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Scouts in the great outdoors | Print |
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:42

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    Learning a lesson in how to start a fire with flint and steel to cook lunch from Troop 179 Ashland are, from left, Tristan Perreault, 14, Portage Lake, Star Scout; Alden Routhier, 11, Portage Lake, Tenderfoot; Malcolm Milligan, 17, Ashland, Eagle; and Noah Dorr, 9, Ashland, Webelo.

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Scouts Say: Why did you join and why is it important? | Print |
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:35
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Alex Picard
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout because I just really like the outdoors. The most important part about being a Scout is to always be prepared.”
Jack Doody
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout mainly because my dad was an Eagle Scout. He has done a lot with that opportunity and the most important part is to be prepared.”
Aidan Plante
age 12, Caribou
Star Scout, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout to have a good life and my favorite is going to camporees. It’s important to be prepared.”
Austin Laplante
age 14, Caribou
Star Scout, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout because it’s fun. My dad did it when he was a kid. It sounded fun and I like the outdoors. The most important part is teamwork.”
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Tom O’Meara
age 11, New Sweden
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Troop 186

    “I became a Scout so I could have fun and to do stuff with other kids and meet people. It’s important to be nice and helpful.”
Chance Bragan
age 12, Presque Isle
Star Scout
Troop 171

    “I became a Scout because I wanted to learn more about the outdoors and do more for my community. The most important part about being a Scout is helping other people.”
Mason Young
age 13, Presque Isle
2nd Class
Troop 171

    “I joined Scouts because I thought it would be interesting and fun. The most important part about being a Scout is being honest and trustworthy.”
Logan Longley
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I became a Scout because my dad was a Scout and I’m kind of an outdoorsy type. Camping and being with my friends is important to me.”
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Ethan Burgay
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I joined Scouts because my dad did it when he was little and he became an Eagle Scout and I want to be able to do that too. The most important parts about being a Scout are being prepared and teamwork.”
Shane Furber
age 16, Stockholm
Life Scout, Troop 186

    “I became a Scout because I like to help people and I like to have fun with other people. The most important part about being a Scout is to help other people, do kind things without getting stuff back.”
PJ Thornton
age 12, Woodland
1st Class, Troop 186

    “I became a Scout because I thought it would be fun to get outside and do stuff. The most important part about being a Scout is helping people and doing stuff for them.”
Ryan Tourk
age 17, Woodland
Eagle Scout,
Troop 186

    “The most important part about being a Scout is following Scout law. When you become Eagle it sets a lot of responsibility on you to help out younger Scouts.”
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Carter Belanger
age 11, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I became a Scout because I had friends doing it and my dad wants me to become Eagle so that’s where I’m going. The most important part about being a Scout is to be prepared for the worst conditions.”
Josh Fortin
age 12, Caribou
2nd Class, Troop 184

    “I’m a Scout because when I was little a lot of my friends were doing it and I figured why not do it myself and I’ve found it really fun. The most important part is being prepared and helping others in the community.”
David Hunter
age 17, Caribou
Life Scout, Troop 184

    “I joined Scouts because at first my parents made me, but as I experienced Scouting I began to learn a lot of new skills and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it. The  skills you learn prepare you for later in life.”
Trace Cyr
age 14, Presque Isle
Life Scout, Troop 171

    “I thought becoming a Scout would help me later on in life. Once I get my Eagle Scout it’ll be easier to get into colleges and get jobs. And I’ll be well prepared if I ever get lost. The most important part is learning about life ideals like being trustworthy.”
 
Alma and Louise make a great team at Shear Precision | Print |
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:48
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Aroostook Republican photo/Gayle Jackson
    Alma Jackson, left, has owned Shear Precision in Caribou for 25 years. Working alongside Jackson is Louise Bresica, who’s been at the salon for 10 years.

By Natalie de La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — In the past 25 years of business, Shear Precision owner and cosmetologist Alma Jackson has made a lot of good friends and some great memories at her Bennett Drive business.

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Caribou’s newspaper started in 1880 | Print |
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:48

    When a young attorney published the first edition of the Aroostook Republican on Jan. 14, 1880, Caribou citizens may have questioned their newspaper’s chance of success. After all, they may have reasoned, the town’s first newspaper survived just two years before being bought out by Presque Isle investors and moved across the town line.

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Sharing a warm 60 years with DOC | Print |
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:47

    FORT KENT — In the 1980s, the management of Daigle Oil Company was looking for a better way to market their company’s proud history of bringing warmth to homes and businesses in one of the country’s coldest places.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Gayle Jackson
    The friendly crew at DOC’s Place in Caribou are, from left, Leadman Ron Clevette, Devin Berkoski, Dustin Cook, Jared Doody and Station Manager Paul Caron.

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Pat’s Automotive Center a successful family affair | Print |
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:46
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Aroostook Republican file photo
    Pat’s Automotive Center in Caribou is celebrating 55 years of continued vehicle service and repair. Patrick Belanger established the business in 1960, retiring in 1985 when he turned the business over to his son Wayne who continues to operate the  family business with his wife Mary Lee and their son Scott, who is a Master ASE certified vehicle technician. From left are: Scott, Wayne and Mary Lee Belanger.

    “My father had very little education but he made this business a success,” said Wayne Belanger, speaking of his father Patrick Belanger, original proprietor of Pat’s Sunoco. “He worked every day, all day into the evening, he was amazing — he did everything.”

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Freme’s Jewelry celebrates 65 years | Print |
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:45
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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie de La Garza
    Phil Albair, co-owner of Freme’s Jewelry, has been in the business for over two decades of the store’s 65-year history.

By Natalie de La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — A store that once sold everything for everyone, Freme’s Jewelry’s has refined itself over the years and features exclusively unique adornments and gifts for that special someone.

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