PRINCETON, Maine — Kimberly Carter of Princeton is one of only 98 young women attending the 65th American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., July 23-30.

Two outstanding citizens, known as “senators,” are selected at the 49 Girls State sessions held across the country to represent their state at Girls Nation. This premier leadership conference is designed to provide practical insight into the workings of government, to instill a sense of pride and loyalty in America and to create friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

“The ALA Girls Nation experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young ladies across our nation,” said Vickie Koutz, American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation national chairman. “After attending their local Girl State program and Girls Nation, they come back to their communities filled with more patriotism and pride.”

Dick Stacey’s Country Jamboree to make final public appearance at Calais

CALAIS, Maine — Dick Stacey’s Country Jamboree will make its final public appearance at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 4 in Calais. Dick Stacey’s Country Jamboree began as a 13-week run on Channel 7 in Bangor in 1973. After over a decade on the air, the show and the performers are still as popular today as they were then, throughout Maine and the Maritimes.

This final performance will take place at the Concert in The Park at the triangle in downtown Calais. Stacey will be bringing some his regulars from the show including emcee Charlie Tenan, Jeff Simon and many more. Special guest will be country music star Joan Kennedy.

The free concert is sponsored by the Bank of Maine, Dunkin’ Donuts and the St Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce.