November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Chelcey Dunham honored in Bar Harbor

BAR HARBOR — A local woman whose cafe and flower shop has become integral parts of the Kingfield business scene is now making her mark on this coastal town. More...

Public transportation sought

PHILLIPS - - Local citizens, businesses and associations are currently researching the feasibility of creating public transportation that would connect North Franklin County communities with Farmington and even possibly Augusta and other large citi More...

Arts & Entertainment

Shepherd's Pie to play benefit

FARMINGTON — Saturday, Nov. 22 a benefit dance will feature the locally renowned, Farmington-based Rock 'n' Roll band, Shepherd's Pie, from 7 to 11 p.m. More...

Local student plays with fiddlers' group

BELGRADE — On Wednesday, Nov. 12 a fundraising dinner and auction will be held at the Village Inn in Belgrade to raise money for the Pineland Fiddlers who plan to travel to Ireland this summer "to the land of great fiddling. More...

Award winning Canadian fiddler at Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Multi-award winning Canadian fiddler Samantha Robichaud at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 13 starting at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Durward A. 'Dave' Davidson

1916-2008 — He spent his life in a quiet, dignified way and enjoyed its offerings to the fullest

KINGFIELD — Durward A. "Dave" Davidson, age 92, of Kingfield died peacefully at his beloved Main Street home Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. He was born March 15, 1916 in Kingfield, a son of Earl and Sarah (Atwood) Davidson. More...

Shirley A. Folsom

She was a great lover of the outdoors

RANGELEY — Shirley A. Folsom, 64, of Rangeley, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side after a brief battle with cancer. She was the wife of Tom Folsom and they were remarried on Aug. 20 of this year. More...

Donald E. Short Jr.

1957-2008 — He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps

NEW VINEYARD — Donald E. Short, Jr., 51, of New Vineyard, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on Sat. Nov. 1, 2008. He was born April 1, 1957, in San Diego, Calif., the oldest child of Donald E. and Delores Short. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Western Maine Class C Soccer Championship

MTA battles tough but could not prevail

Waynflete, 1 - Mt Abram, 0 SALEM More...

Blessing of the Skis and Boards returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry started a new Sugarloaf tradition last year and is inviting all Sugarloafers to be a part of the second annual event. The Blessing of the Skis and Boards will be on Sunday, Nov. More...

Seth Wescott helps rings NASDAQ's closing bell

NEW YORK — U.S. Snowboarding's Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott along with U.S. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY MONDAY WORKSHOP: EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ORIENTATION — 10 am- 12 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req'd.: 1-800-982-4311. More...

Craft Fairs!

The holiday craft fairs are still in full swing —check them out! FRIDAY, NOV 14 CHRISTMAS FAIR — 10 am-2 pm, Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center, 221 Fairbanks Rd,, Farmington. ($) FMI/table rentals: 778-3386. More...

Community Things to Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Snowmaking begins at Sugarloaf

Offseason upgrades to system increase snowmaking capacity by 20 percent

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine More...

Record turnout on Election Day

NORTH FRANKLIN COUNTY - - Historically, last week produced a recordbreaking voter turn-out that brought us a new Democratic President. More...

Reorganization plan killed by voters

NORTH FRANKLIN -- The fate of a newly created Western Mountain Regional School District was decided when voters from the four area school districts came out to the polls on Nov. 4. More...

Op-Ed

Thanksgiving Dinner on 'wheels'

COMMENTARY

Are you alone for Thanksgiving dinner? Are you shut-in and cannot get out for Thanksgiving dinner? Then I have an offer you cannot refuse. On Thanksgiving Day between noon and 1:30 p.m. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you want to be when you grow up? (Asked of the preschoolers at the Maine Mountain Children's House in Kingfield.)

Fionna Raley-Therberg, of New Portland: "I want to be a cooker." More...

Letters

Barack Obama's historic election brings hope to all Americans

To the editor: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 a historic day an African- American was chosen to lead the free world just 45 Years after Segregation ended. I believe that Mr. More...

Thank you veterans, you deserve it

To the editor: I am writing this, because yesterday was Veteran's Day and I want to say thank you to those who deserve it. Thank you to the veterans who served before me. Thank you for paving the road to make a better military. More...

Community & Local News

Coalition Releases Fu Shot Schedule

FARMINGTON — Flu shots are now available from the Healthy Community Coalition. Healthy Community Coalition staff is available to administer the influenza vaccine (flu shot) at several sites throughout the community. Nov. More...

MSAD #58 Board to meet

PHILLIPS -- The MSAD #58 Board will meet Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Kingfield Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. The agenda for the meetings was recently released. More...

The gauntlet is thrown

Clem and Rolande Begin (left and center) of Carrabassett Valley issue a challenge grant of $50,000 to begin endowment for the new Evergreen Child Development Center in Farmington. More...

News from our Schools

Mock Election Results

As MSAD #58 goes… so went the nation

MSAD #58 — Thursday, Oct. 30, the schools in MSAD #58 held mock elections just days before the nation went to the polls in an election that's now a piece of history. Barack Obama won overwhelmingly at Mt. More...

Rehearsing for parents

First grade students in Mrs. Phillips' room in Strong had an attentive audience as they practiced sharing what they have learned this year. Their 7th grade book buddies from Mrs. More...

Holiday Craft Fair returns to Stratton

STRATTON — The Annual Stratton Elementary School's Holiday Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to the PTC, which hosts this event, it will be fun for all ages. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer i n the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The only person likely to encourage you to take two hours for lunch is your waiter. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It seems so sad that the small community that we live in is suffering so much right now —we need to get those cards out to those who are ill or shut-in. More...