June 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Board of selectmen increases by two

KINGFIELD — This year’s 192nd Annual Town Meeting was held on June 5 the town’s first ever meeting under a new fiscal year. More...

Saviello provides recognition from the statehouse

KINGFIELD — In the absence of Sen. Walter Gooley, Rep. Tom Saviello started the Annual Kingfield Town Meeting recognizing the long-term town service of Bill Brown. The annual report this year was dedicated to Bill Brown, Saviello noted.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Two great bands headline River Fest

Aztec Two Step and the Rustic Overtones headine this summer’s event

SKOWHEGAN — Aztec Two Step, renowned for its original acoustic songs, and Rustic Overtones, one of Portland’s best known independent rock bands, will showcase their musical talents at this year’s River Fest event in downtown Skowheg More...

Diva auditions planned

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is seeking “Hevas” and “Divas” to perform for the 2010 Summer Diva Show. More...

Narrow Gauge String Band to play

SALEM — The Narrow Gauge String Band will perform Sunday, June 13 at the Salem Community Building, from 1 to 3 p.m.   “Come join us for some ole time country music,” urged an organizer for the event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Katherine Virginia Ingalls Ehrlenbach

1918-2010 — She enjoyed skiing Sugarloaf and played first chair second violin with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra

ELLSWORTH — Katherine Virginia Ingalls Ehrlenbach, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 31, 2010.   More...

Robert S. “Clay” Pidgeon

1946-2010 — He loved and was loved as much as any man could be

KINGFIELD — Robert S. “Clay” Pidgeon died Friday, May 28, at home in Kingfield surrounded and supported by dear friends and family. More...

Jeffery Colfax Therrien

1948-2010 — He loved music and was an accomplished guitarist

STRONG — Jeffrey Colfax Therrien, 61, went to be with his Savior on May 30, 2010 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.   Mr. Therrien was born on Dec. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA to face challenges on post season diamonds

SALEM — The seventh seeded Mt. Abram (9-5) boys’ baseball team hosted a preliminary game against a tough Traip Academy (8-8) team on Tuesday, June 8. The results were beyond the deadline for this issue. More...

Zipline and scenic lift rides come to Sugarloaf

New summer offerings to begin operation in late July and early August

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– This summer, guests at Sugarloaf will be able to experience the mountain’s spectacular views and unique natural environment from two new perspectives, with Zipline tours and scenic lift rides scheduled to begin lat More...

MTA knocked-out in quarters

Mt. Abram’s girls’ tennis

SALEM -– The Mt. Abram girls’ tennis team met their goal and made it to the post season with a much improved 9-3 record this season. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   EVERY WEDNESDAY   FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield.   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. More...

Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment Weekend June 12 & 13

Gates open at 9 am Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, Maine

The Second Annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center (Norlands) will take place June 12 and 13. 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...

Saddleback Owners Announces New Management Structure - Free Access

RANGELEY – Bill and Irene Berry, owners of Saddleback Maine, announced today that Christopher C. Farmer, Esq., will become general manager of the ski resort effective immediately. More...

Farm Camp coming to Avon - Free Access

AVON — Darren and Angel Allen want to share farm life with kids and help them understand where their food comes from. That’s why they are undertaking a five-day Farm Camp at VoterVale Farm, July 26 to 30 for kids ages 5 to 11. More...

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Meldon Gilmore, a veteran of the United States Army and a longtime member of the Norton-Wuori American Legion Post #61, reads "Freedom is Not Free" during the Memorial Day services held Monday, May 31 More...

Info center opens in Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the first time in over 10 years the former Sugarloaf Area Chamber of Commerce building will be open parttime assisting tourists who travel up Route 27 in search of summer activities from Kingfield to Eustis.   More...

Op-Ed

Stratton rec program payment info

On May 27, the Stratton-Eustis Selectmen met with the recreation committee and the recreation director to discuss payment guidelines for the Stratton Summer Program. More...

Never been to the POPS?

This is for you: Come try it out!

KINGFIELD — A friend recently told us she had never been to the POPS because she wasn’t sure she would like “that kind of music.”   More...

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Letters

Thank You from American Legion Kingfield Post 61

On behalf of Post 61 I would like to thank those in attendance at our Memorial Day Service held at the monuments on May 31. More...

The flags are flying high in Kingfield

The Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts Committee wishes to thank Chuck Twitchell, Alex Dunham and Brian Le Blanc for putting up the flags this year. We are flying 89 flags; to date we have sold 78. More...

A few things that puzzle me…

Here are a few things that puzzle me having to do with the State, taxes, subsidies, etc.   To begin with, the last I knew the valuations of every town were based on the real estate and the value of property sold in the last year. More...

Community & Local News

Guide helps ID trees

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. -- The Arbor Day Foundation is offering its tree guide identification guidebook that is now easier to use and will help an average person identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. More...

Post recognizes scholars

Norton/Wuori American Legion Post #61 members Jim Meldrum and Bert Dyer were at Mt. More...

Retirement celebration for Georgie Woodford

KINGFIELD — An open house retirement celebration is being held for longtime Kingfield Elementary School secretary Georgie Woodford on Sunday, June 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

WoooHooo!

Bailey Sitz and her father, Steve, celebrate her graduation from Carrabassett Valley Academy last weekend. (Rose Winter photo) More...

Retirement celebration for Georgie Woodford

KINGFIELD — An open house retirement celebration is being held for longtime Kingfield Elementary School secretary Georgie Woodford on Sunday, June 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Violinist visits KES

KINGFIELD — Bangor Symphony Orchestra violinist, Simon Bilyk, visited the Kingfield Elementary School fourth grade last week. More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Flag Day is Monday   More...

ANoTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BoRN!

Brooklyn Meredith Philbrook Born: April 23, 2010 Gender: Female Weight: 5 lbs. 7 oz. More...