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29 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – The number of TAMC employees taking advantage of local higher education opportunities and a tuition assistance program offered through the medical center has more than tripled from this time last year, according to officials. Both a focused internal effort to help employees advance in their education and career goals, as well as state and national initiatives to bolster educational attainment among healthcare workers have helped with the large increase.

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29 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – On Aug. 27, a coalition of area nonprofit organizations announced a new and exciting hands-on program that will help County kids make better and healthier choices early on. The program, Discovery Days, is a 7 week series of hour long sessions that will run on consecutive Saturday mornings this fall—beginning Saturday, Sept. 27.

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28 August 2014

To the Editor,

Rep. Mike Nadeau has been an outstanding representative for the folks of Aroostook County. During his first term in the Legislature, he made it clear that his first priority was to help his constituents. As a business owner, Mike put his experience to good use at the State House, advocating for policies that will help job growth and build up Maine’s economy.

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28 August 2014

FORT KENT- The University of Maine at Fort Kent Bengals soccer teams are ready to go, and coaches of both the men's and women's teams predict a promising 2014 season.

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28 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Students across The County are lining up to participate in the first ever Heidi’s Hope Serve-a-Thon on Oct. 18. The Serve-a-Thon will provide students the opportunity to come together and help raise funds for County scholarships. But they can’t do it alone, and organizers are looking for adult volunteers to help the students turn their effort into dollars.

Students from eight schools will help in the event's pilot year—Easton, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Houlton, Mars Hill, Washburn, Wisdom (St. Agatha/Frenchville), and Hodgdon.

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28 August 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY– The Northern Maine Development Commission's Business Finance Division and Small Business Development Center will present the workshop, "Understanding Your Business Financial Statements." The workshop will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. on Sept. 18, at the NMDC Boardroom in Caribou, and is open to all.

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28 August 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Fiddlehead Focus is getting its game on, and has compiled the entire soccer season schedule for all Valley teams. The printable schedule is available to subscribers and guests alike by clicking HERE or on the corresponding ad near the top, and below the subscribe button in the right column.

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28 August 2014

FORT KENT - In anticipation of the upcoming Scarecrow Festival, the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging sidewalk vendors and community yard sales during Sept. 19-21. The chamber will advertise any sidewalk vendors, yard sales, and business sales that community members will host, and asks those interested to contact the chamber by Sept. 17 to be included. 

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28 August 2014

Editor's note - Domestic violence is an issue that affects all ages, genders, orientations, and families across the world. In light of recent events, the piece below is part of Fiddlehead Focus' ongoing effort to foster discussion and engagement on the issue of domestic violence.

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28 August 2014

Aroostook County Commissioners’ Meeting
Sept. 3, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - Houlton Sheriff’s Office Building

Agenda

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28 August 2014

BANGOR– University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page announced today that University of Maine at Machias President Cynthia Huggins intends to retire at the end of December 2014. President Huggins has successfully led the Washington County university since 2005 and has been on campus since joining the faculty as an Assistant English Professor in 1997. She also served a brief stint as UMM’s Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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