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Families preparing for CMA 2014
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - Organizers of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 / 2014 World Acadian Congress are encouraging local residents to register ahead for the family reunion they plan to attend. A...
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UMFK Summer Theatre to present 'The Learned Ladies'
FORT KENT, Maine - The University of Maine at Fort Kent's Summer Theatre, which includes a cast of community members, will present Moliere's “The Learned Ladies” this weekend in Fox Auditorium. Per...
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Frenchville man spared serious injury in St. Agatha rollover
ST. AGATHA, Maine - A Frenchville man was spared serious injury when his vehicle rolled over several times on a dirt road in the back settlements. Paul St. Peter, 46, lost control of 1998 Ford stat...
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EDITORIAL: The righting power of cemeteries
Tucked here and there in this fertile river valley are storied old cemeteries where the spirit is awakened by beauty of a different sort, where peace floats on the breeze between statues, old stone...
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Gauvin Scholars participate in skills-building weekend
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - Four St. John Valley students, part of this year’s Gauvin Scholars, took part in "Skills, Habits, Assets, Networking, Teamwork, and Education Weekend" activities on July 19...
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ATV trail: 'Awesome condition'
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - ATV enthusiast Steve Page of Frenchville said he found the ATV trail heading from Sinclair through Sly Brook to Fort Kent to be in "awesome condition, although quite dusty"...
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BIRTH: Martin boy
WALLAGRASS, Maine - A boy, Kolton James Martin, was born on July 24, 2014 to Ken Martin and Leslie Lopez of Wallagrass. Maternal grandparents are Gwen Kendall of St. Francis and Les Lopez of Fort K...
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Northern Maine Fair underway
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - A livestock show ring, farm and petting zoo, and a horse show are among the activities making up the Northern Maine Fair & Music Festival, which starts today, Friday, July...
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Conference to include round table on history and cultural preservation
ST. DAVID, Maine – A "fact-finding conference" will address the past, present, and future efforts of local organizations and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine to preserve the hi...
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Preserving Acadian landing site, one stone at a time
ST. DAVID, Maine - Alex Ruest is repairing the rock wall around the cross at the Acadian landing site in St. David as his Eagle Scout project. Madawaska Troop 190 Scout Master Michael Dechaine said...
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WORDS OF THE WEEK
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - The St. John Valley Times "Words of the Week" for the weekend of July 26, 2014 are the following: - "gigoter" (French), - "the éminence grise," - "loadstone," - "poetaster,...
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Former Valley residents display their Acadian flags
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - Joyce Comeau Crosby displays an Acadian flag on her Lisbon, Maine home. Crosby, originally from the Madawaska and St. Agatha area, is a former member of the Acadian Singers...
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U.S. and Canada bridged anew July 31
FORT KENT, Maine - Construction of the new international bridge connecting Fort Kent and Clair, New Brunswick, is on schedule. The bridge will open to traffic on July 31, according to Jennifer Paul...
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Acadian Village receives grant for new signs
VAN BUREN, Maine - The Aroostook County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation presented a $1,534 grant to La Societe Historique-Heritage Vivant of Van Buren on July 8. The grant, from the MCF...
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LETTER: Fallen bicyclist ‘will never forget’ strangers’ kindness
To the Editor, I was bicycling last Friday from Fort Kent to St. Agatha on Route 1. The front wheel of my bicycle got caught in railroad tracks just inside the boundary of Frenchville. I remember h...
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