November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Haskell prepares for Wings of Kilimanjaro - Free Access

Fundraiser at The Rack set for Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Johnna Haskell needs the support of the community and beyond to raise $5,000 before Dec. 31, the deadline for making what could be a once-in-a lifetime paragliding fly-off Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro come true. More...

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center featured on L.L. Bean catalog - Free Access

By BJ Bangs Irregular Staff Writer A photo from Sugarloaf’s Outdoor Center is featured on the cover of the fourth and final catalogue celebrating L.L. Bean’s 100th anniversary and outdoor legacy. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Troy MacGillivray to perform - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will host Troy MacGillivray for several shows in Maine: at the St. Lawrence Arts in Portland Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Skye Theatre in South Carthage Wednesday, Nov. 28 and at UCCPA in Unity Thursday, Nov. 29. Curtain at St. More...

Concert, ‘Walk to Bethlehem’ celebrate season

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts will sponsor two programs to celebrate the holiday season— Dec. 9 the “Walk to Bethlehem” pageant and Dec. More...

Kingfield POPS thanks David Whitehill

KINGFIELD — The Board of Directors of the Kingfield POPS met to thank David Whitehill, Executive Director of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, for his work in building the partnership between the POPS and the Bangor Symphony.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Edward Caldwell

1963-2012 — He grew up in Stratton

ORLANDO, Fla. — James Edward Caldwell went home to be with his Lord and Savior Nov. 12, 2012 at age 49 after a long illness. Formerly of Stratton, at the time of his passing he was living in Orlando, Fla.  James was born Nov. More...

Larry A. Gordon

1937–2012 — He and his wife created many unforgettable memories with friends and family

AUGUSTA — Larry A. Gordon, 75, of Augusta, and formerly of Strong, passed over peacefully Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012, at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta with family at his side.  More...

Walter F. Jardine

1930-2012 — He was a Sugarloaf ‘regular’ since about 1968 and worked part time there

ELIOT — Walter F. Jardine, 82, of Eliot, passed away at York Hospital Nov. 8, 2012. He had been fighting Parkinson’s for about eight years when an aneurysm took him earlier than expected.  More...

News from our Schools

Fifth graders learn about Veterans Day

PHILLIPS — During the week before Veterans Day, fifth graders at Phillips Elementary School had two special visitors. First, Diana McCall, member of the local American Legion Auxiliary, came to teach them about Veterans Day in general.  More...

Phillips 8th Grade Craft Fair

The Phillips 8th Grade will be hosting a craft fair on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Phillips School from 9-2.  Tables are available $10.00 each and can be reserved by calling Sharon Dudley at 678-2701 x 4100 or by going on line and filling More...

MTA Yearbooks

What would make a better gift for a birthday or for the holidays than a present that will bring someone memories of a lifetime? More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Thanksgiving is Thursday  As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  —John Fitzgerald Kennedy   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Lorraine Chandler of Strong wanted to do something in memory of her late friend, Shirley Allen of Strong, who passed away from cancer about a year ago. More...

Strong to hold special town meeting

STRONG — Selectmen have scheduled a special town meeting for Tuesday, Nov. More...

Thanksgiving baskets bring a bit of cheer to many - Free Access

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Yvonne Woodcock, operations assistant at the Food Pantry at the United Methodist Economic Ministry was busy giving out 100 Thanksgiving baskets last Friday. That’s up from last year, she said. More...

Saddleback voted #1 Favorite Eastern Resort - Free Access

The mountain to open December 15

RANGELEY — Saddleback Ski resort located in the legendary Rangeley Lakes Region will open for the season Saturday, Dec. 15. The resort has been voted the #1 Favorite Eastern Resort by the readers of Snow East Magazine. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Putting Romney to work

Like many in my generation I spent the evening of Nov. 6 restlessly hoping that my candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, would emerge victorious from the bruising 2012 presidential election. When he did, I was elated. More...

Choosing the new Maine GOP Chairman

By Professor John Frary  More...

Letters

Thanks for making our journey a little easier

I’ve always loved living in our small community, but I don’t think that I realized how special it is until recently experiencing all of the love and support that our community has to offer.  Thank you so much to everyone involved wit More...

Ready for the Christmas season

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped decorate the streets of Eustis and Stratton with Christmas decorations. Not only did you help create a holiday atmosphere, but you did it with smiling faces!  More...

Thanks for helping in our ‘Tom Turkey’ campaign

Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry wishes to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who donated to the “Tom Turkey” campaign. If we knew all of the names who participated, we would be sending you each a personal thank you.  More...

Community & Local News

Town paid just under $100,000 for Irene repairs

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With all the numbers in, the town spent $96,934 to clean up the damage from last year’s Tropical Storm Irene.  The town received $424,3o79 in federal and state Federal Emergency Management Administration monies. More...

CV search for new police chief begins

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Board of Selectmen agreed to move ahead with advertising the police chief’s position.  More...

Golf Course irrigation project will wrap up next year

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Golf course will need to be shut down one week next spring to complete the pump conversion part of the irrigation projects.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Girls soccer awards bestowed

SALEM — Recently, the Mt. Abram boys’ and girls’ soccer teams gathered in the cafeteria at the high school for an evening of celebration and recognition.  More...

Frosting the ‘Loaf

Sugarloaf snowmakers were hard at work last Wednesday (Nov. 14) morning. The mountain officially opened Friday, Nov. 9, a week ahead of the original opening date. (John Orcutt photo) More...

Mt. Abram alumni games set - Free Access

Lisherness to be honored

SALEM — The Mt. Abram High School alumni games will be held Friday, Nov. 23 at the high school. The girls will begin play at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS VALLEY SENIORS — 10 am-12 pm, Carrabassett Valley Public Library. Open to area seniors. Variety of interests, computers, occasional topics. More...

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...