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fk track boys aug 28 2014
28 August 2014

FORT KENT- The Fort Kent Track and Field Teams participated in an Invitational Cross Country Race on Aug. 27 at the Fort Kent Community High School. The length of the track was 3 miles. The Fort Kent Teams competed against Washburn, Limestone, and Greater Houlton Christian Academy.

tamc liam aug 27 2014
27 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – TAMC employees will participate in their Casual for a Cause Day on Friday, Aug. 29, to support the Heather and Liam Connection.

Proceeds from popcorn sales in the cafeteria at the A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday will also benefit the cause. Information on the program will also be available during that time, as well as project founder and president Judy Bouchard of Madawaska will be at the hospital.

cma bus aug 27 2014
27 August 2014

EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK – Judges have chosen a St. Agatha entrepreneur as the Maine winner of the Realize Your Business Dream competition, as part of the economic component of the recently-completed World Acadian Congress.

Nicholas Textor of Textor’s Greenhouse recently received the honor at a gala in Edmundston, N.B. to celebrate the winners from the three regions of northern Maine; Témiscouata, Quebec; and northwestern New Brunswick.

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27 August 2014

LIMESTONE - Recently, teachers from all over Maine seized the opportunity to become a student once again. The Maine School of Science & Mathematics (MSSM) hosted S.T.E.M Educators Week—a professional development summer workshop for science, technology, engineering and math teachers of grades 3-12.

The educators could choose from 20 different courses throughout the week to further expand their teaching practices and knowledge. This is the third year MSSM has facilitated the educator workshop.

dog aug 27 2014
27 August 2014

FORT KENT – For dog owners who need help with pooch conduct or bad habits, the Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department will begin offering its Dog Obedience School on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Dog owners must bring written proof of their dog's vaccinations.

All classes will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Jalbert Park Skating Rink Area on Pleasant Street. The class will run from Sept. 3-24 on Wednesday evenings, and will occur regardless of inclement weather.

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27 August 2014

VAN BUREN– Organic Valley’s New England Pool Manager, Steve Getz, will present new emerging opportunities for Aroostook agriculture at the upcoming Aroostook County Farm Bureau annual dinner on from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Levasseur Farrel American Legion Post in Van Buren. Getz, with the help of the Maine Farm Bureau, was instrumental in facilitating a contract with half of the Maine organic dairy farmers who lost their distribution channel when MOOMilk closed its operations.

87 kayak aug 27 2014
27 August 2014

ALLAGASH - It's not every day a great-great-grandmother who can no longer walk has the opportunity to kayak for the first time in her life. However, Ida Begin, an Allagash native and current resident of Forest Hill Manor, did just that on Sunday, Aug. 3, along with her granddaughters Angelina Dubourg and Candy Hafford.

tamc sale aug 27 2014
27 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– Organizers of the Super Saturday Secondhand Sale—which helps provide added comfort to patients and their families at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital—are calling this year's fundraiser another success. The sale raised more than $1,600 was raised in 5 hours at the Super Saturday Secondhand Sale to benefit the ongoing support of a new hospice room.

martin2 aug 28 2014
27 August 2014

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-MADAWASKA, NEW BRUNSWICK– The Rivière-Verte Royal Canadian Mounted Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a 44-year-old woman from Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, N.B.

nmmc er renov aug 27 2014
27 August 2014

FORT KENT – Northern Maine Medical Center is working to upgrade its emergency room facilities. The ER renovation project is the first since the hospital built the emergency room during the 1970s addition to the building.

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27 August 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Internet service has returned to Time Warner Cable customers in the St. John Valley after what appears to be a nationwide outage that blocked access until approximately 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 27.

According to several news reports, TWC's Internet service was unavailable from the east coast to the west coast of the United States. One of the websites that tracks reports of outages as they occur, downdetector.com, created a map of regions the outage is impacting, which included Maine, as well as much of the country all the way to California.

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26 August 2014

BANGOR – USDA Rural Development State Director Virginia Manuel recently announced that three Maine community facilities will receive funding to help support community wellness, upgrade a tribal administrative building, and dental healthcare.

The USDA Rural Development’s Community Facility Programs is providing the funding, which assists in the construction, expansion, or improvement of rural community facilities for health care, public safety, and community and public services.

fk color run aug 26 2014
26 August 2014

FORT KENT – Fitness, fun, and color are coming to Fort Kent. With color runs being popular in southern parts of the state, Color ME is a color run for the St. John Valley. Organizers have designed Color ME for all ages and abilities of participants—whether running or walking—and is not timed. Participants will leave covered in multiple colors.

pixie july 28 2014
26 August 2014
PIXIE - This is Pixie. She is a petite and pretty cat with unusual markings. Pixie is affectionate toward her people, but she is self-sufficient. She has lived with dogs and is dog friendly; however, she does not do well with other cats. She is in excellent health, has been spayed and is current on her vaccinations for rabies and distemper.
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26 August 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of Aug. 25.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Curt Harvey of Fort Kent. Albert won a total of $440.

tamc aug 25 2014
26 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – The Presque Isle Historical Society and TAMC invite local historians, enthusiasts and the general public to an exciting opportunity to learn about the history of the Presque Isle region as they offer their third quarterly presentation of 2014 at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

help may 2 2014
26 August 2014

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) recently announced that it has begun its statewide selection process, and Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King encourage Maine high school students to apply.

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26 August 2014

PAPER WASPS - Photographer Rose Libby of St. Francis captured this detailed image of a passion flower in her garden, and this image of the colorful blossom is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Rose Libby

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26 August 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The new word search puzzle is online, with an interactive webpage that people can see by clicking the following link:

vandal aug 26 2014
26 August 2014

FORT KENT - The St. John Valley has been the target of multiple petty crimes over the past several weeks, and police are seeking the public's help in putting an end to the chaos and apprehending the perpetrator or perpetrators. Acts of vandalism, theft and graffiti have been appearing in the Fort Kent area, and Chief Tom Pelletier said it is likely at least some of the acts are related.

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