May 24, 2017 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Free Active Parenting workshop offered

FARMINGTON — The Children’s Task Force works to provide all families with continuous learning opportunities. All of its Parent Enrichment Programs are free of charge, including free snacks and onsite childcare. More...

Get the Red Cross Blood Donor app

PORTLAND — Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need.  Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn v More...

Click It or Ticket begins

The seatbelt enforcement push runs through June 4

AUGUSTA -- Maine law enforcement started a two-week campaign May 22 to beef up enforcement of Maine’s seat belt laws. The two week campaign is called Click It or Ticket. More...

Maine’s Mega Yard Sale returns

FARMINGTON — Maine’s Mega Yard Sale at the Farmington Fairgrounds is coming Saturday, June 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Readers, Writers and Runners 5K on tap

PHILLIPS — Run, walk or simply visit the Phillips Public Library Saturday, June 3 for the third annual Readers, Writers and Runners 5K at 10 a.m.  Meet Maine author Bruce Robert Coffin who wrote, “Among the Shadows.”  The More...

Two-day yard sale at Fairbanks School

FARMINGTON — Fairbanks School is holding its annual yard sale over two days: Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The June 3 sale benefits the Fairbanks School Maintenance Fund. More...

HealthReach welcomes new provider Randall Beal

Kingfield, Strong, Madison

WATERVILLE — Randy Beal, PMHNP, joined HealthReach Community Health Centers in April to provide adult psychiatric medication management at three health centers in Kingfield, Madison and Strong.  More...

Scholarships available for students pursuing business degrees

ELLSWORTH — Applications are currently being accepted for the Maine Community Foundation’s Patriot Education Scholarship Fund.  More...

New Vineyard selectmen to meet today

NEW VINEYARD — Michelle Beedy, New Vineyard Administrative Assistant, recently announced that the selectmen’s meeting has been moved to Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at Smith Hall.   More...

Meet the candidates for Rangeley Board of Selectmen

RANGELEY — Meet the candidates for Rangeley Board of Selectmen Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. More...

Stratton-Eustis Summer Food Service begins June 19

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The SFSP will be sponsored by the Stratton School at 65 School Street. The program will provide a free nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack to any child 18 years old and under. More...

Suicide awareness training in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN — The public is invited to join in a community conversation and suicide awareness training to raise awareness around mental illness, substance abuse and suicide.  The free training and lived-experience panel will be held Monday, More...

Still time to attend Kingfield alumni banquet

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield High School Alumni Association is holding the 97th annual banquet Saturday, June 10 at the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Daphne and friend

Daphne, whose owner is David Crowley of Phillips, checks out a stuffed fox at the High End Sale at the PACC recently. More...

Employer Expectations workshop

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  More...

Phillips Flea and Craft Market starts June 3

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Area Community Center launches its fourth year of First-Saturday-of-the-Month Flea and Craft Markets June 3.  More...

Yard sale for vets slated

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club will hold a yard sale Saturday, May 27 for the benefit of Canine Companions for Independence, Wounded Veterans Initiative.  The sale will be held at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on More...

Workshop on being a bicycle friendly business offered

WESTERN MAINE — With BikeMaine 2017 and its 400 bicyclists coming to the this region for the week of Sept. 9 to 16, now is the time to learn more about what your business can do to attract bicycle tourists. More...

College planning assistance

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  More...

Potluck Spring Brunch

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church is hosting a Potluck Spring Brunch Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m.  The Women’s Ministry invites all women, young to old, to attend. More...

Pipeline Training For First Responders coming up

Quality first responder training is essential in establishing the communication network needed to effectively manage an emergency situation.  More...

Somerset County Cultural Plan needs input

Complete a survey to support Somerset County and win prizes

SKOWHEGAN — The Wesserunsett Arts Council and Main Street Skowhegan are seeking help from Somerset County residents, students, visitors and employees.  More...

Merrigan, Crigger engaged

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — John & Mary Crigger of Jacksonville, Fla. are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana M. Crigger to Petty Officer 1st Class, Jack R. Merrigan, son of David and Julie Merrigan-Dyer of Phillips.  More...

Sugarloaf Employees Distribute $19,600 to local community

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust met May 15, for the semi- annual meeting to distribute funds to community organizations.  Following are the organizations benefiting from the Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust:&n More...

Cat spay-neuter clinic set

KINGFIELD -- There will be a low cost cat spay neuter clinic Wednesday, June 7 at the Country Mutt located at 396 Main Street. Vaccinations will be done from 10 to 11 a.m.  Bring with you any vaccination records you have. More...

Youth Wellness Group accepting new members

First meeting is June 19 from 8 a.m.–11 a.m. at Franklin Memorial Hospital

FARMINGTON — Looking for something to do this summer? The Greater Franklin County Youth Wellness Group is a new initiative sponsored by the Healthy Community Coalition. More...

Phill’s Philldren filched from Phillips

PHILLIPS — This just in: officials in Phillips have announced that Phillips Phill and his philldren have been filched! More...

Shay Cyrway of Embden earns Eagle Scout rank

MADISON — The Scouts, leaders and members of the Committee of Pine Tree Council Boy Scout Troop 419 recently announced that Shay Cyrway of Embden was found worthy of the rank of Eagle Scout. More...