Class of 2014 Senior Play: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 14, 2014 - 10:22pm

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is put on by the Class of 2014 and will be HILARIOUS !

It is only $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults.

All proceeds go to the Penquis Class of 2014 !

There will be 2 SHOWINGS !

Friday, March 14, at 6:00 pm and Saturday at 6:00 pm (ad lib night!).

Join the PCSWCD for a Wood Duck Workshop and Trek to a Local Wetland!

Submitted by Joanna Tarrazi on March 12, 2014 - 11:15pm

The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) will hold an educational workshop on wood duck nesting ecology on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  This is a two-part workshop – a classroom session followed by a hands-on field demonstration, and is an ideal workshop for anyone interested in wetland ecology.

The classroom presentation will be held at the USDA Service Center building in the Pine Crest Business Park, 42 Engdahl Drive, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. During the classroom session, workshop participants will have a chance to learn about the habitat and food needs of wood ducks, golden eyes and hooded mergansers. Presenters will cover why it is important to aid the ducks by offering them a place to nest and raise young. Scott McLellan, a wildlife biologist from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Gordon Moore, Piscataquis County district forester for the Maine Forest Service, will present information and will be available to answer questions.

After the classroom discussion, the group will travel to a local wetland area to monitor and explore existing wood duck boxes, construct a new baffle and place a new box. As the snow is still quite deep, wear your boots and/or your snowshoes for this fun and educational expedition into the wetland!

The PCSWCD will be holding a drawing at the workshop to give away a wood duck box building kit to one lucky workshop participant! The PCSWCD also has wood duck box kits available year round for purchase.

If you or your group would like to join us and learn more about these beautiful native birds, please call (207) 564-2321 extension 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Preregistration is requested, and there is a suggested donation of $10/person to attend this workshop. For more information about any of our educational workshops, please contact us at the phone number above or email us anytime at For the best way to keep up with information about our free and affordable, family-friendly programs, please “like” and follow us on Facebook –

Anita M. Rollins Services

Submitted by Priscilla Bass on March 11, 2014 - 11:27am
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

BROWNVILLE JUNCTION - The service for Anita M. Rollins has been re-scheduled to Friday, March 14, due to the impending storm. Friends may call at noon until time of service at 1 p.m. A complete obituary may be viewed at Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 11, 2014 © Copyright 1999-2014 All Rights Reserved | Questions? Contact us | Search obituaries nationwide | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Brownville: Tax Club

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 11, 2014 - 12:49am

Brownville Taxpayers who wish to enroll in the 2014 Property Tax Club must sign up by April 18, 2014. First payment will be due April 25,2014.
Only taxpayers with no outstanding prior year property tax balances are eligible to enroll in the Club.
To be considered for this monthly installment payment program, the Town Office must receive the completed enrollment form no later than 3:00PM on Friday, April 18, 2014.
Enrollment forms are available at the Town Office. 
For more information please contact the Brownville Town Office at 207.965.2561 or

Milo: Annual Town Meeting Warrant for March 10

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 10, 2014 - 12:35pm

Update re: Town Meeting

All articles passed in the amounts set in the warrant.
Wilma Stanchfield
won the Selectman's seat.
HAD 4 Directors: Jensen Bissell and Ben Kittredge
School Board: James Lord. There is a vacant School Board seat which can be filled by an appointee of the Board of Selectmen. Anyone who is interested and willing to serve, please, contact the Milo Town Office at 207.943.2202.

Bill Irwin, famous blind AT thru-hiker, dies after battle with cancer

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 8, 2014 - 8:08am
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

March is National Nutrition Month !

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 6, 2014 - 1:03pm

AOS 43 (formerly MSAD 41) announces an exciting opportunity for the students at Penquis Valley High School. We have been awarded a grant to host "Dunk the Junk" program during our nutritional awareness week. This is only the second time Dunk the Junk has been to Maine this year ! The Wellness Team at AOS 43 are having a events to promote nutrition this month:
1. Dunk The Junk - is coming Thursday, March 13th, at 1:00pm. Dunk the Junk is a program developed by a pediatrician from Camden, Maine, and is an interactive presentation that will be both fun and educational for staff and students. There will be a hip hop dancer, rappers and a graffiti artist. Here's a link if you'd like to check it out ahead of time -
2. The Annual Nutrition and Activity Expo is Saturday, March 15th, from 10:00am-12:30pm with a 1 mile Family Walk prior to the event. We have a lot of new things this year. I will be posting fliers around the Penquis Valley Schools buildings. I hope you will come and encourage your students to attend as well.
3. The Wellness team is challenging students to a little contest from Monday (March 10) through Thursday ( March 13). Grades 9-12 will be asked to evaluate the nutritional content of the school lunch each dayand grade 6-8 will evaluate the breakfast. I will be posting information and will have forms for them to use for the contest. Cash prizes awarded. Watch for more information later in the week.

Please call or email with any questions or concerns. Have a healthy week.

For more information, please contact Michelle Zambrano, School Nurse, @ 343-0101

2014 Principal's Award - Penquis Valley High School

Submitted by Izzy Warren on March 5, 2014 - 6:47pm

Trevor Lyford, the son of John and Marilyn Lyford of LaGrange, has been selected as the Maine Principal’s Award winner for Penquis Valley High School. Trevor was selected using the following criteria: academic excellence, outstanding school citizenship and leadership. He is presently first in his class and hopes to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute and major Biology.

He has enjoyed an outstanding senior year receiving the following awards and recognition: PVC Class C Boys Soccer Player of the Year, in basketball he was named to the Bangor Daily News All-Tournament Team, PVC 1st team All Stars, PVC All-Defensive team, McDonald’s C/D East All Star team, McDonald’s All Academic Boys team and a Semi-Finalist for the Mr. Basketball Award.

Trevor epitomizes the criteria for the MPA Principal’s Award. He is certain to enjoy a successful future with his academic capabilities, work ethic, leadership skills and personality.