November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Jared Emerson, the on-hill supervisor, (top right) gets his group together for a photo during a break cutting the new Casablanca Glade at Saddleback Mountain last week. See story on Page 15. More...

Governor opposes, citizens speak out at low flight meeting

FARMINGTON -– Over 200 residents attended a public comment period hosted by the Massachusetts Air National Guard last Saturday at the University of Maine, Farmington. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Exhibit of transformational landscapes planned

UMF Art Gallery

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present “HORIZON: Poetics of the Post-Heroic Landscape,” a UMF Art Gallery exhibit of original works by Jennilie Brewster and Honour Mack. More...

Improv comedy holiday benefit on tap

FARMINGTON — On Dec. 4 and 5, western Maine comedy troupe, Teachers Lounge Mafia, invites audiences to Stale Milk & Sour Cookies II: Another Evening of Irreverent Holiday Comedy, at 7:30 p.m. More...

UMF Concert Band to perform Nov. 19

of UMF students, community members and local high school students, will perform its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in Nordica Auditorium at University of Maine at Farmington’s Merrill Hall. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arlo M. Hennings

1921-2009 — A true “Jack of all trades,” it was well known that he could fix anything

AUGUSTA —- Arlo M. Hennings, 88, of Farmington, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta with his family by his side. Arlo’s YDNA is registered with the Family Tree DNA worldwide genealogy project. More...

Wayne E. Killam

1954-2009 — He was an avid skier, a life Boy Scout & a member of Friends of Maine Hockey

ORRINGTON — Wayne E. Killam, 55, died Nov. 13, 2009 at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Beverly, Mass., June 14, 1954 the son of Dwight E. and Nanette A. (Soucey) Killam.   More...

Christine B. Davis

1913-2009 — She will be remembered for her hard work raising three sons while working with her husband

AUBURN -— Christine B. Davis, 96, of 440 Minot Ave., died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Clover Manor, where she resided for over 10 years.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Soccer athletes shine at Awards Banquet

SALEM –- Mt Abram sports officials held their annual fall sports award banquet last Thursday, Nov. 12. More...

Landowners’ generosity recognized

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Maine Snowmobile Association recently honored private, municipal and corporate landowners for their generosity in opening up their land to outdoor enthusiasts.   More...

Undefeated Bobcats

Stratton’s 2009 JV basketball team celebrates their undefeated season on Thursday, Nov. 12 after their game in Kingfield. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   EVERY MONDAY   WORKSHOP: EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ORIENTATION — 10 am- 12 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req’d.: 1-800-982-4311.   EVERY TUESDAY   More...

Community Things To Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

New fiscal year, more selectmen and shuttle in store

Town of Kingfield

KINGFIELD -– On Nov. 9 about 30 voters at a Kingfield Special Town Meeting made significant changes affecting municipal affairs. Three articles were debated that evening. More...

Return to the glory days of Sugarloaf

The Wescott plan:

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Today, Sugarloaf offers the only lift-serviced, above treeline skiing in the Northeast with vertical drops from the second highest peak in Maine at 4,237 feet. More...

State education curtailment continues

PHILLIPS –- Superintendent Quenten Clark recently said he has received a letter from Department of Education Commissioner Susan Gendron. More...

Op-Ed

Free Thanksgiving dinner offered

Are you alone for Thanksgiving dinner? Are you shut in and can not get out for Thanksgiving dinner? Then I have an offer you cannot refuse.   On Thanksgiving Day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Fat pride —a huge diversity deficit?

The Frary Home Companion

This month’s election of Chris Christie as governor of N.J. represents a kind of breakthrough and an important victory for Republicans in the intense diversity competition that has preoccupied our political masters for nearly a generation. More...

Letters

Thanks for helping decorate Kingfield

To the editor:   A big thank you to Bud Dunham and Jim Williamson for getting the Christmas trees and putting them up. Also, thank you to Bob Christen for donating the trees.   More...

Community & Local News

Big losers are big winners

STRONG — A group of area residents just finished the first Weight Loss Challenge in Franklin County, losing a combined 369.2 pounds and 281.5 inches.   More...

Seniors’ Thanksgiving dinner planned

RANGELEY — The annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 22, beginning at 12 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street. This meal is free — everything has been donated. More...

Holiday craft, bake sale slated

NEW VINEYARD — A Holiday Craft and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Smith Hall.   Donations paid for table space will benefit the New Vineyard Public Library. More...

News from our Schools

Essay winners announced

PHILLIPS — As part of her presentation about Veterans Day at the Phillips Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 9, Diana McCall presented awards to three winners of her annual essay contest for Phillips 5th graders.   More...

Veteran stars

KES Middle School students offer veterans a heart-felt thanks. More...

Maine author visits schools

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Stratton Elementary and Kingfield elementary schools enjoyed a personal visit from award-winning Maine Children’s Book Author, Amy MacDonald of Falmouth recently.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

When in doubt, tell the truth. —Mark Twain If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. Include author’s name, and your name and number, so we may contact you if we have any questions. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

The Daily Breads Thanksgiving is a week away, but why not make it easier by making the breads ahead? Nothing makes the big meal more special than freshly made rolls or a loaf More...