Easter Bunny Visits on a Fire Engine

 

By Natalie Boomer

natalie@calais.news

On Saturday, April 11th, the Woodland Recreation Department and the Woodland Fire Department came together to spread some Easter cheer. 

The Woodland Recreation Department usually has an annual Easter egg hunt along with a visit from the Easter Bunny for the children of the community, but that event was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Locals Donate Easter Dinner to Community Members in Need

 

By Natalie Boomer

natalie@calais.news

The Old School Family Restaurant in Princeton delivered over 200 meals to elderly folks in the area on Saturday, April 11th. 

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Springtime Bouquets

 

By Natalie Boomer

natalie@calais.news 

Jane Eaton, of Robbinston, is known for bouquets that she creates from her very own flower garden. Although it may seem like there are not a lot of flowers blooming during this spring in Maine, Jane explains that there are a few that just might surprise you. 

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Finn’s Fight Against Leukemia

 

By Natalie Boomer

natalie@calais.news

Finnegan Walters was diagnosed with leukemia, a cancer of the blood, at the young age of three. His family has been stationed in Guam, due to his father being in the military, but he has recently been transferred to a hospital in Hawaii and will be hospitalized for at least 30 days to receive treatment throughout this COVID-19 quarantine.

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UMaine Cooperative Extension Offers Tick Testing

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

With warmer weather now upon us, many will be spending more time outdoors.  This means it’s an especially good time to get into the habit of checking for ticks, small bloodsucking parasites,  many of which transmit diseases to animals and people.

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Cobscook Institute’s Monday Night Music Brings Connection & Medicine

 

At a recent Monday Night Music Circle, Dwayne Tomah, who was participating over the phone, shared some thoughts with the rest of the attendees: “Music is healing…music is medicine.” This resonated with the group that gathers Monday evenings over Zoom to share music, connect, and usher a bit of joy into the world.

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Fun Wildlife Photos

A Harp Seal on the beach in Lubec, taken on Earth Day! (Photo by Angie Cummings)

A chipmunk. (Photo by Donna Melanson)

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Local Rebuilds Cars for Fun

 

By Natalie Boomer 

natalie@calais.news

Bruce White, of Baileyville, has been using his time while socially distancing the same as he would on any other occasion:  taking old things apart to make them new again. 

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News from the Negev Desert, Israel

 

By Anav Silverman Peretz

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Youth Find Their Voices Through 4-H Public Speaking

 

If you ask many adults what their greatest fear is, public speaking will top the list for many. The University of Maine Cooperative 4-H Program gives youth an opportunity to overcome those fears by learning the proper way to construct a presentation and present it in front of an audience. 

On March 8th, 4-H youth presented at the Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament held at the Washington County Community College in Calais. 

Here are the presentations and the results:

Cloverbud Division (ages 5-8)

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