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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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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:

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19 August 2014

PAPER WASPS - Fiddlehead Focus Publisher Andrew Birden said he was "just a little nervous" when he shot close-up images of a nest of paper wasps inside an antique wooden storage box on his porch.  The nest itself was the size of a cantaloupe and attached to the underside of the closed lid of the box. While the nest is gone now, this image of the wasps coming out of their home to pose for this picture is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Andrew Birden

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18 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:

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12 August 2014

HOOKED RUGS IN ACADIA - CMA organizers crafted this quilt with old, retired ceremonial stoles they collected from Catholic Churches across the St. John Valley. Jacques LaPointe unveiled the quilt during a press conference on June 10 and it is on display at the St. David Church in St. David. - Photo by Jeremy Boulier - photo by Jeremy Boulier

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6 August 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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5 August 2014

THE OLD FERRY IN FORT KENT - The new mural near the entrance to Riverside Park is so large that Fiddlehead Focus photographer Andrew Birden was able to capture the fine details of a small portion of the painting that Darren Connors of St. Francis created.  This image of Acadian ancestor's lives is a fitting introduction to the CMA which has many activityies occurring in Fort Kent. - Michelle Richardson

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29 July 2014

SPIRITUAL TOPOGRAPHY - In classical archetypes of literature, blue is the color of truth, higher knowledge, heavenly insight or wisdom. A familiar example would be the Blue Fairy of the classic story of Pinocchio. Artist Michelle Richardson reminds people of this classic connection between the human condition and the inner landscape of the soul with her painting, Spiritual Topography. Richardsons work is on display at the Blake Library on the campus of the University of Maine at Fort kent until August 14. This image is a surreal jigsaw puzzle for the end of July.

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22 July 2014

AROOTSAKOOSTIK BONSAI - The July music festival is a near-secret celebration of music and eclectic sensibilities that only folks who have the inside knowledge of the music scene can enjoy at Thomas Park in New Sweden. Each year, the organizers decorate the stage and surrounding forest with interesting pieces of art, including this tiny bonsai tree that was resting on the ground along a trail that circled the entertainment venue. The image of this out-of-the-ordinary trail discovery is this week's jigsaw puzzle.  - Andrew Birden image

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