July 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Franklin County accepts amended TIF agreement with TransCanada

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted Tuesday, July 5 to accept an amended and restated credit enhancement agreement for a tax-break program it has with Trans- Canada Maine Wind Development. More...

Arts & Entertainment

America’s top rated folk trio Makem & Spain return to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present the Irish American Folk trio Makem & Spain at Phillips Area Community Center Sunday, July 17; at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, July 19; at historic Deertrees in Harrison Wednesday, July 20 and at More...

Street dance in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the annual Street Dance, featuring the classic rock sounds of Jo Jo & the Bro’s, on Pond Street Tuesday, July 19, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. More...

DIVA show entertains for four nights in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts proudly presents the ninth annual Summer DIVA Show July 21 to 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the RFA Lakeside Theater on Main Street. More...

Community & Local News

Rangeley Family Medicine to hold Well Child Exams Day

RANGELEY — Will your child play sports this fall? Does your child need any immunizations before the school year begins? More...

Small Business Training

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following: More...

Pie On The Porch celebrates summer

FARMINGTON -- Enjoy a piece of fresh-home baked pie or strawberry shortcake with a cold beverage at the family friendly Pie On The Porch during downtown Farmington’s Summer Festival Celebration Saturday, July 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Backcountry Cycle Challenge returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Town of Carrabassett Valley is excited to be hosting the sixth annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge July 16. More...

Multi-use trails coming to Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Recreation Department and Kingfield Trail Builders are working together to build a multi-use trail on a town owned lot which was gifted to the town by Parker Norton almost 60 years ago with the intent of being “d More...

Wildlife carver and noted fly-tier scheduled to appear at OSHM

OQUOSSOC — Saturday July 16th the “Saturday Summer Series” at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc continues with two great featured artists. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. —Mark Twain If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Elliott-Louise “Ellie” Avery White Born: May 27, 2016, 10 pm Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. Length: 19.75 inches More...

The weather watchers among us

FRANKLIN COUNTY — For 50 years and one month Dennis Pike of Farmington has been keeping track of the weather. More...

Facelift for historic steeple

KINGFIELD — A year ago work on the steeple of the 120-year old United Methodist Church on High Street was begun but had to be left unfinished because the mission group doing the work ran out of time. More...

FMH named among 2016’s Most Wired Hospitals, again!

Most Wired Hospitals use technology for a better patient experience

FARMINGTON — Technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, released today by the American Hospital Asso More...

Letters

Visit the Maine Forestry Museum

As the new President of the Rangeley Logging Museum (re: Maine Forestry Museum), the new Board of Directors and I would like to extend our invitation to you to come visit a page out of the history books. More...

Dear Poland Spring (Nestlé Waters):

We are writing to express our thanks for your recent donation to the Town of Kingfield Fire Department for a new thermal imaging camera. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles F. Brown

Celebration of Life

A “Celebration of Life” for the late Charles F. Brown of Kingfield, who passed away May 18, 2016, will be held at the Herbert Grand Hotel July 26, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. More...

Connie Jo Boulay

1948-2016 — She enjoyed relaxing with her family and close friends

FARMINGTON — Connie Jo Boulay, 67, passed peacefully Friday evening, July 8, 2016, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, with family by her side. More...

William B. Gillespie

1951-2016 — He proudly served two years in the Army and two in the Marine Corps

AUBURN — William B. Gillespie, 65, of Kingfield, died peacefully Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Hospice House in Auburn. More...

News from our Schools

Masonry school adds historic brick and stone restoration program

AVON — Maine School of Masonry is pleased to announce a second year program has been added to the curriculum. The course program is in historic brick and stone restoration. More...

Bank Foundation grants $33,000 in local scholarships

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded $33,000 college scholarships to 12 local students. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYS LADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. More...