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Volume VI Issue 14 - April 1, 2015 - Wednesday edition
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1 April 2015

FRENCHVILLE / Presque Isle – Lisa Bernier, principal of Dr. Levesque Elementary School (DLES), and her crew of wellness-achieving elementary students participated in a "Rock the House" outing on Friday, March 27 at Northern Maine Community College (NMCC), where 65 students learned about the various educational and physical fitness activities available at the college.

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31 March 2015

ST. AGATHA – Following the loss of her father to a little-known, fatal lung disease named Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a St. Agatha woman and her family are striving to provide education about the disease, raise funds for research, and help others facing IPF.

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31 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – With the beginning of Holy Week, christian churches are offering the following service times to parishioners in the St. John Valley who wish to attend Mass or other worship services:

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1 April 2015

FORT KENT - Sean and Heather Favreau of Fort Kent are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Ryleigh Ann Favreau. Ryleigh was born March 31, 2015 at Northern Maine Medical Center.

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31 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - When the television production crew from the HGTV (Home and Garden Television) left northern Maine last October after spending several days taping an episode of a popular show for the network, the question everyone was asking was “when will it air?”

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31 March 2015

ALLAGASH WILDERNESS WATERWAYA winter excursion to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) can be a truly rewarding experience. Ice fishermen and winter campers that visit the waterway will encounter sights and sounds that are unique to a wintertime trip.

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31 March 2015

FORT KENT - PAWS Animal Welfare Shelter presents Ashes as PAWS Pet of the Week in hopes that this little boy will find his forever home.

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31 March 2015

LIMESTONE - During the week of March 16, the entire Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) community welcomed 10 students and their faculty chaperones from the Hikone-Higashi High School in Hikone, Shiga, Japan.

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31 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - April is National Credit Union Youth month; and according to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Junior Achievement USA (2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey), 40 percent of teens do not have a savings account, checking account, debit or credit card, and 59 percent of teens do not have money management classes offered at their schools.

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31 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY / Houlton - The agenda for the Aroostook County commissioners' meeting to be held Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sheriff's Office Building conference room in Houlton is as follows:

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31 March 2015

AUGUSTA - Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Commissioner Mary Mayhew on Tuesday, March 31, called on members of the Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs (AFA) Committee to reject the recommendations of Health and Human Services Committee lawmakers who, largely along party lines, rejected Governor Paul LePage's DHHS spending reform proposals.

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31 March 2015

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of March 30 - April 5, 2015.

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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)

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30 March 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015 – Sunday, April 5, 2015

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27 March 2015

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31 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries submitted to the Fiddlehead Focus during the months of March and April, 2015. The staff at Fiddlehead Focus send their deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

For detailed obituaries, please refer to the obituary section of the Fiddlehead Focus by clicking on "Obits" on the homepage menu bar.

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31 March 2015

FORT KENT – At a news conference held at The University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) on Monday, March 30, officials from UMFK and Husson University signed an articulation agreement allowing undergraduate business students attending UMFK to transfer six college credits to the MBA program at Husson if accepted into that program.

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31 March 2015

VAN BUREN – A pageant in Van Buren will highlight the talents and intellect of girls and women, and also those of Van Buren senior boys, to raise funds for the Van Buren District Secondary School's (VBDSS) 2015 Project Graduation. The deadline to enter the Miss and Mr. Van Buren Pageant is today, March 31.

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31 March 2015

VAN BUREN - On Wednesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m., Bishop Deeley will celebrate the Mass of the Oils at St. Bruno-St. Remi Church on 174 Main Street in Van Buren.

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31 March 2015

CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick - New Brunswick Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) charged a 38-year-old man from Montreal, formerly of Campbellton, in connection with the deaths of four-year-old Noah Barthe and his brother, six-year-old Connor, who both died on August 5, 2013 in Campbellton. Autopsies determined that the boys died as the result of being asphyxiated by an African rock python that was being housed in the same apartment where the boys were staying for a sleepover.

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30 March 2015

MAINE – Maine students leave the state every year to attend veterinary school elsewhere, as there are currently no veterinary schools in the state; so to encourage more students to study here, Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, introduced a bill to establish a veterinary school in Maine.

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30 March 2015

EASTON, MASSACHUSETTS / Fort Kent, Maine - Fort Kent native Kate Morneault, a member of the Class of 2016 at Stonehill College, took first place in the International Impact category of the Beta Alpha Psi "Best Practices" Competition in Washington, D.C. recently.

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31 March 2015

WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT / Fort Kent, Maine - Ronald F. Martin, 78, of West Hartford, Conn., loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 13, 2015 at his home in Florida. Ronald was born on April 2, 1936 in Fort Kent, Maine, the son of Antonio and Leone (Desjardins) Martin.

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30 March 2015

MAINE - The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) on Monday, March 30, drew attention to the increasing lack of foster and adoptive homes in the state relative to the number of children in need of placement.

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30 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries submitted to the Fiddlehead Focus during the months of February and March, 2015. The staff at Fiddlehead Focus send their deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

For detailed obituaries, please refer to the obituary section of the Fiddlehead Focus by clicking on "Obits" on the homepage menu bar.

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30 March 2015

FORT KENT - The kids of Lonesome Pine Trails (LPT) owned the second to the last weekend of ski season at the community ski resort during Kids' Day, held Sunday, March 29 - and that is just as the adult LPT stakeholders would have it.

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27 March 2015

MAINE – Tim Caverly's 18 years working on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway created such a lasting impression on him that he has just released his sixth novel centered on Allagash related themes.

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30 March 2015

VAN BUREN - LaJoie Growers in Van Buren is seeking to expand its presence in retail stores through a new three-pound “retail pack” beet pilot project in New England.

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27 March 2015

EDMUNDSTON- Due to a recent community collaboration, firefighters in Edmundston, New Brunswick are now better prepared to help themselves, one another, and other fire brigades in the province when a colleague is in distress.

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27 March 2015

MADAWASKA - The agenda for the Madawaska School Committee Regular meeting to be held Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Superintendent’s Conference Room is as follows:

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30 March 2015

FORT KENT - Rosemary Ina Farr, 94, passed away in her sleep at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent. She was born June 9, 1920, in Niskyauna, N.Y., the daughter of the late Arland E. and Ina (Davis) Farr.

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30 March 2015

EDMUNDSTON / St. Agatha - Rino Chasse, 58, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 28, 2015 after a long battle with Cancer. He was born March 3, 1957 in Edmundston, N.B., the son of Benoit and Alma (Couturier) Chasse.

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27 March 2015

MAINE – USDA Rural Development’s single family housing program supports its mission to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in Rural America by offering direct and guaranteed home loans to buy or build safe, decent and affordable homes.

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27 March 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, March 25, the United States Senate passed an amendment offered by U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) that would allow for the simplification of income-driven student loan repayment options.

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27 March 2015

EDMUNDSTON - Residents who register their dogs in the city of Edmundston are helping to make a new animal shelter building become a reality.

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27 March 2015

FORT KENT – Despite MSAD No. 27 budget cuts which threatened to eliminate the track and field program at Fort Kent's Valley Rivers Middle School (VRMS), the sport will make a comeback this spring thanks to the efforts of the VRMS Athletics Booster Club.

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26 March 2015

FORT KENT – The annual Equipment and Packer Fund Raffle held at Lonesome Pine Trails (LPT) in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 14 brought in $5,000 for the ski resort, and nobody was happier than LPT Mountain Manager Darold Bossie.

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27 March 2015

FRENCHVILLE - On Tuesday, March 3, representatives from Aroostook County Action Program and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield participated in Recess Rocks at Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville, where Rory Sheehan, Public Relations Director for Anthem Blue and Cross Blue Shield officially presented ACAP/Healthy Aroostook with a $50,000 grant to support the Let’s Go! 5210 program at Dr. Levesque and other Aroostook County schools.

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27 March 2015

FRENCHVILLE - Joel Robert St. Peter, 70, died peacefully on March 20, 2015 in Frenchville of COPD 40 hours after his mother had passed away in the same health center. He was born April 15, 1944 in Guerrette, Maine, the son of Romeo and Jeanne Bouley St. Pierre.

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27 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the third leading cause of infant mortality in the United States, and the leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age. Staff in TAMC’s Women and Children’s Health Department are hoping to lower those numbers locally through both education and a gift that new parents can put to use at home.

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27 March 2015

MAINE – Maine Audubon and partners launched a new educational website (streamsmartmaine.org) and video training series on Monday, March 23, for municipal employees, contractors, land trusts and other groups who are working to improve road-stream crossings throughout the state.

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23 March 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 – Sunday, March 29, 2015

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27 March 2015

FORT KENT – Charles Ouellette of Fort Kent is not your ordinary musician - or your ordinary pharmacist - although he successfully thrives in both occupations.

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27 March 2015

FORT KENT - University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) Professor Dr. Peter Nelson headed out Thursday afternoon, March 26, on a long journey to a rugged landscape to study lichens in one of the world's few fog oases.

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27 March 2015

FORT KENT – Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, a 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident in Fort Kent on East Main Street near the Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC).

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26 March 2015

MADAWASKA - The Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) announced the winners of the 2015 Maine Governor's Conference on Tourism awards during the annual conference held in Augusta on Wednesday, March 18; and MOT awarded the 2015 Tourism Award for Creativity to Madawaska Four Corners Park.

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27 March 2015

LEWISTON / Fort Kent - Nick Michaud, a member of the Men's Nordic Skiing team at Bates College, received New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic distinction for the winter 2015 season. Michaud, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Michaud of Fort Kent Mills, is a 2010 graduate of Fort Kent Community High School. He majors in sociology at Bates.

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26 March 2015

MAINE / Limestone - The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) in Limestone will host the first State Middle School Science Fair, after a long absence, on Saturday, April 11.

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26 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc. (AMHC) will host the 29th Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp (ATLC), a leadership development and drug prevention program open to teens currently in sixth - eighth grades in Aroostook County, this summer at Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) in Presque Isle on July 26 through July 30.

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27 March 2015

PRESQUE ISLE - Starting Wednesday, April 8, Women, Work, and Community (WWC) will offer My Money Works: Tools for Smart Money Choices, a free four-week class to help folks gain the skills and confidence to stretch their money, pay their bills, reduce their debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals.

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26 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - If you are 20-years-old and have at least 60 college credits under your belt, or are over 21 and have a high school diploma, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) invites you to attend one of several game warden recruitment meetings the department will be holding throughout northern Maine, including the St. John Valley.

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25 March 2015

FORT KENT – Steve Pelletier, director of planning and economic development for the town of Fort Kent, has successfully petitioned the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for grant monies to be utilized for the maintenance and restoration of town land. The two grants for which Pelletier applied on behalf of the town include the Project Canopy Assistance grant and the Recreational Trail grant.

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25 March 2015

MADAWASKA – Patrons lined up outside the Tastee-Freez order window, anticipating their favorite treats, early afternoon Wednesday, March 25 - the popular Madawaska restaurant's official opening day.

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26 March 2015

EDMUNDSTON - Tante Blanche, Phémie-la-bootlegger, Lt. Ingall, Louis XVII and Bob LeBoeuf all hang out together in downtown Edmundston. How? They are all specialty craft beers created in Edmundston at Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, a local microbrewery housed in a former police station.

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26 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – A popular new smoking cessation program that has helped people in central Aroostook quit is expanding to the St. John Valley.

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25 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– MaKenna (Kenna) Ward was a rock star in her community, says her father Kirk Ward. Everywhere she went, whether in the Greater Houlton area or at one of several hospitals across Maine and New England, people knew of her and her story.

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23 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following Valley school sporting events will take place Monday, March 23 through Sunday, March 29, 2015.


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