April 18, 2018 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Caleb Norton achieves Eagle Scout rank

MACHIAS — Boy Scout Troop 125 of the Machias area held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was Saturday, March 31, at the Fort O’Brien School Gym.  More...

Nurse midwife joins Franklin Health Women’s Care

FARMINGTON — Nurse/midwife JennieLea Hanna, MSN, CNM, has joined the medical staff of Franklin Health Women’s Care and Franklin Memorial Hospital offering a new provider option for women’s health including expectant mothers deliveri More...

Perloff Family Fund offers grants to public schools

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND — The Perloff Family Fund of the Maine Community Foundation will accept applications for four grant programs that benefit public schools in Maine.  One-year Fast Track Grants of up to $3,000 are available for all a More...

Cat spay-neuter clinic set

KINGFIELD — There will be a low cost cat spay neuter clinic Wednesday, May 2 at the Country Mutt located at 396 Main Street. More...

Farmers, food producers’ guide focuses on marketplace communication skills

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a new bulletin for farmers and food producers on the role of communication in successful marketing.  The publication includes guidelines on good communication practices for marketing a More...

Stewart Durrell joins Sandy River Realty

Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty recently added successful businessman Stewart Durrell to its sales team. Durrell grew up in Farmington and now lives in Industry with his wife Kathy. More...

Spaghetti supper on tap

NEW PORTLAND — A spaghetti supper is being held at the New Portland Community Church, 94 River Road (next door to the thrift shop in the West Village) Thursday, April 19, from 5 to 6 p.m.  The menu will include garlic bread, salad, dessert More...

Sheriff offers liquor sales training

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the State Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations will be sponsoring free training for local businesses who are engaged in the sales of liquor/beer and w More...

MSAD #58 budget work continues

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 School Board Directors continued deliberations on the proposed $9.2 million budget last week when they met Tuesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 12.  More...

Family Roots

By Dee Menear  Irregular Staff Writer  More...

Phillips Library auction under way

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Public Library Auction is being held now until May 4.  The drawing is Saturday, May 5; no tickets will be sold that day. More...

Nurse practitioner completes cardiology training

FARMINGTON — Dr. More...

‘Baked Bean Suppah’ set

RANGELEY — The Church of the Good Shepherd is hosting its Baked Bean Suppah Saturday, April 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The menu includes: red and brown hot dogs, baked beans, biscuits, coleslaw, desserts and beverages.  The cost of dinner i More...

Valley library announces spring hours

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center’s new spring hours have been announced. These hours are now in effect.  The spring hours are: Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

‘High End Sale’ seeks vendors

PHILLIPS — The second annual High End Sale at the Phillips Area Community Center, 21 Depot Street, is set for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No early birds. The PACC is seeking vendors for this sale. More...

Gardening Series continues with Dave Fuller

PHILLIPS -- Dave Fuller of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer the third presentation for the exciting new Seed Loan Project at the Phillips Public Library on April, 25 at 6 p.m.  More...

Best Dog on Earth Day returns April 21

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Rangeley Health and Wellness announce the second annual Best Dog on Earth Day event, a celebration of dogs and Earth Day. More...

RFA theater completes basement renovation thanks to grant

A grant from the Davis Family Foundation has allowed the Rangeley Friends of the Arts to waterproof and pour a cement floor in the basement of the RFA Lakeside Theater. More...

SeniorsPlus to present mini-expo for older adults in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — SeniorsPlus will present a mini-expo Thursday, April 19 (snow date Friday, April 20) from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kingfield Elementary School.  More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18:   Rangeley Ordinance Committee meets at 5 p.m. in the Town Office  THURSDAY, APRIL 19:   New Vineyard Board of Selectmen meets at 6:30 p.m. in Smith Hall  More...

Meeting house steeple to undergo repairs

Meeting house events include Dave Mallett Concert in May

CHESTERVILLE — Structural work to stabilize the steeple of the 167-year-old Chesterville Center Meeting House may soon be underway, thanks to assistance from the Maine Community Foundation.  More...

Dance party benefits Children’s Task Force

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Children’s Task Force invites the public to dance the night away at its “That 70’s” Dance Party 40th Anniversary Celebration April 28 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. More...

Rummage sale in Strong

STRONG — The annual spring Rummage Sale at the Strong United Methodist Parish House is set for Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. More...