From our Files – Week of March 16, 2022

50 Years Ago — March 16, 1972

   Making Beignets Mrs. Annette Guerrette displayed her culinary talents by cooking the well-known Acadian dessert called beignets. Mrs. Guerrette gave out her recipe for all to try.

The dough is dropped in boiling syrup made of two pounds of brown sugar and four cups of water, or, if preferred, maple sugar or syrup can be used instead of the brown sugar.

25 Years Ago — March 12, 1997

Madawaska businessperson of the year — Generosity and community involvement seemed to be the key reasons that Jerry and Jane Carter were elected Businessperson of the Year at the Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. “Community activism and involvement are not foreign concepts but rather a part of everyday life for Jerry and Jane Carter,” said emcee Jason Parent, the chamber executive director. The Carters were also described as “hard working, dedicated and community minded” and recognized for their involvement with local youth.

10 Years Ago — March 14, 2012

Leone Ouellette wins walking challenge — Residents at Country Village Estates in Madawaska have been participating in a 60-day indoor walking challenge. The 26 participants have walked a total of 152 miles. First place was Leone Ouellette; second place was Evely Thibeault; third place, Lorette Pelletier; and fourth place was Juliet Albert.

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