February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

February vacation week busy and snowy

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — “Snowfall totals from the 16th to the 24th totaled a whopping 26 inches!” reported Ethan Austin, Sugarloaf Marketing.  More...

Sugarbowl a family endeavor

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Kerry Audet has had the idea of the Sugarbowl Family Entertainment Center & Sports Club on his mind since July 2010. More...

Arts & Entertainment

FullSet comes to Skye March 6 - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE -- New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Culture Ireland and Saltwater Celtic Festival will present Ireland's hot Trad band FullSet at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 6. Curtain is at 7 p.m. More...

Kingfield’s First Friday Artwalk returns - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Friday, March 1, Kingfield galleries, shops and museums are hosting a First Friday Artwalk. Doors open at 5 p.m. and stay open until 8 p.m. at the venues in Kingfield. More...

Maine Crafts Association artists featured at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — A group of sixteen artists will be continuing an exhibit to benefit the Maine Craft Association as well as showcasing their work at SugarWood Gallery in Farmington during the month of March.  More...

Community & Local News

St. Pat’s potluck supper

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church is hosting a potluck supper Friday evening, March 1 at the church.  Attendees are asked to bring a St. Patrick’s day dish to share at 6 p.m. More...

All-you-can-eat community breakfast

KINGFIELD — A community all-you-can-eat breakfast is being offered Saturday, March 2, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Kingfield United Methodist Church on High Street.  More...

Square dance planned

WILTON — Friendship Squares will host a class/mainstream/plus square dance Sunday, March 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Phillips School Winter Carnival highlights

PHILLIPS - Winter Carnival 2013 was held last week at the Phillips Elementary School.  Throughout the week, students in grades K - 8 held a series of Spirit Days, including Blue and White Day, Twin/Triplet Day, Duct Tape Day, and Wild, Wild West More...

Teen Tutor Training happening all over Franklin, Somerset counties

If you had gone to Stratton Elementary School Tuesday mornings recently looking for Pearl Butler’s sixth grade students, you wouldn’t find them in their classrooms sitting at their desks. More...

Mister America named at Phillips school

PHILLIPS — The 10th annual Mr. America Contest at the Phillips school was part of the Winter Carnival 2013 events held during the week before vacation. More...

Alliance proposes wildlife refuge

PHILLIPS — The High Peaks Alliance has unveiled a creative proposal to preserve large tracts of western Maine land for traditional recreational use.  More...

Public hearing held on proposed ‘Sugarbowl’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In a scheduled Public Hearing Feb. More...

Voters to consider several articles

STRONG — Voters will be asked to approve an annual municipal operating budget that reflects less than a one percent increase over 2012’s request.  More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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The coming revolution in manufacturing

Anyone driving through the small towns of western Maine will notice an alarming number of defunct industrial buildings. Factories large and small lay dormant or under-utilized. Formerly active towns are silent or, in some cases, deserted completely. More...

What defines national defense?

Recently, because of my position as the State National Defense Committee Chairman, I was asked to put together a National Defense display for the Maine State Organization Daughters of the Revolution Spring Conference in March.  This caused me to More...

Letters

Congratulations Nordic SAST

On Feb. 13 the Middle School State Championships cross-country races were held at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. One hundred and fifty eight middle schoolers raced a freestyle race. The Sugarloaf Area Ski Team had 14 skiers racing in that race.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Albert ‘Woody’ D. Woods Jr.

1934-2013 — He served in the U.S. Air Force & lived in Kingfield for 30 years

KINGFIELD — Albert “Woody” Daniel Woods Jr., 78, died at his home in Kingfield on Feb. 19, 2013. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Luce wins GS and SL at Class B states

RUMFORD — Elise Luce set the table for her Mt. Abram teammates winning both the giant slalom and slalom Class B Alpine state titles. More...

SAST shines

Sugarloaf Area Ski Teams

The Maine State Middle School Class “A” Skiing Championships were held Feb. 13 and 16 at Sugarloaf and Titcomb mountain ski areas. More...

Mitten basketball on tap in Strong

STRONG — A Strong-Phillips eight grade mitten basketball game will be held Wednesday, March 6, at the Strong Elementary School gym.  Eighth graders from both schools will play. Admission donations will be accepted at the door.  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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push.  —Joann Thomas  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Aliyah Clara Reinholt  Born: Jan. 5, 2013 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz. Length: 20.25 inches  Parents: Saskia & Ian Reinholt, Phillips   More...