June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Strong celebrates Pierpole Days

STRONG — The town will host its annual Pierpole Days Festival with a parade, barbeque, and DJ on Friday, June 26. The event is a celebration of Strong's heritage and its Native American Indian settlers. More...

Interview help at CareerCenter

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of services and workshops for those seeking employment or are trying to improve their situation. Ace That Interview! will be offered Thursday, July 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Library seeking used books

Kingfield Festival Days

KINGFIELD — Webster Free Library is accepting books for its annual Kingfield Festival Days book sale. All books should be in fairly good condition (no missing pages or covers, no mildew). More...

Get ready for the parade

Farmington Rotary

FARMINGTON — The July 4th parade in Farmington is coming up and anyone wishing to participate in the Farmington Rotary Club's annual event should start planning for their entry. This year's fun theme is "Summer in Maine. More...

Young writers' class offered

PHILLIPS -- Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to take part in a short fiction class with Maine Word this summer. More...

Deputies assist with citizen's arrest

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The following is a summary of the Franklin County Sheriff Department's activities last week. More...

Shoreland Zoning Ordinance hearing held

Town Meeting on June 27

NEW VINEYARD -- A public hearing was held at Smith Hall on June 8 at which time the planning board, assisted by John Maloney from AVCOG, presented a draft of the revised Shoreland Zoning Ordinance which has been prepared by the board. More...

Our Service Men & Women

Army Pfc. Andrew R. McClement

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pfc. Andrew R. McClement has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. More...

Stanley Steamers

In an awesome début, Greg Powers of Kingfield recently broke out his hot dog stand from behind his downtown building and served up a delicious variety of the brown and red kinds. More...

'Sprucing' up the library

Adrian Brochu stands beside logs Ira Mountain development donated to the Carrabassett Valley Public Library for its steps. The logs are spruce and will be made into the steps by the contractor, Linwood Doble. (Bob Gray photo) More...

Poppies for veterans

Sue White Wells of New Portland, and junior member, Chenoa Savage of Kingfield, sell poppies at Tranten's Store in Kingfield during the Norton- Wouri American Legion Auxiliary Unit 61 poppy drive. More...

Seeking pianists for master class

RANGELEY — Pianists preparing for their senior piano recitals, auditioning for music school or serious piano players looking for a boost can participate in a piano Master's Class this August. On Monday, Aug. More...

4th Annual Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts

Artisans and Local Musicians Downtown All Day!

The Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts will start off the day's festivities with six musical groups performing and Booths will be set up throughout the center of town where artisans will display and demonstrate their talents. More...

Downtown Food

The Festival of Arts committee members will be selling "Pasta with Personality," as a fun raiser for future town projects. The gourmet pasta comes in various shapes and flavors. POPS tickets and gear will be on sale throughout the day. More...

Kingfield POPS brings back the Kingfield 10K!

The 7th Annual Kingfield POPS is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, and will kick off the day-long events with the new Kingfield POPS Road Jam 10K Road Race and Kids Fun Walk, starting and ending at the Knapp Brothers showroom location on Depot Stree More...

Kingfield POPS Instrument Drive

As part of our commitment to the school music programs, we have learned that our young people need instruments to play. The POPS invites you to donate gently used brass, percussion or stringed instruments. More...

Students step back in time

KINGFIELD — What a historic adventure the fourth graders from Kingfield Elementary School and their teacher, Kathy Houston, had recently as they hiked about a mile to the former site of the Kingfield Water Works off the West Kingfield Road. More...

Green thumb guidance

Ellen James, of Island Farm in Avon, helps Brian Lewis of Rangeley select seedlings for his garden. The James family also raises beef cattle, free-range chickens, pigs, sheep and fresh produce that are sold at the farm and at local farmers' markets. More...

Swiss film crew hunts Nestlé

A Swiss film crew shoots footage in downtown Kingfield on the bridge overlooking the waters of the Carrabassett River. The crew arrived last week to work on an international documentary focusing on the Nestlé Waters Corporation. More...

Mobile Office schedule for June

SeniorsPlus

LEWISTON — The SeniorsPlus Mobile Office will be at the following locations during the month of June. Staff will be available to answer questions, provide resources and meet one-on-one to discuss Medicare concerns. More...

Final travel requirement changes began June 1

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 1, 2009, the final phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative was implemented by the United States Government. This requires U.S. More...

SeniorsPlus Mobile Office schedule

LEWISTON -- The SeniorsPlus Mobile Office will be at the following locations. Staff will be available to answer questions, provide resources and meet one-onone to discuss Medicare concerns. More...

Group 'on the road' to arts facility

Rangeley Friends of the Arts

RANGELEY — As the Rangeley Friends of the Arts continues to grow and nurture the appreciation of the arts in the region, it has become very apparent to the group that there is a great need for a facility that will enable these programs to exp More...

Truck-pull returns

KINGFIELD — Jordan's will again sponsor the truckpull during Kingfield Festival Days on Sunday, July 19, beginning at 9 a.m. The pulling device this year, will be the drag and weights used in the years prior to 2008. More...

Carrabassett Valley July 4th 2009 Celebration Town Park

12:00 noon — Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association, Food Booth opens —Town Pool opens 12:15 p.m. — Set up for children's parade at Tufulio's 12:30 p.m. More...

Ready to roll this weekend!

Family Fun Days

Gene Currie and Melody Chase, members of the Flagstaff Area Business Association, portray this year's Family Fun Days' theme "Wild, Wild West" wearing straw hats while seated on a riding lawnmower. More...

Preschool nature program planned

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Carrabassett Valley Preschool will hold "Seeds of Discovery," a summer nature awareness program for children ages 3 to 6, July 21 to 23, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $55 for the whole program or $20 per day. More...

Tourism businesses collaborate on vacation packages

AUGUSTA — A group of Maine tourism businesses that typically compete for the same customers have collaborated to create a set of nature-based vacation packages for travelers visiting a section of inland Maine from Bethel to Millinocket. More...

FMH initiates injury prevention program

FARMINGTON — At Franklin Memorial Hospital, safe patient lifting is a safety priority for caregivers and patients alike. More...

Webster Free Library Sea Dogs tickets offered

KINGFIELD — Webster Free Library is offering Sea Dog ticket vouchers to the first 10 Kingfield children ages 5 to 12 who register to read an assigned number of books over the summer. More...

Tree ID booklet offered

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a fun and easy-to-use tree identification booklet that will help people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. What Tree is That? More...

Shem Dixon awarded research fellowship

BRUNSWICK — Shem Soderstrom Dixon, class of 2010 and a resident of Avon, has been awarded a Rusack Coastal Studies Fellowship at Bowdoin College. Five additional students at the college each received one of the fellowships as well. More...

2009 Kingfield POPS to be a lively show!

Music & arts festival better than ever

Saturday, June 27, music will fill the air as the Kingfield POPS kicks off the summer and its seventh season. More...

Daytime Music by:

Joshua Stewart — Original Guitar pieces that Josh has recorded Lianna Wales — Playing violin music - classical, sacred hymns and fiddling Elizabeth Chenard — Plays baritone saxophone Nadia and Jocko More...

Howitzer to 'sing' at POPS

Everyone knows that the Maine Army National Guard is prepared to meet any challenge presented to them. More...

Steam car at POPS

The Stanley Museum in Kingfield will have this 1910 Model 70 five-passenger steam car on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts. More...

Kingfield Alumni get together

KINGFIELD — Byron Philbrick, Kingfield Alumni Association Vice President, welcomed some 65 people to the 89th annual gathering held on Saturday at the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Penalty delayed for MSAD #58

PHILLIPS -- MSAD #58 Superintendent Quenten Clark recently explained at school board meeting that some good news may be happening in Augusta about the Consolidation law. More...

Perley Hinkley, busier than ever

KINGFIELD — Most days you'll find senior citizen Perley Hinkley on the West Kingfield Road out in his garage busy creating wooden items from a four-piece train to an owl, a five-tier rabbit and a beautiful stained wood hanging whirligig that More...

Benefit raises $500-plus

FARMINGTON — About 70 people turned out on Friday night, June 5, at the Farmington Trinity United Methodist Church for a benefit supper to raise funds for "Chuckie" Hinkley. More...

Yum... or not?

Life is good for one-year-old Kallee Foss, above left, who can't get enough ice cream at the Country Delight dairy bar in Avon. More...