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Sep 14, 2016

Funeral notices for Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Lions Club Eye Glass Program. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery in Caribou. BIRON — Jeanne D'arc R., 96, died Monday, Sept. 12. Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Lewiston on Friday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Liturgy of the Word Service will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, at the funeral home at 11 a.m., with committal prayers following at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in her memory to: Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584. CARRO — Brenda, 69, of Oxford died Wednesday, Sept. 7. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at Norway Pine Grove Cemetery in South Paris, followed by a celebration of life at her daughter’s home at 9 Highland Ave., South Paris. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. DESJARDINS — Roland, 80, of Lewiston and Florida, died Monday, Sept. 5. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a Liturgy of the Word Service at 11 a.m. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 U.S. Route 1, Ste. 250, Falmouth, ME 04105. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home. FOSS — Ronald W., 83, of Sabattus passed away Monday, Sept. 12. A celebration of Ron's life will be held at the Grace and Truth Bible Church, 14 Hayden Hill Road, Litchfield, where he was a member, Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Arrangements are under Funeral Alternatives. HEIKKINEN — Ethel M., 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 7. Visiting hours will be from 6... (Lewiston Sun Journal)

Jul 27, 2016

Oakdale's Acorn Awards bloom again

Krista Kay who is a representative of Ryan Companies. “The outdoor seating at Buffalo Wild Wings, Caribou and Five Guys are surrounded by the beautiful landscaping at the center.” Council member Lori Pulkrabek, who presented the awards at the June 28 meeting, said, “The well-placed plantings and water features greatly enhance not only the retail center but one of the entrances to the city.” The Oakdale Village Retail Center is owned by Artis REIT of Winnipeg and professionally managed by Ryan Companies and leased by Colliers. The landscape contractor is MSP Outdoor Services and Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery handles the annual plantings in the gardens and planters throughout the center, Kay explained. Residential “The Baker property ... offers great curb appeal and corner lot appeal as it offers lush trees and shrubs intermixed with a variety of brightly colored flowers throughout numerous gardens,” Pulkrabek said at the June 28 presentation. The residential Acorn Award went to Debbie and John Baker’s property at 2675 Hillvale Trail.  “It was quite a shock when they came up and gave us the award,” John said, adding that he and Debbie don’t know who nominated their property. Debbie said they have added to their gardens a little at a time since they moved into their home in 1987.  John noted the expanding gardens are mostly Debbie’s projects, and joked that he has enjoyed how each year it takes less and less time for him to mow the grass. Debbie said that when they first moved into the home, the yard was mostly grass, and she wasn’t too interested in flower gardening. She started small — adding gardens in front of the house — and soon discovered that the more she gardened, the more she enjoyed the space.  With time, she also came to recognize different types flower species, but she said she learned about gardening mostly by trial and error. “Just driving around and seeing gardens got our interest going more than anything,” Debbie said. She works in the master data department of 3M and John is retired from the IT business. The couple said that although they have enjoyed driving by the Acorn Award properties every year, they never envisioned that they would someday be one of the winners. Debbie’s favorite part of their garden is the hosta area in the front yard, which was one of the areas that contributed to them receiving the award. Because the Acorn Awards are judged on curb appeal, only the street view ends up weighing into the judges’ consideration of the property. With a tall privacy fencing surrounding the backyard, how were the judges to know that the back of the property is also filled with lush gardens?  The front yard may have the beautiful hosta garden, and the corner of the property has an expansive flower garden bursting with color, but the spectacular backyard is the Bakers’ hidden oasis.  Public The Oakdale Forest Garden won the Acorn Award in the public category. It is located at the heart of the Oakdale Nature Preserve, 4444 Hadley Ave. “There are plants that provide shelter for animals; plants that attract pollinators; plants that self-seed, and that add nutrients to the soil. Plus [there are] areas for strolling, for sitting and for le... (Lillie News)

Feb 3, 2016

Rubio's success good sign for mainstream GOP

There is a wine bar, doggie day care and a Caribou Coffee with a gelateria. The importance of Waukee’s results, where Rubio more than doubled Trump’s tally, goes well beyond Iowa: If Chamber of Commerce Republicans in communities across the country rally around Rubio as a consensus choice, and if they have the enthusiasm to outpoll voters in poorer, rural areas, they can beat the “outsider” candidates and their angry populism. I came here to see if the establishment still has any fight — and I was pleasantly surprised. The participants, shattering previous attendance records, filled up the stands in the middle-school gym, then filled folding chairs on the floor, then stood on the gym floor. Ten minutes after the caucus was supposed to have started, 150 people were still in line — many of them first-time caucusgoers — and organizers had to delay the start by half an hour. The Trump supporters in Waukee were, predictably, angry. “I’m kind of tired of everything,” said Paul Stout, a policeman. “I just want some change. He’s something different.” Sue Petersen, a teacher, said she supports Trump because “Obama has totally screwed up the country and we need somebody to take him down. We’re a mess. He’s nuts. I’m fed up.” But, less predictably, the anti-Trump caucusgoers were just as angry — about Trump. Asked about Trump, Cindy Garroutte, a paralegal, uttered an obscenity. “Absolutely not!” she said. “Trump hates women.” She also said she was caucusing to be the “voice” of her African-American friends, who detest Trump. “I don’t understand why Iowa is so for Trump,” she said. “I don’t know anybody for him.” And if Republicans choose Trump as their nominee, she said, “I’d probably be forced to vote Democrat.” Barbara Wente, who works in accounting, called Trump a “fool,” “pompous,” “abrasive” and a “difficult” person. “A lot of people are ticked off by that,” she said. “I don’t think Trump can take Hillary with women and young voters.” While Trump and Cruz have done their all to make the establishment poisonous, Rubio dispatched 14 office holders — four sitting senators, a former senator and nine members of the House — to argue his case at caucuses Monday night. Cruz hasn’t received the endorsement of one of his Senate colleagues, and Trump hasn’t been endorsed by a single member of the House or Senate. Iowa’s Republican electorate is atypical of the country, and Cruz, who was propelled by evangelical voters here, may have trouble duplicating this brand of success elsewhere. But pay attention to Rubio’s strong showing here in the western suburbs of Des Moines, in Dallas County. If mainstream, suburban conservatives across the country show the same energy that they did Monda... (The Register-Guard)

Feb 3, 2016

Maine Gardener: Catalogs seed desire for new flowers and vegetables

While spending the winter’s first snowy day perusing our 6-inch stack of gardening catalogs, I noticed Caribou Russet first in the Pinetree Garden Seeds catalog. Johnny’s Selected Seeds had both Caribou Russet and Pinto Gold. Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, said that both varieties are in catalogs for the first time this year – although the russet is further along in its development. “Pinto Gold is still sort of in the trial stage,” Flannery said, “and they haven’t quite decided what to do with it.” Caribou Russet is designed as an improvement to the widely used Russet Burbank. Caribou matures about 10 days earlier than Burbank, Flannery said. It has a more uniform shape, gets a big yield and has shown good disease resistance in initial tests. It tastes good both baked and mashed, and has done very well in its initial frying tests, which is important if only because Russet Burbank is McDonald’s favorite French fry potato. There are more tests to do, Flannery said, including tests on how it stores. Pinto Gold is a specialty/gourmet potato, for a niche market. It has red skin and splashy yellow eyes that look unusual and attractive when the potato is baked and served whole. The fl... (Press Herald)

Feb 2, 2016

Eden Prairie City Council hears LRT plans for SouthWest Transit station

Kronzer also said that an additional left turn lane will be added near Caribou Coffee and that the bus line will be conveniently located for light rail passengers. “You can step off the bus, walk 25 feet and get on the train […]. It’s a very seamless connection,” Kronzer said. Kronzer said that while the landscape budget has been cut by 75 percent, the office will try their best to maintain the existing perennials on the site. “[Flowers have] been a showpiece when people come in from out of town,” Councilmember Kathy Nelson said. “And right now it doesn’t seem to be maintaining what’s there. An occasional wildflower is nice but not as nice as having banks of day lilies which grow themselves.” Councilmember Ron Case said that he would like to see other more aesthetically pleasing changes made to the proposed plan. “We’ve all traveled around the country and seen some notoriously ugly parking decks,” Case said, “and I have to admit I’m not thrilled with this one. I think it looks very industrial.” Case said that he is a fan of the existing structure, and that “right next door is going to be the poor cousin.” “But if money is the issue, then money is the issue,” he said. Councilmember Sheri Butcher Wickstrom disagreed, saying that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder […] I actually like the fluidity that it gives on the corners, and I think we have a lot of brick already.” Contact Michelle Doeden at [email protected] ... (The Sun Current)

Feb 2, 2016

A Straight Arrow: Thetford's Kasten on Target at Bowhunt Worlds

Worlds, where he placed 17th last year and 25th in 2014. “It was pretty cool,” said Kasten at his home in Thetford Center, where the head of a giant caribou killed by his wife, Doreen, and a rug made from a black bear shot in Hartford are the living room wall’s most impressive trophies. “I’ve won more state championships than I can count, but people come from all over for these (world championship) events, some of the best anywhere. It felt pretty good to be up on the podium.” Kasten’s progress has been no accident. Seeking the advice of numerous professionals to augment his own diligent research, Kasten began affixing weighted stabilizers to his Elite compound bow to help strengthen his balance and stamina. A wearer of eyeglasses, he also worked closely with his optometrist to ensure the clearest part of his lenses coincided with his aiming gaze. Kasten also worked on his mental approach to shooting, increasing the time he takes to zone in prior to each shot, utilizing breathing techniques to help relax and focus. “I had to get more disciplined mentally, which meant being patient enough for a longer shot sequence,” said Kasten. “I used to fire away within 2-3 seconds of lining up, but a lot of the guys I talked to talked about how important it is to settle in and breath deeply (before firing). “I also had to build my stamina. There were times in the past where I’d be shaking because I just wasn’t strong enough to hold it up properly for that long.” Kasten’s passion for hunting developed while being raised on a chicken and dairy farm in Rome, Pa., about an hour southwest of Binghamton, N.Y. His father, Kenneth, would take him “as far as we could walk” to hunt for game to stock up for the winter. His dad also taught him to fish. “I think his theory of him and my mom (Patsy) was that if I had a fishing rod in one hand and a shotgun in the other, it would keep me out of trouble,” said Kasten. “That’s kind of the way things were in the ’70s and ’80s where I lived.” As an adult, Kasten has transitioned exclusively to bowhunting, preferring both its earlier legal shooting seasons as well as the closer proximity to animals the sport dem... (Valley News)