July 29, 2009 RSS feed / 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...

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...

Blood drive Aug. 3

at Good Shepherd in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street. More...

Vacation Bible School in Farmington, Aug. 3-7

FARMINGTON — The New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham Street, invites all children ages 3 through 6th grade to this year's Vacation Bible School, "Polar Extremes," to be held Aug. 3 to 7. More...

Busy week for troopers, deputies

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Following are summaries of some of Franklin County Sheriff's Department's activities last week and of the Maine State Police for the past two weeks. More...

Canine obedience course offered

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 Adult & Community Education will be offering a Canine (Basic) Obedience Training Course beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Phillips Area Community Center (formerly The Zone) from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Innkeepers past and present gather

KINGFIELD — It was kind of a "three generation" reunion over the weekend at the Herbert Grand Hotel when new owner Robert "Rob" Gregor welcomed former hotel owners Lynn and Marcie Herrick, now of Sangerville, and Bud Dick and his wife, Wally More...

Deadline to order bulbs fast approaching

FARMINGTON — Prepare now for next spring's bountiful beauty of color by planting bulbs, urges Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District. FCSWCD is offering crocus, lilies and day lilies, hyacinth, iris, narcissus and tulips. More...

One injured in motorcycle-pickup collision

PHILLIPS - - Motorcyclist Joel Thompson, 34, was taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after totaling his Honda motorcycle around 8 a.m. on Monday, July 20. More...

'Outdoor first aid' workshop topic

Natural Science Program

RANGELEY — The next Natural Science Program at the Wilhelm Reich Museum is "Outdoor Activities and First Aid" by Jeremy O'Neil on Aug. 9. The program will focus on preparing for outdoor activities and what to do if something goes wrong. More...

Local Leos to help fire victims

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The members of the Western Mountain Leos Club, all students from Mt. More...

Tree ID booklet offered

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

Volunteers spruce up Rangeley

RANGELEY — For several years now, Rangeley visitors and residents of the area have enjoyed the spectacular view of Rangeley Lake and Bald Mountain from the Scenic Byway's Whip Willow Farm Overlook at the base of Dallas Hill. 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...

Big time benefit yard sale on tap

STRONG — For the past seven years, Mary White and her family have gathered and stored donations from all over the state for an eagerly anticipated event. More...

Snow Line

Work started last week on Sugarloaf's snowmaking improvements. The first load of snowmaking pipe has been delivered and will be delivered to Gondi Line Extension as part of the new line to the summit. (Ethan Austin photo) More...

Hanna, Cottle engaged

BALTIMORE, Md. — Announcement is made of the engagement of Denise Hanna, daughter of Carmel Hanna of Baltimore and Martin Hanna to Jeremiah J. Cottle, son of Glennice E. Cottle and the late John S. Cottle of Avon. Fr. More...

Carthage church plans Vacation Bible School

CARTHAGE — Vacation Bible School will be held at the Carthage Seventh Day Adventist Church Aug. 3 thru 7, from 10 a.m. thru 12:30 p.m. daily for ages 5 thru 13 (helpers are welcomed). More...

Youths to perform updated 'Robin Hood'

Farmington Children's Summer Theater Camp

FARMINGTON - - This summer, justice wears a green-hooded sweatshirt as Farmington Children's Summer Theater Camp presents the original production, "Robin Hoode: An Urban Adventure." Featuring some of western Maine's most talented young actors, the More...

Free GPS & geocaching training offered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Center for Community GIS is holding a free GPS & Geocaching training from 12 to 3 pm on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Maine Huts & Trail System in Carrabassett Valley. More...

Motorcycle accident claims life

STRONG — Forty-seven-year-old Carl Chadbourne from Strong lost his life in a fatal motorcycle crash about two miles from his home early on morning of July 20, Stephen McCausland, director of communications for the Maine Department of Public S 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...

Preparing to plug in

Cianbo Corporation workers put up overhead high voltage power lines Sunday, July 26, which are coming in from the Kibby Wind Power project, here crossing Route 27 in Wyman Township. More...

Invasive plant ID and control workshop

FARMINGTON — The Maine Forest Service in cooperation with the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding an invasive plant identification and control workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Blowin' in the wind

The Orange Cat Café, located at the Brick Castle on Route 27, is all a flutter as Nora Wagg of New Portland (center) introduces veil dancing. More...