FORT KENT - The Fort Recreation and Parks Department will sponsor season of its co-ed soccer league for grades 3-6. The department plans to have at least five and possibly six teams again this year, and is currently accepting registrations for the upcoming season.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY – CompetitorME has created a new event for runners who want to take on a challenging road race locally. The new Harvest Half Marathon and Relay on Aug. 31, allows runners to face that challenge, all while taking in the beauty of Northern Maine.
FORT KENT - On Saturday, Aug. 16, approximately 125 cyclists gathered at the University of Maine at Fort Kent to embark on a scenic tour of the St. John Valley and crossing the International Bridge into Canada for the official Congres Mondial Acadien 2014 Tour de L'Acadie. Organizer Mark Rossignol of event sponsor Fresh Trails Adventures in Caribou, said that riders ages 5-72 from the United States, Canada and France took part in the celebration of the area's natural beauty.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The resounding success of the first ever TAKE FLIGHT in Presque Isle has organizers and others in the region buzzing about the second annual event, which is set at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers are looking for area exhibitors and vendors of all kind from throughout Northern Maine for the event that drew more than 3,000 attendees in four hours last fall.
EAGLE LAKE - On Saturday, Aug. 16, at the mud bog fundraiser it sponsors, the Eagle Lake Fire Department jumped into action when flames shot out from a competing truck containing a father and his two children.
Dave Chouinard was at the end of his run on the 300 foot course when the crowd watching from the bank to the left of his truck collectively gasped.
"Fire!" shouted multiple members of the crowd.
"There are kids in that truck. Get them out of there," screamed a concerned spectator.
ST. JOHN VALLEY– The weekend beginning on Friday, Aug. 8, was the opening weekend for the Congres Mondial Acadien 2014 in the St. John Valley. The weekend brought extra visitors to the area, which had plenty of additional activities to entertain visitors and locals alike.
Growing up in Aroostook County was a blessing I never truly grasped until I had some years behind me. It gave me some qualities I hold dear—an unwavering work ethic, a respect for community and for family, and a deep rooted stewardship for the natural environment and the creatures in it. Being from “The County” made me care about things in a way people “from away” don’t quite understand.
An Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) canoe expedition is truly a trip back in time. The waterway is much the same today as it was when Henry David Thoreau visited the area 150 years ago. The Allagash headwater lakes are lined with huge white pine and spruce that dominate the shorelines and the river is subject to the never-ending sound of moving water as it rushes to the sea. These are just some of the sights and sounds of nature that one will experience on an AWW canoe trip.