From our Files – Week of August 9, 2021

50 Years Ago — August 12, 1971

    No more curves? — The St. John Road is getting straightened. Construction of a state highway that will eliminate the so-called “Dempsey Curve” on St. John Road about one mile from Fort Kent is underway. The project is being constructed by Cianbro contractors.

   Double anniversary ceremony  — In a double ceremony last week on Wednesday, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gerard of Madawaska celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, while their daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Arsenault of Florida, celebrated their 25th.

25 Years Ago — August 14, 1996

Acadian Village celebrates 20th anniversary — The Maine Acadian Culture Preservation Commission met Aug. 23, 1996, in the Acadian Village recreation building in Van Buren. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Acadian Village. The Acadian Village consists of 15 buildings which were moved to the site donated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ayotte of Van Buren. All of the buildings at the site were donated; the first was moved in February of 1975. The Acadian Village was named the top bicentennial project in Maine and one of the top 55 bicentennial projects in the United States. The village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

10 Years Ago — August 17, 2011

Locks of Love gets donations — Dolcie Tanguay, 9-year old daughter of Mike and Sherri Tanguay, recently had 11 inches of her braided hair cut off to be donated to Locks of Love. Approximately six donations of 10 inches or more are needed to make one wig for cancer patients or those who have lost their own due to illness. Dolcie’s hair was cut by Barb Dionne at Studio 2002.

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