July 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Preparing for the possible

STRONG -- Medical representatives from around the county gathered at the Strong Area Health Center earlier this month to network with others, update emergency preparedness plans and conduct exercises to better prepare for the next wave of influenz More...

Arts & Entertainment

Fiddler Niamh Ni Charra at Skye, Lakeside

SOUTH CARTHAGE & RANGELEY — World famous Irish fiddler Niamh Ni Charra will perform at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, July 29 and at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley on Thursday, July 30. More...

'Art in August' returns

RANGELEY — Downtown Rangeley will be filled with tents, tables and booths as Rangeley Friends of the Arts holds its annual art show on Lake Street Thursday, Aug. 6. More...

Seminole Wind to perform free concert

FARMINGTON — Music on Main, a free summer concert series at the gazebo in Meeting House Park beginning it second year, will feature Seminole Wind on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The concert starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. More...

Letters

Thank you Gifts of Love

To the editor: Thank you very much for the gift certificate during my recent illness. It was unexpected and appreciated very much. It is good to have an organization like this in our community. More...

Kingfield Days fundraisers successful

To the editor: The Brothers at Mt Abram Lodge #204 would like to thank all those that helped make our Kingfield Days fundraisers a success. More...

Thanks for your concern and caring

To the editor: Thank you to our friends in the Carrabassett Valley community for all of the cards, emails, phone calls and visits after the death of my father, Don Weston. Your kind words are deeply appreciated by all in our family. More...

Community & Local News

Stratton-Eustis alumni to meet Aug. 1

STRATTON-EUSTIS — It is once again time for the annual meeting of the Alumni Association of the Dead River Area. The meeting will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Main Street. More...

New Portland Alumni Annual meeting, reunion

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Alumni Association will be holding its Annual Meeting and Reunion Day on Saturday, Aug. 8. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. More...

Sugarloaf to host blood drive, Aug. 4

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- The summer months are traditionally a critical time for the American Red Cross, and Sugarloaf will do its part to help when it hosts an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 12 to 5 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

MTA Class of '89 plans 20th reunion

KINGFIELD — The Mt. Abram High School Class of '89 is planning its 20th reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Webster Hall. The evening will include a potluck barbeque and a BYOB dance. There is a $5 suggested donation. More...

Emma Coffin recognized at Smith College

NORTHHAMPTON, Mass. — Emma Coffin, daughter of Phil Coffin and Susan Peck of Carrabassett Valley, was named a First Group Scholar and was named to the dean's list at Smith College for the 2008-09 school year. More...

Morgan Spaulding on Thomas College dean's list

WATERVILLE — Due to her "superior performance" during the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters, Morgan M. Spaulding of Kingfield, was named to the dean's both semesters at Thomas College. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

I guess Martha Stewart of Martha Stewart Living just slipped right into Kingfield and we didn't even know it. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Berries, Berries & More Berries! This time of summer is my favorite: the garden is productive and all the berries are ripe at once. More...

Library construction underway

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Construction on the 64,000-square-foot librarycommunity center located next to the Anti- Gravity Complex just off Route 27 started about June 1. H. E. Callahan of Auburn is the general contractor for the $1. More...

Kingfield special town meeting set

KINGFIELD - - The selectmen started their regular meeting acknowledging that highway department personnel finished installing existing equipment from their old grader onto their newly purchased, used grader. More...

Low flight proposal hearing delayed, again

FARMINGTON -- The hearing for the Air National Guard proposal to lower the flight floor for military jets to as low as 500 feet has been delayed again. The proposed change in flight pattern affects a large portion of the western Maine mountains. More...

Op-Ed

Honor our dead but fight for peace

I may be one of the last of the old guys to recognize this but I was shocked to realize that our veterans' roles have exploded during our lifetimes. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

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Obituaries - Free Access

Joanne Huff

1933-2009 — She enjoyed spending time with her family and dancing the night away at Smitty's

FARMINGTON — Joanne Huff, 76, formerly of Strong, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday July 23, 2009, surrounded by her friends and family at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center, Lower Main St., Farmington, where she had been More...

Carl Durward Chadbourne

1962-2009 — He lived every day to the fullest and truly lived for the moment

STRONG — Carl Durward Chadbourne, 47, of Strong, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2009, the result of a motorcycle accident on Rte. 145, Strong. More...

Clydis Waneta Henderson

1931-2009 — Her unique sense of humor & funny sayings will be greatly missed

AUBURN — Clydis Waneta Henderson, 78, of Dixfield, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 with her family at her side. She was born on Jan. 29, 1931 in Rangeley to Hayden and Vesta (Nile) Ross. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Runners-up in Skowhegan

North Franklin 12U All-Stars

SKOWHEGAN -- The North Franklin 12- and-under Cal Ripken all-stars made a run at the Carl Wright Skowhegan Invitational last weekend making it to the final round of baseball action against some very tough teams. More...

Boys Life documents local scouts' outing

WESTERN MAINE — Six scouts from the Sugarloaf Area Troop #525 are headed for big time coverage in a national Boy Scouts of America magazine. More...

Bow hunter safety course offered

SALEM TWP — MSAD #58 Adult & Community Education will be offering Bow Hunter Safety Course at Mt. Abram High School in the cafeteria beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. and continuing on Tuesday, Aug. 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...

Local Blood Drives

Every summer the demand for blood is at its highest, however, the number of donors dwindles. Two opportunities to "Give the Gift of Life" are open to area donors. These are American Red Cross blood drives and are open to public. More...

Community Things To Do

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