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20 January 2015

MEET OUR SCHOOL COLORS - While reporter Jessica Potila was gathering information on a story about the Madawaska Middle/High School students showing their art at a local gallery, she recorded several images of the student's work now on display in Madawaska.  We took some of our favorite paintings and put them in a collage in order to create this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Contributed image

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7 January 2015

FLYING BASKETBALL AND PONYTAILS - During Monday night's double header between the Fort Kent Warriors and the Madawaska Owls on January 5, Lady Warrior Jordan O'Leary flies into the air to block an attempt to score by Lady Owl Hannah Nadeau. Both schools fought hard, and Fiddlehead Focus publisher Andrew Birden captured this image near the end of the first game. O'Leary and Nadeau's moment is this week's jigsaw. - Birden image

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30 December 2014

BUSTER FROM THE TOP - Fiddlehead Focus Editor Melanie Daigle climbed the hill near her family's St. John Plantation farm with her friend Buster, a seven year old German Shepherd. Once they reached the top, Buster took a few moments to rest and enjoy the view of the St. John River and Canada. Buster may not know it, but he is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Melanie Daigle image

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23 December 2014

COLORFUL KNITS - Aroostook County photographer Paul Cyr was hunting snowy owls with his camera recently, and caught this feathered head turner near a barn.  His image reminds us to be wise as we make our way through the winter, and it is the week's jigsaw puzzle. - Paul Cyr image

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2 December 2014

COLORFUL KNITS - The Fort Kent chamber of Commerce Craft Fair had thousands of amazing and beautiful handmade products to purchase over the Thanksgiving weekend, including this assortment knitted scarves. Jessica Potila captured this image while collecting photos for a slide show, and it is the week's jigsaw puzzle. - Jessica Potila image

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18 November 2014

THE LAST BEAM - The last steel beam from the old international bridge in Fort Kent came down on Friday, Nov. 14. Here, two construction workers use a cutting torch to separate the pieces to this retiring span. This image is the week's jigsaw puzzle. - Birden image

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12 November 2014

YOUNG ART ON THE WALL - Artists from schools across the St. John Valley are showing their work at the Blake Library this month. Thérèse L. Provenzano, UMFK Adjunct Visual Art Instructor, has joined with the Blake Gallery to host its sixth annual 'Young Artist Exhibition' featuring talented young artists from the St. John Valley public schools. Curator Sofia Birden created this collage of some of the pieces by several of the artists, but many more are available for viewing during regular library hours.This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Sofia Birden image

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22 October 2014

MUSÉE WITH RAINBOW - The Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel is one of the special places in the St. John Valley. Musée Director Joseph Donald Cyr captured a perspective of the unique architecture in Lille, combining the church, the cemetery and the promise of salvation in a single image. This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Joseph Donald Cyr, Director Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel image

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14 October 2014

GRIFFETH FARMS HARVEST - While riding as a passenger in a powered parachute, award-winning photographer Paul Cyr captured this picture of the potato harvest occurring at the Griffeth Farms in Caribou about two weeks ago in early October. This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. CLICK HERE TO VISIT PAUL CYR'S FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE GREAT PICTURES - Paul Cyr image

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7 October 2014

AUTUMN AMPHIBIAN - Unknown persons created a strange, mysterious and attractive sculpture in a small creek connecting Pushineer Pond to another pond. Though the creator, or creators, have yet to come forward, Fiddlehead Focus offers this jigsaw puzzle to celebrate the mystery of DeBoullie Henge. This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Andrew Birden

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1 October 2014

Each month Fiddlehead Focus staff will select a few pieces found online that may be in the form of a video, image, animation that we find noteworthy. The pieces will explore a variety of topics, and all pieces will be appropriate for every age and audience. Our goal is to shed light on some of the uplifting, funny, educational, and beautiful pieces out in the wild online world that our readers may never see.

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1 October 2014

AUTUMN AMPHIBIAN - During a recent trip to the top of Deboullie Mountain, Fiddlehead Focus publisher Andrew Birden took many pictures of the gorgeous vistas that the trail reveals, but there were just as many beautiful and interesting images that were much closer to the camera, such as this frog (or toad?  Viewers, which one is it?) hiding in the fall leaves. This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Andrew Birden

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23 September 2014

STINKIN' GOOD PUMPKIN PIE - The winner of the scarecrow decorating contest for 2014 was Main Street Styles. While walking down Main Street on Saturday, photographer Andrew Birden came across one of the co-owners of the popular salon and retail shop, Catherine Jandreau. She took a moment to show off her granddaughter, Halle Jandreau, and to explain to Birden that the display with the humanoid pumpkin was  "...exactly what it looks like." This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Andrew Birden

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17 September 2014

Each month Fiddlehead Focus staff will select a few pieces found online that may be in the form of a video, image, animation that we find noteworthy. The pieces will explore a variety of topics, and all pieces will be appropriate for every age and audience. Our goal is to shed light on some of the uplifting, funny, educational, and beautiful pieces out in the wild online world that our readers may never see.

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16 September 2014

TRACTOR TREK - Over the summer, the Memorial Tractor Trek on July 12 featured over 40 tractors that drove 50 miles to raise money for the Hospice of Aroostook and the Aroostook House of comfort. They had one of their vintage tractors break down while they were passing by Fiddlehead focus publisher Andrew birden's house.  He grabbed his camera and snagged this image of PTO aficionados which is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Andrew Birden

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11 September 2014

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

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10 September 2014

ST. THOMAS CHURCH STAINED GLASS - During the lead-up to the Grand Tintamarre for the World Acadian Congress, publisher/editor Andrew Birden captured this image of the sun shining through the stained glass window of the St. Thomas Church.  This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Andrew Birden

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2 September 2014

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

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2 September 2014

RUBBER DUCKY, YOU'RE THE MANY - Photojournalist Jessica Potila covered the International Duck Derby for the Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce on August 24.  Among the many photos she captured was this image of the flock of rubber bath toys.  This image of the endless clones of Ernie's (Sesame Street fame) favorite singing topic is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Jessica Potila

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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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