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Maliseets to hold annual Recognition Day event | Print |
Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:51

HOULTON -- For those who have ever been curious about the Native American way of life, the Houlton Band of Maliseets will provide a glimpse when the group holds its annual 35th annual Recognition Day celebration Saturday.
Recognition Day is held each year to commemorate the anniversary of HBMI becoming a federally recognized tribe. On Oct. 10, 1980, the federal government officially recognized the Houlton Band of Maliseets as a Native American tribe.

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Bowdoin freshmen assist local groups | Print |
Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:42

by Karen Donato
Special to the Pioneer Times
FS BOWDOIN1 DCLR PT 35 15807003BOWDOIN STUDENTS VISIT -- Bowdoin College students visited the Ross Ridge School at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum in Littleton. The students were learning about the history of the museum and information about the one-room school originally located on the Ross Ridge Road in the town. From left: Yuri Wantanabe, Rosa Rossi-Goldthorpe, Alec Ferguson-Hull, Eve Allen, and Monique Lillis. In back: Shu Shu Hsia, Railey Zantop-Zimlinghows, Jeff Joseph, Robert Caputo and Nevan Swanson.
HOULTON -- Sixteen Bowdoin College freshmen, along with four upperclassmen gathered at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum this past week. Following a presentation on the mission and history of the agricultural museum, the students toured the facility and grounds.

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Back to School Bash set for Saturday | Print |
Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:16

HOULTON -- Students returned to the classroom this past week, but that does not mean the fun times of summer are over and done with.
The Houlton Salvation Army will host a “Back to School Bash” on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring a variety of food, fun and games for all area children.

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Native traditions showcased for wider community during Micmacs festival | Print |
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:46

CARIBOU -- The Aroostook Band of Micmacs held their 21st annual Mawiomi of the Tribes recently at Spruce Haven.

This three-day festival, organized by Cultural Director Simon Nevin, emphasizes a myriad of respectfully preserved cultural traditions, providing non-natives with an opportunity to obtain a more holistic understanding of this country’s native people.

The Mawiomi began Aug. 21 as visitors from across the United States and Canada set up tents and parked RVs at the Caribou location. Everyone gathered for dinner and the Native American rock group “Kickin’ Krotch” played to close out day.

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Organizations assisting local cancer patients with hotel expenses | Print |
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:07

SCARBOROUGH -- The American Cancer Society has announced the continuation of its partnership with Extended Stay America’s (ESA) “Keys of Hope” program for another two years.
Through this collaboration, ESA will donate 100,000 free and discounted room nights to cancer patients and their caregivers whose treatments may take them far from home. The program began in 2013 and ESA has generously donated thousands of rooms across the country for the past two years.

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