Friday, January 27, 2006

Celebrate Franco Heritage - La Basilique Lewiston

Dear Friend,

The nomination by the Vatican of the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in Lewiston as a basilica in 2004 and its inauguration in 2005 were important milestones for the Franco-American community. The elegant structure, which had recently been renovated, is a landmark in Lewiston.

Click on the following link to see Maine Memory Network's newest exhibit, "La Basilique Lewiston," which was created by Contributing Partner, the Franco-American Collection at Lewiston-Auburn College.

After reading the Basilica exhibit, check out the "Chinese in Maine" exhibit. The first day of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebration is Sunday, January 29. This exhibit is a good way to give that celebration more meaning as you examine some of the history of Maine's Chinese population.

Thank you for your continuing interest in and support of the Maine Memory Network and the Maine Historical Society. The MHS is a private non-profit organization dependent, in large part, on the support of its membership. If you would like to help us sustain the Maine Memory Network, as well as receive many other benefits, please consider becoming a member. Just go to

We hope you enjoy this new exhibit about the basilica and the people behind it.
The Maine Memory Network

The Maine Memory Network is a project of The Maine Historical Society

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"In My Head I'm Thin" - Caribou, ME - Saturday, January 21

Written and performed by
Susan Poulin & Gordon Carlisle

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30pm
(snow date, Sunday January 22 at 2:00pm)

Caribou Performing Arts Center
Caribou, Maine

Reservations: 207-493-4278

In that great fruit bowl of life, are you a pear or an apple? Does eating dessert feel like a mortal sin? Do you feel like your clothes are shrinking? Cheer up, you're in good company. After all, how do you think the Venus de Milo would look in a thong?

"In My Head I'm Thin" is one of the funniest and most uplifting shows I've ever seen. After I saw it the first time, I convinced our local girl scout leader to take her whole troop as a way to help "immunize" them against future eating disorders. It was a huge hit with all of them-and their mothers! This play should be required viewing for everyone in this country."

-Christiane Northrup,
M.D. author of "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom", "The Wisdom of Menopause" and "Mother-Daughter Wisdom"

Hope to see you there!
Susan Poulin
Poolyle Production
South Berwick, ME 03908


Sunday, January 08, 2006

Happy New Year - Bonne et Heureuse Année

Happy New Year to all my readers.
Bonne et Heureuse Année a tous mes lecteurs.