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Native Americans crucial to history, future

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FS-CLR-parade-dc1-pt-48TIME-HONORED TRADITION —The Greater Houlton Christian Academy students have practiced that time-honored tradition of celebrating the first Thanksgiving in the Plymouth Colony. Above, Addison Nadeau walks by in her costume during the school Thanksgiving parade.

By Gloria Austin

Staff Writer
    The traditional scene of the first Thanksgiving in the Plymouth Colony is the union of Indians and Pilgrims sitting down to a feast together to celebrate a bountiful harvest.

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Holiday light parade returns Saturday

Pioneer Times photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Tree-lights-dc-pt-48RIGGING UP THE LIGHTS — Downtown Houlton underwent a transformation this past weekend when the town Christmas tree was erected. Several volunteers spent a chilly Saturday morning putting the lights on the tree, which will officially be lit Saturday as part of the annual Holiday Light Parade. Placing lights on the tree is Steve Bither.

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The holiday season is fast approaching and will once again officially be kicked off with a large light parade though Houlton Saturday.
    New to the event this year will be the addition of afternoon activities in Market Square. According to Jane Torres, executive director for the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce, a “Small Town Saturday” shopping event will take place starting at noon.

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Temple Theatre goes digital

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-Temple-dc-pt-48NEW ERA — The Temple Theatre in Houlton moved into the digital age with the installation of new projectors and sound equipment. The cinema re-opened after a brief hiatus on Friday to a large crowd. Showing off the upgrades are owner Mike Hurley, left, and manager Patrick Blanchette.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — It has been one of the most talked about transitions for longer than Temple Theatre owner Mike Hurley can remember.

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Young actors shine brightly

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Addams-dc7-pt-48PERFORMING — Keegan Fitzpatrick, right, portays the character of Gomez Addams with Haven Rhoda as Wednesday in the Houlton High School play production.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Halloween may have been a few weeks ago, but plenty of spooky and kooky antics were to be found this past weekend at the Houlton Community Arts Center.

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Monday fire levels garage

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Fire-dc1-pt-48MONDAY BLAZE — Houlton Firefighter Kevin Harris sprays water on the 108 White Settlement Road home of Linda Christiansen Monday afternoon after a fire broke out in the garage area.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Improper disposal of wood pellet ashes was cited as the cause of a Monday afternoon fire at 108 White Settlement Road in Houlton.

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Council eyes increased fees

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — In a continued effort to find new ways to increase revenue, the town council is considering changes to the fees it charges to rent the Gentle Memorial Building.
    During Monday evening’s council meeting, a proposal to increase the fees was moved forward by the group. A public hearing on the rate hike will take place Monday, Dec. 8.

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This week's PDF - November 26, 2014

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

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