September 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Here comes the sun...

The sun gives a spectacular show over Flagstaff (above Myers Beach) Sunday morning, Sept. 25. More...

Arts & Entertainment

It will be a ‘Grand’ Opening - Free Access

  “Rangeley Lake,” stained glass by Saskia Reinholt, is one of the multitude of artworks exhibited at the new Western Maine Artist Collective. More...

Emily Smith to play Skye, Unity - Free Access

UNITY & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present highly acclaimed Scottish performer Emily Smith at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, Oct. 4 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Oct. 5. More...

Barbara Stewart to exhibit paintings

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library will host an exhibit of artwork created by Barbara Stewart of Kingfield from Sept. 23 through Nov. 28.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Glenn B. Heath

1922-2011 — He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946

FARMINGTON — Glenn B. Heath, 88, of Industry passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.  More...

Community & Local News

MOM names Cook general manager

AUBURN — Maine Organic Milling Board of Directors recently named Warren C. Cook of Kingfield their general manager. More...

A look at the Kibby Wind Project

A Reporter’s Notebook:

KIBBY TOWNSHIP — Despite a mist that moved across the hills, valley and mountain tops, the day we arrived at Kibby Mountain we found the Kibby Wind Project overwhelming.  More...

Rangeley voters rescind recycling ordinance

RANGELEY — Rangeley voters rescinded the recycling ordinance passed at the regular June Town meeting in a 61-33 vote Thursday, Sept. 15, according to Town Manager Timothy Kane. More...

News from our Schools

MTA celebrates Homecoming

SALEM -- During last week's lead up to Homecoming at Mt. Abram, students and faculty participated in "Theme of the Day." Dress up festivities included: Hat Day, Plaid Day, Elderly Day, Super Hero Day, and Blue and Gold Day.   More...

Phillips students commemorate 9.11

PHILLIPS — Friday, Sept. 9, the Phillips Student Council held its annual 9.11 Flag Raising Ceremony. This year there was a very special added touch. More...

RLRS partners with Mingo Springs

RANGELEY — Mingo Springs Golf Course is partnering with the Rangeley Lakes Regional School’s fourth and fifth grade Enrichment Reading Classes for the 2011-2012 academic year. More...

More to Western Mountains than one may think

STRATTON — Finding out why people travel, why they make certain choices, who they are and what makes them tick are all part of the Maine Office of Tourism’s new strategy, according to Carolann Ouellette, director MOT, who has strong conne More...

MH&T may have solution to ‘S’ turns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine Huts & Trails is contemplating constructing a mile-and-a-half to twomile trail that would extend from north of the southern end of the Narrow Gauge Pathway north to connect to Crommett’s Overlook.  More...

Phillips on the verge of a renaissance

PHILLIPS — Good things can happen if organizations in the community work together. More...

Op-Ed

Cartoon

Full Story

Dogs, deer and poachers

I have not written for a while, but want to share an experience that shows animals really can communicate with one another. This is true, although some of the participants cannot speak English.  More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Defense Business Board wants to “civilianize” retirement benefits   More...

Letters

To KES parents and interested community members

The Kingfield Elementary’ Parent Volunteer Group (PTA) will be having its first meeting Oct. 3 at 2:45 p.m. More...

Haunted hayride seeks haunters

The Haunted Hayride will be Oct. 22 this year, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Pines Campground in Eustis. Stratton Elementary School eighth graders are hosting the hayride this year. We are looking for people interested in setting up a site. More...

‘First Shots’ programs successful, more coming

For a couple of Saturday mornings over the last two months, I’ve had the pleasure of helping to introduce or further educate young people and adults alike to the joy of shooting sports. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Way to go Chuck

Chuck Royce of Stratton celebrates the completion of the Knife’s Edge trail on Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State park during a recent trip. More...

Mt. Abram ties one, wins one

SALEM – The Mt. Abram boys played one on the road and one at home last week, traveling to Telstar on Tuesday, and hosting Wiscasset on Friday.  The Roadrunners came home from Telstar with another win under their belt, beating them 3-0. More...

Jay Moody Memorial golf tourney slated

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The annual Jay Moody Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation will take place Friday, Oct. 7 during Homecoming Weekend at Sugarloaf.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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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, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.  —Biologist P. B. Medawar  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Cooking it Slowly for Big Flavor

Sometimes we get so busy we need to More...