December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tuttle fundraiser important to living his dreams - Free Access

Alex Tuttle fundraiser, 7 p.m. Dec. 30 at The Rack, Sugarloaf Mountain Access Road.

EUSTIS — Alex Tuttle has several challenges — coming back from an injury suffered during his final race of last season, and raising enough money for his competition fund so that he can continue pursuing his Olympic dreams. More...

Info center open this week as a trial run

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Information Center is open —for this Christmas week, that is.  At their Monday, Dec. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Supporting the arts

Rangeley Friends of the Arts President, Sue Downes-Borko (center), accepts a $1,500 check from Franklin Savings Bank representative, Crystal Haley (left). More...

Artist gives back to hometown community

FARMINGTON — Angela Ferrari, a studio artist based out of Portland, donated six acrylicon canvas portraits of dogs to the Franklin County Animal Shelter to help in its fundraising efforts.  Ferrari grew up in Farmington, graduated from Mt. More...

Gawler Family to perform at Skye Theatre, Unity - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present The Gawler Family at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Dec. 26 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts in Unity Thursday, Dec. 27. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jacquelyn M. Brown

1943-2012 — She was a devoted wife and mother

FARMINGTON — Jacquelyn M. Brown, 69, of Rangeley, died Sunday evening, Dec. 16, 2012, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington, shortly upon arrival. More...

Mark R. Curtis

A Sugarloafer since 1971, he embraced living in the mountains of Maine

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Mark R. Curtis, 55, passed away unexpectedly in late September at his home in Carrabassett Valley.  Mark was the son of John P. Curtis and Geraldine Curtis. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Chisholm Ski Club remembers

Members of the Chisholm Ski Club were on hand Saturday for the Billy Chenard Memorial Nordic race at Sugarloaf. More...

Mt. Abram Nordic team competes in early season

SALEM - The Mt. Abram Nordic ski team recently competed in early season races, both memorial events for Billy Chenard, the 1972 Junior National Champion in the Nordic Combined event, and member of the U.S. Ski Team. More...

Caleb Haines gets his deer, and grand slam

AVON — It was a grand slam for 10-year-old Caleb Haines of Avon who obtained his wish —to win the Jake Lord Grand Slam, an award for nabbing a bear, deer and moose, all in one season.  Nov. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

New Year’s Day is Tuesday  One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.  —John Burroughs   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It seems like yesterday when a tall young man came through my door in Carrabassett Valley and sat at my kitchen table while I interviewed him as a new member of the Maine State Police and I thought, “Here I go again training another wet behind More...

We got snow

Winter sports enthusiasts jubilant as area receives two to three feet of snow

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Four storms, two feet of snow with more on the way has left alpine and Nordic skiers, boarders, and winter enthusiasts absolutely thrilled, looking forward to taking advantage of snow totals they haven’t seen du More...

Mark Lopez named new CV Police Chief

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Mark Lopez sees his biggest challenge as Carrabassett Valley’s new police chief to be acclimating himself to the job in the middle of the ski season, and keeping the town on its present course with a low crime rate a More...

Kingfield sewer rate hike needs further study

KINGFIELD — The public hearing on the sewer rate increase and the application for a Community Development Block Grant for needed repairs and efficiencies of the town’s wastewater treatment system have been delayed until possibly February. More...

Op-Ed

Please support the United Way

Each year the United Way asks members of this community to give so that others may have their basic needs met and the root causes of poverty can be addressed. The United Way raised more than $393,000 to fund 16 programs last year.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Senate passes FY 2013 NDAA  The Senate voted on numerous amendments to the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA - S. 3254) and then passed the bill in a 98-0 vote.  More...

Letters

Come join the United Way Family!

Safe Voices, the domestic resource center serving Franklin, Androscoggin and Oxford counties is a proud supporter of the local United Way of the Tri-Valley Area and also served on this year’s Campaign Cabinet.  More...

Community & Local News

First Inline Ski & Sports focuses on service

KINGFIELD — Service, service, service is the focus of First Inline Ski & Sports that offers personalized service in ski tuning and custom boot fitting.  Birch Royall and partner Jeremy Norton recently opened the store located at 394 Ma More...

Ham dinner on tap

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced it will hold a ham dinner, Jan. More...

Wednesday evening service added

Western Mountains Baptist Church

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church recently announced that it will begin the new year by adding a mid-week service.  Beginning Jan. More...

News from our Schools

Strong school releases honor roll

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

Jennifer Rowland awarded DAR Good Citizen

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School recently announced that this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen is Jennifer Rowland, daughter of Michael and Cheryl Rowland of Wyman Township.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS 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...