October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Nancy Marshall honored

‘Valley resident, longtime Sugarloafer earns Maine’s highest public relations award

FREEPORT — Nancy Marshall, president of Augusta-based Nancy Marshall Communications, was awarded the Edward L. Bernays Achievement Award by the Maine Public Relations Council at the organization’s annual conference, Oct. More...

Small turnout at selectmen’s meeting

NEW PORTLAND — Only two residents showed up for the Monday night, Oct. 17 selectmen’s meeting. Board member Andrea Reichert, in the absence of the chairman, opened the meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Alan Reid, Rob van Sante to perform at Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Alan Reid and Rob van Sante at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Nov. 2 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts in Unity Thursday, Nov. 3. More...

Square dance planned

WILTON — Friendship Squares will host a mainstream/ plus square dance Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Cushing School.  The caller will be Bill Fulton and the cuer, Carol Stewart. Casual attire is encouraged. All are welcome.   More...

Haunted ‘maize’ planned

FARMINGTON — Sandy River Farms is again hosting its “Amazing Maize” on a 10-acre corn field south of the farm at 755 Farmington Falls Road Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Drive to honor Coach Potter underway

SALEM — A movement is underway to name the larger soccer field at Mt. Abram High School after one of the school’s most loved and respected teachers, Mr. Art “Coach” Potter.  More...

Challenging behavior workshop offered

Challenging behavior workshop offered  FARMINGTON — The workshop “Why Can’t Johnny Be Good at Home?” is a “Spinoff” from Franklin County Children’s Task Force’s popular “Why Can’t Johnn More...

Spiritualism is about energy and how it’s channeled

KINGFIELD — “We create our own heaven or hell,” says Spiritualist Rev. Sally Silver. “What we believe is what we are and what we see. Until we change inside or find a reason to change, we won’t,” she said.  More...

News from our Schools

Help through the application maze

Mt. Abram High School guidance counselor, Mike Ellis assists seniors Erin Luce and Ashley Shurtleff in the college application process. More...

Crafters needed

KINGFIELD — Crafters are wanted for the annual Kingfield Elementary School craft fair scheduled for Nov. 26.  Crafters’ tables are $12 each. Spaces are still available; deadline for registering is Nov. More...

KES Craft Fair slated

KINGFIELD — The annual Kingfield Elementary School Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

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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...

Will ‘Scoop’ Dunham finally slow down?

KINGFIELD — Laura Dunham has well earned her nickname “Scoop” Dunham stumbling upon the profession as a news reporter covering fatalities, missing children, and endless selectmen and school committee meetings, and more.  More...

Petition requests MSAD #58 allow NYC class trip

EUSTIS — Eustis residents are up in arms over the MSAD #58 School Board’s vote to deny the eighth grade permission to go to New York City for its class trip.  More...

Absentee ballot deadline request November 3

Voters can still register the day of the Tuesday, Nov. 8 elections, at least this year. More...

Should Kingfield retain a grant writer?

KINGFIELD — Whether Kingfield should contract with a grant writer to help the town create a five-year strategy and vision for the community’s future and procure funding for those projects is under consideration by the board of selectmen.& More...

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How lucky we are

I had recently decided that I was not going to write any more articles, until I went to New Portland Fair. While seeing many old friends of mine, some being readers of my little tidbits, complimented me to the point my cap would not fit my head. More...

Preserve same-day voter registration

Same-day voter registration was passed unanimously 38 years ago by a Republican-controlled legislature. Over these past 38 years many Independents, Democrats and Republicans alike have both registered and voted on Election Day. More...

Letters

It was a fine evening indeed

The musical duo Stanley and Grimm moved a crowd of more than 100 to tapping, clapping, laughing and dancing at their dynamic show on Oct. 11 at Kingfield’s Herbert Hotel. More...

Community History Day a success

The Strong Historical Society would like to express deep appreciation for the great attendance at the recent Community History Day.  More...

Thank you Poland Spring

The Franklin County Tourism Network and the Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Poland Spring for donating bottled water to our fall series of workshops.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners fall to Mustangs

Mt. Abram, 0 — Monmouth, 1

SALEM — The Mt. Abram girls’ soccer team (#8) fell 1-0 to Monmouth (#9) last Friday afternoon at home in Salem. The game was well played game by both teams.  The teams went into half time with a 0-0 score. More...

Stellar year for boys’ JV

Twelve and 0 is a record that the boys’ JV team at Mt. Abram had never accomplished. This year our JV team was able to do exactly that.  On the sideline during all those games you would see a scorebook-wielding sophomore from Mt. More...

Mt. Abram boys fall to North Yarmouth Academy

Mt. Abram, 0 — NYA, 5

SALEM - The Mt. Abram boys’ varsity soccer team lost to North Yarmouth Academy last Friday, 5-0 in a preliminary playoff game at home in Salem.  Mt. Abram went in to the tournmaments in eighth place with a 6-5-3 record. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Halloween is Monday  On Halloween, witches come true; Wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park...  —Nicholas Gordon   More...

TWO MORE IRREGULAR READERS ARE BORN!

Kaelynn Marie & Kylee EmmaHayesBorn: August 21, 2011KaelynnGender: FemaleWeight: 4 lbs. More...