July 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield VEC submits grant for Village Green

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s Village Enhancement Committee’s application for a Maine Future’s Grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development has been submitted. More...

Rangeley alternative education program moving forward

RANGELEY — The pilot alternative education program at RSU #78 will involve six or seven students in grades 7 to 10 this year.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ireland’s Kane Sisters to play Skye, Unity - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present the internationally acclaimed Kane Sisters at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, July 6 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, July 7. More...

‘Sundays in Maine’ series starts - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Skye Theatre will present three Maine based performances in a special Sunday series starting with the Sandy River Ramblers and the Maranacook String Band at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m. More...

‘American Songbook’ on tap at museum

RANGELEY — Pianist Andy Kahn of Philadelphia, who performed at Orgonon’s Evenings of Music series in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010, returns for a solo performance to benefit the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Phyllis Ada (Nichols) Atwood

1925-2011 — She lived most of her life in Kingfield

PORTLAND — Phyllis Ada (Nichols) Atwood passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Maine Medical Center.  More...

Rosi Elke Chicoine

1946-2011 — Her big heart and love of fun will be greatly missed by many

AUBURN — Rosi Elke Chicoine, 64, of 26 Chicoine Avenue, Auburn, died at her home with her loving family by her side, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Roaine Joyce (Webb) Dion

1967-2011

CASCO — Roaine Joyce (Webb) Dion, age 44, died June 27, 2011 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.  She was born in Montour Falls, New York Feb. 13, 1967, the daughter of Walter Raymond and Kay Roaine (Dunham) Webb.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Under the Tree 5K & Fun Run/Walk set for July 23

RANGELEY — All proceeds from the “Under the Tree 5K and Fun Run/Walk, July 23 will be donated to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Allison Fraser-Ayotte started the John W. Fraser Foundation in memory of her father, John W. More...

Healthcare Golf Classic taking place July 17 & 18

FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network’s annual Healthcare Golf Classic will be a two-day, two-tournament event at the Sugarloaf Golf Club that will take place July 17 and 18. More...

Free moose tours offered

RANGELEY — Saddleback is once again offering complimentary moose watching tours twice each week during the summer months.  Moose watching, a popular form of wildlife recreation in Western Maine, provides excellent photo opportunities and i More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

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

The steeple rises, church nears completion - Free Access

NEW PORTLAND — Some 60 volunteers from Builders for Christ based in Maryland who came from 10 different states have been in the Kingfield area volunteering on the construction of a new church for Western Mountains Baptist church members for the More...

RSU #78 school board to start strategic planning process

RANGELEY — Results of the Effective Schools Committee Report issued this spring will be discussed at length at the RSU #78 School Board’s orientation and organizational meeting in July.  RSU #78 School Board Chair Virginia Nuttall to More...

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Bruce White (foreground) and Lee Bachelder (back) recenlty enjoyed a sunny afternoon flyfishing in the Carrabassett River at the Kingfield Dam. (Heidi Murphy ph oto) More...

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Toothaker Pond Association testifies in Augusta

During the month of March, the Toothaker Pond Association testified before the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources in favor of LD #615, “An Act to Divert Meadow Brook into Toothaker Pond.”  The association was seeking a pa More...

Veteran Benefits & Affairs

Bank Pays Damages for Service Members’ Civil Relief Act More...

Letters

Family Fun Days another resounding success

Thank you to all who helped make the 15th Annual Family Fun Days in Stratton a success!  It takes a lot of helping hands to put on an Event, and Flagstaff Area Business Association appreciates ALL who helped, in big ways and small alike, to have More...

The Boy Scouts thank you

The Boy Scouts of Troop 525 would like to thank the following for their generous contributions to our fundraising efforts: Polar Seltzer, Central Distributors; Mark Humphries, Northland Cash Supply; Will Farnham, Getchel Bros.; Fotter’s Market; More...

A little Bachelder family genealogy

All of Franklin County and beyond was shocked to hear of the loss of Grace Bachelder Butterfield Burton. More...

Community & Local News

Suggestions to protect yourself at home

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

CVA receives award for employee wellness

FARMINGTON — June 21, Carrabassett Valley Academy was recognized for its employee wellness efforts by the Healthy Community Coalition. CVA earned the highest level of recognition through HCC’s Work Healthy program with a gold award. More...

Low Cost Spay/Neuter programs desperately needed

(This is a final part of a series dealing with issues related to cat and dog overpopulation) Many low-cost spay/neuter programs focus on cats and pit bulls because they put the most pressure on animal shelters statewide. More...

News from our Schools

Tristen Dyer receives prestigious award

PHILLIPS — Thursday, June 16, the Final Assembly was held for students at the Phillips Elementary School. Dozens of awards were presented to the boys and girls in grades K-8.  More...

Richards graduates from Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. — Eric Ross Richards graduated from Dartmouth College June 12. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and a minor in Computer Science.  More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2010/2011 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Anderson William Tippet Born: June 13, 2011 Gender: Male Weight: 6 lbs 7 oz. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you died and came back as something else, what would it be?

  Jillian Tripp, Stratton: "A cat."   Alden Wattles, Kingfield: "Retired."   Mike Verges, Highland Plantation: "Richer than I am." |align=left|wid  More...

Got Peas?

By now, the peas must be fresh and More...