Aroostook Photos – 2/20/2020

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The Easton Rd. in Presque Isle was very treacherous yesterday with high winds and blowing snow.

Photo Credit: Barbara Halvorson
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Sunset last night
Photo Credit: Barbara Halvorson
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Last afternoon overlooking Caribou. The City of Caribou has set up a new webcam with live streaming views of the city 24/7
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Limestone Colors
Photo Credit: Vicki Page
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Close-Up!
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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Sub-zero morning on the Aroostook River
Photo Credit: Anna Lightbown
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View from the snowmobile trail in Oxbow
Photo Credit: Amanda Kubeck Sherman
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-29.2*F (-34*C) early one morning just across the border in Grand Falls, NB. Hot water thrown in to the air freezes immediately!
Photo Credit: Carolyn Van Gaal
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Job Opening: Communications & Development Coordinator

Job TitleCommunications & Development Coordinator
CompanyAroostook Agency on Aging
Posting Date02/05/2020
LocationPresque Isle
Type Of EmploymentFull time
Job DescriptionThe Aroostook Agency on Aging is currently accepting applications for a full time Communications & Development Coordinator. This position will be responsible for building a team of skilled volunteers to implement communications and fundraising strategies that connect people with the Agency’s mission and services. With the assistance of volunteers, this staff member develops and distributes communication materials broadly, as well as coordinates fundraising efforts and ensure our donors and funders know how their generosity makes a difference. Key responsibilities include promoting Agency programs and services, coordinating the Agency’s annual appeal, prospecting and writing grant applications, processing and acknowledging gifts, and supporting special events.

Education Requirement:
*Bachelor’s degree in communication or business management required.

Experience & Skill Requirements:
*2-3 years of communications and/or philanthropy experience required.
*2-3 years of grant writing/management experience preferred.
*Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
*Experience with donor management software preferred.
*The ability to follow detailed procedures for processing constituent data with a high level of accuracy.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate directly and effectively with others.
*The ability to prioritize, multitask, and work independently.
*Outstanding organizational skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
*The ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information.
*A polished, professional presence; the ability to interact with trustees and major donors as needed.
*Ability to work as part of a team.
*Must pass background and driver’s background check.
*Must have reliable transportation.

All applicants are required to fill out our application, which can be found on our website or at our 260 Main Street, Ste. B, Presque Isle location. Application, cover letter and resume should be sent attention to: Aroostook Agency on Aging, Julie Doody, Manager, HR & Business Services, PO Box 1288, Presque Isle, ME 04769 or emailed to julie.doody@aroostookaging.org. Applications will be accepted until suitable candidate is found. The Aroostook Agency on Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Aroostook Photos 2/6/2020

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Overlooking Fort Kent
Photo Credit: Chris Michaud

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Antique Tractor and Building
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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A feast of fiddleheads from the freezer. Picked in St. Agatha
Photo Credit: Bruce Paul
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Hoar Frost in the Saint John Valley
Photo Credit: Jeanne Deschaine Theriault
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Ice shacks on Long Lake
Photo Credit: Richard Marston
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The last pillar of sun at dusk – Madawaska Lake
Photo Credit: Brenda Ketch
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Everyone in the County shops at Mardens!
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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Aroostook River Sunset
Photo Credit: Loretta Schmitz-Coty
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Trees with a heave coat of hoar frost (archives)
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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Amish plowing the dooryard while waiting for the laundry to dry
Photo Credit: Dale Hudson
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Aroostook Photos – 1/30/2020

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Congrats to this couple that sledded in to the Lost Locomotives and got married!
Photo Credit: Travis Archer
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Potato Barrel Snowman welcomes people to Fort Fairfield
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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Frosty morning on the Bangor Rd. in Easton
Photo Credit: Earlene Dyer Lawrence
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Last night’s sunset
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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Aroostook Photos – 1/27/2020

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Congratulations Wade! 1st place Muskie at the Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby. 26lb 9oz – 46 ¾ inch 

Photo credit Steve St. Jarre
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Layer of ice after the recent rain
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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Frosty morning on the Aroostook River
Photo Credit: Loretta Schmitz-Coty
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Snowsleds visit the lost trains of the Allagash
Photo Credit: Kyle Such
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Abandoned house in Monticello
Photo Credit: Lovena West
Someone put a wreath on the old New Sweden Vine House on Rt. 161 for what may be its last winter before falling down
Photo Credit: Christina Beaulieu Photography
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Two of a kind in Haynesville
Photo Credit: Carl Pickel
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Haystack in Castle Hill, ME
Photo Credit: Mitchell Bartlett
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Amish plowing snow in Easton
Photo Credit: Earlene Dyer Lawrence
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Snowy Fort Kent
Photo Credit: Anna Lewis
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Ice-covered Willow Trees in Smyrna Mills after yesterday’s rain
Photo Credit: Jennifer Carter
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Aroostook Photos – 1/15/2020

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A snowmobile pauses on ITS 86 somewhere between Oxbow and Houlton.
Photo Credit: Joanne Jordan
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Enjoying the Snow
Photo Credit: Anna Lewis
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Onlookers in Woodland this morning
Photo Credit: Danielle Elizabeth McBreairty
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Recent sunset in Linneus
Photo Credit: Barbara Halvorson
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A recent sub-zero morning on the banks of the Aroostook River in Caribou
Photo Credit: Melissa Swanberg
 
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Aroostook Photos – 1/13/2020

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Early morning today at Madawaska Lake
Photo Credit: Brenda Ketch

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A sub-zero morning in Woodland
Photo Credit: Steven Ray Holmes
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The sun spills down Lake Shore Drive at Madawaska Lake on this cold, -9 degree morning
Photo Credit: Brenda Ketch
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Hoar Frost along the Aroostook River this a.m.
Photo Credit: Anna Lightbown
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Start of a new day in the Sain John Valley
Photo Credit: Jeanne Deschaine Theriault
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Moonlit Aroostook fields last night
Photo Credit: Paul Wolfe
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Aroostook Photos – 1/2/2020

Happy New Year! Aroostook County received its first significant snowfall on Tuesday after one of the driest Decembers on records.

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Photo Credit: Lovena West

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After the storm in Easton
Photo Credit: Earlene Dyer Lawrence
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Trying to hold on through one more winter. The New Sweden “Vine House” on Rt. 161
Photo Credit: Vickie Ketch
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Making tracks after the storm
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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Postcard from Island Falls
Photo Credit: Vickie Grant
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Aroostook Photos – 12/22/2019

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Sunrise over Number Nine Mountain
Photo Credit: Lisa A Harriman
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Perched Snowy Owl taken yesterday
Photo Credit: Shawn Morneault
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Dyer Brook Sunset
Photo Credit: Carl Pickel
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This morning in St. Agatha
Photo Credit: Jude Corbin Carmichael
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Katahdin from I-95 via drone
Photo Credit: Steven Ray Holmes 
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It’s easy for deer to get around with very little snow. Taken yesterday
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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