July 8, 2009 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Founders Day Saturday, July 11

Salem

SALEM — The Salem Founders Day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11 at the Salem Community Building. A yard sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the quilt show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games for all ages begin at 1:30 p.m. More...

Local chapter celebrates Flag Day

Daughters of the American Revolution

MADISON — At the June 13 meeting of the Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, held at the Old Point Facility, Flag Day was commemorated with a very informative and interesting program presented by m More...

Deputies respond to power line fire

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The following are summaries of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department's and NorthStar's activities last week. More...

News from Our Service Men & Women

Major Warren Cook Jr. Local to command largest recruiting station VAN NUYS, Calif. — On June 12, 2009, Major Warren Cook Jr. of Kingfield, assumed command of the Marine Corps' largest recruiting station based in Van Nuys, Calif. More...

Methodist church decommissioned

PHILLIPS — On Tuesday, June 23 at 1 pm the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Phillips was decommissioned at a special service conducted by Reverend Beverly Stenmark, Superintendent of the United Methodist Conference. 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...

Thieves nab cash at local restaurant

KINGFIELD -- It is reported that forced entry enabled a local thief or thieves to enter into the Kingfield Woodsman Restaurant sometime Saturday night. As of Sunday morning, $160 was reported missing from the front cash register. More...

Good Shepherd welcomes new Rector

RANGELEY — The Wardens and Vestry of the Church of the Good Shepherd recently announced that the Reverend Judson Pealer has accepted a call to be the new Rector. Reverend Pealer is currently Rector of St. Paul's Church in Windsor, Vt. More...

Sam O. White Day planned

Dead River Area Historical Society

STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will hold its annual Sam O. White Day, Saturday July 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by White's distant cousin Emerson Dyer. More...

Little Wood Chips wanted for parade

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum invites everyone to sign up for the Little Miss and Mister Wood Chip 25th Anniversary Contest and to enter a float in this July's Logging Festival parade, part of the logging museum's Loggin More...

Webster Library summer story hour begins

KINGFIELD — Beginning on Wednesday, July 8, Webster Free Library in Kingfield will hold the first of six summer story hours for area children ages 3 1/2 to 9. This year's theme is Get Creative at Your Library. More...

Pig roast, cloggers at Fairbanks

FARMINGTON — A Hawaiian Luau Pig Roast will be held on Saturday, July 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fairbanks School. The Moose Creek Cloggers will be performing. There will be free leis to the first 50 ladies. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle. More...

Public supper on tap

EAST WILTON — The Wilton Lodge No. 156, Maine Lodge No. 20, Jepthah Council No. 17, Franklin Chapter No. 34 & Pilgrim Commandery No. 19 are joining forces to hold a Public Supper on Saturday, July 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Gravel road maintenance training offered

FARMINGTON -- Front Runners are taking on a whole new level of importance, especially in light of the recent heavy rains. More...

Commissioners accept county budget

Franklin County

FARMINGTON — County commissioners approved the $4.9 million budget Tuesday, June 16, as presented by the county Budget Committee. The vote was 2-1. A vote on whether to exceed the state-directed tax cap by $39,557 was 2-1 in favor. More...

ALB workshop offered

DOVER-FOXCROFT — University of Maine Cooperative Extension in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture announces a free Asian Longhorned Beetle workshop. More...

Elks' yard sale slated

WEST FARMINGTON — Saturday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Farmington Elks Lodge will hold a Yard Sale in the parking lot at the Lodge on School Street. More...

Eastern Star honors flag

STRATTON — Somerset Chapter No. 80 Order of the Eastern Star at Stratton remembered Flag Day with a flag-folding ceremony. The ceremony was performed by members of the Chapter led by Emerson Dyer Jr. More...

Carol Rogers celebrates Ginny's graduation

PHILLIPS -- Carol Rogers, volunteer puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, is celebrating her puppy's graduation as a full-fledged guide dog. More...

MSAD #58 receives grant for biomass heating systems

WASHINGTON — Recently, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the United States Department of Agriculture's Office of Rural Development allocated a $760,000 High Energy Cost Grant to Maine School Administration District Number 58. 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...

Free geocaching lessons

RANGELEY — The Center for Community GIS is holding a free GPS and geocaching training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, July 27 at Saddleback Mountain. This event is free and open to participants of all ages. More...

Red Hatters served elegantly at Nestlewood

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Fifteen members of the Red Snapper's Red Hat group from New Portland to Coburn Gore met on Thursday night just off Route 27 in Carrabassett Valley. More...