August 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Saddleback Bluegrass a blast - Free Access

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION – Bluegrass, newgrass, progressive grass, dancegrass, ...and, yes, wet grass. More...

Honored Couple happy ‘at home on the hill’

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce Jill and Steve Smith, the Honored Couple for the 55th Annual Phillips Old Home Days being celebrated this week in the 200-year-old town.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Mt. Everest presentation on Tuesday - Free Access

RANGELEY — Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m., Ed Webster will present “My Storm Years on Everest,” a photographic, personally-narrated PowerPoint lecture at the Rangeley Public Library. More...

Ragged Jack to perform

RANGELEY — In addition to Downeast Brass, Ragged Jack, an American Roots Rockabilly Trio, with powerful vocals, unique instrumentation and astounding stage energy will be participating in “Music from the Lake” Thursday, Aug. More...

Alan Stratton Featured Artist at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — Alan Stratton, a student of Stan Keirstead and a native of Maine, is the Featured Artist for the month of August at SugarWood Gallery at 248 Broadway. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ellinda L. Meldrum

She served by her husband’s side as he pastored eight different churches over 50 years

Ellinda L. Meldrum passed on to be with God at Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at the age of 74.  Linda was born in Hermitage, Mo., to Birchie and Lucy Tipton. She grew up in Hermitage, Mo.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Knobnoster, Mo.. More...

Mary E. Nile

1914-2012

WHITEFIELD, N.H. — Mary E. (Blake) Nile, 98, Littleton, N.H., formerly of Rangeley and Mexico, died Monday, Aug. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Creating the Appalachian Trail in Maine - Free Access

By Dave Field Special to the Irregular More...

Babe Ruth All Stars show their mettle

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County 13- 15 Year-Old Babe Ruth All-Star team recently competed in the state tournament in Portland, doing a great job representing their league and area towns.  More...

Fly Rod Crosby Trail dedication planned

PHILLIPS — Maine’s high peaks region will welcome its newest trail Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as the Fly Rod Crosby Trail is dedicated at the Phillips Area Community Center.  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...

30 years ~on the Trail~ - Free Access

Bob and Leah Devine,

EUSTIS RIDGE — Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will gather in Carrabassett Valley to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail on Saturday, Aug. 18. More...

Eustis school committee moving ahead

Leaving MSAD #58 is all about retaining its school

EUSTIS — It’s all about keeping what they have, a K-8 Elementary School, in Eustis, according to Alan Burnell, chair of the Save Our School Committee. It is not about breaking up MSAD #58. More...

Board votes not to extend bus route

SALEM — The MSAD #58 School Committee voted against extending the bus route up Burbank Hill Road, citing costs, safety issues, problems turning around and the fear of opening up “a can of worms” leading to a wave of other requests t More...

Op-Ed

Hello from FABA!

Flagstaff Area Business Association News

We want the Irregular’s readers to be aware of what’s going on across the region, and thank you to the Irregular for giving us the space to do so!  More...

Vernal pools & special wildlife habitats

Legislative Report

In my last article (“Environmental regulation bills,” July 25, Page 3) I told you about five bills that came before the Environment and Natural Resources Committee. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Thanks for refreshing and hydrating our crew

On behalf of the Kingfield Wastewater Department, I would like to thank Poland Spring Water Company for their generous donation of water for our hard working crew.  During these hot summer days, Poland Spring water keeps us refreshed, hydrated a More...

Thank you for your support

Our heartfelt thanks go to all of the wonderful community members who supported the second Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge!  This year’s race included a kids “race,” 25-mile race, and a 50+ mile Endurance Race. More...

A most sincere thank you

My family and I would like to thank everyone who helped us throughout our most trying times.  More...

Community & Local News

A welcoming sight - Free Access

  This mural of downtown Phillips, painted by Sonia Guy, was dedicated this past Friday as a kick-off to the town’s Annual Old Home Days, Aug. 12 to 18. More...

Legion gets new chairs

PHILLIPS — The American Legion Prescott- Fairbanks Post #64 on Depot Street recently received a generous donation of 40 brand-new chairs with back and seat cushions “for utmost comfort.”  More...

Volunteers for grieving children program sought

LEWISTON — The Program for Grieving Children & Teens recently announced its next 30-hour volunteer training for individuals interested in being part of the team for upcoming program sessions.  More...

News from our Schools

Fashion revue on tap

PHILLIPS — The Phillips eighth grade will hold a Fashion Revue Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Phillips school.  Donations will be accepted at the door. More...

Mt. Abram School Notes

Online calendars   Those interested can now view or subscribe to district, school or activity specific calendars online by going to the district website www.msad58.org and choosing the “District Calendar & Events” tab at the top More...

Irregular Regulars

Luscious Lobster

Lobster has been so reasonably priced this summer More...

Away With Words

About nothing

Her house was wall-to-wall people. Every room was full of laughing, conversing folks—some she knew, some she did not: colleagues, clients, acquaintances, friends, family… they were all there, crowding her. She was surrounded. More...

FLY DOPE

Congratulations to Ellie Meldrum and Josh Stewart who were married last Friday night. From the pictures we’ve seen, even the rain didn’t take that beautiful smile off the bride’s face. More...