January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Gerry Adams: eye on the sky

RANGELEY — Having a chance to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour lift-off up close and personal last May was bitter sweet for Rangeley’s Gerry Adams. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Two events kick off new year at UMF

FARMINGTON — The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus will present a duo of visual and performing arts events to kick off the new year.  More...

First Friday Artwalks in full swing

Kingfield Art Walk

KINGFIELD — Jan. 6, the first Friday of the New Year, Kingfield’s First Friday Artwalk will include holiday lights, art, music and Kendrick Charles driving his horse-drawn sleigh.  More...

Museum’s activity table at Snodeo

RANGELEY — The Hands-On Children’s Activity Area, compliments of the Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Discovery Room, will be hosted by Dominique and Charles Goude, at the Rangeley Inn Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Letters

Good to hear from ‘Scoop’ still

I am so glad you continue to print Laura Dunham’s column, even though she depends on all of us sending news regularly. No one writes like Laura, and she certainly knew our community.  From a fan, Nona Young New Portland   More...

Thank you for my gifts

I would like to thank the Kingfield Giving Tree for the two presents that I got for Christmas.  Also, thank you to the people who purchased the items.  Dave “Uncle Dave” LaBelle Kingfield   More...

Children’s shopping day a success

The Phillips Community of Christian Women would like to thank all the folks who donated items for the Children’s Shopping Day.  More...

Community & Local News

A gift for the gift-giver

Third grader Bradley Frost of Strong hands Santa a platter full of cookies at the annual Christmas party held at the Foster Memorial Building in Strong Dec. 17. More...

Blood drive at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Friday, Jan. 6, from 12 to 5 p.m., at the Sugarloaf Inn.  More...

Blood drive slated

SKOWHEGAN — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Thursday, Jan. 5, from 12 to 6 p.m., at Somerset Sports & Fitness, 8 Commerce Drive.  More...

News from our Schools

Jazmin Knapp named DAR’s Good Citizen

Jazmin Knapp named DAR’s Good Citizen  STRONG — Mt. More...

Board to meet today

MSAD #74 School Board

ANSON — The MSAD #74 board of directors will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Garret Schenck School. More...

Cap and gown money due Friday, Jan. 6!

SALEM — School officials recently announced that the class of 2012’s cap and gown money is by Jan. 6.  The $20 is payable to Mt. Abram High School and can be turned in at the main office with Ms. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Children are a great comfort in your old age, and they help you reach it faster too.  —Lionel Kauffman  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Not only is it windy and cold in Pennsylvania but many of my friends in Maine have told me this week it is “wicked cold” there as well, and one morning it was reported that the winds were 90 miles an hour at Sugarloaf. More...

THE ORIGINAL IRREGULAR’S Year in Review • 2011 - Free Access

(Part two of two)

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The summer was in full swing with all kinds of festivals celebrating everything from logging to bluegrass. More...

Yankee Magazine highlights area as soul of New England - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — “Winter’s Soul” highlights Maine’s Western Mountains —Kingfield, Sugarloaf, Eustis, Rangeley and Saddleback— in this month’s Yankee Magazine. More...

Strong School named a ‘Distinguished School’

STRONG — Strong Elementary School has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. More...

Op-Ed

Cartoon

Full Story

Looking back on 2011, ahead to 2012

Legislative Report

This is a time to reflect on the events of this past year; express gratitude for positive achievements; and generate a renewed commitment to working to make the world a better place in 2012.  More...

Holiday tragedies prompt warnings on winter fires

NFPA reminds the public to take action to be safe this winter

In the aftermath of a number of deadly holiday fires, the National Fire Protection Association urges the public to take simple steps to protect their family and property from fire. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William Charles Reid

1934-2011 — He influenced everyone he touched with his sense of humor

FARMINGTON — William Charles Reid, 77, a resident of Eustis, formerly from Swampscott, Mass., passed away surrounded by his loving children, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Ella Marden Baker

1921-2011 — She and her husband always enjoyed fishing and hunting

RUMFORD — Ella Marden Baker, 90, formerly of Peru, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Rumford Community Home.  More...

Ruth Stinchfield Cox

1917-2011 — She enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening

NEW SHARON — Ruth Stinchfield Cox, 94, of New Sharon passed away peacefully at a Lewiston hospital surrounded by family Dec. 23, 2011, after a brief illness.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Boothbay outplays Mt. Abram

Mt. Abram basketball

SALEM - The Boothbay Seahawks boys’ and girls’ JV and varsity basketball teams travelled to Mt. Abram last Thursday, Dec. 29 for an exciting afternoon and evening of basketball.  The Mt. More...

Got his deer

Mitchell Haines, 13 years old, poses with his first deer shot Nov. 25 while hunting with his dad in Madrid. The deer was six point, 179 pounds and taken down with a Browning 300 rifle. More...

Rail Jam returns to Saddleback

RANGELEY — Saddleback Maine’s Friday Night Lights Rail Jam is held once a month from 4 to 8 p.m.  Under the lights, there will be action, music, food and fun —all for free. 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...