November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Gifts of Love, paying it forward

KINGFIELD — Continuing the tradition of helping people in the community, a group of good hearted women, extend “gifts of love” throughout the year.  More...

Large haulers may be fined for not recycling

NEW PORTLAND — Single sort recycling is going well at the Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station, but compactor trucks and other professional haulers who deliberately do not comply with recycling may be fined in the near future.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘A Cape Breton Christmas’ on tap - Free Access

UNITY & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present The Barra MacNeil’s Cape Breton Christmas at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts in Unity Saturday, Dec. 3 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Dec. More...

Holiday First Friday Artwalk coming

KINGFIELD — Kingfield hosts the First Friday Artwalk beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and doors are open until 8 p.m. with art, music, light refreshments and holiday cheer throughout the downtown area.  More...

Center to make plates for charity event

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — KC’s Kreativity Center at 1004 Old Huse Mill Road, recently announced its upcoming events.  The center is making 120 nine-inch plates to decorate the tables at the Charity Summit this year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret (Maggie) Ellen Brown McKee

1927-2011 — She had a passion for books and a love of cooking

KINGFIELD — Margaret (Maggie) Ellen Brown McKee, 84, of Kingfield, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Orchard Park Nursing Facility in Farmington. She was predeceased by her brothers, Paul Stuart Brown Jr. and Bruce Crawford Brown.  More...

Community & Local News

New cooking show to debut - Free Access

  Kathy Bechtel, owner of ItaliaOutdoors, and Nanook Tuefferd of Skowhegan Savings, are pictured on the set of a new television show, “Sugarloaf Cooking with Kathy Bechtel,” which will debut on WSKI-TV Channel 17 Thanksgiving Day. More...

Camden National receives FAME recognition

CAMDEN — Camden National Bank was named Financial Institution of the Year at the Finance Authority of Maine’s Annual Showcase Maine meeting and awards event Tuesday, Nov. 15.  More...

Trust distributes more than $10,000

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust met Oct. 14, for the semi-annual meeting to distribute $10,050 in funds to community organizations. More...

News from our Schools

Lego team heads to Augusta

Picture is the MSAD #58 First Lego League Team, comprising (left to right) Finn Towle, Harry Walters (front), Kim Hem, Trevor Hupper, Dawson Bate, Denver Vandrey, Evan Allen and Tor Tooker. More...

Literary mural

Senior Jazmin Knapp works on a train car that is part of a mural surrounding the Mt. Abram High School library entrance. More...

MTA yearbook orders being taken

The 2012 Mt. Abram yearbook makes a nice holiday gift. Pre-orders are being taken. Yearbooks are $45 through Dec. 16. A $20 deposit will reserve a copy. The balance will be due in May 2012. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Thanksgiving is Thursday  Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.  —Robert Caspar Lintner  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It seems like only yesterday that some 18 people showed up at our house to help with loading a 26-footlong U-haul with all our stuff en route to our new home in Ebensburg, P. More...

Take that Irene - Free Access

Three months after extensive damage from Tropical Storm Irene, two permanent bridges are in place and carrying traffic to the mountain and northward

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Despite a brisk wind, fresh snow and freezing temperatures, more than two dozen people attended the ribbon cutting ceremony held atop the newly completed North Branch Bridge on Route 27. Friday, Nov. More...

MSAD #58 - Potter petition gaining support

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Students, teachers and community members have gathered nearly 400 signatures to support naming a Mt. More...

Fire damages Phillips home

PHILLIPS — Fire drove a Dodge Road family from their home Tuesday night, Nov. 15, and injured a man who was trying to extinguish flames with a garden hose.  More...

Op-Ed

Thankfulness, humility and a coastal island

Humility is part of thankfulness. To say “thank you” is to acknowledge that you need others to survive in what can be a challenging world. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Military Medical Benefits Under Fire  More...

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Letters

Has to be a happy medium

I am against trapping. Coyotes are not the only problem deer have.  Ms. Graham, I too believe that everything has its place and yes, God created the coyotes.  However, the eastern coyote is a cross between the western coyote and the wolf. More...

No questions asked!

Recently it came to my attention that a person or persons stole the scaffolding from the Lexington/Highland History House building site on Back Road in Lexington.  We rely heavily on volunteers, donations and memberships to build our history hou More...

Thank you for your responses

We the owners of Maine Wood Concepts wish to offer our sincere appreciation to all emergency personnel who responded in our time of need including NorthStar EMS and the following nine fire departments: New Vineyard, Farmington, Strong, New Portland, More...

Sports & Outdoors

Blessing of the Skis and Boards planned

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited to be part of a great Sugarloaf tradition. Bring skis and boards to the Jean Luce Timing Building at the base of Comp Hill at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Pete Webber inducted into Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

BOULDER, Col. More...

Sugarloaf to host AlpineZone Summit 3.0

Members of popular ski and snowboard forum to gather at Sugarloaf in March

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — AlpineZone.com, the northeast’s most popular online outdoor adventure forum, will host the third annual AlpineZone Summit at Sugarloaf, March 30 to April 1. 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...