February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Winter storms deepen Red Cross blood shortage

Blood and platelet donors needed now

PORTLAND — The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors throughout Maine to give blood or platelets following recent winter storms, which have compounded a severe winter blood shortage.  More...

Buffet luncheon for seniors offered

FARMINGTON — Senior Buffets continue this winter. More...

Garden club to hold season’s first meeting

FARMINGTON — Thinking about spring? Join the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club for its first program of the 2016 season. More...

VEC prepares recommendations

Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The Village Enhancement Committee met Feb. 16 to discuss projects and the dollar amounts the committee felt were needed to move forward with future projects. More...

Rangeley Family Medicine holds first food mobile of 2017

RANGELEY — Rangeley Family Medicine will offer six food mobiles in 2017 and the first one takes place Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. More...

Eustis to consider fireworks ordinance

EUSTIS — The Eustis Town Meeting will take place March 4 at 9 a.m. in the Stratton/Eustis Community Room. The warrant includes 26 articles pertaining to town business, elections and budgets. More...

Voters to consider sand/salt shed committee

New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Town Meeting Warrant holds no surprises and there are only a few discrepancies between selectmen and budget committee recommendations.  More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22:  Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Town Office  MONDAY, FEB. 27:   Rangeley Airport Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Office   More...

Town warrant signed, meeting March 8

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — During the Tuesday, Feb. 14 meeting, selectmen approved a request from Tombeau Inc. More...

Shibles named regional vice president quality and safety

FARMINGTON — Timothy Churchill, interim president and chief executive officer of Franklin Memorial Hospital, is pleased to announce that Shelly Shibles, RN, BSN, PQHQ (certified Professional in Healthcare Quality), has been named regional vice More...

Organizational Zen talk

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Join organizational habits expert Janie Downey Maxwell Wednesday, Mar. 1, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Azulene Day Spa expands

FARMINGTON -- A celebration of Azulene Day Spa's expansion is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 216 Wilton Road. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.  The Open House will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Historical society meeting

FARMINGTON -- The Farmington Historical Society will hold its next meeting Monday, Feb. 27 at North Church, 118 High Street at 6 p.m. for a potluck and short meeting.  More...

Safe patient handling

Franklin Memorial Hospital hosted a “Safe Patient Handling Skills Fair” for employees Feb. More...

SeniorsPlus Farmington satellite office hours

FARMINGTON — SeniorsPlus announces office hours for its satellite office location at 218 Fairbanks Road.  Office hours for scheduled appointments will be every Wednesday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Visitor’s guide published

Maine’s High Peaks publishes third annual visitor’s guide for the High Peaks business community

EUSTIS — Maine’s High Peaks has grown from a small business association to a regional organization with over 200 members in Franklin County and beyond. More...

Library’s Cabin Fever Reliever returns

NEW VINEYARD — Saturday, Feb. More...

News from Our Service Men & Women

LTCol Warren C. Cook Jr. USMC takes command 2nd Battalion 4th Marines

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Jan. 20, LTCol Warren C Cook Jr. took command of storied Marine combat battalion 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, in change of command exercises at Camp Pendleton, Calif.  More...

Local Town Meetings

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Elections for two School Committee members, a selectman and a Sanitary District Trustee (all uncontested) will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 at the Town Office. More...

Strong seeks equipment funding, new meeting date

STRONG — Elections for a contested three-year selectman term, two three-year uncontested MSAD #58 School Board Directors and three Budget Committee members (write-in candidates) will be held Friday, March 3 in the Forster Memorial Building 1 to More...

CVA Scholarship Fundraiser on tap

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Each year, Carrabassett Valley Academy awards over $800,000 in scholarship funds to studentathletes who demonstrate exceptional potential in their athletic discipline and academic performance. Saturday, Feb. More...

Ferris’ tree struck again

KINGFIELD — Maine State Trooper Keith Barton responded to a truck vs. tree accident about 11 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13. More...

Genealogical society to meet

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Valley Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society will meet at the Farmington Public Library at 10 a.m. More...

Chinese auction

FARMINGTON -- A Cabin Fever Reliever comprising a Chinese auction is slated for Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Fairbanks School, 508 Fairbanks Road.  The bidding starts at 12 p.m. (bid with tickets on items of interest). At 1 p.m. More...