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GHCA’s annual supper raises $4,400 | Print |
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:19

The Greater Houlton Christian Academy (GHCA) annual Valentine’s Day supper was deemed a success by organizers.
    GHCA held its annual Valentine’s Day spaghetti supper on Feb. 7, raising over $4,400. Tony Bowers, Peter Holmes, Barrett Potter and Wayne Watson were the evening’s auctioneers and had a great time “egging” on bidders during the dessert auction.
    “This event is always a lot of fun and we had another full house,” said John Bishop, head of school. “We  are grateful to the community for the great support.”

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Animal Response Team looks for volunteers | Print |
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:14

By Joshua Archer
Staff writer
    CARIBOU — Darren Woods, director of Aroostook County Emergency Management, looks at preparedness as a whole for Aroostook County and realized there’s a need for pet sheltering in case an emergency should occur.
    This past fall Woods applied for a Homeland Security grant that helps with sheltering, which is where a majority of their funding has come from. He received $750 to get the team started.
    Woods has put together a small core animal response team that would cover Aroostook County and they’re looking for enough volunteers, at least a dozen per team, to create northern, central and southern tiers to lessen travel time during an incident.

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Tweedie hired by NMDC to assist veterans and families | Print |
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:07

CARIBOU — Officials with Northern Maine Development Commission have announced the hiring of Tracy Tweedie as workforce resource coordinator for veterans and their families working out of the Houlton office.
    Tweedie is no stranger to NMDC, having worked for the organization as a workforce program manager for nearly four years beginning in June of 2010.
    The workforce resource coordinator for the statewide Maine Rural Veteran Coordination Pilot (RVCP) project in the two-county local workforce development region, Aroostook and Washington, will work within NMDC’s Economic and Workforce Development Division.

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Alumni reunion planning to continue | Print |
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:00

The next planning meeting for Reunion 2015 will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Houlton High School. Reunion 2015 is the multi-class reunion organized by the Houlton High School Alumni Association, which is scheduled for July 4-11. All interested in being involved in the activities are encouraged to attend the meeting.

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Cary Library to stream guest speakers on Feb. 23 | Print |
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:56

Cary Library will stream a lecture with featured speakers William D. Phillips, Jr., professor emeritus of history, University of Minnesota and Carla Rahn Phillips, Union Pacific professor emerita in comparative early modern history, University of Minnesota, as they address Spain and the World: 3,000 Years of History.
    The lecture will be Monday, Feb. 23 from 6-7 p.m. at Cary Library. The lecture is sponsored by the University of New England’s Center for Global Humanities, which is in its sixth year of programming.

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