Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 5 : Summer 2010 - Page 6

o ur Thoughts Whew! Could it really have only been a year ago that the first issue of Our Maine Street Magazine was released? The past year has been a memorable one for us. Starting a new endeavour is never easy, and like all new businesses we have certainly had our share of learning experiences and challenges, but the rewards and lessons have definitely been worth it. We have met some amazing people, seen some beautiful images, explored this area we call home, learned a thing or two along the way and have had the pleasure of speaking to others about how great The County is (seriously, we think it’s pretty cool). I was recently reminded about how amazing the community in The County is while helping out at the Relay for Life in Caribou. Originally, we hadn’t planned on including a piece on the Relay in this issue, as it would be held after our normal press deadline. As the Relay approached it became clear that this was one event that we just couldn’t miss, and as a result we held the magazine from the presses two weeks past our normal press date. While this has certainly made for a fast-paced pre-press schedule (compared to normal anyway) we feel it was worth it, and hope that we managed to capture a bit of the amazing atmosphere we experienced while at the Relay. Kudos to the Relay team and all of those that participated, donated and supported the cause. We hope you’ll sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles and images of our summer issue. Thanks for everything Aroostook; we’ll see you in October. Craig Cormier Our Maine Street Magazine craig@ourmainestreet.com 4 SUMMER 2010