February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Lots of fun at Polar Blast

EUSTIS — There was lots of fun, festivities and good times at the 17th Annual Polar Blast 2012.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Galumpha to perform at Sugarloaf - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Galumpha, the oneof a-kind performance group featuring stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy, and inventive choreography will perform in Sugarloaf’s King Pine Room Tuesday, Feb. 21. More...

Goitse comes to The Rack - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Goitse (pronounced gwi-cha) at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Feb. 15 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts in Unity Thursday, Feb. 16. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. More...

Storytelling events planned for February

FARMINGTON — The Western Maine Storytelling Guild will meet Feb. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Maine at Farmington, Olsen Student Center, in conference room 123.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James L. Turner

1928-2012 — He managed the Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve Camping Area on Mooselookmeguntook Lake, Oquossoc

RANGELEY — James L. Turner, 83, died in Greenville, S.C. Feb. 2, 2012.  More...

Ira ‘Joe’ S. Berry

1932-2012 — He loved horse pulling, going to fairs and gardening

AUBURN — Ira “Joe” Seymore Berry, 79, formerly of Strong, died peacefully with his family at his side Jan. 29, 2012.  More...

Jacqueline T. Gogan

1944-2012 — Her wit and humor was beloved by many

WESTBROOK — Jacqueline (Jackie) Tufts Gogan , 67, of Farmington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4 at Springbrook Nursing Facility in Westbrook, following a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. More...

Sports & Outdoors

North Franklin Middle School Basketball Championships

The Strong girls’ championship basketball team comprises (front, left to right), Krista Wilson, Risa Rowe, (middle) Renee Bachelder, Sarah Stanley, Makayla Martin, Samantha Crockett, Megan Marb More...

Strong boys and girls take playoff titles

SALEM — In what was a very exciting basketball play-off series in Northern Franklin County, both the Strong and Rangeley boys’ and girls’ teams made it to the championship games on Saturday at the Mt. Abram High School gym.  More...

Roadrunners ready for conference championships

Mt. Abram Skiing

SALEM — Plenty of hard work and dedication to technical details have lifted the Mt. Abram ski teams into contention for a run at this week’s Mountain Valley Conference ski championships. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

WEDNESDAYSMEDITATION — 4 pm, MadridHistorical Society, Reeds Mill Rd. Free,open to public. Silent meditation; noteachers, gurus, set agendas, proposedbeliefs. More...

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...

Stratton residents stand firmly against closing school

SALEM — Talk of closing the Stratton Elementary School is “hurting the kids, physically and emotionally. We’re going through emotional pain because we are afraid of getting bullied. More...

Sugarloaf Golf course irrigation project moves to town meeting

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen voted to hire a consultant to help the Golf Course Committee to design and implement the $1.7 million golf course irrigation project that will go before voters at the March 14 Annual Town Meeting. More...

Technology is Revolutionizing Education

(Editor’s note: This is the first part of a five-part series on how laptops, smart-boards and other technology are changing teaching and learning in MSAD #58)  PHILLIPS — To say technology is revolutionizing the classroom, the way in More...

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Bottle bills before the Legislature

Legislative Report

In my last article (“The ‘Bottle Bill’ law history,” Jan. 18, 2012, Page 3), I gave you a bit of history related to the bottle redemption program we have in Maine. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite More...

Letters

What a wonderful community

What a wonderful community we live, work and play in. We just want to say, thank you to everyone for their loving, caring and kind words of sympathy since the sudden passing of our truly loved Aaron Holbrook on Jan. 2, 2012.  More...

WOW! 30 years of Special Olympics suppers

All you have to do is look on the cover of the Irregular (Feb. 2, 2012) to see a local who achieved his dream to light the torch and win a Gold medal. More...

Hope burns brightly for Stratton school

Of the many themes that one should consider valuable in finding one’s way through this life, I have found three that are most profound in effect. More...

Community & Local News

Movie ‘Windfall’ to be screened

NEW PORTLAND — Friends of Maine’s Mountains is sponsoring a free screening of the award-winning and critically acclaimed film “Windfall,” Friday night, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. More...

Fish chowder luncheon set

FARMINGTON — The Fairbanks Union Church will hold a fish chowder luncheon Friday, Feb. 17, from 11:30 a.m. More...

Free seniors’ lunch offered

FARMINGTON — A free community senior citizen’s lunch will be offered Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Living Waters Assembly of God, 547 Wilton Road (between Farmington Ford and Franklin Printing). More...

News from our Schools

Emily Carrier receives Good Citizen award

RANGELEY — Emily Carrier of Oquossoc, daughter of Patty Baker and Larry Carrier, was presented with the 2012 DAR Good Citizen Award Certificate and pin for Rangeley Lakes Regional School at an assembly recently by Marcia White of Rangeley, Rege More...

Scholarships available for area students

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is again offering scholarships for college level courses to eligible Franklin County residents.  More...

Colleen Shields named to dean’s list

DURHAM, N.H. — Colleen Shields of Kingfield has earned highest honors for the fall semester of the 2011- 2012 academic year at the University of New Hampshire.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday  Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.  —John Lennon   More...

Super Sides

Comfort foods can sometimes be the side dishes More...