Posts Tagged ‘houlton maine’

State Of Maine National Soap Box Derby Champion

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There was a time when five soap box derby racing cities in Maine put on locals. Recruited the parents and support from strong arms and backs to wallets opening wide to fund the soap box derby program. The five venues grew, peaked and eventually only the Houlton Maine Derby Hill program was the one race […]

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After The Fourth Of July, Small Maine Towns Settle Down To Normal.

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It’s a big deal celebrating the nation’s birthday, all our USA freedoms. Small Maine towns turn up the volume on the local events to wave the red, white and blue. And state fairs, local celebrations¬†are part of the fun in small towns like Houlton Maine. Parades, fireworks, great food and carnival rides combine with events […]

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Soap Box Derby Racing Video For 2014 Maine State Race.

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The fun day, the 19th running of the Northern Maine Soap Box Derby, the state venue for down hill racing event. Watch the Maine soap box derby race 2014 video. Visit the Maine Soap Box Derby Race Site. Learn the excitement of down hill gravity racing. Where weight, alignment, steering, lots of luck and plenty […]

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Old Houlton Maine Car Owner Hangs Up The Keys To Save Lives.

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The Aroostook County car owner had her four wheels to sell. For years was head of the local Houlton Maine telephone office. Known as a telegraph office in the beginning of her long career. But in her nineties now. Never married, no child ever called her Mom. With surrender, a white flag being waved. Accepting […]

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Small Maine Towns, What Makes One Great?

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Maine is small towns. A rural state with just a tad over a million people. Actually, to be exact 1.329 million total, revealed the 2012 US Census head count. But what characteristics help make a small Maine town great? For starters a river winding through, a lake in town or nearby or ocean shoreline helps. […]

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Being More Like Slim, Helping Slim To Be More.

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Every Wednesday I bump in to an old Maine friend named Slim. For years I have followed him, what he had to say so simply, succintly, with just few timely words. Slim is a wiry, skinny shadow of a fellow, like me desperately in need of an extra ten pounds. But who not like me, […]

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Maine Summer Weather Superb, But Irrigation Helps Farm Crops.

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Day after day of sunshine, cobalt blue skies and summer weather that could not be improved on for recreation, for growing vegetables, fruit. But lack of water, a drink for the potato plants of Aroostook County means irrigation is part of the farming exercise this summer. A family farm I own in Houlton Maine has […]

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Sadies Bakery, Since 1948, It’s Been Time To Make The Donuts In Houlton Maine.

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Small Mom and pop businesses, the couple that know how hard it is to make a dollar, eek out a living being shrewd business people like Sadie’s Bakery in downtown Houlton Maine. Tim and Sharon O’Donnell for over 32 years have carried on the tradition started in 1948 in the Shiretown, County seat for Aroostook, […]

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At Fourteen I Was Spinning Records Working For Howdy Doody Buffalo Bob Smith.

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The blogs we write about Maine properties, the local community flavor, videos we shoot, edit, post in marketing real estate now started with radio. Broadcasting in a small market like a Houlton, Maine was a great job for a fourteen year old farm boy. The station WHOU, and two others in Calais and Millinocket Maine, […]

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35 Maine State Vocal Jazz And Show Choirs Compete In Houlton Maine Festival

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35 Maine Schools Compete For Vocal Jazz And Show Choir Titles In Houlton Maine!

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