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St. Agatha Greenhouse Entrepreneur Realizes Business Dream Thanks to World Acadian Congress 2014

| August 27, 2014

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. — A St. Agatha entrepreneur has been selected as the Maine winner of the “Realize Your Business Dream” competition as part of the economic component of the recently completed World Acadian Congress. Nicholas Textor of Textor’s Greenhouse received the honor Thursday evening at a gala in Edmundston, N.B. to celebrate the winners from […]

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CMA Decor and Souvenier Sales Up At Stores in Aroostook County

| August 8, 2014

Communities, particularly businesses have begun reaping the economic rewards from CMA tourists. Shawn Cunningham reports on how some merchants are profiting from cultural pride. Jim Belanger and his wife Sandy are looking for niche (NITCH) gifts and décor to celebrate the World Acadian Congress.They came from New Hampshire and won’t leave the county without buying […]

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World Acadian Congress 2014 Set To Begin…Now One Day Away.

| August 7, 2014

Its just one day away now from the official start of the World Acadian Congress. Years of planning will commence with a formal ceremony tomorrow and two week’s worth of cultural festivities. Shawn Cunningham was in Edmundston, New Brunswick where folks are working down to the wire on last minute preparations. This room is the […]

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New International Bridge Opens After Much Anticipation

| August 1, 2014

A coming together of two countries..to celebrate the new bridge that connects them. “It represents a connection between Maine and New Brunswick, of the US and Canada, of economics and community and heritage. Much like our two regions, this is a bridge to be proud of,” said Maine DOT commissioner David Bernhardt. Officials from both […]

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Aroostook EMA’s Presence During the World Acadian Congress

| July 25, 2014

“The World Acadian Congress is something new to our office. Back in March, some of the local public service agencies asked us to get involved with the emergency planning process,” says Director of the Aroostook Emergency Management Agency, Darren Woods. And Woods has been busy ever since. The event is expected to bring in 50-60 […]

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