December 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Reigning title teams look to repeat, but challenged

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

KINGFIELD -- Members of the MSAD #58 School Board met last Tuesday, Dec. 16 and the issue of the Mt. Abram High School State Alpine and Nordic Championship became a lengthy topic of discussion. More...

Phillips teacher named Wal-Mart's Teacher of the Year

PHILLIPS -- It was a special pre-Christmas surprise for Miss Margaret "Maggie" Nerney who thought she and her 7th grade homeroom class were going to Wal-Mart Thursday morning to help with a community service project. More...

Arts & Entertainment

"My Own Two Feet" film to premiere

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Western Maine Centers for Children is holding the first showing of "My Own Two Feet" Monday, Dec. 29, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the King Pine Room in the Base Lodge at Sugarloaf. More...

Rustic Overtones and Jon Brown's Body in Skowhegan

Maine's own Rustic Overtones joins critically acclaimed reggae band John Brown's Body at the Skowhegan Opera House on January 10th 2009.

SKOWHEGAN — The Rustic Overtones and John Brown's Body will play the Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water Street, Jan. 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. For fans of Rustic Overtones, July 27, 2007 was a day they never thought would come. More...

Letters

Thank-you for caring

To the editor: I want to thank all the wonderful friends who helped our family celebrate Jerry's life. I was overwhelmed by such a showing of support and sympathy from so many. More...

Community's generosity fed 73 families

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year's Franklin County Chamber of Commerce food basket project. More...

Some Town of Kingfield winter concerns

To the editor: The Town of Kingfield needs to remind residents that the road salt supply at the town garage is for municipal use only. More...

Community & Local News

Holiday office hours

Town of Eustis

STRATTON — Officials for the Town of Eustis recently announced that the town office will close at noon Wednesday, Dec. 24 and all day Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25 and 26. More...

Office hours announced

Town of Phillips

PHILLIPS — Phillips Town Manager Jim Collins recently announced that Phillips, Avon and Madrid town residents should be aware that the town office will close at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and reopen Monday, Dec 29 at 8:30 a.m. More...

Bottles and cans for heat

KINGFIELD — Area residents are encouraged to contribute the funds generated when they return their cans and bottles to assist in the provision of home heating fuel for families in need. More...

News from our Schools

What, me cold?

Helen French demonstrates her cold weather defense strategy on the playground at the Stratton school. The winter winds off Flagstaff Lake can be extreme. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Outer space comes to Strong

Northern Stars' inflatable traveling planetarium visited the Strong school last Thursday. Educator and planetarium owner John Meader "wowed" K-8 students with four different shows on astronomy and science. The Strong school PTO sponsored the visit. More...

Getting airborne

Owen Martin creates a flying machine at the Lego Center in the Strong school kindergarten room. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It's that time of year when everyone is either busy buying last minute gifts, going to Christmas parties or celebrating birthdays. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Merry, Merry Christmas Eve! It's Christmas Eve and you have folks coming by for a visit More...

Toro Toro Toro!

A couple feet of snow doesn't get in the way of 84-yearold Elwood Campbell, of Kingfield. (David Hart photo) More...

Western mountains welcome winter

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Mother Nature showed her utter power, or as others say, her downright beauty, as the clock ticked away on Sunday to officially commence the winter season. More...

Residents hear proposed shoreland zoning changes

Irregular Staff KINGFIELD -- The committee in charge of updating the town's zoning ordinance held a public meeting last week to inform residents of state mandated changes that affect the shoreland regulations. More...

Op-Ed

Grumble Bluff roller coaster

By Dave Miller What an emotional roller coaster ride you can take reading Karen Pease's book, "Grumble Bluff." Heck, I am an old grumpy, 66-year-old retired guy and wouldn't normally tell "anyone" I read a girly book. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What to you is the most joyful part of the holiday season?

Tim Entwistle, of Cape Elizabeth: "Just hanging with family and being at the Loaf." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Florence A. Grahm

1904-2008 — She took care of her family for most of her working years

STRONG — Florence A. Grahm, 104, of Strong died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. She was born in North Adams, Mass., on Feb. 28, 1904, the daughter of Isaac and Alice (Taylor) McNeilly. 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...

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...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners tame Bulldogs

Mt. Abram, 55 Hall-Dale, 40 SALEM -- The Lady Roadrunners came out firing in a Mountain Valley matchup with Hall-Dale last Friday. More...

Waaa-hooo!

Sugarloaf Perfect Turn instructor Matt Tinker blasts through two and a half feet of fresh powder at the mountain on Sunday. (Ethan Austin photo) More...

Buzzer beats Runners in come back

Hall-Dale, 49 Mt. Abram, 47 SALEM -- The Roadrunners varsity and junior varsity squads hosted the Bulldogs of Hall-Dale last Saturday night. The junior varsity squad put on a great show for the fans and played a heck of a game. 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...