July 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Scenic byway committee forging ahead

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — What to name the scenic byway that extends south of Kingfield on Route 27 north to Coburn Gore may well be the subject of a contest this fall.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Reich museum presents pianist Andy Kahn

RANGELEY — Pianist Andy Kahn of Philadelphia —who performed at Orgonon’s Evenings of Music series in 2004 through 2006 and 2009 through 2011— returns for a solo performance to benefit the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust at 7 p.m. More...

Denny Breau to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine’s master guitarist Denny Breau at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, July 8. Concert starts at 7 p.m. A pre-show jam at Skye Theatre will start at 6:15 p.m. More...

Sandy River Ramblers to play Phillips - Free Access

PHILLIPS — July 7, the Old Gym on Depot Street will ring with the sounds of Bluegrass —and some sounds that are not quite so “Bluegrass”— as the Sandy River Ramblers showcase its new repertoire of original songs about Ma More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances C. Bliss

1912-2012 — A nurse, she also had a talent as a student of art history

NEW VINEYARD — Frances Crossfield Ware Bliss died at her home in New Vineyard surrounded by her family the morning of June 20, 2012.  She had been at Orchard Park for some weeks and finally came home under the care of Beacon Hospice. More...

Anne K. Hutchins

1956-2012 — She enjoyed being a mother and a wife, and loved to read and travel

PHILLIPS — Anne Katherine Hutchens, 56, died unexpectedly at her home in Phillips Friday, June 22, 2012.  More...

Barbara E. Scribner

1927-2012 — She was very social & enjoyed the time she spent with family & friends

MADISON — Barbara Elise (Wing) Scribner, age 84, formerly of Eustis, died June 22, 2012 at Maple Crest Nursing Home in Madison.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Abby Spector, a trailblazer in the world of golf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Abby Spector continues to be a trailblazer in the world of golf as the first female golf pro at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. More...

The Untamed New England Adventure Race - Free Access

Untamed New England, a 200- to 250-mile extreme adventure race spanning four days blew through the area on June 20-23. UNE, is a qualifying race for the Adventure Racing World Championship in France in September. More...

Fly Rod Crosby Trail takes shape

The Fly Rod Crosby Trail, with the help of many volunteers and generous support from individuals, businesses and foundations, is slowly but surely taking shape in Maine’s High Peaks Region. More...

Tenth annual Kingfield POPS —Fantastic - Free Access

KINGFIELD — People leaving the 10th annual Kingfield POPS were elated having been treated to a stellar POPS concert with Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary performing solo as well as in conjunction with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. More...

Dam reconstruction to be done this year

Toothaker Pond Association

PHILLIPS — It’s taken a number of years to reclaim Toothaker Pond, but its on its way and with the proposed dam, it’s hoped the water quality will get even better.  More...

Laughter resounds throughout Stratton - Free Access

STRATTON — Hundreds of people lined the streets of Stratton Saturday for the annual Stratton Family Fun Days hosted by the Flagstaff Area Business Association. More...

Op-Ed

FABA, new director seek input

Flagstaff Area Business Association has been growing at an admirable rate in recent years as more of the region’s businesses realize the value of banding together to garner greater accomplishments for our communities, thanks to the determined e More...

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

House passes Defense Authorization bill   The House recently passed its version of the Defense Authorization bill (H.R. 4310). More...

Letters

Political Letters & Commentariess Deadline

As always, the deadline for Political Letters and Commentaries is two issues before the town meeting and/or vote that the written pieces are about. Please keep them to 500 words or less; we reserve the right to edit and/or refuse any submission. More...

What a very special place rural inland Maine is

Last week over 160 athletes from 10 countries ran, hiked, pack rafted, rafted, canoed, climbed and navigated their way across 200 miles of rivers, trails, lakes and mountains between Moosehead Lake and Carrabassett Valley as part of the 2012 The Unta More...

Thanks for all your assistance

Many thanks and gratitude to the caring people who helped me after my car accident on Route 4 June 13. They assisted me back to the road and gave me a hooded coat to keep me from getting soaked. More...

Community & Local News

Playing with Old Crow Band opens up new opportunities

KINGFIELD — Three local high school band members are spreading their wings, getting a whole new musical experience by participating in the Old Crow Band.  More...

Valley pool party fundraiser set

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Town of Carrabassett Valley has a new project in the works. A new pool committee is announcing a fundraising pool party to help bring awareness and raise funds to replace the current town pool. More...

Strong Pierpole Day - Free Access

  The Strong 8th grade class poses before they hold their “Pig Roast” at Beal’s General Store and a fun kids’ carnival with assorted games, face painting, cotton candy and fried dough boys.  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 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The Fourth of July is Today  America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.  —H.S. Truman   More...

Peas on Earth!

The peas are plentiful right now and we More...