.  The event will take place at the Robbinston Community Center, the former school.  

“We chose March 15th to coincide with the state-wide launch of Maine’s Bicentennial celebration,” said Sarah Strickland of the Robbinston Historical Society.  “Robbinston will also be 209.”

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WHS Students Experience Ice Fishing for PE Class


By Natalie Boomer

Eleven students from Woodland Junior-Senior High School went ice fishing as part of their physical education class on Tuesday, March 3rd. 

WHS teacher Keith Moody had the idea, but it took help from many others to make his plan come to life. 

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Local 4-H Club Adopts Furry Friends Food Bank

The Furry Friends Food Bank has been adopted by a University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H club in Washington County. Cobscook Currents 4-H club members, committed to making a positive difference in their community, chose the food bank for pets as a community service project. 

 Club members have installed a pet food collection box for public donations at the Whiting General Store, 136 U.S. Route 1, Whiting. Furry Friends Food Bank is an Eastern Area Agency on Aging program designed to help seniors feed and support their four-legged companions.

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Dennysville News


Submitted by Ann Montgomery

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Evan Merchant of Beals is Awarded the Legislature’s Memorial Scholarship


Evan Merchant of Beals, Maine is this year’s Washington County recipient of the Legislature’s $1,000 Memorial Scholarship. Evan majors in captive wildlife care and education at Unity College.

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Washington County Coronavirus updates

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Maine Maple Sunday Events Cancelled


By Kaileigh Deacon 

For years Mainers have celebrated the sugary, sweet treat maple syrup at sugaries all across the state on Maine Maple Sunday. The tasty event has become a tradition for many as they travel to local sugaries to sample the syrup and sweets made with maple syrup, learn about the process of making syrup, and tour the facilities. 

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Great Wildlife Photos

The photo on the left is by Donna Melanson and the other is by Ruth Curtis. The Calais Advertiser encourages everyone to submit their wildlife photos to us via email:

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Man From Grand Lake Stream Keeps Memories Alive


By Natalie Boomer

Although St. Croix Video of Woodland is no longer open for business, owner Maurice Brown has been staying busy by sharing some of the memories he has captured in the past with others through his business Facebook page. 

Brown was raised in Grand Lake Stream and attended his early school years there, and then migrated to Baileyville to attend Woodland High School. 

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Sewing Circle Churns out Face Masks Using Distance-Friendly Assembly Line

By Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Bags of fabric are crisscrossing Washington County along a virtual assembly line so precisely orchestrated the people working on it never see each other. Working remotely, the Washington County Covid-19 Mask Sewing Circle has already delivered more than 500 cloth face masks, and taken orders for 1,200 more. 

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