December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Masons give back all year long - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Masons give back to the community not only during the holiday season but all year long. It’s one of the oldest fraternal organizations dating back to the stone trades, explained Wes Moody, past master of the Mt. More...

Many celebrate Stratton Brook Hut completion - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine Huts & Trail’s new Stratton Book Hut was on center stage last week when about 100 people took the two-mile plus trek along snow covered trails to check out this latest addition, one with an alpine feel. More...

Arts & Entertainment

L.E. Hughes to give reading

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Lew-Ellyn Hughes will be speaking and sharing her books at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.  More...

Franklin County Fiddlers Home for the Holidays - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present the Franklin County Fiddlers, past and present, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. A potluck supper will precede the concert starting at 5 p.m. More...

Christmas Tour of Homes planned

PHILLIPS — The first Phillips Christmas Tour of Homes will be held Sunday, Dec. 23 beginning at 3 p.m.; meet at the Phillips Public Library parking lot.  More...

Letters

Thanks for the gift of food

My thanks go out to the members of the Gifts of Love and to the Simmons Fund for the Thanksgiving gift of food.  Sincerely, Fulton Ryan Kingfield   More...

Children’s Christmas Shopping Day a success

The women of the Phillips Community of Christian Women’s group are grateful for all the donations, volunteers, Santa Claus, Tabita the Elf, Alexia Flannery, Starr Galusha, Casey Hollingsworth and Griffin (the clown) Mayhew, and the many others More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mountain man

Stephan Mitman stands atop Owl’s Head Mountain Sunday, Dec. 9, the day before a light snow covered the area. In the atlas, Owl’s Head is on Map 29, D-5, almost in Kingfield. More...

UP AND AWAY

Mt Abram’s Jill Howard goes up for a shot in last Tuesday’s Varsity game against Telstar. The Lady Roadrunners won their first home game, of the season, 61-37. More...

Group of athletes ready for season

Mt Abram Alpine

Irregular Sports   SALEM — A year ago the Mt. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Christmas is Tuesday  Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  —Peg Bracken.  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

VIEW FROM THE TOP

Sugarloaf Mountain and Carrabassett Valley partner on summer event grants

The Carrabassett Valley region is a bustling and energetic community during the winter months. Destination visitors from across New England, Canada and Europe come to the area to enjoy winter recreation.  More...

Saddleback for sale - Free Access

Berry family looking for the right mix

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — While Saddleback Maine ski area has been listed for sale —$12 million for the 450- acre ski area— the Berry family is not abandoning the resort, and remain committed to maintaining affordable skiing, providi More...

Snow blankets area Monday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Monday morning looked like the area would definitely have a white Christmas with eight inches of snow reported in Kingfield as of 8 a.m.  More...

FABA may solve CV chamber and info center dilemma

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Flagstaff Region Business Association and the town of Carrabassett Valley will be continuing discussions over FABA taking on the role of town’s primary chamber of commerce, and possibly opening up and running the More...

MSAD #58 discusses process for Eustis withdrawal

STRONG — The MSAD #58 School Board will hold a workshop with the Eustis Withdrawal Committee in January to start the negotiation process with the community that has petitioned to withdraw from the school district.  More...

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Merry Christmas Santa!

Can you name the moment this year that the Christmas mood hit you and from there on you wanted to hear the holiday season music, taste your mom’s old tried and true recipes, or to wrap the first present? More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What’s your favorite Christmas carol?

Rev. Sue Kaplan, Wilton: "The First Noel." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John R. Darveau

1951-2012 — He was a great asset to those in need

AVON — John R. Darveau, 61, of Avon, formerly of Augusta, died late Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home in Avon, with his wife by his side.  He was born June 10, 1951, in Gardiner, a son of Robert and Annabelle (Russell) Darveau Sr. More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield POPS thanks Franklin Savings Bank - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Franklin Savings Bank has generously donated $4,000 for the past several years to the Kingfield POPS to underwrite the cost of youth tickets to the POPS concerts. More...

Aundy Searles retires from Weber Insurance

KINGFIELD — “We are pleased to announce that Andrea ‘Aundy’ Searles, a longtime agent in our Kingfield office, has decided to retire on Dec. 21,” stated Mark Cote, owner of Weber Insurance. More...

Legion’s bottle drive continues

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield American Legion Post 61 continues its “bottle fund” to benefit its scholarship fund.  Anyone interested in donating their returnable cans and/or bottles to the Legion can take them to the Old Mill Rede More...

News from our Schools

Boxes filled with caring

Pictured are Kingfield Elementary School sixth graders with the first of seven boxes full of gifts headed to a grade school in Island Heights, N.J. More...

Kingfield school releases honor roll

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2012/2013 school year.  More...

Pie makers in the making

STRONG — Not once, not twice, but all week long near the end of November the students of Strong Elementary School, under the direction of Crystal Polk, baked five different varieties of pies (37 in total) for the Community Table Ministries, whe More...