March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ski industry up in downturned economy

WESTERN MOUNTAINS -- Despite a time of economic turmoil, lackluster consumer spending and hardship and stress on individuals and corporations across the board, the ski industry in the western mountains continues to not only survive, but thrive. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Improv group to hold Relay For Life benefit

FARMINGTON — The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life celebrates the lives of hundreds of local residents who have survived cancer, while offering the hope of finding a cure. On Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. More...

Give Way to play Lakeside

New England Celtic Arts will host the high energy Scottish band "Give Way" at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston, on Tuesday, March 31, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, April 1 and at the Lakeside More...

A + E Country Music in Salem , April 5

SALEM — A+E Hill Country Music will return to the Salem Community Building at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 5. More...

Letters

More money, bigger school districts are not the answer

To the editor: When this new "school plan" was first brought up to the people/citizens, we voters thought that this meant the administration (Webster defines as: "the governing of institutional affairs") only pertained to the above —a centr More...

Community & Local News

New business not new to veteran partners

KINGFIELD -- On Monday, March 9, Anni's Market officially opened the doors for business again under the partnership of local residents John Beaupre and Bob Thomas. More...

Free pancake breakfast slated, April 8

FCCTF

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Children's Task Force, in partnership with the Farmington Rotary will be hosting a free pancake breakfast at the Homestead Bakery on Wednesday, April 8 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. More...

Ski Museum of Maine receives grant

FARMINGTON — The Ski Museum of Maine has received a $1,000 grant from the H. More...

News from our Schools

A collection of characters

At an assembly recently at the SAD 58 Stratton Elementary School third and fourth grade students from Heidi Bullen's class had a chance to dress as their favorite character. More...

A little India comes to Stratton

Shelby Royce models an authentic Indian sari after the Stratton Girls Talk Teen Voices group viewed a slide show of former USM professor Jean Gutmann's trip to India and dined on Indian food recently. Other girls in the group also tried on saris. More...

Megan Arsenault receives Principal's Award

NORTH ANSON -- Megan Arsenault of Embden, a senior at Carrabec High School, has been selected to receive the 2009 Principal's Award, Principal Kenneth Coville announced recently. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Learn to say 'No'; it will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin. More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

A life of skiing

7' 3" Wooden Skis, a 1935 Ford Phaeton V-8, and other gems from Roger Page's colorful life of skiing In my last column I wrote about Hannes Schnieder, Austrian national and American immigrant before World War II, and ski school pioneer in the More...

First reading of worrisome budget in MSAD #58

KINGFIELD -- Directors of the MSAD #58 School Board met last Thursday, March 19. Mt. Abram High School principal Jeanne Tucker got business rolling with a presentation based on next year's course of study handbook. More...

Fifty-seven articles approved in Avon

AVON — With minimal discussion, citizens of the Town of Avon moved efficiently through a 61-article warrant Saturday morning, March 14. More...

Op-Ed

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are one or two of your favorite movies that were ever made? More...

Cartoon

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Telltale sign of spring

The mysteriously and annually placed Christmas tree stands in the middle of the Mill Pond above the dam on the Carrabassett River in Kingfield. On Sunday, March 22 Mother Nature's warmth threatened its existence as the ice melted backward. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George E. Arsenault

1956-2009 -- He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting

Augusta More...

Miriam L. Dyer

1942-2009 -- She loved spending time with her family

FARMINGTON -- Miriam L. Dyer, 66, of Farmington, passed away on Monday, March 23, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, with her loving husband at her side. She was born May 23, 1942 in Fall River, Mass., More...

Madelene Amelia Ellis Kennedy

1915-2009 — She enjoyed several outdoor activities including gardening, fishing and camping

FARMINGTON — Madelene Amelia Ellis Kennedy, 93, of Farmington, died Friday, March 13, 2009 at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Getting out of the drink

These guys got a clear understanding that snowmobiling on the Carrabassett River in late March could present a soggy experience. Here volunteers assist in pulling a sled up the icy river banks along Route 27 last Saturday afternoon. More...

Warren Cook featured speaker at CVOA annual meeting

Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It's CVOA's birthday … and they're having a party. The Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association will hold its ninth annual meeting March 28 at the Sugarloaf Golf Course Clubhouse. More...

Maine skiers compete in US Alpine Championships

PORTLAND — Two Maine skiers are competing at the US National Alpine Championships taking place through March 29 at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska. Ben Morse, 16, of Carrabassett Valley is a senior at Carrabassett Valley Academy. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU TUESDAY, MAR 31 EXHIBITION: STEVE ROTHERT — Mon-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am-4 pm, SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, Farmington. Paintings. FMI: 778-9105. More...

Concert Annalivia

Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm Lakeside Theater, Rangeley Annalivia is one of the latest hip young alt-traditional bands to emerge from the potent Boston fiddle music scene. 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...