March is the third month of the year. It has 31 days, and is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. But for Aroostook County, it is the month of the Can-Am Crown, the sled dog races in Fort Kent. Every year in the first week of March, all of Aroostook County gathers in Fort Kent for a weekend of excitement, friendships and dog races.
Sea turtles, mighty redwoods and the lucky koi fish. The list of 100-year-old survivors is not long. Sleeper’s market in Caribou passed the century milestone in 2014. It now looks very different from the first store, but the service and the values remain.
Rooted firmly on the corner of Route 1 and Lyndon Street, the small store has been a hub for generations. Caribou looked much different one hundred years ago. Continue reading “The One Hundred Club”
Jordan Haddad is a 22-year-old student and Maine resident. She spent most of her childhood being raised by her mother and father and arguing with her older and younger brothers. Jordan’s life changed when her mother, Kathy, was first diagnosed with breast cancer when Jordan was around 10. Jordan’s older brother, John, was 12 and younger brother, Thomas, was 7. Continue reading ““The Love Is Still There” Daughters Affected by Breast Cancer”
Recruiting is the first part of building a college basketball roster. Establishing trust, buying into the system and creating a culture comes next. Players with diverse backgrounds, from all over the country, need to come together as one. The coach recruits them to play basketball. There are some coaches who go beyond that and want their players to have successful lives as students, athletes and as people. Daniel Kane, second-year head coach and athletic director at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, brings his players together with honesty, commitment and trust. Continue reading “Owls Flying On and Off the Court”
When finding a profession, there are many different pathways people can take. Sometimes it may not be what they were expecting, but in the end, they make it a lifelong career. This is the case for Ralph McPherson, who is a counselor for students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He is one of the main staff members on campus who helps students with problems that they may not be able to talk to anyone else about. Continue reading “Not Just a Counselor”
As the world continues to progress, many neighborhoods fight to preserve their character. One such neighborhood is doing so by getting its land registered with its local historic registry.
Browne’s Addition is a small neighborhood where the past has mixed with the present. Considered by some to be the first Spokane suburb, Browne’s attracts many tourists. Three years ago, the neighborhood council members began working to get their district listed on the city’s register of historic places. Continue reading “Historic Neighborhood Fights to Preserve Its Integrity”
Griffen Lovely is a lot like other 20-somethings you would know. He enjoys spending time with his family, hanging out with friends and playing sports. On the surface, he appears to be just like anyone else his age. In reality, Griffen has been battling with a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder for several years. Continue reading “The Disorder No One Talks About”
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s women’s soccer team faced what could have been a major setback mid-season. Last season former coach, Trevor Parent, announced his resignation. Rallying together after the announcement, the team members pushed through a series of changes. Dan Kane, UMPI’s athletic director and head coach of the men’s basketball team, was there for the women when the news broke. Assuring the team that a temporary coaching staff would be assembled, Kane eagerly got to work. Continue reading “Season of Change”
Where would the world be without photos? Movies wouldn’t be around. History and journalism are now more visual media than ever. Journalists use photos in television, the web and newspapers. People are drawn to imagery, no pun intended. Pulitzer Prize winning photos are the ones that you can sense. They are the photos in which you can smell, see, hear, touch and taste what is within the photo. They break your empathy and make you show emotions. They make you feel like a part of history by seeing them. That is a Pulitzer Prize winning photo. Photojournalists are responsible for capturing these photos and transporting them into people’s minds. Continue reading “Pulitzer Winning Photos Are Interactive to the Mind”