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2 July 2015

FORT KENT – The Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department has begun the 2015 installment of their annual summer recreation program, which has long been a popular draw for youth seeking to spend their summer vacation engaged in safe and healthy social activities.

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2 July 2015

SOLDIER POND / Portland - Morgan Tylor Voisine, 4 months old, passed away peacefully with her parents by her side at a Portland Health care facility. She was born March 5, 2015 in Portland, the daughter of Ross and Erica (Ouellette) Voisine of Wallagrass.

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2 July 2015

FORT KENT - The Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 is seeking donations to aid in a restoration project of their building on Main Street in Fort Kent, which the group hopes to complete by August 1.

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2 July 2015

FORT KENT - Chief Pelletier of the Fort Kent Police Department (FKPD) would like to remind ATV enthusiasts to exercise caution in light of a recent dirt bike collision with a town truck. The Chief is also seeking the public's help to locate some pellet gun suspects.

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2 July 2015

EDMUNDSTON – Emily Bonenfant and Keith Sirois of Edmundston, New Brunswick are pleased to announce the birth of their son Onyx Ezekiel Sirois. Onyx was born July 1, 2015 at Edmundston Regional Hospital.

Onyx's maternal grandparents are Mario Bonenfant of Moncton, N.B. and Tory Jones Bonenfant of Edmundston.

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2 July 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FOREST – In an historic ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently voted 5-4 that the United States Constitution guarantees same-sex couples in all 50 states the right to marry.

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2 July 2015

MADAWASKA - Members of the Maine Acadian Heritage Council (MAHC) presented grants to local historical societies and the Acadian Festival committee on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, at the Mikesell Library / Association Français in Madawaska.

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2 July 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – Drivers who have experienced a "close call" - or worse - with a moose may relate to a story Oneil Clavette and his wife Donna, of Madawaska, have to share:

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2 July 2015

EDMUNDSTON - With the approach of the summer outdoor fire season, the Edmundston Fire Department is sharing tips for Canadian residents on exterior fire safety and compliance with municipal regulations.

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2 July 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FOREST - With the Madawaska Acadian Festival officially underway, the Fiddlehead Focus asked various community members: "What does it mean to you to be Acadian?"

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2 July 2015

The Vitrail CDJ: beyond the rearview mirror (Translated from French)

Each year, I take the opportunity to visit the Vitrail CDJ during their open house. I can not only visit the site, awesomely decorated with artistic creations, but I can also visit with the people. Those people who make sure that the Vitrail CDJ is a truly unique institution, albeit sometimes overlooked, and, sadly, often poorly perceived.

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2 July 2015

FRENCHVILLE – Town Manager Ryan Pelletier is seeking the vandal or vandals responsible for recent damage to signs in Frenchville.

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2 July 2015

MADAWASKA – Voters failed to pass a Madawaska School Department budget for 2015-2016 at a referendum vote on Wednesday, July 1.

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2 July 2015
FORT KENT - The Fiddlehead Focus office will be closed Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Melanie Daigle, editor of the Fiddlehead Focus, joked, "If you happen to see a reporter at the Acadian Fest or a Fourth of July event, be sure to strike-a-pose for a picture; but go easy on my gals. They have been working their you-know-whats off lately and deserve a break from breaking news." The office will reopen during regular business hours Monday, July 6, 2015.
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2 July 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries submitted to the Fiddlehead Focus during the months of May and June, 2015. The staff at Fiddlehead Focus send their deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

For detailed obituaries, please refer to the obituary section of the Fiddlehead Focus by clicking on "Obits" on the homepage menu bar.

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1 July 2015

FORT KENT - The Maine Acadian Heritage Council (MAHC) is offering dedicated Valley teachers a cost-free opportunity to expand their knowledge at a week-long institute of Acadian culture and history on July 6 - 10 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK).

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1 July 2015

FORT KENT - The Fiddlehead Focus congratulates the 7th-12th graders who made Honor Roll at Valley Rivers Middle School and Fort Kent Community High School during the third trimester of the 2014 - 2015 school year.

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1 July 2015

ST. FRANCIS – The Friends of St. Francis would like to welcome people near and far to a Family Fun Day packed from morning until night with music, games, food, crafts, and friendly competitions - including a watermelon eating contest and an apple pie bake-off - at the St. Francis Elementary School (SFES)/Community Center on Saturday, July 4. The event will be capped with a bonfire and musical entertainment by popular local bluegrass group The Fiddleheads.

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1 July 2015

MAINE - Maine State Police plan to utilize additional troopers, unmarked cruisers, and their airplane in traffic enforcement efforts centered around the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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1 July 2015

FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent announced Wednesday, July1 it has a new four year bachelor of science degree program in conservation law enforcement for the upcoming fall 2015 semester.

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