From Our Files — February 7, 2018
50 Years Ago — February 8, 1968
Bailey School Reading Center For Students — The Individualized Reading Center at Bailey School in Frenchville got underway during the latter part of December. This program is designed to give individual help to students who have reading difficulties. With this close supervision and help, it is hoped to bring the student to the level of reading at which he should be for his age and grade.
Movement On to Reactivate Chamber — A movement is underway to reactive the Chamber of Commerce in Madawaska, and a meeting was held to see if interest is high enough to continue the effort. About a dozen persons gathered at the Aroostook Trust Building, called there by Delmar Doody, the manager. Doody feels every town needs an active Chamber and thus we should be willing to try. The present Chamber of Commerce, while never officially being disbanded, has been inactive for the past few years.
25 Years Ago — February 10, 1993
Preparing New Surface –– The Madawaska Multi-Purpose building takes a great deal of pride in the indoor skating rink and much of the credit goes to the fine job done by maintenance worker, Luke Levesque. He first cleans the ice surface with his tractor and then puts on a new surface with his hot water machine. This is done daily and those who take part in the activities at the rink are very fortunate to have this great facility.
Ste-Luce Celebrating 150 Anniversary — Parishioners of Ste. Luce Roman Catholic Parish at Frenchville will have the opening Mass of their 150th anniversary celebration at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. Reverend Angelo Levasseur will celebrate the Mass that will include French, English and Latin hymns and a special recognition for parishioners married more than 50 years. Ste. Luce was a daughter parish of Ste. Basile Parish at Ste. Basile, N.B.
10 Years Ago — February 6, 2008
A St. John Valley Tradition — 36 Fiddlers and other musicians from throught Aroostook County and western New Brunswick performed at the largest jam session and house party in the region, during the annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree which was held on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus. Of the 36 musicians, more than a dozen strong attending the event were from Canada. The event brings together talented musicians for an afternoon of impromptu performances. The jamboree is very successful and attendance continues to grow with people’s feet stomping and cameras rolling.