December 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Getting to know Otten’s past

Campaign 2010

KINGFIELD — Leslie B. Otten models his life after his own personal hero, his father. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Annual Winter Concert December 12

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Community Orchestra will present its Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall. More...

‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to the stage

Sandy River Players

FARMINGTON — This holiday season join Sandy River Players for a true Victorian tradition as members present Charles Dickens’A Christmas Carol, from Dec. 10 to 19 in Alumni Theater on the University of Maine at Farmington campus.   More...

Children’s Christmas Pageant on tap

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The community is cordially invited to join together 9 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 20, at the Dick Bell Chapel at Sugarloaf for a Children’s Christmas Pageant.   More...

Letters

Thanks to whoever left the Thanksgiving dinners

To the editor:   We would like to thank whoever left the Thanksgiving dinners on our freezer in the garage. No one in the family is responsible —so— to the wonderful little “elves” who did... More...

Historical society curator retires

To the editor:   With the annual closing of The Dead River Area Historical Society last month, I have decided that would retire as Curator. More...

Thanks for a successful Thanksgiving Day dinner

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Community & Local News

Local artist receives national award

RANGELEY — Pamela Jo Ellis of Rangeley received an Honorable Mention in the Utrecht 60th Anniversary Art Contest. More...

DAR celebrates season

FARMINGTON — Colonial Daughters Chapter DAR of Farmington met for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Two Oaks in Fairbanks for a buffet luncheon and Christmas Party. The business meeting was called to order at 11: A.M. More...

Christmas celebration planned

KINGFIELD — The Western Mountains Baptist Church recently announced two events for December: a celebration of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 13 and a Christmas Eve service Dec. 24.   More...

News from our Schools

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Mt. Abram teacher Shellen Raley meets with student Jared Clukey and his parents, Dana and Randy, for a recent conference. More...

Playground fundraisers underway

PHILLIPS — Many hands make light work. We’ve all heard that one before. More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram Regional High School recently released its first quarter honor roll for the 2009/2010 school year.   More...

Clark summarizes consolidation options

PHILLIPS -– A memo sent out by MSAD #58 Superintendent Quenten Clark to school board members as well as legislators, indicates that this district is running out of options. More...

H1N1 clinic 25 to 30 percent participation

Rangeley Lakes Regional School Board

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Regional School Board of Education recently released its minutes for the Nov. 24 meeting. More...

He ain't heavy, he's my dummy

Mt. Abram High School Guidance secretary, Judy McCurdy shows her CPR dummy some lovin’ at a recent training. More...

Op-Ed

Lady Rangeley’s annual Christmas letter

Dear Irregular Staff:   My new brother, Lord Quimby Pond MCC, and I wish you a wicked-good merry Maine Coon Christmas and a catnip-filled 2010. Similar tabby greetings are extended to you from my other brother, the Amazing Leoparini. More...

Children’s Task Force, protecting children & strengthening families

Legislative Report

In a past article I told you about the United Methodist Economic Ministry and the services they provide to the people of Franklin County. Now I would like to tell you about the Franklin County Children’s Task Force.   More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Robert F. Cary

He and his wife owned Dead River Gifts in Eustis

LEESBURG, Fla. — Robert F. Cary, 74, of Leesburg, Fla., died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 after a lengthy illness.   More...

Donald Owen Cote’

1943-2009 — He enjoyed the outdoors & was known for building furniture & for panning for gold

EUSTIS — Donald Owen Cote’ Sr., 66, of Eustis, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 3, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family.   More...

Clayton John Varney

Clayton John Varney 1922-2009 — He loved being outdoors and found pleasure in fishing, hunting, biking and hiking

AUBURN —- Clayton John Varney, 87, of Phillips died peacefully at the Hospice House on Nov. 26, 2009. His health had deteriorated after a stroke suffered four months prior to his death.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Making it grand

A great turnout showed up for the Ski Museum of Maine’s grand opening last Saturday night, Dec. 5. More...

Tenacious D keeps Runners in sight

Dirigo 72 – Mt. Abram, 53

DIXFIELD –- The Mt. Abram boys’ varsity team traveled to Dirigo last Friday for the regular season opener. Although they walked away with a 72-53 loss, they’re feeling pretty good about their game right now.   More...

Boyd bags a buck

Steven Boyd poses with this 247- pound, 10-point buck he shot on Saturday, Nov 14. Boyd has shot many deer over the years, but none could compare to the feeling of bagging this gorgeous animal. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

The Christmas season continues to be celebrated in ways even Ebenezer might appreciate —including a play starring the old fellow himself. Check them out! Thursday to Saturday, Dec 10 to 12   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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late. — Henny Youngman If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

All we are saying is… give peace a chance …and one man’s action through education, with an important Maine connection More...