FORT KENT - On Friday March 21, the University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Department held its annual Athletic Awards Night at the UMFK Sports Center. Highlighting the evening was selection of the male and female athletes of the year. In addition, the UMFK Women's Soccer Team was presented the National Championship Rings during the ceremony.
FORT KENT- The University of Maine at Fort Kent inducted four new members into the UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony March 22 at the UMFK Sports Center. In addition, James Harvey was honored as the first recipient of the Floyd “Red” Powell Award. The new members inducted were men’s basketball stars Bruce Hanken and Jim McCloskey; men’s soccer standout, Donatas “Donny” Sumyla; and women’s volleyball and basketball player Amber Garrison.
ST. JOHN VALLEY- Anglers interested in learning more about the Eagle Lake and St. Froid Lake fisheries can attend two public informational meetings that will focus on each lake. The meetings are designed to gather more information from the public concerning these popular salmon, togue and brook trout fisheries. These are not public hearings concerning proposed rule changes, rather an opportunity for anglers and department staff to learn more about the fisheries and their use by the public.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Kathy Mazzuchelli of the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department has released a snowmobile trail report on March 19. The report details the status of the major snowmobile trails in the County and specific notes for each trail.
Overall, groomers are still in operation and the riding is outstanding, great spring conditions, and the cold weather has kept the trails hard. The forecast for the weekend is seasonable and will make for some awesome weekend riding.
One of the fun activities of winter is the study of wildlife tracks. If you live in the country, you can read tracks in the woods behind your house. If you are lucky enough to make forays into the north woods of Maine, studying animal sign takes on a completely new dimension.
FORT KENT – Rho Chapter Kappa Delta Phi fraternity will host a Color Run on Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the 10th Mountain lodge in Fort Kent.
Those interested in participating can register three different ways: by contacting a member of the fraternity; attending the on-campus registration day at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 24 in the UMFK Cyr Hall lobby; or online at www.kappacolorrun.eventzilla.net.
FORT KENT- Samantha Dubay, a senior at Fort Kent Community High School is attempting to make a difference with a fundraiser fun day for youth that focuses on healthy hearts at the Lonesome Pine Trails on March 29. The fundraiser event will benefit the Children's Heart Foundation and the cardiac ward at Maine Medical Center.
Aroostook Region Two of Maine’s far northern waters were surveyed this past weekend. Beau and Glazier Lakes are located on the US/Canada boundary on the St. Francis River. Both lakes are deep and provide ideal habitat for lake trout, or togue. Glazier Lake is also heavily fished for large muskellunge, or muskie, a non-native, invasive fish introduced by the Province of Quebec into a headwater of the St. John River in 1970.
FORT KENT- The Long Lake Fishing Derby Committee has stepped forward once again with a generous donation in support of individuals dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Peter Sirois, CEO at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), was notified that the Long Lake Fishing Derby Committee voted to contribute $6,000 to the Edgar J. (Guy) Paradis Cancer Fund.