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Farm’s corn maze honors matriarch
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer
 
     CARIBOU -- Mark Goughan and his family have organized memorable events on their farm for decades. This year, Farmer Mark is planning a special surprise for his wife Gloria’s 60th birthday.
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Contributed photo/Paul Cyr

The corn maze at Goughan’s Farm in Caribou opened to the public last week and features the matriarch of the agri-tourism operation — Gloria Goughan, who celebrates a milestone birthday this year.
 
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Mawiomi celebrates traditions
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU -- The Aroostook Band of Micmacs held their 21st annual Mawiomi of the Tribes recently at Spruce Haven.  This three-day festival, organized by Cultural Director Simon Nevin, emphasizes a myriad of respectfully preserved cultural traditions, providing non-natives with an opportunity to obtain a more holistic understanding of this country’s native people.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

Head Dancer Craig Isaac, left, and Arena Director Armondo Lucico take part in the Mawiomi celebration held Aug. 21-23 at Spruce Haven in Caribou and hosted by the Aroostook Band of Micmacs.
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Program to allow CHS students to earn college credits a ‘game-changer’

Candidates sought for school, municipal posts
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU -- There are vacancies within the Caribou City Council, the Jefferson Cary Memorial Hospital Fund, and the RSU 39 school board.

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Retired teacher finds relief in artistic expression
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer 

   WASHBURN -- Gary Cole uses water colors to paint vivid imagery, ranging from the denizens of King’s Landing, vibrant flowers, and even space shuttles. A former teacher, Cole began painting while on vacation in Florida, two years after his retirement.

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Aroostook Republican Photos/Christopher Bouchard

Artist Gary Cole stands next to a painting of horses in his Washburn living room. A retired teacher, he finds artistic expression extremely effective in treating his bouts of depression without drugs or a therapist.

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PDF Download 9.2.2015

The pdf version of this week's Arookstook Republican & News is now available for download.

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