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From our Files – Week of December 7, 2020

50 Years Ago — Dec. 10, 1970

    Seniors proud of creativity — Senior students in Mrs. Dawn Houghton’s Family in Society class appeared well satisfied with the results of their creative talents as they admired their decorating efforts in vice principal Floyd Bushey’s office at Madawaska High School.

Students who proudly painted bookcases and desks were Leona Fournier, Bob Cornell, Linda Branscombe, Margaret Gagnon and Don Bellefleur.

Alfred Pelletier slicks up rink Madawaska skating rink opened for the season in 1970. Town Manager Charles Gagnon said there was something for everyone; general skating for children and adults and even hockey. Gagnon said flooding of the rink had been going on all week and there was a slick sheet of ice that should bring delight to any kid’s heart. 

25 Years Ago — Dec. 13, 1995

Teacher of the Month  — Douglas Clapp was named Teacher of the Month for the month of December by the Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce last week. Clapp taught visual arts and theater arts at Dr. Levesque Elementary School and Wisdom Middle/High School. In addition to directing the high school theater program, he is the chess team coach and also teaches art to adults-plus he plays bass in a local band.

Brise Culotte — Have you noticed that Brise Culotte Road got its name back? For a few years, the sign read something like “Brishlotte,” but now it proudly bears the name that no one knows how it got — at least no one who will tell us publicly.

10 Years Ago — Dec. 15, 2010

 Acadian Festival featured in Edmundston event — Showcasing the cultural differences of several countries based on a culinary standpoint, “Diversite” took place Dec. 12, 2010, at the museum Galerie Colline in Edmundston. The Acadians were featured among nine other cultures, including Columbia, Mexico, Honduras, Ghana, Romania and the United States. Tom Couture and Nicole Plourde, members of the Acadian Festival, helped serve chicken stew and ployes, along with the usual condiments of molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup and cretons. The food was “very much comforting to the event attendees,” said Acadian Festival President Luc Devost. The event was geared to offer a sampling of different Christmas dishes in each culture.

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