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Reed Gallery presents Wm. Reeder Fahnestock exhibit

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery presents an exhibit of the work of ceramic artist Wm. Reeder Fahnestock between Jan. 31 and March 20, 2020. Not Your Mother’s Jugs features 19 hand-crafted jugs of varying sizes by the artist. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m. This reception is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.

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Nominations open for 13th Young Professionals Institute

The region’s premier leadership development training experience is back with an eight-week schedule of fast-paced and interactive learning. The 13th annual Young Professionals Institute—a partnership between MMG Insurance and the University of Maine at Presque Isle—begins on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and nominations are due by Wednesday, Jan. 29. The online nomination/application form is available at www.umpi.edu/ypi.

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UMPI’s Nordic team makes plans to host Owl Invitational

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Nordic Ski Team will be bringing a unique new event especially for ski enthusiasts to the region in January—a ski event that serves as both a student athletic competition and a community race. The first Owl Invitational will take place Jan. 25-26, 2020 at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle and the entire event is open to the public. Registration is $10 per race; races are open to skiers 18 and older.

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8th Annual Purple Pinkie Project a success

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Rotary Club have declared their 8th Annual Purple Pinkie Project, held on World Polio Day, a success. With the help of the Rotary Clubs in Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Mars Hill, and Washburn, the celebration spread throughout central Aroostook County. Combined efforts helped to raise nearly $3,000 to go toward Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.

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