Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 1 : Summer 2009 - Page 6

o ur Thoughts letter from the magazine team It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the first issue of Our Maine Street Magazine, a magazine focusing on the people and places of Aroostook County, Maine. Putting this first issue together has been an amazing journey for those of us here and we have enjoyed working with, and meeting people from around The County and we hope that you will be as pleased with the finished product as we are. While it won’t be perfect, and there are still many things we want to include it is a bright begining which (we hope) will be followed by many other issues. This magazine is a celebration of The County and it’s people whether they be in The Valley or in southern or central Aroostook and we hope to hear from you with comments, suggetions and your thoughts on what we can do to help represent this place we all call home. In this issue you will find a feature article on the Bouchard Family from Fort Kent as we learn about the history of their family farm and the ploye mix business that it is know for. We will also be checking in with the chamber directors from several county communities to see what is going on in their areas and we hope to see more communities participating in future issues. On your way to the articles take a moment to check out the events calendar to get a preview of the many exciting activities taking place throughout the area this summer. Who knows you may be able to work them into your own staycation. You will find a little bit of everything from restaurant and busines features to articles about your health and that of your four legged friends, and don’t forget to check out the beautiful images submitted by some local artists in their section near the end of the issue. Finally we are happy to introduce a new cartoon series by Holly Hardwick chronicalling a family as they move from ‘down east’ to ‘up north.’ I think we will all find we have something in common with their experiences. Enough talk from me, read on and I will see you again in October. 4 SUMMER & FALL 09 Craig Cormier Our Maine Street Magazine craig@ourmainestreet.com