June 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

BSO Conductor Lucas Richman: POPS affiliation a natural - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The setting is just so beautiful. How could you not fall in love with the whole project, queried Bangor Symphony Orchestra Director and Conductor Lucas Richman. More...

Armed robbery investigation continues

KINGFIELD — Franklin County Sheriff’s Department continues its investigation into the gunpoint robbery at Tranten’s Too on Monday, June 18.  According to Niles Yeaton, of the sheriff’s department, they are following some More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Once Upon A Mattress’ to be performed - Free Access

RANGELEY — The musical “Once Upon A Mattress” will be held at Lakeside Theater June 29 through July 2. More...

Grayson Hugh comes to Moose Alley

RANGELEY — The acclaimed blue-eyed singer/songwriter and master of the piano Grayson Hugh will bring his blend of soul, rock and roots music to Moose Alley in an intimate concert, on two consecutive nights, Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 More...

Stadler Gallery open for Artwalk

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery will open for the summer beginning with the Kingfield POPS Artwalk Friday, Jun 29, from 5 to 8 p.m.  In addition to work by Ulrike Stadler, the gallery owner, various artists who have supported and exhibited More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf Golf Club starts irrigation project

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Work on the Sugarloaf Golf Club’s new $1.5 million irrigation system has begun, and Bob Bruce, course superintendent is in hopes that work on hole number 10 will be complete in a couple of months. More...

Outdoor Adventure Camp sign-up still open

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Outdoor Adventure Camp is still accepting registrations for attendance during its six-week summer day camp program for ages 4 to 13.  The camp will again be providing lunches at no additional charge, as well as a King More...

Healthcare Golf Classic takes place July 15 & 16

FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network’s annual Healthcare Golf Classic will be a twoday, two-tournament event at the Sugarloaf Golf Club that will take place Sunday, July 15 and Monday, July 16.  The beneficiaries will be th 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 games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...

Stookey to debut song written for POPS - Free Access

KINGFIELD — While Noel Paul Stookey is best known for being the tall guy in the legendary folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, he will showcase some of the old and some of the new, including a signature song, “The Cabin Fever Waltz,” wr More...

Highlights of Noel Paul Stookey’s career - Free Access

Noel Paul Stookey began as a stand up comedian in New York’s Greenwich Village. Peter, Paul and Mary started performing together in 1960. The trio is one of the longest performing groups in history, spanning over 40 years. In Nov. More...

Phillips voters keep shooting range, old town hall & firehouse

PHILLIPS — Citing town officials as being unprepared and placing poorly worded articles on the warrant, Phillips voters overwhelmingly turned down the ordinance that would have shut down the shooting range at the town park and defeated articles More...

Maine Moose Lottery visits Oquossoc

OQUOSSOC — There was a lot of humor thrown in along with serious business at the first World Invitational Moose Calling Contest, held in conjunction with the state’s annual moose lottery last weekend when over 1,000 people converged for a More...

Op-Ed

Kids-Safe Products act, part 4

Legislative Report

In my last three articles I told you about the Kids-Safe Products act and the modifications that we did to better clarify the law (The Original Irregular, April 4, May 2 and June 6, 2012). More...

Political Cartoon

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Angus King, a genuinely independent option in congress

Last weekend, I traveled to the Maine Moose Lottery Festival in Rangeley and Oquossoc, as part of former-Governor Angus King’s campaign trail. More...

Community & Local News

Audet seeking investors for bowling alley, sports bar on Sugarloaf - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarbowl Family Entertainment Center & Sports Club —a 10-lane bowling alley, virtual golf course, a game room and sports bar— will come to Sugarloaf, if entrepreneur Kerry Audet can attract $300,000 to More...

‘The Good Life’ is open

Denise MacKay (right) and her son, Finn, stand outside the family’s new business, The Good Life Ice Cream & Grill on Route 27 in Eustis. More...

Info meeting on Toothaker Pond dam reconstruction

PHILLIPS — The Toothaker Pond Association will be hosting a public informational meeting at the Phillips Area Community Center Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. to discuss the reconstruction of the dam at Toothaker Pond.  More...

News from our Schools

Poland Spring awards Science Scholarships to MTA students

POLAND SPRING — In keeping with its commitment to invest in Maine people, Poland Spring Water Company recently awarded 20 Good Science Scholarships to Maine high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in science, engineering o More...

UMF graduates 387

FARMINGTON — Led by a procession of University faculty, administrators and dignitaries to the moving music of a local bagpipe group, 387 University of Maine at Farmington bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients, marched this morni More...

Matthew Swain graduates from James Madison

HARRISONBURG, Va. — New Vineyard resident Matthew Swain graduated with a Master of Arts degree in psychological sciences from James Madison University during the May 2012 commencement exercises. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.  —Foe Ancis  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

By the time that my wonderful Irregular readers see this we will be in Maine (hopefully) for a few weeks... It will be so nice to see all our friends and relatives —especially our grandson, Justin, who we have missed so much. More...