St. John Valley area From our Files – Week of September 27, 2023

9 months ago

50 Years Ago — Sept. 19, 1973

  Parish visits continue – Rev. Mgr. Long, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, and his assistant will continue their annual visitation of the parish and will visit the following streets this week: Starting Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1973, remainder of the portion of Main Street, from No. 402 to No. 628. This will be followed by North 3rd on and North 19th towards Bridge Street.

25 Years Ago — Sept. 23, 1998

Cannan named Fort Kent woman of the year – The Fort Kent Business and Professional Woman selected Rita Cannan as the 1998-1999 Woman of the Year. A tireless volunteer, Canaan has made many contributions to Fort Kent through her work with various organizations and as owner of Bee-Jay’s, which she and her late husband, Brian, established in 1971. 

10 Years Ago — Sept. 25, 2013 

Shaw celebrates 40 years in the St. John Valley — John Richard Shaw Real Estate LLC is celebrating 40 years in business, with longtime friendships and a $5.6 million sale among his biggest accomplishments. The real estate agency, established in June 1973, opened an office in Madawaska in October 1974, according to Shaw. “I opened it in Madawaska because my wife was from Madawaska, and no one else was selling real estate in Madawaska at that time,” Shaw said.  Real estate agent Avril Marin, a former teacher, began working for Shaw in February 1974 and was the only employee when the office opened, he said. Marin later became a broker.