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Quilt blocks crop up in County | Print |
Thursday, 07 August 2014 08:54

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Quilt-dc-pt-32SCHOOLHOUSE — The Houlton Higher Education Center recently erected a “barn quilt block” on a shed at the school thanks to an effort with the RSU 29/SAD 70 Adult Education program and the Friends and Needles Quilt Guild. The guild is working on a Northern Maine Quilt Barn Trail. Showing off the new square are, from left, Chuck Ames, Toni Eppley, Jennifer Metzger, Jean Kervin and Bernadette Farrar.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Most people associate quilt squares with lovely patterns that are sewn together to make a warm, colorful cover for a bed or rack.
    But many may not know quilt squares can also be found adorning barns and buildings on a much larger scale.

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Ricker Reunion features concert return of Orleans | Print |
Thursday, 07 August 2014 08:44

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Alumni of Ricker College will descend on Houlton Sept. 12-14 for their annual Homecoming Weekend.
    Ricker College closed its doors in May of 1978, but alumni have been faithfully holding reunions in Houlton since 1995. Ricker College drew students from the Mid-Atlantic through New England and many alumni still travel to the reunion from those areas.

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Gallery showing at UMPI | Print |
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 15:20

    The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presents the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition BFA14, featuring selected works created by graduating UMPI art students, now through Aug. 17.

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Air show takes flight this weekend | Print |
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 15:19

By Kathy McCarty  
Staff Writer
    FRENCHVILLE — The Acadian Heritage Air Show is this weekend, Aug. 9-10, at the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport, 74 Airport Ave. Featured at the show will be the B-17 “Sentimental Journey.”

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Wings and Wheels soars to success | Print |
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:51

Pioneer Times photos/Gloria Austin
FS-wingswheels-dc10-pt-31UP AND AROUND — Stunt pilot Jim Parker entertains the crowd at the second annual Wings and Wheels by flying sideways, upside down and straight up and back, while throwing in a few loops and barrel rolls. The Jim Parker Airshows was a new piece added to this year’s show that turned out to be a hit.

Second annual event draws thousands to airport

By Gloria Austin
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — It was the perfect day for roaming around at Houlton International Airport. A slight breeze, sunny skies and the second Wings and Wheels event.
    Around 2,500 people agreed.

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