May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sugarloaf Marathon, about giving back to the community - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K is all about community, Joni Blanchard says. More...

Sugarloaf earns national award

Resort ties for prestigious award with Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — At its annual convention in San Antonio, Texas last week, the National Ski Areas Association honored Sugarloaf with its award for the year’s “Best Overall Marketing Campaign.”  Wyoming’s Jackso More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kathleen Gorey- McSorley to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Kathleen Gorey- McSorley, the highly acclaimed Canadian fiddler, will perform in The Patriot Renewables Emerging Artist Series at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, May 20. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. More...

Open art studios planned

FARMINGTON — This year’s open art studios will be Friday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will feature the artwork of the late Joe Park, as well as the work of Nora West, Janet M. More...

Ennis Sisters to perform at Skye, Unity, Lewiston - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Newfoundland’s World famous traditional band “Ennis” at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, May 22, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Car More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William B. Chenard

1956-2012 — He was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his wife and children

SALEM TOWNSHIP — William “Billy” Chenard, 55, of Salem Township, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Maine Medical Center from complications following a stroke with his family at his side.  More...

Norman W. Libby

1926-2012 — He served in the European Theatre of Operations

STRONG — Norman Wilbur Libby, 85, quietly and peacefully passed away at his home in Strong, Maine Tuesday night, May 8, 2012, surrounded by his family.  More...

Joey R. McLafferty

1934-2012 — He was awarded the Rangeley Community Service Award in 1973

AUBURN — Joey R. McLafferty, 77, of Rangeley died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Hospice House.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Marathon, 15k set record for registered runners

Race has more than tripled in size since 2007

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A record total of 1,328 runners will compete in this year’s Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k Sunday, May 20, marking the third consecutive year the race has set a record for participation.  More...

Mt. Abram roundup

SALEM — Both the softball and baseball Mt. Abram teams are on the edge of making tournament play in Western Maine Class C. More...

Nice job!

Miranda Baxter, age 15, of Phillips, poses with her first turkey, shot Saturday, May 5 in Phillips. Her tom weighed 16.5 pounds with a five-inch beard. (Photo Lisa Berry photo) 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...

School district budget meeting set - Free Access

MSAD #58 District Budget Meeting Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6 p.m., Mt. Abram High School cafeteria

PHILLIPS — The MSAD #58 School Board will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 17 at Mt. Abram High School on the proposed $9.1 million 2012-2013 budget. More...

Budget committee recommends few changes

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Budget Committee endorsed a $700,000-plus 2012-13 budget, nixing a request from the Stanley Museum for $4,000 and WorkFirst for $700. They also voted to reduce a $900 request from Bridging the Gap to $500.  More...

Saddleback earns Business Excellence award

RANGELEY — Governor Paul LePage presented Saddleback Ski Resort with a 2012 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence during a reception held today at the Statehouse Hall of Flags in Augusta.  More...

Op-Ed

Young driver safety initiative becomes law

As many of you are aware, the Maine Legislature passed a bill to encourage responsible driving by young adults. I am extremely pleased at the bipartisan effort that went into making this bill a success.  More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Now that Skye Theatre has come to the Community Center, what other types of entertainment would you like to see in Phillips?

Ken Zeigler, Phillips: "Old time movies in the park." More...

Letters

To the Town of Strong Selectmen

It is with great interest that I have been hearing all sorts of rumors dealing with the Beach Road.  I am wondering if it is true that the Town of Strong is going to do some upkeep on this road for which the town only has a right of way. More...

Oppose Highland Wind

These projects are ruining everything Maine stands for and Angus King and Baldacci are to blame.  The lies perpetuated by the wind interests take away jobs, divide neighbors and destroy habitat for both humans and wildlife at great expense. More...

Thanks for your generosity

The Kingfield Ladies Auxiliary Unit #61 would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following businesses: Jordan Lumber, Valley Gas and Tranten’s Market for their generous contributions to make it possible for tow area girls to attend More...

Community & Local News

Book, bake, plant sale set

STRONG — A book, bake and plant sale will be held Friday, May 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Foster Memorial Building. The proceeds will benefit the Strong Public Library.   More...

Retired educators to meet

RANGELEY — Franklin County Retired Educators will meet Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd.  There will be a program, followed by a meeting and lunch.  All retired educators are welcome. More...

Workshop on handling fragile artifacts offered

STRONG — The Strong Maine Memory Project team is offering a free public presentation at 1 p. m. Sunday, May 20, at the Forster Memorial Building.  More...

News from our Schools

MTA’s honor seniors

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Geography whiz

Trevor Hupper (sixth grade) won the Kingfield Elementary School Geo Bee, answering all questions in every round correctly. More...

Spic and span

Mt. Abram High School seniors Hillary Chase and Tim Buschman suds up the photographer’s car at a car wash held by the senior class recently in Kingfield. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  —Dr. Seuss   More...

Save Time… Make it Ahead

I was looking for a strata recipe recently More...