Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:12

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 2014 edition of the annual Piscataquis Valley Fair offers something for everyone

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — This year marks the 127th anniversary of the Piscataquis Valley Fair, which began in 1887. The 2014 fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 24 at the fairgrounds located at 77 Fairview Avenue. The four days will feature exhibitions, rides, concerts and fun for all ages.

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    HORSING AROUND AT THE FAIR — Kim Desrosier of Dexter guides her horses Levi and Bud during the 3,200-pound pull as part of last year’s Piscataquis Valley Fair in Dover-Foxcroft. Desrosier’s team finished in first place at a distance of 232 feet, 10 inches. The 127th annual Piscataquis Valley Fair will take place on Thursday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 24.

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BOWERBANK DAYS 2014 | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:49

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Katahdin Steamship 100th Anniversary | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:16

Celebrate the ‘Grand Lady of Moosehead Lake’ – the SS Katahdin

By Shelagh Talbot

    GREENVILLE — The 100th birthday of a grand old lady — a steamship nicknamed the Kate in Greenville — will be celebrated in style this week.
    This venerable craft is officially known as the Katahdin and she sails the waters of Moosehead Lake every summer.

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    KATE AT SUNSET — The Katahdin rests in her berth at East Cove in Greenville on a soft summer evening.

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Bowerbank Days | Print |
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:44

Bowerbank Days returns this week

    BOWERBANK — Every five years the small town of Bowerbank celebrates community with Bowerbank Days, and the event returns in 2014 with a number of activities scheduled for this weekend —with many taking place at or around the fire station.
    On Thursday, Aug. 7 the fun starts with a foul shot tournament at 5 p.m. at the fire station. Adults receive cash prizes for first, second and third place in male and female categories and a brand new basketball and prizes will be given to one male and one female winner for youth under the age of 13. To enter call Ken Clark at 564-7159.

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    CELEBRATE IN BOWERBANK — Bowerbank Days returns in 2014, with many events set for the evening of Friday, Aug. 8 and during the day on Saturday, Aug. 9 at or around the fire station. The celebration takes place every five years, and during the 2009 edition Dan Preble came in second in a sawing competition.

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