Visit to Calais


Hello Hello….

Lots of rain, lately and not enough sunshine, has kept me from adventures.   I’ve been to Calais, and checked out the Washington County Community College. What a busy place this has become.

For people that are not aware of this busy city: Calais is located in eastern Washington County on the Canadian border and the beautiful St. Croix River.  Calais shares three international border crossings and a long-lasting history with St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.  Stopping by the city hall I found out many interesting facts, Calais is home to 3,125 residents and service a population of 15,000. Calais working to advance its economy by revitalization of its downtown area and by the recent development of an industrial park complete with sewer, water, three-phase power and transportation facilities. Calais is designated as a HUB zone for economic development, which means its open for business. Calais also has incredible amount of older historic buildings and is very well photographed especially by the river and the border crossings.

The Washington County Community College is gearing up for graduation on Friday, I took a wonderful tour of the campus, met with some wonderful faculty and students, and everyone is soo excited.  Approximately 100 students will be graduating this week from associate and certificate programs.

Also brand new opening on the campus this week was Disc Golf course. Come out and try it , they are willing to teach.  It’s at WCCC, open all year round, costs $3/round or $5/day! It’s basically playing golf with discs (small frisbees). Great for all ages! They still have the great climbing wall  and check out their summer and fall class schedules  you might find something you would like to take!

For all you golfers out there, St Croix Country Club look s like they are off to a busy start with a 4 person scramble on May 19th to support a lot of improvement taking place, working on the parking lot, replacing the floor behind the bar at Divots, and working on the practice green.  Looking forward to see the finished results.

I strolled down Main Street while I was in town, big changes but a few stores remain the same. I stopped into Joe’s Diner and Pizzeria, great food, fast service and lots of fun conversation, I was there during the lunch rush and you can tell this is a local favorite, as the patrons come in and lots of witty quips were passed back and forth.  The new store Label Shopper appeared to have quite a few people today, the movie theater has some top rate new movies playing this week. I walked a few blocks peered in the windows and see we have a new store coming, I stopped by Treworgy  Pharmacy, and looked around at the Urban Moose store and the used book store.

Well that’s all for now, I need to take cover and dry out from this rain, if anyone has an area they would like me to visit, or feel I missed drop me a line I am always up for an adventure to see our county and share the experience!!