August 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

AT completion hits 75-year milestone

A celebration of the anniversary will be held Aug. 18 in Carrabassett Valley

Aug. 14 marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail, or as it is properly called, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. More...

Public hearing set on proposed campground, residential subdivision

RANGELEY — State land use regulators have set a public hearing for Thursday, Aug. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Traditional Irish and American folk duo to perform - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Irish uilleann piper Cillian Vallely and Ryan McGiver in concert at Bingham Hall in Bethel for the Mahoosuc Arts Council Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Skye Theatre in So. Carthage Wednesday, Aug. More...

‘Arts are Blooming in Rangeley’

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts invites the community to join its members at its property on Loon Lake Road to celebrate The Arts Are Blooming in Rangeley.  More...

Downeast Brass comes to Rangeley

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts, the Oquossoc Lady and Loon Lodge will bring Downeast Brass to Rangeley for a unique evening Thursday, Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sheridan Richards

1939-2012 — He was interested in the SR&RLRR, family genealogy, local history & the Masons

NEW SHARON — Sheridan Richards, age 72, of New Sharon died peacefully at CMMC in Lewiston Friday, July 27, 2012 surrounded by family and friends. More...

Brian H. Kroot

1956-2012 — Because of his passion for skiing, Sugarloaf became his second home

CUMBERLAND FORESIDE — Brian H. Kroot, of Cumberland Foreside, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012, surrounded by his family and closest friends, following a courageous battle with Leukemia.  More...

Vincent J. Vitrano

1942-2012 — He was a “jack-of-all-trades” who enjoyed spending time with his family

PHILLIPS — Vincent Joseph Vitrano, age 69, went home to be with the Lord July 30, 2012. He had been a patient at CMMC in Lewiston for the past three days, following a long battle with lung disease.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Backcountry Cycle Challenge sees 156 riders - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Center recently played host to the second annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge. More...

Men’s Softball

The Brew Crew took home this year’s tournament trophy in men’s softball, beating long-time rival Grams in the double-elimination playoffs. More...

Logging museum dedicates ‘Jerome, the Indian’

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum will host a dedication ceremony Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. to celebrate a new donation of artwork to the museum.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.  —Erma Bombeck  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

We finally arrived back at our home in Pennsylvania late Thursday night, July 26, after spending a month in Maine, where we were able to stay in Kingfield and visit with our many friends. More...

CV committed to implementing three-year mountain bike plan

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Now in the second year of the threeyear mountain biking plan, Carrabassett Valley is committed to following through on that commitment.  Once that plan has been completed, the town will need to decide how much it want More...

Bluegrass Festival loaded with talent - Free Access

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION – The buzz about The Third Annual Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival is that this year’s two-day event features a line-up that is loaded with talent. More...

CV Summer Fest draws good crowd - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Last Saturday, several hundred people were in attendance at the seventh annual Carrabassett Summer Arts Festival and Fly In. More...

Eustis selectmen asked to investigate withdrawing from district

EUSTIS — According to a news release issued last Wednesday, a long-standing committee of Eustis school supporters submitted a petition to the Eustis Board of Selectmen Tuesday night, July 31, requesting that the selectmen start the formal proce More...

Op-Ed

What Kingfield Rec has been up to

The town recreation department would like to update the public on what we have been up to and what our plans for future programming are. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Scylla and Charybdis

I know some readers get all riled up when exposed to unfamiliar words, especially if they sound weird. I’ve waited patiently seven years for the opportunity to use these two words. I ask for a little patience in return.  More...

Letters

Thanks for helping us raise funds toward the new pool

The Carrabassett Valley New Pool Committee would like to thank all the supporters that braved the heat and humidity to attend our fundraiser auction Saturday, July 14 at the Carrabassett Valley Town Park.  More...

A sincere ‘thank-you’ for making the festival a success

A special note of thanks to all those who helped make our Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Festival and parade a huge success this year.  A two-day event takes legions of volunteers and many hours of behind-the-scenes preparation that often go unre More...

Thanks you to a wonderful community

To all those who visited in person or by phone, who brought food, sent flowers, said a kind word or a prayer, gave a hug, shed a tear, gave a smile or a wave, sent a card; we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Thank you also to the Eustis More...

Community & Local News

Owl workshop cancelled

RANGELEY — The Owl presentation with Jennifer Perry, originally scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Wilhelm Reich Museum in Rangeley, has been cancelled.  For an update of currently scheduled programs, call the museum at 864-3443.   More...

Doubles cribbage on tap

PHILLIPS — The Prescott Fairbanks Post #64, American Legion Hall is hosting cribbage games Wednesday, Aug. 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The doubles only event costs $5 per person to participate. More...

Grange supper, contra dance set

FARMINGTON — A grange supper and contra dance will be held at the Farmington Grange #12, Saturday, Aug. 11. The supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., a family dance from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the contra dance from 7:30 to 11 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 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...