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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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8 July 2014

THE LUPINS AND THE BARN - The beautiful lupin is a common splash of color in June and July in Maine. In recent years, lupin seeds are reemerging as a natural food source. According to the authors of the 1998 book. "Lupins as Crop Plants: Biology, Production and Utilization", users soak the seeds in running water to remove most of the bitter alkaloids and then cooked, toasted or boiled the seeds to make them edible. The image of this bluish purple plant beside a local barn is this week's jigsaw puzzle.  - Andrew Birden image

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24 June 2014

B-17 SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY - The Acadian Heritage Air Show comes to the Frenchville Airport on Aug. 9 and 10. The world-famous B-17G Flying Fortress, Sentimental Journey, from the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, will be on static display and provide scheduled rides. The image of this iconic aircraft is this week's jigsaw puzzle.  - Courtesy of Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force

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17 June 2014

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

Fiddlehead Focus Jigsaw for May 21, 2014.

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17 June 2014

WHITE IRIS -  On Wednesday, June 11, nine senior citizens with two instructors took part in an afternoon of kayaking and socializing as part of a class the St. John Valley Senior College offers. Reporter Jessica Potila caught this image of the students from her own kayak that day. Seniors on the Surface  is this week's jigsaw puzzle.  - Birden image

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10 June 2014

WHITE IRIS -  The low angle of the camera makes this white iris appear as tall as the trees behind it. Weather Dude Joseph Becker took this image Sunday morning, June 8, in their "Corner Garden" and was one of the first white iris to bloom. Becker said, "Quite a lovely sight, to be sure, after a long, cold winter." White Iris is this week's jigsaw puzzle.  - Birden image

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3 June 2014

TONY AT THE MURAL -  On Thursday, May 28, Tony Theriault, the head of the Fort Kent Public Works Department, was working near the entrance to Riverside Park to install a new sign. Usually Theriault and his loyal crew are missing a picturesque backdrop as they work, but that particular May morning the famous mural provided a nice touch. Tony at the mural is this week's jigsaw puzzle.  - Birden image

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27 May 2014

FALLING RAINDROP -  On Thursday, May 22, Christina Beaulieu captured this image around 2 p.m. in the afternoon, between rain showers. This is a tulip leafwhich Beaulieu cpatured with her camera outside of the Bengals Lair at UMFK. Falling raindrop is this week's jigsaw puzzle.  - Christina Beaulieu image

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