Cabin Fever Solutions

Get out of the house and the snow at the Community Center.

     Anyone who has survived a Maine winter knows it can be long and isolating if you don’t have things to do.  Some residents enjoy outdoor winter activities such as snowmobiling, skiing or snowboarding.  But many prefer to stay indoors in the winter months.  It’s easy to become restless and bored around this time of year.  The snowbanks are still steep and there isn’t a great deal of places to visit and things to do in frigid Aroostook County. But there is one option that Presque Isle residents haven’t always had the opportunity to use: the Sargent Family Community Center.  Continue reading “Cabin Fever Solutions”

Humanity on Display

kosovo refugee carol guzy

    The picture of the men hoisting the American flag at Iwo Jima is one of the most recognizable photographs in the U.S.  Taken by Joe Rosenthal, it represents the strength and perseverance of the soldiers fighting for the fate of the free world in World War II.  Over the decades it has come to be a symbol to Americans of patriotism and pride. Its power lies in the beautifully timed shot, showing the flag in motion as the six Marines work together to raise it.  The photo represents victory and the struggle and teamwork it took to achieve. Continue reading “Humanity on Display”

Mountain Lions in Maine?

Could these be prints of a mountain lion or an animal known to roam Maine.

     For those who grew up in northern Maine and enjoy outside activities, running into the animals that inhabit our woods is a common occurrence.  We have all seen families of white-tailed deer licking salt from the road in winter, or a lone moose slowly crossing a field.  Stay in Aroostook County’s vast woods long enough and you will likely encounter coyotes, black bears and porcupines.  But imagine seeing a critter that isn’t supposed to be living in our state at all.  That is what some Mainers have claimed, and sorry but this isn’t about Bigfoot.  Growing up in Maine, many of us heard stories about mountain lion or cougar sightings.   Continue reading “Mountain Lions in Maine?”