Brownville Community Church - Old Home Weekend

Submitted by Sethen on July 20, 2018 - 1:49pm

What is this giant orange blob next to a pristine Maine lake?

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Submitted by Sethen on July 19, 2018 - 6:44pm

If you've ever taken a trip to the small town of Milo in northern Maine, chances are you've visited one of the scenic lakes in the area. One of those gorgeous lakes is Schoodic Lake, a popular destination for visitors. But if you're a first-time visitor, there's always one thing that blatantly sticks out when visiting Schoodic Lake...what is that giant orange-ish thing lakeside?

This aerial shot was shared on Reddit by Chadman. First off, it's not a beach even though in person, it certainly resembles one. It's actually one incredibly large pile of sawdust. Believe it or not. As the story goes, there was a portable saw mill that popped up alongside Schoodic Lake during the 20's and 30's that was cutting and processing white birch. When the portable mills shut down, the sawmill residue was left behind. Those piles are still there,... Read More

Last graduating class from Brownville Junction High School to celebrate 50th Reunion

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Submitted by Sethen on July 17, 2018 - 8:56pm

BROWNVILLE — When the Brownville Junction High School Alumni holds its reunion on Aug. 25 this year at the American Legion/BJHS Alumni building on Railroad Avenue, it will honor the last class to graduate from Brownville Junction High School in 1968. At the beginning of the 1969-70 school year, Brownville Junction High School and Milo High School joined together at the newly constructed Penquis Valley High School.

While BJHS continued to be used to house middle school students for several years, the Class of 1968 was the last to graduate from the school which was built circa 1920 to replace the Henderson High School that was destroyed by fire in 1919.

Also recognized at this year’s reunion will be the classes of 1958, 1948 and 1938.

If you are not a member of the BJHS Alumni Association, you can join by sending $10 to BJHS Alumni, PO Box 151, Brownville Junction, ME 04415.
If you would also like to attend the reunion luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 25, include $16 for lunch with your dues and be sure it is... Read More

Penquis Valley Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

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Submitted by Sethen on July 17, 2018 - 8:51pm

Penquis Valley High School, Milo

Fourth quarter honor roll

Grade 12, high honors: Adam Stetson; honors: Megan Badger, Faith Brown, Julian Maxcy, Kelsey Robinson, Alex White.

Grade 11, high honors: Katelyn Bolstridge, Camryn Rolfe; honors: Madisyn Bellatty, Andrew Gallant, Jeremy Martin, Cymeria Robshaw, Megan Valvo.

Grade 10, high honors: Rachel McMannus; honors: Camron Bailey, Rosa Cianci, Angelique Farnsworth, Sydney Fowles, Emily Herbest, Myranda Place, Lani Rideout.

Grade nine, high honors: Courtney Rouleau; honors: Joslyn Black, Zakary Mills, Angelina Roberts.

Grade eight, high honors: Grady Atkinson; honors: Ethan Bishop, Angela Bryden, Maxwell Osgood, Jonathan Paquette, Alvin Robshaw.

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Milo Historical Society’s fifth annual art show scheduled for Saturday

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Submitted by Sethen on July 17, 2018 - 11:28am

Stuart Hedstrom • July 17, 2018

MILO — On Saturday, July 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. the Milo Historical Society will host its fifth annual art show at the Three Rivers Kiwanis Building, on Gerrish Road off outer Park Street. The art show serves as a fundraiser for the historical society, light refreshments will be available, and the event showcases the talent and creative spirit of community members.

“It gives another cultural outlet for the town and another cultural outlet for the people,” said Barb Hamlin, who will be taking part in the Milo Historical Society art show again in 2018 after earning second-place honors for a watercolor last year. “The artists feed off each other, once you meet other artists and get together you learn from each other.”

Hamlin teaches physical education and health at Hichborn Middle School in Howland and she said the art show enables herself and other participants to share a different side of themselves.

About 30 artists will... Read More

Updated book on railroad in Brownville Junction now available

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Submitted by Sethen on July 17, 2018 - 11:28am

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • July 16, 2018

BROWNVILLE — The Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society is pleased to announce Ken Hatchette’s latest book “The Canadian Pacific Railroad in Brownville Junction, Maine 1886 to 1963” is available now at the Parish House Museum on Church Street, Simple Sacks on the Main Road and the Milo and Points North Visitors Center on the Gerrish Road. If you do not live locally, you may want to consider ordering this book from the Historical Society (B-BJ Historical Society) 100 Williamsburg Road, Williamsburg Twp., ME 04414) or from

This book contains the text of Hatchette’s first book “More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railroad in Brownville Junction 1886 to 1963” and additional information about the Henderson school system, P. Turner Bone’s design contributions, new and unpublished photos of the town and the CPR and maps that depict the location of the CPR buildings including the... Read More