December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Public help sought in locating destructive insect

When moths fly with the snow, let the Maine Forest Service know

AUGUSTA — If you are seeing moth flights this time of year in Maine, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Forest Service would like to know how many, what size, when and where through a simple online surv More...

CVA student athletes return from pre-season training

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy student athletes have returned from training camps in Europe and the U.S. as part of their preparation for the 2014-15 season. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Blue Lights and Funny Cider’ seminar on tap

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Retired Maine Game Warden John Ford Sr. More...

Children’s Christmas Pageant planned

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The community is cordially invited to join together 9 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 21, at the Dick Bell Chapel at Sugarloaf for a Children’s Christmas Pageant. More...

CHRISTMAS FAIR AT THE RACK

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Rack is hosting its annual local craft show Saturday, Dec. 20 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Backside Room. More...

Letters

Western Maine Center for Children

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Thanks for supporting the Stanley Museum

At this special time of year, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Kingfield community for all of their support to the Stanley Museum. I am so very thankful to be working in a community that supports our mission. More...

Thank you for making our event successful

On behalf of the Kingfield Town Lighting Committee, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who contributed to another successful event. You, not the lights, are what make this town beautiful. Linda StewartKingfield More...

Community & Local News

Healthy Community Coalition releases public flu shot schedule

FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County has released its flu shot schedule. More...

Emily Gordon joins Wiles Remembrance Centers

FARMINGTON — Rhonda A. Wiles-Rosell and Kent C. More...

Cat spay-neuter clinic set

KINGFIELD — There will be a low-cost cat spayneuter clinic at Webster Hall located right next to the town office Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. unless all of the animals are done before then. More...

News from our Schools

Shutterbug scavengers receive awards

PHILLIPS — Participants in the first ever Fall Photography Scavenger Hunt at Phillips Elementary School received recognition recently during the school’s First Trimester Awards Assembly. More...

Painting the town

Kingfield Elementary School fourth grade student Lilly Day of Carrabassett Valley begins painting the runners of Santa’s sleigh on a window at the Kingfield Woodsman. More...

Registration for UMF winter term courses now open to the public

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington 2014-15 Winter Term courses are now open for registration by members of the public not currently enrolled in a UMF degree program. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

When one door closes, anotheropens; but we often look so longand so regretfully upon theclosed door that we do not seethe one which has opened for us. —Alexander Graham Bell More...

Apps are for Food, Not for Phones

We go to a lot of potluck cocktail More...

Sugarloaf names Karl Strand as President and General Manager

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf recently announced the appointment of Karl Strand as the resort’s President and General Manager. He will succeed the resort’s current leader, John Diller, who will retire in April 2015. More...

Town offices announce holiday hours

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Town offices will be observing the holidays with special hours. Listed are closings for local town offices. Please call your town office with any questions. Carrabassett Valley Town Office will be closing early Dec. More...

Storm boosts early season snowfall totals

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The first Nor’easter of the season hit the area last week and, much to the delight of winter outdoor enthusiasts, left well over a foot of new snow. More...

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Legislative Update

It’s open enrollment — time to get covered and stay covered! Open enrollment is here, and that means it is time to sign up for insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace at Healthcare.gov. Open enrollment ends Feb. 15, 2015. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

HVAC hearing on veterans’ Choice Card More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kent Chesley Chase

1961-2014 — He was a very gentle soul with a huge heart

KINGFIELD — Kent C. Chase 53, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at his home in Kingfield. More...

Douglass R. ‘Bob’ Currie

1939-2014 — An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family

SCARBOROUGH — Douglass R. “Bob” Currie, a lifetime resident of Eustis, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 surrounded by his family. Bob was born Dec. 27, 1939, a son of Robert and Helen (Douglass) Currie. More...

Philip R Shurtleff Sr.

1962-2014 — He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor

AUBURN — Philip Roland Shurtleff Sr., 52, of Carrabassett Valley, passed away Dec. 12, 2014 at the Hospice House in Auburn surrounded by his family after a second battle with cancer. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Museum, intern receive recognition

OQUOSSOC — The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum and student intern Joseph Pepin were recently recognized at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Partnership for Civic Advancement Annual Banquet. More...

Weather postpones games

Lady Roadrunner Roundup:

SALEM — After two postponements due to weather, the Lady Roadrunners finally had a chance to get on the court Dec. 11. The girls hosted Boothbay at the Runnerdome for their first game of the season. More...

Three upcoming home games

Roadrunner basketball roundup:

SALEM — The Roadrunners continued their basketball season hosting both Telstar and Hall-Dale in the Runnerdome last week. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYSVALLEY SENIORS — 10 am-12 pm,Carrabassett Valley Public Library. Opento area seniors. Variety interests, topics.?s: 237-3535.WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETING —5:30 pm, Carrabassett Valley Town officeconference rm. 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 MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com.Library. Open to public. More...

Local Church Services

Christmas Church Services

The Church of the Good Shepherd(Episcopal Service) 2614 MainStreet, Rangeley, 864-3381 Rev.Judson Pealer, Rector. Wednesday,Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 6 pm HolyCommunion; 11 pm Lessons &Carols. Thursday, Dec. 25, ChristmasDay, 10 am Holy Communion. More...

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...