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PEDAL POWER

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PEDAL POWER — Reagan Wright is all smiles as she pedals her pink tractor through downtown Houlton Friday evening in the annual Chamber of Commerce’s Parade of Dolls.

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RSU 29 sends same budget to referendum vote

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AT THE MIC — Monticello resident Laurice Grass-Bell addresses the RSU 29 board at last Thursday’s budget meeting.

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — With the opening of school just a few short weeks away, the RSU 29 school board is hoping the third time is the charm for its proposed $12.75 million budget for 2014-15.
    A group of about 50 residents, including those on the school board, attended last Thursday’s district budget meeting and spent mo
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55th annual Potato Feast Days celebration is success

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SACKED — Kaydence Acott, left, and Elijah Fournier bounce their way to the finish line during one of the many children’s potato-themed games held at the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce Saturday morning as part of Potato Feast Days.

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The 55th annual Potato Feast Days celebration was another “mashing” success for the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce.
    “It was another amazing weekend for us,” said Jane
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Show n’ Shine will go on

By Gloria Austin
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Lots of fun is planned for this weekend’s 15th annual Show n’ Shine event held at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum in Littleton.
    The Saturday and Sunday show is free to the public and the participants and is scheduled rain or shine. The Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum will also be opened throughout the weekend and tours will be given for a nominal fee.
    “The show is able to be free of cost because of the support of
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Balloon Fest ready to lift off

By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer
    PRESQUE ISLE — Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet are the seven colors of the rainbow, and those colors and more will fill the skies in the coming days as a dozen hot air balloons are expected to participate in the 11th annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest.
    Hosted by the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce and the Mapleton Lions Club, Balloon Fest will be held Thursday, Aug. 21 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Northe
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Adopt-a-block provides backpacks, family fun

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ADOPT-A-BLOCK — Haven Rhoda carries a bundle of balloons for the Adopt-a-Block of Aroostook’s sixth annual Back to School Block Party Saturday at the Military Street Baptist Church.

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — More than 200 children will head to school this fall with a new backpack filled with school supplies, thanks to the efforts by the community.
    Adopt-a-Block of Aroostook held its sixth annual “Back to School Block Party” at the Mi
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This Week's PDF - August 20, 2014

A PDF version of this week's Houlton Pioneer Times is now available for download.

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