July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Logging Festival a success

RANGELEY — The 35th annual Logging Festival was held over the weekend of July 24. The festival, presented by the Maine Forestry Museum, was named one of the top 20 events in Maine by Yankee Magazine last year and it keeps growing every year. More...

Reward still available for missing hiker

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Maine Warden Service released a statement last week to mark the anniversary of the disappearance of Geraldine Largay of Brentwood, Tenn. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dallahan comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Scottish super group Dallahan at Phillips Area Community Center Sunday, Aug. 2; One Longfellow Square in Portland Monday, Aug. 3; at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Wednesday, Aug. More...

Herrmann Quintet in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents Tim and Sarah Macek and Friends: A Chamber Music Concert, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley Wednesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. More...

Free concert of the finest classical music

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the Westerhoff Family Foundation Concert Thursday, Aug 6, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street. Your at-will donation will help fund RFA programs for local youth. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda J. Mooney

1950-2015 — She was a devoted homemaker, loving wife and mother

STEEP FALLS — Linda J. Mooney, 64, of Steep Falls died on July 7, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a long illness. More...

Tyyne Pillman

1910-2015 — She enjoyed making braided rugs, flowers and gardening

KINGFIELD — Tyyne Niemi Pillman of Kingfield passed away at Pinewood Terrace in Farmington July 17, 2015. She was 105 years old, Kingfield’s oldest citizen. More...

Pearl R. Smith

1927-2015 — She was a strong loving and independent woman

STRONG — Pearl Richardson Smith, 87, went to be with her beloved Heavenly Father July 13, 2015 at her home in Strong with her loving family holding her hands as she went to meet her beloved soul mate Curt. He predeceased her by only 54 days. More...

Sports & Outdoors

A short, family-friendly hike

West Mountain Falls

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Near the very source of the Carrabassett River and just slightly off the beaten path is a set of step waterfalls that empty into a crater of ledge making a hike to this spot both rewarding and refreshing. More...

Campers join thru-hiker on trail

Twenty-one Outdoor Adventure campers joined Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Elliot Gorr of New Vineyard on a small portion of his hike through Carrabassett Valley last week. More...

Annual Healthcare Golf Classic nets $25,000

FARMINGTON — More than $25,000 was raised at Franklin Community Health Network’s annual Healthcare Golf Classic held July 12 and 13 at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Rangeley event draws record crowd

RANGELEY — When the gates opened at 4 p.m. Saturday for the Josh Turner concert at the Rangeley Wellness Pavilion, people were already at the gate with the line extending a few hundred feet up Dallas Hill Road. More...

Michael and Virginia Auger, Phillips’ Honored Couple

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Chamber of Commerce has announced that Michael and Virginia Auger are the Honored Couple for the 58th Annual Phillips Old Home Days. Chamber member Tami Bredeau met with the couple recently to make it official. More...

Pratt explains cost sharing change process

MSAD #58

SALEM — Superintendent Susan Pratt explained the local cost sharing process at the July 23 MSAD #58 School Board of Directors meeting. More...

Withdrawal referendum results discussed

KINGFIELD — At their July 20 meeting, selectmen discussed the results of the previous week’s vote in which voters voted against withdrawing from MSAD #58. More...

Op-Ed

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Wind developers want another piece of our mountains

Wind developers are back for another piece of western Maine mountaintops. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What did you like best at the Dead River Area Historical Society in Stratton?

Cora Morneauld of Lewiston: "I like the wedding dress 'cause it's pretty." More...

Letters

How things are done in Maine

While we were on vacation last week in Maine, we became stranded alongside the road. We were in a very precarious situation with our truck and trailer. More...

Times have changed and not all to the good

This hot weather and the desire for something cool/cold reminded me of when I was a girl (about 10 to 13). I’d often go to Strong to visit my Aunt Irene Goodwin and her family especially her daughter Frances. More...

Community & Local News

Ladies’ tea set for August 16

Kingfield Historical Society

KINGFIELD — In celebration of the Town of Kingfield’s upcoming Bicentennial (year-long) celebration beginning in 2016, the Kingfield Historical Society will be hosting a first ever “Ladies’ Tea & Tour” at the histori More...

Bean-Hole Bean Supper planned

STRONG — The Porter Lake Association will hold its 46th annual Bean-Hole Bean Supper Saturday, Aug. 1, at Strong Beach on Porter Lake from 5 until 6:30 p.m. (Forster Building in Strong in case of rain). More...

New Valley pool dedicated

The pool was named for Samantha Wright, a major advocate for the new pool

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — As the rain let up in the Town of Carrabassett Valley last Friday, a little Samshine was spread when the new town pool was officially opened and named for Samantha Wright, a major advocate for the new pool. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYSKINGFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET —3-5 pm, lawn Schoolhouse Gallery, 266Main St., Kingfield. FMI: 684-4587.(Thru 10/1)WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYSWOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, Depot St., Phillips. All papergamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, School St., Kingfield. All papergamesBOOK CLUB — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library.Open to public. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

People are about as happyas they make up theirmind to be. —Abraham Lincoln If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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