March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

FABA looking to build two new information kiosks

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Flagstaff Area Business Association’s mission is to promote the long term economic welfare and goals of its surrounding area by providing a forum for networking, cooperative advertising, community sponsorship, and th More...

Arts & Entertainment

Fiddler Andrea Beaton in concert - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton performer Andrea Beaton at St. Lawrence Arts Tuesday, April 2 and Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 3. Curtain is at 7 p.m. More...

Nicki Bluhm comes to the Loaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers will perform at the Widowmaker Lounge on Sugarloaf Saturday, March 30 with Dawn Mitschele as the opening act. This event is part of the Bud Light Concert Series.  More...

Three Maine youth bands to perform at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present the Franklin County Fiddlers, the Abbott Hill Ramblers and the Pineland Fiddlers at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, April 7. Curtain is at 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernestine Hood Wallace

1920-2013 — She was proud of her family and loved them deeply

FARMINGTON — Ernestine Hood Wallace, 93, formerly of Strong, died Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013, at Orchard Park Nursing Care Center with her family at her side. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Wescott, Stewart take home titles

Sugarloaf Banked Slalom

Seth Wescott, left, took first place in the men’s division in the third annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom. (Photos courtesy of Sugarloaf) More...

Dee Dee Simpson tourneys held

STRATTON — The annual Dee Dee Simpson Tournaments were held March 11 at the Stratton Elementary School. More...

World-Cup snowboarder Alex Tuttle takes second

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott from Carrabassett Valley and 15-year-old Lindsay Stewart from Cape Elizabeth took first place in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, at the third annual Su More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

(*) indicates new entries   More...

Community Thing 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

Easter is Sunday  Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.  —Charles M. Crowe   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Jayden Alicia White  Born: Feb. 26, 2013 Gender: Male Weight: 6 lbs 2 oz. Length: 20 inches   More...

New Treasurer appointed, scholarships available

KINGFIELD — With John Dill on vacation and Wade Browne on an ambulance call, selectman were not sure there would be a quorum to begin the 10-minute meeting. The meeting was called to order when three of the five selectmen arrived.  More...

Forum: Preserving access to local lands April 3

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The High Peaks Alliance will present its third public forum on the issue “Keeping a Way of Life: Trails and Wildlife for Future Generations” at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library Wednesday, April 3, from 7 More...

Maine Maple Sunday at River Run Farm

STRONG — Rupert and Susan Pratt are the owners of River Run Farm Maple Products; a farm that Rupert built 33 years ago on Route 149. Rupert has been sapping all his life he says. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What tongue twister do you find hardest to say?

Allie Lopez, (“photobombed” by Scott Hisman back left): "Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair, fuzzy wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was he?" More...

We want our right to participate returned to us

On March 28, residents and property owners of five area communities will make their third trip to Augusta in just over a year. More...

Letters

Thanks for the gift certificate

I would like to thank the Gifts of Love for the gift certificate to Tranten’s store. It will help me buy groceries. Thank you all.  Sincerely, David LaBelle Kingfield   More...

Thanks for your time and instruction

The seventh and eighth grade students would like to thank the staff of Sugarloaf and Birchwood Interiors for the time spent teaching us about their occupations. We all enjoyed the experiences and hope they did as well.  More...

Community & Local News

Easter musical drama offered

FARMINGTON “Alleluia! More...

Babysitter and safety training offered

The program is designed for people ages 13 and older

FARMINGTON — The Ben Franklin Learning Resource Center is presenting the BLAST! program babysitter and safety training class Monday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chisholm Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The cost is $55.  More...

Easter Egg Hunt planned

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Recreation Department is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at the Kingfield Town Park.  Kids should bring a basket or bag for the eggs they find.   More...

News from our Schools

Kingfield School Q Easter Bunny Drawing Winners

Full Story

Stratton School Q Easter Bunny Drawing Winners

Full Story

Mt. Abram NHS inducts 27 new members

School News

SALEM — The Mt. Abram chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 27 new members March 20 at the High School. Candles were lit to signify the successes and future responsibility for members.  More...