July 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WW II canon punctuates concert

7th Annual Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — Eyes were scanning the sky Saturday morning as some 40 artists and artisans raised their tents along Depot Street Saturday getting ready to show off their artistic talents. More...

Arts & Entertainment

'Crazy for You' comes to Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts production of "Crazy For You" will be held at the Lakeside Theater each evening July 4 through 7. More...

Patriotic organ music on tap July 5

The Watermelon Music Series

RANGELEY — The Church of the Good Shepherd the first in its the second annual series of summer musical events, The Watermelon Music Series. Sunday, July 5, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Oquossoc Days coming

OQUOSSOC — For those planning ahead, Oquossoc Day is Saturday, Aug. 22 and its boat parade theme is Harvest in August/Halloween. Call Linda Sikes at 491- 6566 for boat parade info. More...

Letters

Thanks for the chips, Randy

To the editor: The Kingfield Playground Committee and town office would like to thank Randy Cousineau for supplying wood chips for the playground at a much reduced cost. More...

Thank you to everyone

To the editor: I wish to thank the children, teen helpers, adult workers and parents who took part in the "SonRock Kids Camp." The Lord blessed us with no rain during the camp. We had a busy but wonderful week. More...

Independence Day celebration and BBQ a huge a success

To the editor: The Strong Fire Department and Auxiliary would like to thank the community for its help in making our annual Independence Day celebration and BBQ a huge a success. More...

Community & Local News

Consumer Confidence Reports available

New Portland Water District NEW PORTLAND — On Thursday, June 25, The New Portland Water District mailed ITS Consumer Confidence Reports to all the customers it serves. More...

CORRECTION

In the Maine Mountain Summer Guide 2009 edition, in Summertime Events on Page 26, the Embden Historical Society Programs planned for Aug. 10 and Sept. 14 will be held at the Embden Town House. More...

Hendersons celebrate 50th

RANGELEY — About 150 family and friends gathered Saturday, March 21 at the Club House to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Lee (Pete) and Mary Henderson of Stratton. Pete and Mary were married on March 20, 1959 in Stratton. More...

News from our Schools

Boivin receives Award of Excellence

Lakes Region Community College Marine Technology President's Award of Excellence recipient, Sean Boivin of Rangeley (left), receives his award from LRCC President, Dr. Mark Edelstein (right), during Awards Night recently. More...

Keelin Cyr graduates from Saint Joseph's

STANDISH — Keelin Cyr of Farmington, graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine in May. More...

Turcotte honored at UVM

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Kate E. Turcotte of New Vineyard, was recognized at the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Honors Day ceremony held at the University of Vermont in April. More...

Irregular Regulars

F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air & Room to Move)

Liberty — a statue and a way of life

During my recent trip to New York City, I was determined to see as many of the sights as possible. I had only two free afternoons in which to experience the biggest city in America. More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

for the Week

Independence Day is Saturday Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. —George Bernard Shaw If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Heavy rain sparks road troubles for Phillips

PHILLIPS - - Rain, rain and more rain over the past month. A general discouragement for some, but in the case of an early heavy rainstorm last Saturday morning, the rain had damaging affect on the Town of Phillips' infrastructure. More...

June rain doubles average

NORTH FRANKLIN COUNTY -- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cooperative observer Dennis Pike of Farmington says it's a good thing that we're not in the month of January. More...

The Wild Wild West comes to Stratton

STRATTON — Hundreds lined the streets of Stratton Village on Saturday for the annual Family Fun Days parade sponsored by the Flagstaff Area Business Association. More...

Op-Ed

Be careful what you wish for

I think about the phrase, "be careful what you wish for, you might get it" when I hear about the joy that some feel at the denial of the request by the Town of Carrabassett Valley to annex the lands of Redington Township. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What does the 4th of July weekend mean to you? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lois L. Gould

1925-2009 — She enjoyed gardening, woodworking, fishing & liked to share her excellent cooking with others

KINGFIELD — Lois L. Gould 84, of Kingfield died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington following a long illness. She had been a resident at the center since January 2007. More...

Lawrence E. Hall

1938-2009 — He touched the lives of many and was loved by all

LEWISTON — Lawrence E. Hall died in Lewiston on May, 12, 2009. He was born Aug. 31, 1938, a longtime resident of the Rangeley area. Larry lived on Toothaker Island, Mooselookmeguntic Lake, where he built and lived his dream. More...

Helen V. Hawkes

1907-2009 — She had a sharp wit and keen sense of humor

SOUTH PARIS -— Helen V. Hawkes, 102, Passed away quietly at Market Square Health Care Center with her daughter, Leanne and their dear friend, Shirley Miller, by her side June 23, 2009. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Trek Across Maine's 25th year the best yet

Torrential downpours couldn't stop cyclists from supporting lung health

AUGUSTA -- This past Father's Day weekend, over 2,000 cyclists, more than 600 volunteers and several thousand gallons of rainwater converged on Maine for the 25th annual Trek Across Maine to benefit the American Lung Association. More...

Two-time national J2 champ makes U.S. Ski Team

CARRABASSETT VALLEY - - When 16-year old Ben Morse left for Aspin this past winter to race in the J2 National Junior Olympics, he knew national ski racing acknowledgement was on his radar but never imagined it would come this quickly. More...

Hunter's safety course offered

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Regional Guides' & Sportsmen's Association will again sponsor a Firearms Hunter Safety Course. This course satisfies the requirements for obtaining a Maine firearms hunting license. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY WEDNESDAY FARMERS' MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield. EVERY FRIDAY SANDY RIVER FARMERS' MARKET — 9 am-2 pm, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St., Farmington. More...

bua

Thursday, July 2 Lakeside Theater, Rangeley

A quintet comprising some of America's most talented, young musicians, bua has been described by Irish Music Magazine as "the essence of a superb band. More...

Community Things To Do

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