30 June 2015

BAKER-BROOK, New Brunswick - There are dirty trucks, but this is a whole new level of dirty. Trucks that went through the Baker-Brook Service d’Incendie / Fire Department Mud Run on Saturday, June 27 achieved a level of filth that would make Memere gasp and then shake her head and mutter 'Mon Dieu'. The facade of mud caked on Commanche Buddy is this week's addition to our jigsaw puzzle collection. 

23 June 2015

FORT KENT - The St. John Valley is home to many historic sites, including the Blockhouse in Fort Kent. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. The next time you're in Fort Kent, stop by this local treasure and grab a free Maine State Park Passport. There is a rubber stamp and ink pad located at the site which you can use to stamp your passport.

16 June 2015

FORT KENT - Paul Cyr is a local photographer who is showing his work at the Acadian Archives in Fort Kent this month. He has many thousands of images he has recorded over the years, including this image of a curious bear cub investigating Cyr's camera equipment in 2009. Paul said the bears were near the back of his property. The Bear Nekkid Photographer is this week's addition to our jigsaw puzzle collection. 

10 June 2015

FORT KENT - First and second grade children from Fort Kent Elementary School gave an audience of doting parents, grandparents, and friends a sugar boost during the school's spring concert Thursday, June 4 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent sports complex. With Hershey bars in hand, the sweet kiddos belted out their unique version of "I Want Candy". This celebration of spring and chocolate is the latest installment of our jigsaw puzzle collection. (FHF / Jessica Potila)

3 June 2015

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

Fiddlehead Focus Jigsaw for June, 2015.

2 June 2015

FORT KENT - There were several memorable moments for the players at an evening of comedic entertainment at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) Fox Auditorium on Friday, May 22 when the traveling youth theater program Children's Stage Adventures (CSA) presented The Fisherman and His Wife, starring the students of Wallagrass Elementary School (WES).This particular crew stood out with their enthusiasm and are a welcome addition to our jigsaw puzzle collection. (FHF / Jessica Potila)

27 May 2015

FORT KENT - These pretty yellow flowers were on display at the recent plant swap, and Jessica Potila captured the image for our jigsaw puzzle for this week. (FHF / Jessica Potila)

To solve an easier version of this puzzle, click on this LINK or the image shown here.

19 May 2015

FORT KENT - The Frenchville Historical Society's caboose and green water tower will be reopening soon to teach today's generations about the rich railroad history of the St. John Valley. Tory Jones Bonenfant captured the caboose from a dramatic angle for a recent story she wrote. Her image is our jigsaw puzzle for this week. (FHF / Tory Jones Bonenfant)

5 May 2015

FORT KENT - There is no other show like the Pride of Lions Show in Fort Kent, Maine. The winter officially ends only when the men of the Fort Kent Lions Club rehearse for three packed days, engage in a treasure hunt across the entire St. John Valley in search of props, and head out on stage in wacky costumes to entertain friends, family and neighbors. Journalist Jessica Potila was in the jam packed Fox Auditorium on Saturday night and captured the opening Lions Roar that launches the popular show, and now it is our jigsaw puzzle for this week. (FHF / Jessica Potila)

28 April 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - The bears are waking up, and taking advantage of the spring weather. Local photographer Paul Cyr took this photo during the last week of April in 2010, and the local bear population is probably following a similar schedule this year. This family of Maine's famous black bears is our jigsaw puzzle for the last week of April.. (FHF/Jones Bonenfant image)

21 April 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - On Saturday, April 18, photo journalist Tory Jones Bonenfant was slogging around in the melting snow overlooking Lonesome Pine Trails as she reported on the snowmobile hill climb. She captured this image of Fort Kent, showing a town basking in the early spring sunshine and shedding its winter coat. Her picture is our jigsaw this week. (FHF/Jones Bonenfant image)

14 April 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - Journalist Jessica Potila captured this shattering moment as a firefighter practices how to safely bust out the window of a car in order to rescue passengers. The first responders received training at an event that occurred over the weekend. This picture is our jigsaw this week. (FHF/Potila image)

7 April 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - This week's jigsaw is a colorful street scene from Kaysersberg, France in the Alsace region.  Janusz Nowak, a Danish man according to, took this image of the street and used a variety of filters to create this colorful result. This Creative Commons image is this week's jigsaw. (Contributed image)

1 April 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - This week's jigsaw is a treat from Tory Jones Bonenfant. There is an Acadian barn belonging to the Dionne family in Grand Isle, and Tory captured this dramatic angle to bring us this week's jigsaw. (Contributed image)

25 March 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - Multiple folk tales agree that the Maine Coon cat came to the shores of the most northeastern state as a passenger on a boat. Some say Marie Antoinette sent the first breeding population from her prized pet Angora felines, which escaped on a boat that she missed before her demise at the guillotine. While unlikely, the royal story is at least possible compared to the genetic impossibility of the official Maine state cat being the offspring of a raccoon and a common house cat. This big gentle giant is this week's jigsaw.

17 March 2015

NEW SWEDEN - Sometimes when a person decides to take a walk, certain scenes just capture their attention. This was the case recently when Fiddlehead Focus Editor Melanie Daigle was walking in the woods in New Sweden and she caught sight of this tall dark tree with an afternoon sun creating a compelling back light. Her image is this week's jigsaw. (FHF/Melanie Daigle)

11 March 2015

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent 100 snowmobile race occurred on a freakishly cold day in late February, but snowmobile racers and enthusiasts bravely challenged the cold as this image from the starting line shows. Please enjoy this week's jigsaw. (FHF/Andrew Birden)

4 March 2015

FORT KENT - The faculty and staff of the University of Maine at Fort kent are exhibiting their art at the Blake Library. Several instructors and support personnel contributed art pieces in a variety of mediums, from oils to photographs to fiber, which visitors can enjoy through the month of March. In this image, photographer Andrew Birden created a collage of several pieces which forms the jigsaw for this week. - various

24 February 2015

WALLAGRASS - The game was important to these young players on Friday, Feb. 13. Pirates from Wallagrass Elementary School used their newly honed skills to compete in a basketball tournement as a culminating project for students who learned essential basketball skills this winter during an all-volunteer, after-school basketball program which former educator Elaine Desjardins spearheaded in an effort to overcome a lack of athletics training at the school due to district budget cuts.

17 February 2015

FORT KENT - Sure, Valentines Day is about love, but one the things that everyone loves are cupcakes. Jessica Potila found a bunch of these frosty delights at the Valentines Dance at the Mercy Home in Eagle Lake over the weekend. Along with her pictures of young people enjoying an afternoon with their Mameres and Paperes, she caught this close-up of the treats from the party, and brings us this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Jessica Potila image

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