From our Files – Week of May 18, 2022
50 Years Ago — May 18, 1972
Baseball and skiing on the same day — Rita Giroux, Velma Daigle and Bernice Cyr, all of Fort Kent, who went skiing at the Fort Kent slope on May 1, 1972. At the same time the Fort Kent High Warriors were playing Madawaska High in baseball on the Fort Kent diamond.
New chambler officers — New officers of the Madawaska Chamber of Commerce who were selected a week ago Tuesday in 1972, were, Dana McKay, outgoing president; Ben Shapiro, president; and Vic Plourde, secretary-treasurer; and Leo James Daigle, vice president.
25 Years Ago — May 7, 1997
Centenary birthday — Deline Cyr of Madawaska celebrated her 100th birthday with a large crowd of family and friends on Sunday in 1997. The hall was beautifully decorated, as was her towering birthday cake.
Spinning stories — A grant from the Maine Community Foundation made it possible for a Brazilian storyteller, Antonio Rocha, to give a one-day performance workshop at Dr. Levesque School in upper Frenchville. Mime techniques and illusions focused on individual creativity. Rocha demonstrated these through his presentation of “The Deer and the Jaguar Share a House” and “The Boy and the Firefly.” While there, Rocha also presented a special session on the Brazilian rainforest to the third and fourth graders.
10 Years Ago — May 9, 2012
Dubay speaks at Wisdom — Guy Dubay, Acadian historian, author, genealogist and librarian of the only French library in Maine, was a visiting lecturer in social studies teacher Benjamin Rioux’s freshman class at Wisdom High School on Friday, May 4, 2012. The presentation was made possible by a grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust, written by Sr. Jackie Ayotte of the Long Lake Public, part of efforts to prepare for the 2014 Congres Mondial Acadien. With historically accurate prints and photos, aided by a color handout from the St. John Valley Times, Dubay told students how they had come to live in the Valley.