October 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Wire rope splicer Brian LeMay uses a marlinspike to spread the strands of wire rope apart in preparation for a "tuck." The six strands are carefully wrapped and tucked into the center of the rope ove More...

A Stanley Violin event - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Several F.O. Stanley’s violins and the music of the duo Stanley and Grimm —Nikki Engstrom and guitarist and singer Sean Brennan Stanley— will come to life at the Herbert Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Photos of Kingfield on exhibit

KINGFIELD — A new exhibit of photographs by John Orcutt, featuring images from the local area, will be on display at the Schoolhouse Gallery at 266 Main Street during the upcoming First Friday Artwalk, this Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.  More...

Celtic duo to play the Herbert, Tuesday - Free Access

Fiddler Nikki Engstrom will be playing on a violin made F.O. Stanley

KINGFIELD — Celtic duo Stanley & Grimm will perform at the Herbert Hotel Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person are available at the door and may be reserved. More...

First Friday Artwalks resume

KINGFIELD — Friday, Oct. 7, Kingfield welcomes the first of a series of Winter First Friday Artwalks every month from October to April.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paul Houghton (Hote) Holliday Jr.

He loved skiing, books, woodworking and sailing

RHODE ISLAND — Paul Houghton (Hote) Holliday Jr., 58, died June 14, 2011 at Home Hospice Care of Rhode Island.  More...

Kenneth L. Beal

1955-2011 — He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, reading & the Red Sox

BREWER — Kenneth L. Beal, age 56, of Ashland and Brewer died of a fatal heart attack Sept. 22, 2011 at his home in Brewer.  More...

Richard C. Bandlow

1930-2011 — He will be remembered as a loving & devoted husband, father & grandfather

GORHAM — Richard C. Bandlow, 81, of Springvale, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at the Gorham House in Gorham.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Exhibition shooters to perform

Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Jerome Holt, a professional exhibition shooter, and his wingman, Colin Micklon, will be providing a demonstration of shotgun skills and trick shooting for the Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association Sunday afternoon, Oct. More...

Sugarloaf to host Maine premier of Meathead Films’ “Prime Cut”

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Meathead Films, the popular East Coast ski movie production company, will host the Maine premier of its tenth film, Prime Cut, on Saturday October 8, at Sugarloaf during the resort’s Homecoming Weekend.  More...

Used Ski and Sports Equipment Sale

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The annual Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) Used Ski and Sports Equipment Sale, which Skiing Magazine has ranked as the number one ski swap in the east, is back again this year on Saturday, Oct. 8..  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, 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

Columbus Day is Monday

If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.  —Arthur Goldberg  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

VIEW FROM THE TOP

I can feel the energy in the air starting to change, and the pace is picking up. More...

Non-stop events for Homecoming - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Hundreds of Sugarloafers will be flocking to the mountain for the resort’s Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 7 to 9. The weekend features non-stop events, including open houses, art shows and the annual Uphill Climb Race. More...

Town closer to making Narrow Gauge usable

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In six minutes with no discussion, about 30 voters whizzed through requests to spend $45,000 from undesignated surplus to make repairs to the Narrow Gauge Pathway, and another $15,000 to complete the recreational bridge pr More...

Expanding ATV access routes requested in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Whether or not to expand All Terrain Vehicle access routes in Phillips will come before the Phillips Selectmen for further review.  More...

Op-Ed

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A time to remember CC, a place to say hello

CARRABASSETT VALLEY & BRIDGTON — Carroll Calder Hamilton, 60, of Redington East and Bridgton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at the Hospice House in Auburn. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you were to open your refrigerator, what would you find?

Anne and Ned Hammond, Oakland and Sugarloaf: "Nothing." More...

Letters

Reinstate Election Day voter registration

On Nov. 8, Mainers will have the opportunity, and the privilege, to cast their vote in the 2011 elections. This year, a very important question is on the ballot which will require a “yes” or “no” answer. More...

Lend your support to the Orbeton Stream conservation project

As many of you know, Maine has two conservation projects in the Forest Legacy Program for 2012: Crocker Mountain and Orbeton Stream.  More...

Another success

Despite the rain the Hooterville Haunted Hayride was a success! A big thank you to the Handrahan family, those who set up sites and all the volunteers. More...

Community & Local News

Mud football charity auction coming

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The annual Carrabassett Valley Rats Mud Football Charity Auction returns Saturday, Oct. More...

Baptist church to be dedicated

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church congregation invites the public to the celebration and dedication of its new church home at 929 Carrabassett Road, Route 27, Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. More...

Ice cream social planned

Dead River Area Historical Society

STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society on Main Street will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 for Columbus Day. There will be an ice cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Fast friends

Kindergarten student Baylis Eggleston of Carrabassett Valley is fascinated with senior David Holmes admiring his white beard (stating that he thought Holmes was cute). More...

Photo

Peter Pease, a 1961 graduate of Central High School, presents a $1,000 check to Sprite Pray, a 2011 graduate from Carrabec High School, for a high achievement award, at the annual New Portland Alumni More...

Building buddies

Riley McCormack and Zoë Bendy construct the wooden structure that will support the scarecrow they designed. More...