August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Don’t be in the dark about the eclipse

WESTERN MAINE — Monday, Aug. 21 a total solar eclipse will cross the entire continent from Oregon to South Carolina. The last time an eclipse of such a magnitude occurred in the U.S. More...

Arts & Entertainment

David Myles and band comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present Juno winner David Myles in concert at 49 Franklin in Rumford Wednesday, Aug. 23 and at North Church Concert Series in Farmington Thursday, Aug. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show at 7. More...

New Orleans style jazz concert in Rangeley

RANGELEY — South Strong Road Crew and Friends will give a summer concert at the RFA Lakeside Theater on Main Street Saturday evening, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $20.  More...

Concert on the Lawn features master guitarist Mahmoud Chouki

FARMINGTON — Relax to the eclectic sounds of Mahmoud “Mood” Chouki at the next UMF Emery Community Arts Center “Concert on the Lawn.” Chouki, an international master guitarist, composer, artistic director and multi-instr More...

Community & Local News

Benefit potluck on tap

EMBDEN — A benefit potluck will be held Friday, Aug. 18 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. to raise funds to help pay for funeral expenses for Nelson Cummings Sr. More...

New pastor at New Portland community churches

Fairbanks Union Church, New Portland Community Church, North New Portland Community Church and Mission at the Eastward announce that Thea Kornelius will be joining them Aug. More...

Old Home Sunday at Reeds Mill Church

MADRID — Old Home Sunday will be celebrated at Reeds Mill Church Sunday, Aug. 27. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Four hundred-plus cyclists coming to Kingfield

BikeMaine’s “Pathway to the Peaks” will be coming to Kingfield Sept. 11.

BikeMaine, which is organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, will see over 400 bikers spending the night on the fields of Mt. More...

Happy 80th, AT!

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It was 80 years ago this week that the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Appalachian Trail club, with Myron Avery at the helm, completed the final link of the Appalachian Trail, successfully connecting Springer Mountain, More...

Alumni soccer this Saturday

SALEM — The Mt. Abram alumni soccer games have been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19 at Potter’s Park. More...

Shoreland zoning changes proposed

KINGFIELD — Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Planning Board approved a permit application for installing solar panels on property owned by ARC Welding. More...

BJ Bangs recipient of 2017 Winn Feline Foundation Media Award

PHILLIPS — BJ Bangs knows cats matter, and this year, the Paws for Reflection founder and author was honored with the 2017 Winn Feline Foundation Media Award, which recognizes journalists and editors who publicly support and promote awareness o More...

New signage along Maine High Peaks Scenic Byway

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Eleven new signs welcome visitors with interesting stories about the region and the Maine High Peaks Scenic Byway.  More...

Op-Ed

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

VA may expand ailments associated with Agent Orange herbicide   More...

Wild blue

Blueberries are in season and prime for picking. Whether you have a secret spot to gather berries or harvest from one of the local farms, now is the time to get picking! More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite part of Outdoor Adventure Camp?

Sage Norton, 7, of New Portland: "I like swimming in the pool." More...

Letters

Carrabassett Summer Festival successful

We would like to thank everyone for another fun filled successful Carrabassett Summer Festival.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arvilla D. Pease

1939-2017 — Her favorite job of all was being a wife and mother

STRATTON — Arvilla Durrell Pease, 77, of Stratton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Aug. 12, 2017 at Sandy River Center in Farmington.  More...

Bruce A. Wilcox

1934-2017 — He made his career in the Army National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer

PHILLIPS — Bruce Allan Wilcox, 83, passed away Aug. 7, 2017 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

Corey Hall

1975-2017 — His greatest love was flying

KINGFIELD — Corey Hall passed away on his birthday Aug. 9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev. after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

News from our Schools

Stratton School supply lists now available on TeacherLists

STRATTON — Parents Stratton School students have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their school’s supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure, it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.  —Robert H. Schuller  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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