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    Thursday Jun 16, 2016 | 7:53 am

    Jean-Claude Redonnet to debut “Rendez-vous at Moscou” at PortFringe

    “I wrote this play about war and memory to pay homage to my grandfather Baptiste Fabre and to his brother-in-law Joseph Fauré, who were veterans of World War I, and to their beloved ones at the Rear. It is based on a true story,”, says Jean Claude Redonnet, the author of the play “Rendez-vous at Moscou”.  The play is performed in English and is one of the PortFringe 2016 festival’s […]

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    Friday Jun 10, 2016 | 9:29 am

    French heritage architect added beauty to Hallowell Maine History

    HALLOWELL, Me- There’s hardly any place in Maine where some heretofore forgotten hidden gem of beauty and information can be revealed, while in plain view. I discovered Hallowell to be among one of those places. Often, the origins of such spots can be attributed to the state’s French history, having been originally settled by French colonists in 1604, in St. Croix Island, in Calais. Therefore, I shouldn’t have been surprised […]

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    Friday Jun 03, 2016 | 8:26 am

    Jubilee celebration for Father Raymond Auger at St. Theresa of Lisieux

    Father Raymond Auger recalled when he celebrated his first Mass, as a newly ordained Roman Catholic priest.  “It was pouring rain that day in Biddeford on Sunday May 27, 1956, at St. Joseph’s Church,” he said, to the more than 200 faithful who joined him to celebrate his 60th jubilee, in Sanford. But, the weather was beautifully sunny with warm temperatures on Sunday May 22nd, for “Father Ray’s” 60th anniversary, […]

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    Friday May 27, 2016 | 8:11 am

    Paul Bunyan – Franco-American folk hero subject of songs

    A fun place to visit over the Memorial Holiday weekend. BANGOR- Paul Bunyan is a popular American folk hero who visually portrays the lumberjacks’ heritage as a larger than life common working man.  It’s likely he’s also America’s original Franco-American folk hero. Joe Pickering Jr. is a Bangor lyricist who enjoys writing clever narrative about Paul Bunyan, his favorite tall tale hero of both Maine and national fame. Joe was inspired to write about […]

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    Wednesday May 18, 2016 | 8:36 am

    World War I- French Canadians and Franco-Americans

    A sea of red, white and blue American flags will flood Memorial Day commemorations, as families will take the opportunity to pay respects to those who served in the military. Franco-American veterans are among the thousands who will be remembered. As a matter of fact, a veterans’ history program in Lewiston, held at the Franco-American Collection, at the University of Maine Lewiston Auburn College (USM LAC), brought the first 20th […]

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    Wednesday May 11, 2016 | 9:05 am

    National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Awarded to Franco Collection at USM LAC

    Franco-American veterans and the public are invited to attend the May 17th program at the Franco-American Collection at the University of Maine Lewiston Auburn College (USM LAC) with Bates Professor Mary Rice DeFosse. In fact, The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $10,477 Common Heritage Grant to the Franco-American Collection, located at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College, reported by Janet Roberts, coordinator  of the Collection. Included in the project is […]

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    Tuesday May 03, 2016 | 8:45 am

    Franco-American writer Robert Perreault

    Robert B. Perreault writes about the history of Franco-Americans . He’s an academic expert  who writes about New England’s Franco-American culture. It was a pleasure to meet Perreault at the Franco-American writers and artists retreat held on April 23-26 in Walpole, near Damariscotta, sponsored by the University of Maine’s Franco Center, located in Orono. Perreault is a writer, public speaker, and historical tour guide. He has published several books, more […]

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    Monday Apr 25, 2016 | 9:53 am

    Franco American writers, artists, poets: University of Maine Franco retreat

    A group of over 30 people shared in the many expressions of cultural diversity and the Franco-American immigration experience, at a retreat held at the University of Maine’s beautiful Darling Marine Center in Walpole (near Damariscotta), Maine.  A summary of the program explored how the Franco-American (and Native American) cultural experiences are, frankly, hidden in most of American history and literature. Sponsored by the Franco American Studies program at the […]

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    Wednesday Apr 20, 2016 | 7:43 am

    Lorraine Dutile Masure proudly speaks about Franco-Americans

    SANFORD- I’ve known Lorraine Dutile Massure for many years. She’s a delightful and dedicated professional, who has helped many people to advance their careers through lifelong learning with the University College, in York County and in the University of Maine System. Growing up in Sanford, Maine, she’s is proud to be a first generation Franco-American. In fact, her family’s genealogy is traced back to King Louis XIV of France, through […]

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