October 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Significant snowmaking improvements made

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The addition of 300 new HKD Golden snow guns will make a tremendous difference to Sugarloaf, hopefully allowing more terrain to be open by Christmas, and is the most significant improvement to snowmaking at the mountain si More...

Fifty years weather watching - Free Access

  Hendricus Lulfos, Meteorologist in Charge at NWS in Gray, presents Betty Wing the John Campanius Holm Award Sept. 25. The National Weather Service office in Gray, presented Mrs. Betty Wing and Mr. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Andrea Beaton to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host traditional Cape Breton artist Andrea Beaton at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Oct. 21. Curtain is at 7 p.m. with a pre-show jam starting at 6:15. More...

‘Whose Song is it Anyway?’ to play in Maine - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will play host to Chris Kirby and “Whose Song is it Anyway?” in a few select theaters throughout Maine — at the St. Lawrence Arts in Portland Tuesday, Oct. More...

Haunted hayride returns to Eustis - Free Access

EUSTIS — The Stratton PTC’s Haunted Hayride at the Cathedral Pines Campground will be held Oct. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Family Fun Festival Starts at 5 and runs until 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vernon ‘Buddy’ Burns

1934-2012 — He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956

STRONG — Vernon “Buddy” Burns, 78, of Strong, passed away in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Ernest A. Caldwell Jr.

1926-2012 — He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, golf and traveling

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Ernest A. Caldwell Jr., 86, of Punta Gorda, Fla. passed away Fri., Oct. 5, 2012.  He was the son of Olive (Donahue) and Ernest Caldwell Sr., born Feb. 1, 1926 in Flagstaff. Ernest Jr. More...

James Hastings Doughty

1923-2012 — In the 70s he became manager of the Capricorn Lodge at Sugarloaf

FARMINGTON — James Hastings Doughty, 88, of Wilton, died late Friday evening, Oct. 5, 2012 at the Sandy River Center for Healthcare in Farmington.  He was born Oct. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Here it comes...

Sugarloaf receives first snow of season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With bright leaves still covering most trees, Sugarloaf received its first snowfall of the 2012/13 season today, with 1 to 2 inches of new snow covering the summit of the mountain. More...

Hunter safety course offered

SALEM TWP — RSU #58 Adult & Community Education will be offering a session of Hunter Safety for certification this fall at Mt. More...

Intro to canoeing offered at UMF

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness & Recreation Center is sponsoring an intro to canoeing class/clinic Tuesday, Oct. 16, beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the FRC.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Bosses Day is Tuesday  The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.  —Anonymous  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

It’s Grouse Season!

Birds are plentiful and this season is when More...

Obama Health Care Plan will impact MSAD #58

PHILLIPS — The cost of the Obama Health Care Plan, which takes effect in 2014, needs to be a part of next year’s budget and the district will need to address the 24 ed techs and other part-time employees that work 30 hours a week.  More...

CVA’s new academic center holds open house

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Well into the construction phase, Carrabassett Valley Academy’s new Academic Center created a stir of excitement from the people going through the 10,975 square feet of new instructional space.  More...

MH&T to open fourth hut at Stratton Brook

KINGFIELD — Maine Huts & Trails recently announced that its Stratton Brook Hut will open Dec. 21. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Military and veterans’ representatives meet with House leaders   Military and veterans’ organizations recently participated in round-table discussions hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and House Veterans Affairs C More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite part of Sugarloaf ’s Homecoming?

Tom Cahn, Wilton: "The arts festival." More...

Letters

Thanks for the most successful Ayotte Classic yet

We held the 30th annual Ayotte Golf Classic Sept. 28 at the Sugarloaf Golf Club and raised the most money in the history of the tournament. Approximately $6,500 will go to the Ayotte Scholarship Fund.  More...

Great turnout at Eustis Public Hearing

The Save our School Committee of Eustis wants to thank all of the Eustis, Wyman, Coplin and Carrabassett Valley folks who turned out for the Public Hearing Sept. 19 concerning the Petition to Withdraw from MSAD #58.  More...

God is going to get fed up with all this sin

How much is a soul worth? Not much to a lot of human beings on this earth; but “beyond measure” to God. This is the basis of human life. They are God’s.  More...

Community & Local News

Seniors take meeting on road

Recently, the Kingfield Senior Citizens held its monthly meeting at the Rockpile in Weld. More...

Center offers numerous programs

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center is undergoing some renovations and recently announced some of the new programs it is offering to the entire community of all ages.  The suppers continue to be the second Saturday of each month. More...

Bean supper slated

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Post 120 of the American Legion will hold a public bean supper Saturday, Oct. 13. The dinner will be held from 5 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...