December 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Saddleback opens for season

A snowboarder enjoys a run on the Grey Ghost trail at Saddleback on Monday. The ski resort opened for the season Saturday. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Franklin County Fiddlers to perform - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present the Franklin County Fiddlers, past and present, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. A potluck supper will precede the concert starting at 5:30 p.m. More...

Christmas service, dinner offered

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Living Waters Assembly of God at 547 Wilton Rd. would like to extend an invitation to the community to join them on Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. More...

Taylor’s Grove comes to the Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Taylor’s Grove will be appearing at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, Wednesday Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Begin Family Room.  More...

Community & Local News

Quality time with Mr. & Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus share stories with preschoolers Coen Hoelscher (left to right), Bella Gooding, Brooke Laliberte and Gracie Feenie at the Rangeley Public Library recently. More...

Spay-neuter clinic set

KINGFIELD — There will be a spay-neuter clinic at Webster Hall Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The attending vet will be Dr. More...

Job search help for older workers offered

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment.  More...

News from our Schools

Music program growing, helping kids learn - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The MSAD #58 music program has gone through its ups and downs over the years. Now, the program is benefiting from the support of the administration, community, parents and the Kingfield POPS. More...

Kingfield students decorate historical society

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Historical Society may be seeing a first this holiday season. The exterior is decorated with evergreen swags and a Christmas tree, with pine cones, paper chains and strings of popcorn garland.  More...

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Mt. Abram High School Band member Abigail Fecteau took part in the holiday concert recently held at the Herbert Hotel. More...

Sugarloaf’s ‘Skyline’ lifts off - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Hundreds of excited skiers stood in line Saturday morning, Dec. 17, anticipating the ribbon-cutting ceremony which would signal the start-up of the new Skyline chairlift. More...

The Governor visits Mt. Abram

LePage: Maine needs to get its fiscal house in order

SALEM — Maine needs to gets its fiscal house in order, bring MaineCare spending in line with other states, have affordable energy, and an education system that matches college graduate skill sets with business needs.  More...

School board looks at long-range planning models

KINGFIELD — What type of model the MSAD #58 School Board should use to develop a long-range plan was discussed at length last week.  RSU #9 Supt. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Defense authorization moving fast   The House and Senate have passed their respective versions of the FY 2012 Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1540 and S. 1867) and a conference committee is working to reconcile differences. More...

Letters

To fellow business owners from Kingfield to Eustis

Recently a Kingfield business has asked its valued guests to assist them in reaching out to Sugarloaf for a change in its policies regarding the selling of tickets to and through local businesses.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Isabel Stewart

1926-2011 — She was a quiet, soft spoken lady who loved spending time with her family and friends

LAKELAND, Ga. — Isabel Stewart, formerly of Rangeley, passed away Dec. 12, 2011, at the Lakeland Villa Convalescent Home in Lakeland, Ga. with two of her daughters at her side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Bulldogs slip by Roadrunners

Mt. Abram girls’ basketball

SALEM — In the past week, Mt. Abram’s the girls’ teams played against two schools. The first was an away game at Hall-Dale Thursday in which the Hall-Dale girls’ varsity team beat Mt. Abram 25 to 59.  More...

CVA prepares for Rev Tour with positive results

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Col. — At Saturday’s USASA halfpipe competition, Maine was well represented with three Carrabassett Valley Academy studentathletes earning podium finishes in the event. More...

Mt. Abram boys face tough competition, but looking better

SALEM — Monday night, Dec. 12, the Mt. Abram boys’ basketball teams had their home openers against Telstar.  Mt. Abram JV, 54 — Telstar JV, 47   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

Christmas is Sunday Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy,forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance.To a friend, your heart. To a customer,service. To all, charity. To every child,a good example. To yourself, respect. —Oren Arnold More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

What a blast the Stratton-Eustis Lions Club members put on when some 80 residents came to the Stratton Elementary School Sunday, Dec. 18 for the annual free Christmas dinner and party.  More...