August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Festival celebrates logging history - Free Access

RANGELEY — People lined the streets to celebrate Rangeley’s Lakes Region Logging Festival Parade on Saturday which drew record number of entries from antique cars, logging trucks, all terrain vehicles and a large contingent of motorcycles More...

VEC may take on downtown parking study

KINGFIELD — Addressing parking issues in Kingfield will be a daunting task, Selectman Wade Browne said when Village Enhancement Committee Chair Cynthia Orcutt approached the board about authorizing a detailed parking study of the downtown. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ashelin to perform in Phillips, other venues - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Ashelin, Newfoundland’s highly acclaimed Celtic-Pop band at Phillips Area Community Center Tuesday, Aug. 7; at Skye Theatre in South Carthage Wednesday, Aug. 8; and at UCCPA in Unity Thursday, Aug. 9. More...

Deer Park Lodge photography exhibit

KINGFIELD — A new photography exhibit, “Deer Park Lodge” is currently on display at the Schoolhouse Gallery at 266 Main Street in Kingfield. More...

Tim Sample coming to Embden Community Center

EMBDEN — Tickets are now on sale for Tim Sample’s performance at the Embden Community Center Friday, Aug, 3 beginning at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lee R. White

1967-2012 — He treasured spending time with his family and dear friends

PHILLIPS — Lee R. White, 45, of Phillips, sadly passed away unexpectedly July 21, 2012 at his home.  He was born March 10, 1967 in Farmington to Douglass and Jolene White. More...

Margaret E. Van Aken

1915-2012 — She loved traveling and was ready at the drop of a hat

VEAZIE — Margaret E. Van Aken, 97, died peacefully July 26, 2012.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Girls’ 7v7 Soccer Classic held at Mt. Abram

SALEM — July 27 and 28 cheers could be heard from the Mt. More...

Hickson wins State of Maine Championship at Sugarloaf Golf Club

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — John Hickson fired a second-day 74 and defeated two-time defending champion Jeff Seavey to take home top honors last week at the annual State of Maine Championship at the Sugarloaf Golf Club.  More...

MH&T plans open house at new office - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Maine Huts & Trails is hosting an open house at its new office location at 496 North Maine Street, Thursday Aug. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. 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 gamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

MSAD #58: After-school make-up program approved

SALEM — Mt. More...

Tritt draws a crowd to Dallas Hill - Free Access

RANGELEY — Despite dark skies, occasional thunder and rain that fell just as the gates opened at 3:30, Saturday’s Travis Tritt concert at the Rangeley Region Health and Wellness Pavilion was a real crowd pleaser. More...

Selectmen endorse Coburn Gore to Kingfield trail concept

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A non-motorized trail from Coburn Gore to Kingfield could become a reality and could take a step forward if the Western Mountains Cooperation obtains a $25,000 planning grant from the Franklin County Tax Incentive Financin More...

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Living in rural Lexington Township

Living here in Lexington Township for the past 15 years has clearly been one of the best decisions that my husband and I have made in our 51 years of married life. More...

They are whacking us good under the guise of Green Power

Regarding Karen Pease’s commentary in the Irregular “We must not be disenfranchised simply because we live in rural Maine,” (July 25, 2012, Page 3) I must say, I agree wholeheartedly.  More...

Letters

Thank you for your help funding our scholarships

I would like to start by giving a warm and meaningful thank you to Poland Spring for their generous donation of water to the Hinkley Family Scholarship Fund. More...

Thanks to all of you for your participation

What a beautiful weekend we had for 2012 Kingfield Festival Days!  Thank you to all who came out to participate.  Watching all of the smiles and listening to the chatter and laughter was a wonderful reward for all of the energy put into thi More...

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on Kingfield Days

How fortunate we all are to live in the town of Kingfield, Maine!  More...

Community & Local News

‘Angels of Bataan’ topic of program

EMBDEN — The Embden Historical Society’s program for August will be Maine nurse Alice Zwicker, Angels of Bataan.  The meeting will be held at the Embden Town House on Cross Town Road, Monday, Aug. More...

Reich Museum presents ‘Sky Program’

RANGELEY — The Wilhelm Reich Museum will host another “Sky Program” Monday, Aug. More...

CORRECTION

5K Walk results

In the July 25, 2012 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article, “Kingfield Festival Days Contest results,” under the heading “Kingfield Festival Days Races,” on Page 20, the results for the 5K Walk should have read: 1st, More...

News from our Schools

Proud to be an American

Fifth graders at Phillips Elementary School wave as they sing “I’m Proud to Be an American,” a favorite part of their Flag Day celebration. More...

School garden gets new deer fence

Pictured is the Rangeley Lakes Regional School Garden’s upgraded deer fence designed to protect the tender crops students planted in the last days of the school year. More...

Delani Littlefield awarded scholarship

SALEM — At its annual meeting May 19, the Maine Education Association announced the winners of this year’s Clyde Russell scholarships for 2012.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.  —Lane Olinghouse  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Blueberry Bonanza!

We are so fortunate to have wild blueberries More...