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Aroostook Outdoor News: 8.18.17 edition

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In this edition: 1) Ride, run or walk for a cause in Presque Isle, Houlton, Fort Kent and Washburn. 2) History and whoopie pies in Portage Lake. 3) Get wild in Shin Pond. Plus lots more!


Events:
Saturday, August 19
PRESQUE ISLE: 2nd Annual United Way of Aroostook Book It for Reading. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at Mantle Lake Park, 110 Pine St. Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run start: 9:00 a.m. 5k Run/Walk start: 9:30 a.m. Cost: Fun Run: $10/person; 5k: $ 25/person; increases post August 3. T-shirt to first 50 registrants, all registrants select book of choice at finish line! Visit www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/PresqueIsle/BookItForReadingPRESQUEISLE FMI
HOULTON: Aroostook County Walk Like MADD 2017. Do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in cities around the nation will participate in 5k events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at Houlton Rec., 128 Main St. Walk start: 9:00 a.m. Visit www.walklikemadd.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=dono…

Aroostook Outdoor News: 8.11.17 edition

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In this edition: 1) Muskie fishing in Fort Kent. 2) Colorful 5k’s in Madawaska and Houlton. 3) Walk for wishes in Presque Isle. Plus lots more!


Events:
Friday, August 11-Sunday, August 13
FORT KENT: Fort Kent International Muskie Derby. Begins at 9:00 a.m. Friday; scales open until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Muskie fishing is considered one of the greatest freshwater sports fish challenges in all of North America. The scenic St. John River has over 225 miles of prime habitat for Muskie fishing. Registration: open until Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Cost: $40/adult, $20/youth under 16. Visit www.fortkent-muskie.com FMI
Friday, August 11
PRESQUE ISLE: PI Historical Society Guided Historic Fairmount Cemetery Tour. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce, 3 Houlton Road. 1.5-hour guided walking tour; discuss origins, Victorian influences, 30 local historic figures. Many hills on tour. Cost: $5; reservations required. Contact Kimberly Smith (207-762-1151) or visit www.pihistory.org FMI
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