Maine Ghost Train Convoy – Sign-up to See the Locomotives

Have you always wanted to take a trip to the abandoned Steam Locomotives deep in the North Maine Woods?   Now’s your chance!  On August 4th, Shane Morrison will lead a convoy of interested explorers to visit the abandoned trains near Eagle Lake.   Shane’s Facebook event is described as follows:




Maine's Lost Railroad
Maine’s Lost Railroad near Eagle Lake

Due to overwhelming interest, We are planning our first annual convoy to visit the abandoned trains near Eagle Lake. We would start the convoy in Winslow and have a couple places north of Winslow to meet with others who live further north. This will be a couple day trip with camping/tenting overnight in a campground (possibly Balsam Woods Campground) in Abbott and many many miles on logging trails to access the trains. After a short bit of research, this also requires a 1 to 2 mile hike into the site. We will also visit the B-52 crash site on Elephant Mountain near Lily Bay and the Onawa Trestle in Elliotsville during this trek. We will post more in depth details as we plan this over the next couple months but mark your calenders for this date

View the Facebook Event here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/674478992756156/

 

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Aroostook County Events

Monday, March 27, 2017
Indoor Swim Lessons- Mapleton
The Mapleton Recreation Department is hosting indoor swim lessons at UMPI once again this spring. Registrations will be open from February 13th until March 3rd, with the program beginning on March 6th and concluding on May 21st. Registration fees are $55 per child. Detailed information is available on the towns’ website.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Outdoor Sport Institute Parc de la Gaspesie Ski Tour
Outdoor Sport Institute Parc de la Gaspesie Ski Tour, Caribou. Ski along a backcountry hut system that offers the chance for incredible touring and downhill excitement. While enjoying this impressive wilderness you will sharpen your skills for winter backcountry ski travel, and gain plenty of tips and tricks to enjoy the experience. Fee: $1195; includes instruction, transportation, food, lodging, group camping equipment. Contact Mike Smith (207-227-0250) or mike@outdoorsi.org FMI

Monday, March 27, 2017
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Monday, March 27, 2017
A Collection of Photographs
“Snowflakes” by Wilson A. Bentley 1865-1931
Event Dates and Times.  Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Michaud Gallery
On loan from a private collection, several Wilson A. Bentley photographs of snowflakes.
Clifton Boudman, 764.2571

Monday, March 27, 2017
Easton Rec Activities
10:00 a.m.
Monday, March 27-
Senior trip to Healthy Aging at the Campus Center at UMPI. The cost is $5. Transportation leaves the Manor at 10AM.
After-school cooking at the Hall until 4PM. FREE!

Monday March 27, 2017
Golf l
Date: Mondays, March 27th to May 22nd
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: $45.00
Location: Presque Isle High School Gym- Will relocate to Presque Isle Golf Course once weather warms up.
Call 764-4776 to sign up or register online at:
https://msad1.coursestorm.com/course/golf-i1?search=golf
Golf I is for the beginning player. Learn all the basic skills; the grip, the swing and the clubs, to enjoy the game of golf. The course also teaches the rules of golf, golf course etiquette and how to keep score. Students must have their own golf clubs.

Monday March 27, 2017
Family Fitness Fun
6:00 p.m.
Bring the entire family and come join us for family gym time fun with MSAD #45 Elementary & Jr. High PE teacher, Laura Gardiner, and Washburn Rec Director, Marcie Rhea Barbarula! We’ll have fun and get fit with active games and challenges that the whole family will enjoy! Family friendly music, healthy snacks and water will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. Come shake off that cabin fever with Healthy You!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Easton Rec. Activities
Tuesday, March 28 –
No yoga class scheduled for today!
The Maple Moose is a seasonal favorite & the Kings are such great hosts. Join us to see how Maple Syrup is made. The trip is only $1 and there are several reasonably priced items for sale including small pops $1; large pops, a small bottle of syrup or cotton candy for only $2. The bus will depart directly after-school from the Elementary School and return to school at 4:15.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Free Tax Prep
2:00-6:00 p.m.

United Way of Aroostook Offices at 830 Main St at the Aroostook Centre Mall
If your household makes $54,000 or less, your taxes are prepared for you for free
To make an appointment, call the United Way at 207-764-5197

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Ski Quoggy Jo
Date: Tuesdays, February 28th to March 28th
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $30.00 for the 5 week program. (Grades Pre-K to 12th Grade)
Current Season Pass Holders: $15.00
$8.00 drop-in fee to try it!
(Program includes lift ticket, lessons, equipment & transportation from school to the lodge!)
Call 764-4776 to sign up or sign up online at:
https://msad1.coursestorm.com/course/skiing-at-quoggy-jo?search=skiing
Quoggy Jo Ski Center has partnered with SAD 1 Adult & Community Education to offer an after school ski program to students in Pre-K to 12th grade! Quoggy Jo is perfect for first time skiers and families with young children. Join the Quoggy Jo Family for a once in a lifetime opportunity! If possible, parents are asked to bring their child to the lodge between the hours of 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M on Saturday, February 25 or Sunday, February 26 to have their child sized for equipment and sign the waiver. If this is not possible, other arrangements will be made. Parents are responsible for picking their children up at 6:00 P.M.
*Snack bar available. It is recommended to bring $5.00 or a pre-paid concession card is available.
*Make prior arrangements to have your child transported by bus!
*Parents MUST sign waiver prior to child starting program.
Location: 426 Quoggy Jo Ski Center Fort Fairfield Road Presque Isle, ME 04769

Tuesday March 28, 2017
YOGA
Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 3 to May 30
Time: 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost: $64.00/8 Classes or $10 drop-in fee.
Call 764-4776 to sign up or sign up online at:
https://msad1.coursestorm.com/course/hatha-yoga-a1?search=yoga
Yoga is one of the best supports for a busy, active life. It goes beyond being just a physical exercise. Relieve mental and physical stress by quieting the mind and working the body more intelligently. Linda guides you with alignment based cues, breath work and meditation to get the maximum benefit from the class. Linda brings 20+ years experienced teaching knowledge blended from the traditions of Kripalu, Anusara, and lyengar. Take some time in your week to slow down and shift gears to promote balance and a sense of overall wellbeing. Whether you’ve never done yoga, been practicing on your own or taking classes anywhere – this class is for you. It is important that you know and respect your limitations.
$64.00 for 8 classes or $10.00 drop-in fee! If you do choose to take the package, you will be given a punch card good for 8 classes. This punch card can roll over until the end of the spring semester but will not roll over to the 2017 Fall semester.

Tuesday March 28, 2017
Presque Isle Fish and Game Club Meeting,
Presque Isle. Last Tuesday of each month; 5:30 p.m. at PIFG clubhouse, Parsons Road. Established in 1947 to help protect, conserve, maintain and restore our natural resources as well as to protect and promote our outdoor heritage. Meetings include a delicious supper, cash bar, short business meeting. Visit www.pifg.org FMI

Tuesday March 28, 2017
Golf ll
Date: Tuesdays, March 28 to May 23
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: $45.00
Location: Presque Isle High School Gym- Will relocate to the Presque Isle Golf Course once the weather warms up.
Call 764-4776 to sign up or sign up online at:
https://msad1.coursestorm.com/course/golf-ii1?search=golf
Golf II is for golfers with experience who want to improve and lower their handicap. The course focuses on eliminating any bad habits and perfecting golf swing. Students will learn about course management and the rules of golf.

Tuesday March 28, 2017
Adult Coloring
Date: Tuesdays, January 10 to May 2
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $15.00 or $3.00 drop in fee
Call 764-4776 to sign up or sign up online at:
https://msad1.coursestorm.com/course/adult-coloring1?search=coloring
Coloring books are no longer just for kids. Groundbreaking research proved anxiety levels dropped when subjects colored. Join us for a relaxing night out and color until your heart’s content. All materials and supplies are included.

Tuesday March 28, 2017
Community Forum on Bullying
A Community Forum and Discussion on Bullying will be held Tuesday March 28th at the Presque Isle Middle School from 6:30-8:00PM.
The evening will provide information about what signs to look for, how to collaborate to end it and how to foster an environment of support, toleration and encouragement.
The panel style format will be made up of community speakers including Ms. Deb Landry, Executive Director of the End Bullying in Maine Project.
FMI contact Shawn Cunningham via Facebook or email scunningham@wagmtv.com
This informative evening is brought to you by the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club, The Aroostook Medical Center and other community supporters.

Wednesday March 29, 2017
Career Fair
Wednesday, March 29
PRESQUE ISLE – The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a Career Fair on Wednesday, March 29 from 8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at various locations on campus. This event is free and open to sophomores from Aroostook County high schools. FMI, contact the UMPI Admission’s Office at 768-9532.

Wednesday March 29, 2017
Accident Investigation/Injury Analysis (Training)
March 29, 2017
8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Learn how to conduct a thorough accident/incident investigation.
When work doesn’t go as planned, accidents and near-misses happen. Investigating these incidents can prevent similar or even more serious problems from happening. Learn how to conduct a thorough accident/incident investigation and how to use your results to prevent future accidents. Class runs 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Interested participants should contact Safety Works at 207-623-7900.

Wednesday March 29, 2017
Easton Rec Junior Activities
9:30-11 at the Hall.
Ski for Life after-school until 6PM; bus departs from the Elementary School. Children must have money, appropriate clothing and the attached release form. Please remember to sign your child up with me by Thursday as I need an accurate head count since we must have a minimum # of participants for the bus.

Wednesday March 29, 2017
Invest in Tomorrow: Solving Child Poverty is Everyone’s Business.
3:00 p.m.
Please join us on Wednesday, March 29, as we publicly share the findings and strategic priority recommendations of the recently completed Comprehensive Community Assessment for Aroostook County. The report briefing will be part of a larger community solutions forum, Invest in Tomorrow: Solving Child Poverty is Everyone’s Business.
Join us to hear from local experts and discuss what we can do today to improve the future for Maine kids, our community, and our economy. Together we will start to answer the following questions that demand our collective attention and action:
What does child poverty look like in Aroostook County and in Maine?
How does child poverty affect us today?
What are some realistic, long-lasting solutions for the future?
As is evident by the organizations listed at the top of this page, a wide cross-section of regional and statewide groups in Maine have joined forces to host this forum and solve a problem that we all have a stake in at a critical time for our State. The regional forum, at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, is one of only three planned across the state – and we want to engage as many people in the conversation as possible.
Taking steps to create opportunity and reduce barriers to employment for Maine families will improve their lives and contribute to the strength of Maine’s communities and our economy. Details of the northern Maine forum are as follows.
When: Wednesday, March 29th – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Northern Maine Community College, Edmunds Community Center
Please consider joining us to learn more about the opportunities and challenges facing northern Maine and to participate in a conversation about our region and state’s future. For more information or to confirm your participation, please contact Gloria Duncan at gduncan@acap-me.org or 207-764-3721.

Wednesday March 29, 2017
A Professional Development Short Course

A Professional Development Short Course or People who are Young in their Careers
Looking for the skills that will bring you long-term success in your career? Then this professional development opportunity is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Hosted by the University of Maine at Presque Isle and MMG Insurance, and supported by Cary Medical Center, Katahdin Trust Company, and TAMC, the Young Professionals Institute helps participants hone their professional skills through hands-on activities, on-the-spot public speaking assignments, and business simulation exercises.
Year 10 – The 2017 Institute
This year’s theme is CONNECTING and will feature an exciting line-up of activities, projects, and special guests connected with the skills and abilities today’s employers are looking for in prospective employees and candidates for advancement. Classes will be held on March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, & April 5 and 12, 2017.
Classes generally will take place on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. in the UMPI Campus Center. However, during one of the sessions, participants will travel to MMG Insurance to complete on-site business simulation exercises as part of an expanded class.
To submit your online application form, please click here. The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

Thursday March 30, 2017
Easton Rec Dept.
Adult annual event to visit Maple Moose & lunch at Winnies! The Kings always treat as royalty have a sweet treat for us. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Leaving Manor at 11.
First swim lesson of the new session starts today. The bus will depart from the Elementary School directly after-school and return to the school by 4:45. This program is full; if you wish to have your child placed on the waiting list please let me know.
Due to swimming lessons starting a week earlier than anticipated there will be no movie this afternoon. We’ll schedule another one for next month 🙂

Thursday March 30, 2017
Rise N Shine

Date: Thursdays, March 2 to April 27
Time: 9:00 AM to 10 AM
Cost: $35.00 or $5.00 drop in fee
Call 764-4776 to sign up or sign up online at:
https://msad1.coursestorm.com/course/rise-n-shine-9am-to-10am?search=rise+n+shine
This 8 week Rise N Shine class is designed for those who haven’t exercised for a while and would like to gradually improve overall health. This class will target strength, coordination, balance, relaxation and flexibility at the appropriate levels. A different health topic will be the focus for each class. Every student will be successful in sustaining mobility and movement while being motivated by music and specific group exercise techniques.
*This class will offer a $5.00 drop-in fee to try the class out!
** Class will not run the week of spring vacation (April 17-21)
If you are looking for more of an advanced class or need to be in the office by 8AM- please search for the Rise N Shine 6AM-7AM class!!!

Thursday March 30, 2017
Location: University of Maine Presque Isle, 

181 Main Street, Campus Center

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for:
A dynamic Leadership Panel Presentation!
A variety of Workshop Tracks:
(Choose 1 for each session)
Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Assets – Self-Care: Refilling Your Cup
  • Business – Doubt the Doubts: Be an Entrepreneur
  • Career – Beyond Catfights & Queen Bees: Supporting Each Other in the Workplace
  • Empowerment – Practicing Positivity: Lifting Each Other Up

   Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Assets – Paying it Forward: Be Your Best Self

  • Business – Making Connections: Keys to Networking Success
  • Career – Civil Discourse: Using Creative Alternatives to Manage Conflict
  • Empowerment – Mindful You: Savoring the Present Moment

Wrap up Session featuring acclaimed Aroostook County native and author – Cathie Pelletier!
Lunch is included with registration fee.
Click here to download full registration form, schedule for the day, and get descriptions of workshop sessions

Thursday March 30, 2017
Apple Management
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: $5.00
Call 764-4776 or sign up online at:
https://msad1.coursestorm.com/course/apple-management?search=Apple
Whether you are a backyard grower or thinking about larger orchards, plan on attending this session to learn about managing your apples. Fertilization, pest management, planting, pruning, and other topics will be discussed. Join Randy Martin of The King’s Gardener, and John Hoffses of SAD #1 School Farm, who will present their experiences and advice on product.

Friday March 31, 2017
Easton Rec. Dept.
Junior Activities 9:30-11 at the Hall

Friday March 31, 2017
Grand Prize Drawing Morning Trivia

We will draw the winner of our Grand Prize Trivia Contest for CACC

Friday March 31, 2017
Maine Families Playgroup- Sensory Fun
10:00 a.m.
Come out and enjoy a playgroup for your child while you get to meet other local parents!
Play areas will include texture painting, grain bins, and more! Parents and children will have a chance to play while learning how to recreate these fun experiences at home. Please call 764-3495 with any questions. This playgroup is free and open to the public!
Maine Families Playgroup is hosted by Aroostook Council for Healthy Families. Suggested ages are newborn-3 years.

Friday March 31, 2017
Dining in the Dark
An evening of exceptional food, inspiration and blindfolds…
It’s not unusual to close your eyes and savour a bite of your favourite dish… but have you ever consumed an entire meal that way – replacing sight with touch, taste and texture?
Based on a restaurant concept popularized in Paris and New York, Dining in the Dark is a signature CNIB event where diners experience a meal without the use of their sight. Participants wear blindfolds for a unique, sensory experience in which they can explore their meal in a whole new way.
On March 31, 2017, CNIB will host its inaugural Dining in the Dark event at the Best Western Plus Woodstock Hotel & Conference Centre. The evening will include a three-course meal and, of course, blindfolds. Guests will have the chance to bid on extraordinary auction item prizes, and hear from inspiring individuals who will share their experiences living with vision loss. Tickets are $65 each.
For more information or to reserve your seat or a table of eight today, please contact Donna Carson at 506.277.6717 or 506.391.6282 or donnajcarson@xplornet.ca
Outlets for tickets:
Best Western Woodstock Hotel & Conference Centre – 123 Gallop St.
Vanity Flair – 538 Main St.
Whispering Gardens Boutique – 124 Connell St.
Simply for Life – 101 Gallop St.
Hairraisers – 128 Gallop St.

Friday March 31, 2017
MSAD #70 Theater Presentation – Alice in Wonderland

Event Dates and Times
3/31/2017 – Starts: 6:00 PM
4/1/2017 – Starts: 6:00 PM
Mill Pond School Gymnasium, Hodgdon, Maine
The MSAD #70 After School Program is conducting its first annual Theater Production. This year’s play is an adaptation of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Tickets are $5 for Adults and $2 for Children and Seniors.
Sharyn Walker or Meg York
Mill Pond School
147 Hodgdon Mills Rd
Hodgdon, ME 04730
(207) 532 – 9228

Friday March 31, 2017
The Last Gas
7:00 p.m.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Community Players will present Last Gas, a dramatic comedy, by Presque Isle native and Tony-nominated actor John Cariani. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors 65 and up, students K-12 and college students. They will be available at the Aroostook Centre Mall at the information desk, at Goin’ Postal, 26 North St., The Campus Store at UMPI, and at the door (if not sold out). Proceeds will benefit renovations to the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. Mature content – parental discretion advised. FMI, contact Gary Bowden at garymbowden@maine.rr.com.

Saturday April 1, 2017
Chris Ulmer in Concert
Aroostook Autism Support Group is excited to be hosting Chris Ulmer in the County on April 1st. Chris Ulmer, internationally known author of Special Books by Special Kids, and special educator will be presenting “Building a Relationship and Connecting with Neurodiverse Individuals” on Saturday, April 1st at the Performing Arts Center in the Presque Isle Middle School at 9am. Tickets are $20 a person and a certificate of attendance will be included for all who attend.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
The Artful Egg
Come have a hoppin’ good time decorating eggs, playing games, face painting, refreshments, and other themed activities.
Session 1 9:30-11:00
Session 2 11:30-1:00
$15 per child, space is limited, sign up @ 207.762.3576 wintergreenarts@gmail.com
visit wintergreenarts.org for more information

Saturday, April 1, 2017
37th Annual Spring Runoff 5K Road Race
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Athletics and Cross Country teams will host their 37th Annual Spring Runoff 5K Road Race on Saturday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m.., starting at Wieden. This event is open to the public and the cost is $15.00 U.S. or $20 Canadian for walkers/runners and $25 U.S. or $30 Canadian for 3-person relay teams. FMI, contact Chris Smith at 768-9472 or christopher.smith@maine.edu.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Valley Running Fools’ Errand Fun Run,
Fort Kent. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.. at Fort Kent Outdoor Center, 33 Paradis Cir. Happy April Fools’ Day! Join others for trail running and weekend funning. XC trails, single-track trails, great views await. There may be a few surprises along the way. Distance: approximately 5 miles; may increase depending on group. Bring food, water, etc. Visit Valley Running on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/1605659379727285 FMI

Saturday April 1, 2017
The Seasonal Farmers Market

The Aroostook Centre Mall is extending the Farmers Market to 3 extra special dates during the Winter Holidays.  Striving to serve you and your family better for the upcoming holiday season.  They are offering all the goodness of the Farmers Market right before your Holidays.  Mark you calendar, pre-order, pic up at the Farmers Market near the train, behind Dollar Tree and Shop for your Holiday Goodies.

Saturday April 1, 2017
Investigate Downtown Caribou Display

Caribou Historical Society and Museum invites you to stop by the museum on Saturdays between 12:00 and 4:00 pm during the months of March and April to investigate the downtown businesses of Caribou. The businesses on the four principle streets will be highlighted from their beginnings until present. Stop by for a trip down memory lane. The museum is located at 1033 Presque Isle Rd. All are welcome.

Saturday April 1, 2017
Open Figure Drawing Session
Come out and practice drawing from a live model. Must bring own supplies. We have drawing horses, easels, clip boards. $10 for community members and $5 for students with ID. Dates Are, Feb 18, March 4, March 18, April 8, April 22, May 6.

Saturday April 1, 2017
4th Annual Autism Challenge Dinner and Auction
4:00 p.m.
Come join us for the 4th Annual Autism Challenge Dinner and Auction taking place April 1, 2017 at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center. This year will feature nationally known special educator and author of Special Books by Special Kids, Chris Ulmer as our guest speaker. The event will include a live and silent auction and all money raised will go to support Aroostook Autism Support Group.

Saturday April 1, 2017
ASHLAND SNOMOBILE CLUB’S ANNUAL AUCTION
Event Dates and Times
4/1/2017 – Starts: 6:30 PM
ASHLAND VFW HALL
VFW LADIES AUXILLARY WILL HAVE A BENEFIT BAKED BEAN & HOTDOG SUPPER W/ salads, bread & dessert for $8.00 per person staring at 4:30 until the auction.
MARY ELLEN CHASSE 435-6649

Saturday April 1, 2017
Pageant Day
This year’s pageant will include 4 divisions: Mini Miss (PreK & K), Little Miss (Grades 1-3), Jr. Miss (Grades 6-8), and Miss (Grades 11-12). The pageant will be held at Presque Isle High School. Definite times are to be determined once we’ve gotten the total number of contestants, which we will know after our Jan. 31st informational meeting. Please call 207-764-5197 for more information.

Saturday April 1, 2017
The Last Gas
7:00 p.m.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Community Players will present Last Gas, a dramatic comedy, by Presque Isle native and Tony-nominated actor John Cariani. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors 65 and up, students K-12 and college students. They will be available at the Aroostook Centre Mall at the information desk, at Goin’ Postal, 26 North St., The Campus Store at UMPI, and at the door (if not sold out). Proceeds will benefit renovations to the Auditorium in Wieden Hall. Mature content – parental discretion advised. FMI, contact Gary Bowden at garymbowden@maine.rr.com.

Saturday April 1, 2017
April Fools Dance
There will be a Dance on April 1st at the Caribou VFW Post 9389 from 8pm – 12pm. The band is Reckless. BYOB. 21 and over. $10 for single and $15 for a couple. This will be hosted by the United Veterans of Maine in support of the Dahlgren-Skidgel Farm of Hope

Sunday, April 02, 2017
County Strides Running Group,
Presque Isle. Sundays; 10:00 a.m.. at various locations. Open to all abilities; be ready for an easy run of 30-45 minutes, and bring friends! Visit County Strides at www.facebook.com/groups/447181508818122 FMI

Monday, April 03, 2017
Indoor Swim Lessons- Mapleton
The Mapleton Recreation Department is hosting indoor swim lessons at UMPI once again this spring. Registrations will be open from February 13th until March 3rd, with the program beginning on March 6th and concluding on May 21st. Registration fees are $55 per child. Detailed information is available on the towns’ website.

Monday, April 03, 2017
2017 Safety Symposium
The Aroostook County Safety Directors Association would like to remind you that the 7th Annual Safety Symposium will be held at the Northern Maine Community College on April 3 – 5, 2017.
To view a complete schedule and get registration information visit our web site www.acsda1.com
If you have questions or need information contact Geri at 207-746-3938 or e-mail info@acsda1.com

Monday, April 03, 2017
Senior Citizens Meeting Scheduled Changed
At the December meeting of the Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill Senior Citizens, the decision was made to change from one meeting per month to two meetings perm month. Starting January 2017, the group will be holding potluck luncheons with programs and activities on the first and third Mondays of the month. The time for each luncheon will be 11:30 am at the Mapleton United Methodist Church. The February luncheons will be held on February 6th and 20th. Everyone is invited to attend and remember bring something for the potluck and your place setting.

Monday, April 03, 2017
Country Heat Live- Fort Kent
Country Heat Live classes to be held at the Fort Kent Elementary school on Monday and Wednesday’s at 5:10pm. The class is a 50 min cardio class. Session runs April 3 – April 26.
Month Fee: $40.00, Registration and payment on the first day of class
The monthly fee includes a $5.00 administrative fee that I will pay to the Adult Ed program.
Average fitbit steps in my class is over 5,000!! Sweat and have fun!
Country Heat Live is a 50 min CARDIO workout and it is NOT a line dancing class. The class is exciting, new and energetic and will for sure get your heart rate up. If you are looking for a cardio exercise program with the intention of getting fit and/or losing weight this is a class to accomplish those goals. My class offers a great music sound experience with catchy country songs loaded with punch and upbeat tempo’s. Average fitbit steps in my class is over 5,000!!
Contact: Cindy Landry, Certified Country Heat Live instructor
Cell: 207-316-0539 Text or call anytime
Cindy Landry Fitness: Like my page or message me
Email: cinlandry71@gmail.com

Monday, April 03, 2017
Sportsmen’s, Inc. Meeting, Stockholm.
First Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Axle Siding Clubhouse (intersection of Lake Street/Rt. 161). Outdoors men and women promoting the traditions of the outdoors. If you’re interested in joining, you’re welcome to attend as a guest. Kids are welcome too! Visit www.facebook.com/Sportsmens-Inc-568794129811741 FMI

William Haskell Rec Center Demolished

Presque Isle’s William Haskell Rec Center is now completely demolished.   The building was constructed in the 1940s as a United Service Organization club.

presque isle's william haskell rec center
The old Presque Isle Rec Center is torn down

The city of  Presque Isle bought the building in 1946, turning it into one of Maine’s first municipal recreation centers. William Haskell became Presque Isle’s first recreation director and held the position until his retirement in 1981.   He passed away in 1986 at the age of 73.  One year later, the building was renamed in his honor.

The new Sargent Family Community Center, which opened in Fall 2016, replaces the William Haskell building.  The gym in the new building is dedicated to Haskell.

Late last Fall we created a high-resolution 360 degree panorama inside the old building to help preserve it for historical purposes.  You can view the panorama here: http://crownofmaine.com/members/panorama/william-haskell-rec-center/

Little Snow 1 Year Ago

There was no snowmobiling in Central Aroostook 1 year ago.   What a difference a year makes!  (Lovena West Photo)

Little Snow Last Year
1 year ago there was very little snow in Northern Maine!
(photo credit: Lovena West)

Car Thieves Caught Going Fishing for Lobster in Ashland, Maine

The Ashland Police Department Sunday morning  pulled over an SUV from Georgia matching the description of a vehicle stolen during hurricane Matthew.
Fishing for Lobster in Ashland Maine
“When they were pulled over they told Officer Morrison that they were coming to Maine to go fishing for lobster in Ashland. Officer Morrison informed them they had taken a wrong turn,” said Sargent Jarad Carney.

The driver and passenger of the stolen vehicle are at the Aroostook County Jail…

Police Bust Major Pumpkin Spice Cartel

pumpkin spice bust
Police bust a major Pumpkin Spice smuggling ring

Eight are in custody after Mt. Pleasant police busted a major pumpkin spice cartel last night. Police were acting on an anonymous tip that dealers were selling pure pumpkin spice in the area and causing local women to wear fall clothing way too early in the season. Police are acting quick to collect the remaining hot product off the streets as soon as possible.

Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Andrew Baskin said this new pumpkin spice on the streets is nothing to mess with. “This is 100% pure, uncut pumpkin spice smuggled in from New England,” he said. “Just one spoonful of this stuff will make women think they can start wearing leggings, Uggs and scarves, even though it’s still way too hot for that attire in Charleston right now.”

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