Wesley, ME

Ferry Point Bridge Flags

A tradition of recent years marking the start of International Homecoming Festival is the displaying of the American and the Canadian flags at Ferry Point Bridge. (Photo by Jayna Smith)
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C&E Feeds Celebrates 40 Years of Business With “Clyde’s Classic Car Show”

What started as a small Blue Seal Feed outlet in 1982, has now become a thriving family-owned farm supply business, the area’s largest Canadian package receiving hub, and a six-unit apartment complex. To celebrate the Eldridge family establishment, and to honor the muscle behind the business’ growth, the second “Clyde’s Classic Car Show” is being coordinated for September 11th.
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2022 Elaine Brown Scholarship Recipient

From Dave McCullough's Grand Lake Stream news column: The Women to Women in Grand Lake Stream presented the 2022 Elaine Brown Scholarship to Delia Yates. Delia will be a sophomore at Husson University in Bangor. She is majoring in Healthcare Administration and Public Health. She can often be found working at the Pine Tree Store in Grand Lake Stream. Congratulations Delia! She is seen in the photo with her proud parents, Angel and Scott Yates.

Calais Free Library Hosts First Annual Art Show for Youth

The Calais Free Library hosted its first ever Annual Art Show for Youth last week. Elementary, middle, and high school students were invited to bring their artwork to the library and put it on display on Thursday, August 4th, as part of an event for the International Homecoming Festival.

Return of Chair Affair Proves Successful for CDRC

Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) brought back its popular Chair Affair auction to this year's International Homecoming Festival. Around 20 locally-made Adirondack chairs were sponsored by local businesses and individuals, then put up for auction as a fundraiser for CDRC. Jeff Demmons, auctioneer, kept the crowd in stitches as bids...

International Homecoming Festival Called a Success

Despite the missed international parade, this year’s International Homecoming Festival was hailed a success by its organizers, all in celebration of the friendship between Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick. U.S. chairperson Theresa Porter said the attendance at the numerous events was high. “It’s always hard to judge...

Jasper Beach rock art created during family reunion

This month, anyone climbing the stones of Jasper Beach will first catch sight of the wide Atlantic, then, below them, a lobster — a 25-foot lobster framed by white stones, to be exact. The temporary artwork is drawing appreciation from the locals, from across the internet, and from the many visitors who travel to Bucks Harbor to see Jasper Beach each year.

New music studio to open in Machias

Chris Berry will be opening the doors of Expressions Music Studio at 25 Main Street Unit 1 in Machias on Thursday, Aug. 18 for her first group voice lesson, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Berry says that this will be the first community introduction to Expressions Music Studio and an opportunity for anyone interested to see how she teaches.

Addison house added to national register of historic places

The David and Hadassah Wass House in Addison has been entered into the National Register of Historic Places, according to Kirk F. Mohney, Director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. This designation indicates that the property has been documented, evaluated, and considered worthy of preservation and protection as part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

Jonesport board tackles Kingfish building permit

The Jonesport planning board began considering the most extensive and complicated building application in its history last week (August 2), when members opened their binders on a bid from Kingfish Maine to erect a $110 million land-based fish growing plant on 94 acres on Chandler Bay north of Greenwood Cemetery.

Man Found Dead Following Overnight Fire in Baileyville, Maine

A 67-year-old-man was found dead early Friday following a fire in the Washington County town of Baileyville. The Baileyville Fire Department was called to a fire at a home at 24 Summit Street in the downtown area at 12:12 a.m., according to Public Information Officer Shannon Moss of the Maine Department of Public Safety. Firefighters discovered a deceased adult inside the home.

Person dead after fire at Maine home, investigation ongoing

BAILEYVILLE, Maine — A person died following a fire at a Maine home early Friday morning. The Baileyville Fire Department was called to the home on Summit Street around 12:12 a.m. Crews found a person who they believe to be the 67-year-old lone resident dead inside the home. The...

Maine Wild Blueberry Weekend: A farmer's chance to show off way of life

PORTLAND, Maine — The second annual Maine Wild Blueberry Weekend is set to kick off this weekend with various farms participating across the state. The event is hosted by Wild Blueberries and gives Maine blueberry farmers and others the chance to educate people about one of Maine's most profitable crops. The weekend celebrates wild, low bush blueberries versus the typical cultivated berry found in most grocery stores.

One Person is Dead after a House Fire in Baileyville

Crews from Maine and Canada worked together to extinguish a fire in Baileyville that claimed the life of one person. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says fire crews were called to the home at 24 Summit Street at approximately 12:12 Friday morning, for the report of a house fire. As firefighters worked, they found a deceased adult male inside the home, who is believed to be 67-year-old Craig Thompson. Officials say Mr. Thompson lived alone in the house.

Body discovered after fire crews respond to Baileyville home

Firefighters recovered a body after responding to a blaze at a home in Washington County. Crews responded to the home on Summit St. in Baileyville just after midnight Thursday night. The Maine Dept. of Public Safety says investigators believe the body is that of Craig Thompson, 67, who lived alone...

Body found following fire in Baileyville

BAILEYVILLE (WGME) – A body was found following a fire at a home in Baileyville early Friday morning. Crews responded to a fire at 24 Summit Street around 12:15 a.m. for a fire. Firefighters then discovered a dead adult inside the home. The body is believed to be 67-year-old...