August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Snowiest gun in the west

Saddleback had a float in the Wilton Blueberry Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 8. Pictured is Chris Farmer (left), Director of Real Estate Development, and Bill Berry (right), owner of Saddleback Maine in Rangeley. More...

Telephone directory being updated

Rangeley Public Library

RANGELEY — Once again the Rangeley Public Library Board of Trustees is busy preparing an updated edition of its telephone directory. More...

Coburn Gore parade: 20th and final year

COBURN GORE — The 20th and final year of Tundra Days will have "International Countries" as the theme for its parade. The parade will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 5. More...

Blood drive slated

FARMINGTON — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Friday, Aug. 28, from 12 to 6 p.m., at Franklin Memorial Hospital. More...

Invasive plant species workshop offered

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...

Authorities respond to explosion

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Following are summaries of some of the local law enforcement agencies' and emergency services' activities last week. More...

Historic sign replaced at cemetery

PHILLIPS — In a cooperative effort between Paul Gardiner's cemetery crew and the Phillips Highway Department, a project of historical interest was completed last week when the men replaced the sign over the gate at Evergreen Cemetery on Dodge More...

7Nice improvements

The completion of this handicap ramp at Webster Hall in Kingfield brought it into compliance with ADA standards. The work was done by Chuck Twitchell of Kingfield. More...

Eustis receives dividend check

EUSTIS — Municipal officials recently announced that the Town of Eustis has received a $912 dividend check from the Maine Municipal Association as a result of its excellent claim experience and good risk management activities. More...

Natural Science Program: 'Butterflies' is program topic

RANGELEY — The Sunday, Aug. 30 Natural Science Program, and the summer's final one, is about butterflies by Colby College Professor Herb Wilson. This free program takes place at the Wilhelm Reich Museum between 2 and 4 p.m. More...

Third ever everything sale coming to the Old Gym

Phillips Old Home Days

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Area Community Center will hold its 3rd Ever Everything Sale on Friday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

Locals take part in 'Kibby Boot Camp'

STRATTON — Imagine taking 10 young men and finding them a paid opportunity to become work-ready, career-oriented and team-motivated. More...

Summer fest enjoys great summer day

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The sun was hot, the sky blue and there was no rain at the 4th annual Carrabassett Summer Festival. More...

Forestry workshop slated

FARMINGTON — On Wednesday, Sept 23, from 12 to 5 p.m., there will be a forestry workshop titled "Managing for Wildlife." This workshop will teach participants the basic elements of wildlife habitat and how to recognize habitat elements out in More...

New Portland Alumni get together

NEW PORTLAND — About 50 members of the New Portland Alumni Association gathered on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the New Portland Fire Department community building for their annual dinner and meeting. Jo Dunphy, president, conducted the meeting. More...

Open House at Temple school house

Temple Historical Society

TEMPLE — The Temple Historical Society is hosting an Open House at the Intervale School House on Saturday, Aug. 22. Doors will open at 10 a.m. More...

Board to meet August 20

MSAD #58 School Board

SALEM — The agenda for the MSAD #58 School Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Mt. Abram High School was recently released. Following the Call to Order and welcome to guests, the meeting will be open to public comment. More...

Bible conference planned in Stratton

STRATTON — Calvary Bible Church invites the public to attend a Bible Conference at the church on Park Street Aug. 23 to 26. Evangelist Gerald Fielder will be the guest speaker. More...

Reinholt Art Center adult art classes offered

KINGFIELD — The Reinholt Gallery & Art Center on Main Street recently announced its adult art classes for September. The classes each require a minimum of four to five students to run and will be taught by center director Saskia Reinholt. More...

Benefit bottle drive planned for Saturday

Phillips Old Home Days

PHILLIPS — A bottle drive to benefit the RideOut Snowboard Team will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 during Old Home Days. More...

Thompson, Pepin engaged

TURNER — Gregory and Meredith Thompson of Turner are proud to announce the engagement of the daughter, Jamie Thompson, to Paul Pepin, son of Claude and Donna Pepin of Stratton. More...

Open House planned

Madrid Historical Society

MADRID — The Madrid Historical Society will hold an Open House on the Saturday of Phillips Old Home Days, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The society's museum is located in the old Madrid schoolhouse just across the bridge off Route 4. More...

Avon woman commended for heroics

FARMINGTON — Although she doesn't consider herself a hero, Stacie Haines of Avon, a registered nurse at the Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center since September, was honored on Monday, July 27 by her peers and state officials for saving More...

'Nothing But Fun'

"Nothing But Fun" is a new Kingfield venture open on a part-time basis that mixes a little fun in the Black Diamond Flooring business. The shop includes some new toys, hobbies and novelty items. More...

Plans in works for next Family Fun Days

Flagstaff Area Business Association News

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Flagstaff Area Business Association Board of Directors met on Monday, Aug. 3 at the Cathedral Pines Campground, with directors Lynn Schnorr, Gene Currie, Brandy Braugham, Sue Fotter and member Melody Chase present. More...

Computer Science classes added at KVCC

FAIRFIELD - Kennebec Valley Community College has added two new options to its two-year Computer Science degree program that are designed to meet the increasing technological needs of area employers. More...

New superintendent at work

Rangeley Lakes Regional School

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Regional School Board of Education met on July 14 with the following members present: Ginny Nuttall, Harold Schaetzle, Mary Vacarro, Pamela Ellis and Barbara Burgess. 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...

Model planes take over CV airport

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A member of the Franklin County Aircraft Modelers has been bringing his radio controlled airplanes to the annual Carrabassett Summer Festival since it started four years ago. More...

Phillips Old Home Days Fashion show on tap

PHILLIPS -- The Phillips 8th Grade Class of 2010 will be hosting the annual Phillips Old Home Days Fashion Show on Thursday, Aug. 20. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Phillips Elementary School. More...

RED HAT NEWS

Dead River Historical Society member Deb Townsend shows Red Hatter Pat Franz, of Coplin Plantation, a display of "wash days" in the 1900s including hand wringers, washboards and "Rinso" soap powder. More...