December 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Sugarloaf season in full throttle

CARRABASSETT VALLEY - Sugarloaf is reporting 9.5 inches of new snow over the last seven days with 75 open trails as of Monday and six lifts operating over the weekend. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Curtain Raisers to perform "Small Parts Included"

FARMINGTON - - The Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Troupe returns to the stage, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. with its new show, "Small Parts Included." The Mt. More...

Children's Christmas Pageant Sunday

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Students live large at Sugarloaf

Rahzel, black light party, comedy show and discounted lift tickets highlight weeklong College Snowfest Week party

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Students looking for a wild finish to their holiday vacation need look no further than Sugarloaf this year, as Maine's tallest winter resort offers its most action packed College Snowfest ever, Jan. 5 to 9. More...

Letters

Thanks for easing our sadness

To the editor: The family of Irene Corson would like to thank all for coming and saying good bye to Irene. She and her angels were smiling down at all of her family and friends who celebrated her life with us recently. More...

Thanksgiving dinner a grand success

To the editor: Rufus and Charlene Cox wish to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to all the volunteers and for the donations made to the Scottish Rite Masons dinner held at Mt. Blue High School cafeteria on Thanksgiving Day. More...

Downtown Stratton tree lighting a success thanks to many

To the editor: More than three dozen community members of all ages gathered on Saturday, Dec. 6 for the annual downtown tree lighting event. More...

Community & Local News

Teacher's courses available for spring

BELFAST — Looking for a convenient way to meet your teacher certification-recertification requirements? More...

Christmas Eve services planned

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — "Christmas Eve is an evening laden with traditions and special memories," Rev. Pam Morse of the Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry noted. More...

Upcoming flu shot announced

Before coming to a clinic it is recommended that you contact your primary care doctor

FARMINGTON — Flu shots are still available from the Healthy Community Coalition. Staff will soon be available to administer the influenza vaccine (flu shot) at the following area sites. Dec. More...

News from our Schools

Phillips school releases honor roll

PHILLIPS — Phillips Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2007/2008 school year. More...

Kingfield Honor Roll Correction

In the Dec. 10, 2008 issue of the Original Irregular, in the Kingfield Honor Roll for Fifth Grade, Honorable Mention, the name Sadie White should have been Sadie Emery. More...

Nell Goff Scholarship announced

BAR HARBOR — The St. Croix District of The Garden Club Federation of Maine encourages college students to take note of the availability of a scholarship of $1,000 open to legal Maine residents. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all. — Mark Twain If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Cranberries at Christmastime Because of their vibrant red color and availability at this time of year, cranberries can be your healthy holiday addition. More...

Concert delight

Last Wednesday, the organizers and students of the annual Kingfield Elementary School Christmas Concert were pleased to draw a large crowd from the community. Above are Jackson Masterson, Finn Towle and Harry Walters as Christmas trees. More...

State update on school reorganization

AUGUSTA - - While the voters in MSAD #58 communities have basically put to bed the issue of consolidating its district for the near future, the state's Department of Education is reporting that several other districts that have consolidated. More...

Women and younger legislators make history in Maine politics

A season of political change

AUGUSTA -- Two days after President elect Barack Obama announced that Sen. Hillary Clinton would become his Secretary of State, women in Maine were also making national history. Sen. More...

Op-Ed

Take time to thank those around you

COMMENTARY

It is the Christmas season. It is a time for joy; it is a time to share. Yet when you turn on the television or listen to the radio or read the newspaper all we hear is doom and gloom! Yes we do have challenges. More...

AAA offers tip for safe winter driving

PORTLAND — With the arrival of winter comes the challenge of driving in adverse conditions. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Frederick J. "Rick" Martin

1960-2008 -- Diabetes never stopped from living an active life

FARMINGTON -- Frederick J. "Rick" Martin III, 48, of Rangeley, died unexpectedly, of natural causes, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at the Sandy River Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation. More...

Ruth Anna Wood Hatt Lincoln

1930-2008 -- She had a generous heart and all who knew her loved her

FARMINGTON -- Ruth Anna Wood Hatt Lincoln, of Strong, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, Dec. More...

Thomas Vaughn Parke IV

1917-2008 — Tom will be missed very much by all who knew him

FARMINGTON — Thomas Vaughn Parke IV, 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday Nov. 29, 2008 at The Pierce House in Farmington, where he had been a resident for a few months since moving from his home in Kingfield. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners secure season opener

Mt. Abram, 39 - Winthrop, 35

SALEM - - The Lady Roadrunners of Mt. Abram kicked off their season opener at home on Dec. 8 facing the Ramblers of Winthrop. MTA team members were happy to walk off with the court with a 39-35 win. Foul trouble created a bit of concern for Mt. More...

Norton unstoppable finding season comfort level

Mt. Abram, 66 — Telstar, 49

BETHEL - The Lady Roadrunners proved that they were the better team in a MVC match-up against Telstar on Dec. 13. The 26-point first quarter scoring proved to be the difference in this one as MTA (2-0) won the game 66-49. More...

Roadrunner's hoops, save these dates!

SALEM - - The Mt. Abram Roadrunner season will be in full throttle this week with home games scheduled tonight Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Saturday. If you want to take a break from the holiday preparations, come out to watch some great MTA hoops. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU DEC 31 *EXHIBIT: KEIRSTEADS — Mon- Friday 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am- 4 pm, SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, Farmington. Stan and Barbara Keirstead. FMI: 491-8635, 778-9105. More...

Christmas Services

First Baptist Church High Street, Kingfield. Sun. FMI: Brian Twitchell 265- 4047. Wednesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service, 6 pm. First Congregational Church Elm Street, North Anson, 635-2137 Rev. David Walz. Wednesday, Dec. 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...