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Young Women Learn About the Trades at WCCC

By wccc on Oct. 21, 2014, at 8:14 a.m.
CALAIS _ Two Washington Academy students were a study in concentration Friday as they constructed bird houses during the Totally Trades Conference held at the Washington County Community College Connie Carver and Kaylee Brown, both 17, worked on their bird houses individually and as a team as they drilled holes, …
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Ghosts and Goblins Abound at WCCC Halloween Festivities

By wccc on Oct. 14, 2014, at 9:28 a.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Young and old alike, in costume or not, are invited to the third annual Trunk or Treat Halloween festivities sponsored by the Washington County Community College. The fun is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 24, and will be held in the WCCC parking lot from 5 to 6:30 p.m. …
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A Woman Who Ran in the Boston Marathon Helps Plan WCCC Half Marathon

By wccc on Oct. 09, 2014, at 2:34 p.m.
CALAIS _ It has been named the “Ghost Run,” but the half marathon and relay that will be held at Washington County Community is not a Halloween joke. The race will be held Sunday, Oct. 26. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.; the race will start at 9 a.m. Runners will …
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Totally Trades! Conference for Girls at WCCC

By wccc on Oct. 03, 2014, at 10:38 a.m.
Washington County – A day-long event designed to encourage females to consider careers in fields traditionally dominated by males will bring together participants from schools throughout Washington County on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Washington Community College Campus. The Totally Trades! conference will feature hands-on sessions ranging from carpentry …
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Another Successful AIDS Walk For Zero 2014

By wccc on Sept. 28, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
MACHIAS _ More than 25 people participated Saturday during the 25th annual Downeast AIDS Network Walk. The Walk raised more than $1,000, with the majority of the money raised by the Blackfly Breeders Association. While the DEAN walk was happening in Machias, a similar walk was taking place in Bar …
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Washington County Community College offers classes at the Calais Methodist Homes

By wccc on Sept. 23, 2014, at 8:32 a.m.
Washington County Community College is delighted to announce the offering of a new program for the area’s older adults. The “Senior Arts” program is intended to provide an opportunity for our older residents to add life to their years by participating in new and novel learning activities. In announcing the …
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High School Equivalency Test Available at WCCC

By wccc on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
CALAIS _ Tess Ftorek, Washington County Community College’s dean emeritus and former student support services counselor, encourages anyone who may be thinking about getting their high school equivalency test to do it now. For those students who did not graduate from high school, HiSET (formerly known as GED) was designed …
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DEAN 2014 AIDS Walk

By wccc on Sept. 14, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
MACHIAS _ Everyone is invited to be a part of the 25th annual Downeast AIDS Network walk that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. at the Bad Little Falls Park near the University of Maine at Machias on Route 1. The nearly two-mile …
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Guaranteed Fun at the WCCC Adventure Race

By wccc on Sept. 06, 2014, at 9:35 a.m.
CALAIS _ From running to biking it is just a stroke to the finish line as adventurous folks participate in this year’s Washington County Community College 9th annual Outdoor Adventure Race on Saturday, Sept. 20. This year the race was postponed from its usual spring date because of bad winter …
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WCCC Faculty and Staff Duck and Run For Charity

By wccc on Aug. 29, 2014, at 7:17 a.m.
CALAIS _ It didn’t take much for them to duck and run last week as buckets of ice was dumped on members of Washington County Community College’s faculty and staff. It was all part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge held last week across the nation. To date the ALS …
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Washington County Community College and St. Croix Tissue, Inc. announce partnership

By wccc on July 29, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
CALAIS and BAILEYVILLE – Washington County Community College and St. Croix Tissue, Inc. have announced a partnership that will lead to high paying paper making jobs for workers in Down East Maine. St. Croix Tissue, Inc. announced earlier this year its plans to build a new state-of-the-art tissue paper production facility located …
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Golfers Raise Money and Swing for WCCC Students

By wccc on July 14, 2014, at 8:36 p.m.
CALAIS _ More than 120 golfers swung their clubs for education Saturday during the 13th annual Washington County Community College Direct-to-Student Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament held at the St. Croix County Club. During opening ceremonies, WCCC President Joe Cassidy praised golfers and tournament sponsors for their support. He also paid …
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Golf Tournament to Benefit WCCC Students

By wccc on July 01, 2014, at 10:57 a.m.
CALAIS _ There is still room for teams to sign up for the 13th annual Washington County Community College Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 12, at the St. Croix Country Club. There will be two shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Again this year, the tournament will help …
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Helping WCCC Students One Scholarship At A Time

By wccc on June 05, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
CALAIS _ Although the winter of 2013-14 was memorable for its heavy snow and ice cold days that led to broken pipes and huge oil bills, it hasn’t prevented area businesses and individuals from stepping forward to support students at Washington County Community College. “This winter was a tough one,” …
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Student Summer Programs Offered at WCCC

By wccc on May 27, 2014, at 9:06 a.m.
CALAIS _ Summer is going to be a whole lot of fun for those young people who sign up for this year’s Washington County Community College Summer Program. WCCC President Joe Cassidy said he was excited about this year’s proposed summer classes. “This is a great opportunity for area students …
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WCCC Summer Courses to Help in Certification

By wccc on May 23, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
CALAIS _ For those medical professionals who have to pass a federal exam in order to be certified in Electronic Health Records or for those medical personnel in need of upgrading their skills, Washington County Community College is offering three summer programs this year that should help bolster a career …
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Automotive Swap Meet and Antique Car Show at WCCC

By wccc on May 16, 2014, at 7:35 a.m.
CALAIS _ It is time to do some serious spring cleaning in your garage, basement or shed to collect all those motor parts that have been sitting around for the past decade. Once you are done, load up your trucks and trailers or just throw some stuff into a backpack …
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WCCC Grads Urged to Stay and Work in Washington County

By wccc on May 13, 2014, at 8:40 a.m.
CALAIS _ With strong words to stay and work in Maine and Washington County and praise for their accomplishments, 157 students Friday moved their tassels on their graduation caps from the right to the left during commencement exercises becoming the 45th graduating class at Washington County Community College. Under sunny …
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WCCC Students Assist with Renovations at Sarah’s House in Brewer

By wccc on May 06, 2014, at 9:17 a.m.
CALAIS _ They are first and second year students at the Washington County Community College who have their eyes on the future and “doing good works” and helping others is part of their life plans. Faith Pinette, from Machiasport, who is a first year student enrolled in the college’s phlebotomy …
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WCCC Polar Bear Dippers are Ready to Take the Plunge

By wccc on Jan. 15, 2014, at 8:27 p.m.
CALAIS _ There will be a lot of love at this year’s 14th annual Washington County Community College dip because the theme is Valentine’s Day. The event is sponsored by the Student Senate and the motto this year is “Cupid’s Plunge.” The WCCC Student Senate held a contest and this …
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