Andrew Birden

Stories from Andrew Birden

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14 July 2015

NEW SWEDEN, Maine - Hundreds gathered to enjoy music and time with friends at Thompson Park in New Sweden on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

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7 July 2015

FORT KENT, Maine - A truck with the local family name of Michaud crosses the International Bridge in Fort Kent. The bridge, which opened last year, spans the St. John River, connecting Fort kent with the rest of the Acadia of the Land and Forest. This common but essential task of crossing the bridge into Maine is this week's addition to our jigsaw puzzle collection. 

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8 June 2015

FORT KENT - On Tuesday, folks in SAD 27 will be voting on the district budget for our schools, and the ugly response by some people is unnecessary.

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3 June 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS –In an effort to reach folks who still read their news with the traditional newsprint media, Fiddlehead Focus has released their latest June edition, which is available at outlets across the St. John Valley, and also available in digital form.

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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.

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30 May 2015

FORT KENT –On Saturday afternoon, May 30, George Caron of Fort Kent had just turned the steering wheel of his '77 Volkswagen Bug from South Perley Brook Road to Klein Road when his plans for a winter project went up in flames.

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29 May 2015

FORT KENT – Craig Caron of the Fort Kent Lions Club announced that the summer poker run will occur on June 6.

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29 May 2015

PRESQUE ISLE – At a banquet and awards ceremony on the Northern Maine Community College Campus, Joshua McLaughlin of J. McLaughlin Construction received the top business accolade in Aroostook County - the Entrepreneur of the Year award - from the business organization Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development (LEAD). (Disclaimer: Andrew Birden of the Fiddlehead Focus was also a nominee for the award.)

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28 May 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – A line of storms crossed the St. John Valley on Wednesday evening, bringing heavy rain and strong winds which knocked down trees and damaged property across the northern border of Maine. Among the many storm related incidents, Carl Bouley of Grand isle recorded video of lightning striking the St. Gerard. (Parental advisory: Video includes strong language.)

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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)

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18 May 2015

ALLAGASH – Saturday, May 16 was a special day for Mathew Kelly. The 16-year-old Fort Kent resident stood before his troop, friends and family at a court of honor - in the public campground he refurbished - to receive his Eagle Scout Award.

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15 May 2015

FORT KENT - University of Maine System Chancellor James Page arrived at the state's most northern campus on May 15 to visit with staff, faculty, students and members of the community regarding the appointment of an interim president and the search for the next president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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8 May 2015

FORT KENT - I had the pleasure these past several weeks of joining the planning group for the Lions Club Minstrel Show and participating in the production from the beginning to the final curtain on Saturday night, May 2.

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7 May 2015

FORT KENT – Two award-winning journalists will facilitate a seminar to show businesses, organizations and event planners how to use press releases as a low-cost method to promote their interests.