February 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

SNOW DANCERS WANTED

The sign at The Loony Moose Café in Eustis says it all — it’s time for some winter weather. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Artist reception for John Orcutt

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There will be a wine and cheese artist reception for John Orcutt Thursday evening, Feb. 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Begin Family Community Room of the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center. More...

Native Oak in New Sharon

NEW SHARON The New Sharon Congregational Church UCC will be having Native Oak for the second concert in the 2016 Brick Church Concert Series, Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Admission is $10, paid at the door. All ages are welcome. More...

Free family movie offered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library is offering a free family movie matinee Saturday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. on the big screen in the Begin Family Community Room. The library’s family movies are rated either PG or G. More...

Letters

Dear Sugarloafers,

Thank you for making the 2016 Sugarloaf Charity Summit a huge success, raising over $227,000! The Sugarloaf Charity Summit was electrifying this year, with a giving and caring spirit. More...

Thank you Mother Nature for great weather For the Special Olympic Winter Games

The 2016 Maine Special Olympic Games were again hosted by the Sugarloaf community Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. These Special Olympic Games create a community of spirit and volunteerism that has no boundaries. More...

Thank you so much for your expressions of comfort

We would like to thank each and every one who came to our Celebration of Life for our loved ones. Also, we would like to especially thank those who provided the food for this celebration. More...

Community & Local News

Business After Hours at Tumbledown Brewing

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at Tumbledown Brewing for “Business After Hours” Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Basic awareness/self preservation classes offered

KINGFIELD — Servants in Action is offering basic self-awareness/self preservation classes Thursdays, Feb. 25, March 3 and March 10 at the Kingfield Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Upcoming Town Meetings

AVON: Town Meeting March 19 at 9 a.m. at the Community Building Nominations for open offices will be taken from the floor CARRABASSETT VALLEY: More...

News from our Schools

Champion wins title with ‘cauliflower’

Franklin County Spelling Bee

STRONG — What started with tutu, ended with cauliflower and put 11 of the county’s brightest students in competition with each other? The Franklin County Spelling Bee, of course. More...

Stuck for a good cause

If you watched WGME Channel 13 on the morning of Friday, Feb. 5, you might have watched Rangeley Lakes Regional School teacher Heather Moody in a rather sticky situation. More...

Arthur Ryan named to dean’s list

BANGOR — Phillips resident Arthur Ryan has been named to Husson University’s dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. Ryan is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s BS in Biology program. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Friday is Lincoln’s Birthday Do I not destroy my enemieswhen I make them my friends? —Abraham Lincoln If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It was nice to hear from my friends Emmons and Barbra Pinkham and know they were heading to Florida for a few months and hopefully get some rest. More...

Kingfield VEC eliminates some projects

KINGFIELD - The Village Enhancement Committee met Feb. 2 to evaluate priorities, discuss budgets and review the TIF request process. More...

Hubbard announces retirement

Phillips

PHILLIPS — Elaine Hubbard has seen a lot of changes in the 10 years she has worked for the town. She has been a part of the transition from recording transactions on paper to completing the town’s work on computer. More...

Permitting needed for revitalization plans

KINGFIELD — Public Works Director Bruce White updated the Board of Selectmen with projects his department has been working on. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Legislative Update

Senate President requests Attorney General opinion on Ranked Choice Voting More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How do you show your Valentine you love them?

Kyli Phillips, 8, of Phillips: "You can fill their bucket. Everyone has an imaginary bucket that gets filled when other people do or say kind things." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack R. Curtiss

1955-2016 — His greatest joy and accomplishment was being a dad and a ‘Bampa’

FARMINGTON — Jack R. Curtiss, 60, who entered this world too early March 4, 1955, also took leave of this world too early Feb. 1, 2016, following a courageous life journey. More...

Hope Pillsbury Goings

1930-2016 — Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family

FARMINGTON — Hope Pillsbury Goings, 85, of New Sharon died Jan. 28, 2016 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington, where she had resided since March of 2015. More...

Ruth B. Targett

She enjoyed nature, walking the back roads and trails of western Maine

FARMINGTON — Ruth B. Targett, 93, formerly of Eustis, Maine, died peacefully Jan. 27, 2016 at The Pierce House in Farmington where she had resided for the past three years. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Strong champions

The Strong boys defeated Kingfield for the NFCL championship. More...

Hotshots

Rangeley’s Winnie LaRochelle and Strong’s Kenyan Pillsbury came out on top in the Hot Shots contest. LaRochelle sunk 14 shots in one minute. Pillsbury sunk 20 shots in the allotted time. More...

Strong boys defeat Kingfield

Strong showing at the Foul Shooting and Hot Shot competitions

SALEM — Saturday night, middle school basketball fans flooded the Mt. Abram gym to watch the NFCL boys’ championship game and individual basketball competitions. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

FIRST WEDNESDAYSWARMING CENTER — 10 am-2 pm,United Methodist Economic Ministry,Rt. 142, Salem. First Wednesdays ofmonth. Free, open to public. More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall,Depot St., Phillips. All paper gamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall,School St., Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com.Library. Open to public. 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...

Saddleback: not opening for February vacation

RANGELEY — Several weeks after the latest update, Saddleback officials have not yet set an opening day. Dec. More...