July 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield Days: Victoria Parker, always into music - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Music has been a part of Victoria Parker’s life, “just about forever.” She’s a singer and winner of the 2012 Kingfield Has Talent Show. More...

CV special town meeting July 23

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley will hold a special town meeting Monday, July 23 to see if the town will approve allocating $5,000 from the Recreation Endowment Fun to match Sugarloaf’s funding to re-establish a part of the Redd More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Stories in Song’ comes to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts in partnership with the Western Maine Story Teller’s Festival will present Maine’s David Surette, Susie Burke, and Matt Shipman in a storyteller’s circle at Skye Theatre Performing Arts More...

Top bands to perform at Saddleback Mountain bluegrass festival - Free Access

RANGELEY — The third annual Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival will be held at Saddleback Ski Area Aug. 10 and 11. It is an outside event for the whole family to enjoy. More...

‘Concerts on the Lawn’ series returns

EAST WILTON — The East Wilton Union Church is hosting its annual Aug. “Concerts on the Lawn” series starting Aug. 5. The concerts are held each Sunday evening in August beginning at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1306 Main Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Maude H. Mahler

1919-2012 — She was born in Kingfield, was a teacher and had a Master’s Degree from Boston University

STAUNTON, Va. — Maude Martelle (Hamilton) Mahler, 93, widow of John I. Mahler, of 12 Royal Drive, Staunton, Va., went to be with her Lord Friday, July 6, 2012, in Birch Gardens, Va.  More...

Community & Local News

‘Political Conversations’ set

PHILLIPS — Political Conversations is an openended conversation with the local candidates running in this November’s election for Maine State Senate.  The format will be casual and will allow plenty of time for audience questions abo More...

College planning assistance

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment.  MEOC–101-–Essentials Of College Planning will be held Thursday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Free workshop for adults going to college

WILTON — Adults considering college are invited to participate in a free college-planning workshop for adults 19 years of age and older sponsored by the Maine Educational Opportunity Center.  The workshop will be held at the Wilton CareerC More...

News from our Schools

Trees planted at RLRS

RANGELEY — Two trees were planted recently to commemorate people who have been influential to students at Rangeley Lakes Regional School over the years.  An apple tree was planted in the memory of Dick Deery who served as Athletic Director More...

Holly Thomas earns academic honors

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Holly Thomas of Kingfield was named to the College of Charleston dean’s list for the 2011-2012 year. More...

Cathe Kelley on dean’s list

FAIRFIELD — Kennebec Valley Community College recently announced that Cathe A. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Parents Day is Sunday  Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach.  —Arnold Glasow  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

How things have changed in the Kingfield area since Howard and I left for our new home in Pennsylvania seven months ago. Now I wonder whatever happened to those exciting Pampered Chef and Tupperware parties I used to go to...  More...

Height of Land dedicated - Free Access

RANGELEY — Sunday, July 15, the Height of Land Dedication Ceremony was held on Scenic Byway Route 17. More...

Kingfield: Dogs banned from park, downtown parking issues pop up

KINGFIELD — It’s unlikely the town has heard the end of banning dogs from the town park behind the town office or of the parking issues that will arise following the news that Diane Keoskie of Grand Central Station will no longer allow pu More...

Cell tower on Scammon Ridge discussed

PHILLIPS — Whether or not there is overwhelming community support to place a cell phone tower on Scammon Ridge was discussed at a public hearing last Thursday.  More...

CV to reassess mountain bike trails

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The town will reassess its commitment to building more mountain biking trails at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center once it has completed phase three.  More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

11th QRMC Report released   The Department of Defense recently released its report on the 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, which concluded that military compensation for enlisted personnel and officers compares favorably with ci More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the best part about coming to the Carrabassett Valley pool?

Lance Dolan, Stratton: "The swim lessons." More...

Letters

Kingfield POPS Board of Dorectors, alert at the wheel

The phenomenal success of the Kingfield POPS’ 10th anniversary concert and arts weekend was made possible through the help of hundreds of people: donors, sponsors, volunteers and community members who pitch in to solve problems big and small. More...

The ‘rest’ of the Family Fun Days story

It sure was nice to have Laura Dunham during the Family Fun Days weekend, running around taking pictures and compiling the names of winners... More...

It’s good to have a local truck pull and mud run

Have a heart! The Northwood’s Pulling Track is a great asset for the local towns. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Bears on the prowl for food

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Most bear complaints come in before July 1, when fruits and natural foods are readily available.  More...

Back Country Challenge adds ‘Huck a Bike’ - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — New this year at the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge Sunday, July 22, is the 50/50 Huck a Bike Contest. For $1 competitors challenge each other to see who can huck a bike the farthest. More...

Saddleback’s Emerson in ‘Top 10 Under 30’

RANGELEY — Recently, Ski Area Management Magazine took its annual look at the new talent in the ski industry and named Saddleback’s Jared Emerson to it’s top 10 Under 30.  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...