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28 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - While at the Madawaska Public Library searching for local images for a music video, Northeast Publishing General Manager Andrew Birden came across this 1923 image of a few people resting beside a biplane on a Sunday afternoon in Madawaska. If a person looks closely, he or she will see two men in the image, as well as a child and a woman partially hidden behind one of the men. This photo shows the relaxed, can-do spirit that is a characteristic of people in the St. John Valley; and it is our jigsaw of the week.

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21 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Children from across the St. John Valley participated in the Rally in the Valley at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center on Saturday, June 18, 2016. This photo of a volunteer assisting a young bicyclist on a balance beam by Julie Daigle is our jigsaw of the week.

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14 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine -  Coach Davis Cyr leads a group of determined young athletes from Valley Rivers Middle School in a track and field drill in May, 2016. This high-stepping photo by Jessica Potila is our jigsaw of the week.

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8 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Fort Kent Elementary School students hold up emoji faces during a spring concert at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Sports Center on Friday, June 3, 2016.  This happy photo is our jigsaw of the week.

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2 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Though our jigsaw of the week is a bit late, we have not forgotten the men and women who have selflessly given their lives for our country and communities. This wreath, which area veterans placed on the World War II monument in Fort Kent on Sunday, May 29, 2016, draws attention to three simple words with much weight: "Lest We Forget."

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24 May 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The sun shone brightly on the walking / running trail just behind McDonald's in Fort Kent on Sunday, May 22, 2016.  Fiddleheads were spreading out into young fern leaves, and the trees were budding.  This photo, by journalist Jessica Potila's daughter Yana Nadeau, is our jigsaw of the week.

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17 May 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Mother Nature decided to have one last wintery hurrah Monday, May 16, throughout Northern Maine. Fiddlehead Focus web editor Melanie Daigle captured this photo in Fort Kent of her newly planted "hens and chicks," which didn't seem to be worse for the snow-wear. These frosty succulents are our Jigsaw of the Week.

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10 May 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - While SJVT / FhF reporter Don Eno was covering a baseball game recently, he snapped this image of a golden retriever watching the people watching the game. His image of this happy passenger is the jigsaw for this week.

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3 May 2016

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Every Tuesday, hardworking people at Northeast Publishing create the weekly newspapers that go out to cities and towns across Aroostook County. In this image, pressmen Jeff Nadeau, Dick Kinney and Josh McSweeney carefully monitor the printing press as the machines gather speed, the heavy rollers rotate to high RPMs, and the delicate paper is run through a complex series of twists and turns in order to print the May 4, 2016 edition of the St. John Valley Times. This image is the jigsaw for this week.

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19 April 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - While searching for vintage images to use in an upcoming music video that celebrates the merger of the St. John Valley Times and Fiddlehead Focus, General Manager Andrew Birden came across this 1921 image of construction workers taking a break on the bridge connecting Madawaska to Edmundston, New Brunswick. The image comes to FiddleheadFocus.com through the preservation efforts of the Madawaska Historical Society and the help of the Madawaska Public Library. The photographer was unnamed.

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13 April 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - Staff of the St. John Valley Times and Fiddlehead Focus were scrambling Wednesday morning, April 13, when the latest issue of the print newspaper came out with a formatting error in the crossword puzzle section.

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12 April 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - It is a sign of the times (or the St. John Valley Times so to speak) that Fiddlehead Focus can share the signature sayings from their new 59-year-old partner in news. "Everybody Reads the St. John Valley Times" has been a standard of self-promotion for local news in this region for decades. This week's jigsaw comes from a section of a bulletin board in the Madawaska office on which the people at the SJVT have been pinning photographs of subscribers reading the award-winning newspaper.

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5 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The wall may have been artificial, but the climb and the effort were just as real. This sixth-grader from Fort Kent Elementary School (FKES) puts on his game face as he reaches for the top during the Camp Kieve activities at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) during the last week of March. This photo by reporter Jessica Potila is our jigsaw image for the week. (SJVT and FhF / Jessica Potila)

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29 March 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The sun beat down upon a snowy spring scene in Fort Kent, Maine on Saturday, March 26, 2016. While the weather was perfect for young skiers competing in the Lonesome Pine Invitationals, the view of the St. John Valley from the top of the racing trail was equally impressive. This photo by reporter Jessica Potila is our jigsaw image for the week. (SJVT and FhF / Jessica Potila)

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16 March 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - On Friday, March 11, a worker became stuck in an elevator at the St. Thomas Center for a few moments. Though the passenger had escaped the elevator by the time the Madawaska Fire Department arrived, followed closely by an eager reporter, the time did not go to waste. A St. John Valley Times/FiddleheadFocus.com reporter snapped this image of utility workers making repairs near St. Thomas Street. Though the elevator story failed to pan out for the reporter, the image he caught is this week's jigsaw. (SJVT and FhF / Andrew Birden)

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8 March 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Sometimes it is difficult to tell who is more excited about the Can-Am dogsled races, the people or the dogs.  The crowd was supportive and the mushers were enjoying a great start to the races, but the dogs seemed more committed than all the spectators and mushers combined.Tory Jones Bonenfant caught the wild look in this canine's eyes as the team zoomed down Main Street on Saturday. (FhF / Tory Jones Bonenfant)

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1 March 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - A statue of a police officer in front of the new Edmundston Police Force headquarters extends a hand to greet passers-by on March 1, 2016 as he waits patiently for spring. (FhF / Tory Jones Bonenfant)

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16 February 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - Two athletes clamber up the vertical surface at Escalade Edmundston Climbing, an indoor rock-climbing facility at the Edmundston Sports Pavilion / Pavillion Sportif Regional. The facility is the largest climbing site in the northwestern area of New Brunswick, near the Maine and Quebec borders. The Ascent of Women is this week's jigsaw. - (FhF / Andrew Birden)

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