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Festival of Trees returns | Print |
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:36

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Trees-dc-pt-47DECKING THE HALLS — Margaret Cook of TD Bank puts the finishing touches on her company’s Christmas tree offering for the second annual Festival of Trees fundraiser. The event is co-sponsored by the Health Services Foundation and the Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project. Each tree will be raffled off Nov. 29. Tickets are available at the Health Services Foundation office on the first floor of Houlton Regional Hospital and also at Visions/Blue Moose Gallery at 66 Main Street.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Anyone who struggles each year in his or her pursuit of finding that perfect Christmas tree might want to take a stroll down the halls of Houlton Regional Hospital or the Visions Gallery on Main Street.

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Aroostook Riders ATV Club constructs memorial shelter | Print |
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:30

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-ATVClub-dc2-pt-44SHELTER — The Aroostook Riders ATV Club has constructed a “lean-to” along the “Rail Bed Trail” in Littleton to give riders a place to seek shelter. Helping to make the structure possible were Robert Kervin, left, and Dennis Lewallen.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    LITTLETON — All-terrain vehicle and snowmobile enthusiasts now have a new place to seek shelter from the elements while riding thanks to the efforts of the Aroostook Riders ATV Club.
    Members of the club have erected a lean-to on the “Rail Bed Trail” in Littleton and envision the structure being much more than just a simple shelter.

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Let's do this | Print |
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:26

Pioneer Times photo/Gloria Austin
NE-CLR-openhouse-dc-pt-47Sunday is downtown Houlton’s Open House to help kickoff the holiday shopping season. The downtown merchants have planned to open their stores from noon to 4 p.m. This day is a time for shoppers

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United Way sets fund-raising goal | Print |
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:09

By Kathy McCarty  
Staff Writer
    PRESQUE ISLE — Officials with the United Way of Aroostook kicked off the agency’s fund-raising campaign with an RV tour of Aroostook County in October. This year’s goal is to raise $490,000 — funds raised will benefit agencies throughout the region whose goal is to help those in need, including organizations such as Homeless Services of Aroostook, ACAP’s Family Services and the Hope & Justice domestic violence programs.

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Operation Christmas Child sends packages | Print |
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:45

    The numbers are staggering. In 2013 a total of 9,985,210 children in 112 countries received a shoebox filled with gifts through Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse, a Franklin Graham outreach began this extraordinary program 20 years ago and First Baptist Church has been involved for 18 of those years. Worldwide over

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