How to Make Your Mark

The UMPI Page Turners Book Club is currently holding a bookmark contest from Oct. 7 to Nov. 9. The winner and the runner up entry will be displayed in the University Times, and the winning design will become the official bookmark of Page Turners. Please send entries to: Sully Jackson, 181 Main Street, Presque Isle, Maine 04769. Digital entries may be sent to sully.jackson@maine.edu via email– please include a subject heading.

Page Turners is always accepting new members and holds meetings on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. and Fridays at 2:30 p.m., biweekly. Both students and community members are welcome to attend.

 

Coloring in the County

Some would say that living in Aroostook County is similar to living 10 years behind the rest of the world. From the areas where the only business is a local gas station to the towns with a Walmart AND a Mardens, our communities give rural a new meaning. People in surrounding communities would often concur that their reason for remaining in these county towns is the family friendly environment to raise children. That is not to say that is the sole reason people live here or that is the only positive asset the county has to offer. For others, the appeal might be the beautiful nature in which to embark on endless journeys and the serenity of dirt roads and potato fields. Whether it’s the hometown feel that can’t be found elsewhere, the lack of shopping and dining options or something else, the small towns of northern Maine are full of rare family friendly towns.

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Seniors Are Going Back to School

Kids go to school. College students go to school. Graduate school students go to school if it is necessary for the profession they have chosen. They do if it will prepare them professionally to enter the world of work. Or to pursue interests in more depth. Do retired people go to school? Yes, even though this seems to be disrupting the status quo. Their working days may be over and there may be no need to be educated for a career or earn a degree, they’re not necessarily done learning.

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