Tributes for Franco-American musician Ed Boucher

Ed Boucher

LEWISTON, Me–  A loss to Maine’s Franco-American music history. Ed Boucher, the local musician who wrote the familiar Marden’s company jingle, has died. He was a Maine music legend who wrote jingles for many companies and was known as a music icon in the Lewiston and Auburn communities. (Check the video clip – hit ‘skip […]

Congratulations and merci to Marie-Claude Francoeur

Franco-American Hall of Fame March 12, 2024

Good news from the Quebec Delegation in Boston. Congratulations to Ms. Marie-Claude Francoeur. I join our Franco-American colleagues in admiring Ms. Francoeur because of her professional, and friendly participation in New England’s Franco-American culture and sharing her Quebecois perspective with us. She will now contribute her impressive qualifications to a larger international community. Un grand […]

Maine Franco-Americans in the state’s election history

Christian P. Potholm

Maine political history is cleverly woven into enjoyable reading in multiple books written by Dr. Christian Potholm. He has authored books and many articles about the history of Maine’s elections. Emphasis about the influence of Franco-American voters are included in his interesting and expert analyses. Maine history comes alive in his reconstructions, by explaining elections […]

Lily of the Valley Day celebrating May 1st in France

Lilly of the Valley

Merci Alliance Française de San Francisco pour cette information! La Fête du Travail, Labour Day, or May Day is a public holiday observed on May 1st in many countries all over the world, including France. It’s the International Workers Day that started back in 19th century in the United States with a demand for an eight-hour workday. In France, […]

Maine immigration updated

Bernard Langlais

L’histoire de l’immigration ce qui est vieux est à nouveau. Maine’s immigration history is documented in the Maine Historical Society’s Memory Network and re-told in every Franco-American family’s genealogy, like those written in “Immigrants from the North”. French-Canadians by the thousands immigrated to Maine from Quebec and the Maritime provinces during the 19th and 20th […]

Acadian documentary film produced about Ron Turcotte

Ron Turcotte

A feature-length documentary produced by  the Acadian filmmaker Phil Comeau tells the story of jockey Ron Turcotte, who, along with his legendary horse Secretariat, in 1973, won the prestigious American Triple Crown, meaning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont. A movie trailer website is here Information about the documentary film about the famous […]

Women’s Summit at World Acadian Congress 2024

University of saint Anne

Nova Scotia: Beaucoup événements à Congrès mondial acadien 2024! The 2024 Congress is planned to be held in the municipalities of Argyle and Clare in southwestern Nova Scotia. Check out the Women’s Summit during Congrès mondial acadien 2024 (CMA 2024). “We have prepared a wide-ranging, inspiring program that addresses a wide range of concerns present in the daily lives of women,” says Jeannine Riant, Head […]

Easter Soda Bread and other recipes from the L’Heureux cuisine

Easter Soda Bread

Headline font does not accept l’accent circonflexe (circumflex) – â, ê, î, ô, û – so, therefore, I titled Recettes de Pâques in English. Three family recipes are among those in my personal collection, to serve on Easter or delicious anytime of year. (1) Easter Soda Bread with dried cranberries (2) Muriel Poulin’s Navet et […]