November 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Maine destinations chosen for winter getaways book

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center has some of the best cross-country skiing according to book's author

BOULDER, Colo. - - Author Jonathan Wiesel knows that some of the best winter fun can be found in Maine. And now, through his new book, he's spreading the word. "Maine has some of the best cross-country skiing in New England," Wiesel says. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Cape Breton fiddler to play Lakeside & Skye theaters

RANGELEY & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton with Kinnon and Betty Lou Beaton at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Improv comedians plan benefit performance

FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Troupe wants western Maine audiences to help some people out and laugh about it. On Nov. 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mt. More...

Skiing history slide show on tap

FARMINGTON — Maine's skiing history goes back farther than any other New England state. A Mainer wrote America's first book on skiing. A Maine company built the world's tallest ski jump and the first chairlift in the east. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Laurie E. Lambert

1918-2008 — Her greatest passion in life was her home in West Freeman

FARMINGTON — Laurie E. Libby Newall Lambert, age 90, died on Nov. 9, 2008, at Pinewood Terrace in Farmington. She was born in New Vineyard, June 15, 1918 to Roxie (Stewart) and Ralph Bernard Libby. More...

Duane Griffin Lewis Sr.

1936-2008 — He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved fly-fishing and hunting

PHILLIPS — Duane Griffin Lewis, Sr., 72 of 4 Maple Lane in Phillips, died peacefully at home with his loving family at his side Nov. 8, 2008. His fight with cancer was sudden and brief. Duane was born in Boothbay Harbor on July 1, 1936. More...

George E. Lane

1927-2008 — He served in the U.S. Army during WWII

FARMINGTON — George E. Lane, 81, of Kingfield, died Friday Nov. 14, 2008, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born Feb. 21, 1927 in Kingfield, a son of Zelba and Barbara (Atwood) Lane. More...

News from our Schools

Craft Fair at KES

KINGFIELD — The annual 8th grade Craft Fair is Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be over 40 crafters and a lunch will be available. "Come do your Christmas shopping and eat out!" a spokesperson for the fair urged. More...

Dahlov Ipcar to appear four times during Christmas season

YARMOUTH -— Legendary Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar will make four public appearances this holiday season to celebrate the reissue of her classic children's book "My Wonderful Christmas Tree." This special, redesigned hardcover edition of Ipcar' More...

Rangeley releases honor roll, grades 3-5

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School recently released its first quarter honor roll for third through fifth grades for the 2008-2009 school year. To earn High Honors requires all A's; Honors requires A's and B'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...

Holiday Craft Fairs

Yes, there's still loads of craft fairs around, but not for much longer... So get out there and check a few out! SATURDAY, NOV 22 CHRISTMAS FAIR — 9 am-1 pm, Community House, Phillips. New crafts, food, gently used items. 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...

Students speak out on curriculum

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

KINGFIELD - - In a regularly scheduled MSAD #58 school board meeting, the concept and perception of a new program called the Freshman Academy was discussed in great detail. More...

Snowmaking begins at Sugarloaf

Offseason upgrades to system increase snowmaking capacity by 20 percent

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News of curtailment hits school district

Irregular Staff KINGFIELD -- "That's the good news," said Superintendent Quenten Clark as he told school board members that this year's expenditure appeared to be on track last Thursday. More...

Nude dancing prompts debate in Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A debate over nude dancing became contentious at times with audience members attending a Carrabassett Valley selectman's meeting Monday, Nov. 10. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite television programming these days?

Krista Hewey, of Salem: "That 70s show." More...

Letters

Kingfield winter parking, holiday closings announced

To the editor: Please be advised that the Town of Kingfield Winter parking ordinance is now in effect, prohibiting on-street parking from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Nov. 15 and April 15 each year, to facilitate timely snow removal. More...

Thank you

To the editor: The wife and family of Forest White would like to thank everyone for their support, prayers and cards. A special thanks to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for helping with the care. More...

Community & Local News

Rebecca Ryder to take over from Richard Batt

FARMINGTON — Trustees at Franklin Community Health Network and Franklin Memorial Hospital have announced the appointment of Rebecca Ryder of Mission, Texas as the new president and chief executive officer. More...

Spaghetti supper benefit

CHESTERVILLE — There will be a benefit spaghetti supper at the Chesterville Town Hall on Saturday, Nov. 22 to help defray the medical expenses of Orin Knowles and Greg Soule. More...

Christmas fair, food sale

PHILLIPS — There will be a Christmas fair and holiday food sale at the Phillips Community House on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA well represented on All-Star teams

SALEM - - Mt Abram fall sports teams were honored at the annual awards night last week. Athletic Director Jeff Pillsbury was pleased to announce that the boys' soccer coach, Darren Allen, had been named the MVC Coach of the Year. More...

Blessing of the Skis and Boards returns

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Sugarloaf to host Holiday Hill Climb

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- While most skiers spend the majority of their time travelling down the mountain, Sugarloaf will pay homage to those who prefer to ski uphill during the first ever Holiday Hill Climb on Dec. 27. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. — Oscar Wilde If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

It's Deer Season Well, the second week of deer camp has come and gone and now what do you so with all that venison? Most cuts can be interchanged with beef or moose. More...