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Juliana L'Heureux

About Juliana L'Heureux

Juliana L’Heureux is a free lance writer who publishes news, blogs and articles about Franco-Americans and the French culture. She has written about the culture in weekly and bi-weekly articles, for the past 27 years.

C’est urgent maintenant! Friends From Northern Maine personal protective masks.

PPE facemask sewn in Northern Maine.

NORTHERN MAINE– “Do what you can!”, is the title of the lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi, the award winning song writer and philanthropist who was inspired to write about helping others during the 2020, coronavirus pandemic. This is exactly the spirit of urgency embraced by Friends From Northern Maine, a large and growing number of […]

During “2020 Year of the Nurse” we remember the life of Blanche Thibodeau Cyr “Tante Blanche”

Tante Blanche

“Always look for the helpers,” his mother told him.“There’s always someone who is trying to help.”- Quote from Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers 1928-2003). MADAWASKA, Maine-  Nurses are historically among the helpers. This blog is a thank you to all health care workers who are serving and caring for our communities during the rapid spread of […]

“And Then Came Devens”….. la grande guerre et la grande grippe: War and Influenza

Camp Devens Massachusetts

Camp Devens Massachusetts:  The Great War and The Great Influenza A blog about the Great Influenza pandemic came to mind while I was participating in planning about how to respond to a scheduled exhibit in Lewiston, ME, about Franco-American entrepreneurs, that was unexpectedly caught up in the coronavirus epidemic. Unfortunately, the wonderful exhibit opening, planned […]

One Franco-American Vietnam War veteran’s military history

Seabees in Chu Lai

BREWER, Maine– My husband experienced a walk back in time during a memorable visit with author and photojournalist David Lyman! We were grateful for this encounter, where we met with Lyman, in Brewer, Maine! In the world of Mobile Construction Battalions, better known as the “Seabees”, the numbers included in this highly trained engineering and […]

Mercredi des Cendres — Franco-Americans and Lent

Ash Wednesday at St. Charles in Brunswick Maine

Lent is the liturgical season that marks 40 days of prayer and repentance practiced by the faithful in preparation for celebrating the Easter Season.  Franco-Americans are traditionally very observant about Lenten religious practices that have been defined by the Catholic Church.  Officially, Lent lasts for 40 weekdays, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy […]

Join the many programs and celebrations!

Congressman Mike Michaud

Répondez, s’il vous plaît:  An exhibit reception opening for the “Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community”, is scheduled at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College hosted by the Franco-American Collection, on March 19, from 5-7 PM. Franco-American entrepreneur families will be recognized. This exhibit will contribute to the Maine 2020 Bicentennial History seminars, […]

“Beaucoup!” Franco-American programs and seminars

The public is welcome to attend these programs.

LEWISTON, Maine –  Update your calendars!  A “beaucoup” amazing selection of interesting and many free programs are scheduled in Lewiston, at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College (USM LAC), the Gendron Franco Center and the Lewiston Public Library. This series of interesting programs, seminars and a March 19th exhibit at USM LAC, will provide […]

“All Work and No Play” child labor exhibit at Museum L-A

All Work and No Play with Audrey Thomson

LEWISTON, Me-  Child labor is a consistent topic of conversation when educational tours visit the Museum L-A, in Lewiston.  A new museum exhibit looks at the hard truth about child labor, including excellent visuals and photographs. I enjoyed my visit to view this exhibit, and will soon be returning with my husband and friends!             […]

Photograph in an exhibition with a dark history lesson

Kennebunkport Beach 1913

AUGUSTA- A historic photographic exhibit on display on the first floor of the Maine Capitol in Augusta, includes one black and white image with a somber history lesson. I was unprepared for the information attached to the very serene picture taken in 1913, Kennebunkport, donated to the exhibit by the Penobscot Marine Museum. In the […]