September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Movie set in local mountains

SUGARLOAF — With the help of some locals, an independent film is being produced in the western mountains. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Author Angelo J. Kaltsos to give reading

RANGELEY — Angelo J. Kaltsos, the author of “Of Bears, Mice, and Nails: the Outhouse Chronicles,” will give a book reading at the Rangeley Public Library, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m.  More...

Exhibit illustrates outdoor theme

This painting by John Swan is among those on exhibit at the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc until Sept. 30. More...

Film ‘Down by the River’s Edge’ to be shown

This locally- produced documentary focuses on French- Canadian immigrants to Franklin County

FARMINGTON — The Gold LEAF institute (the senior college at UMF) will be showing the film “Down by the River’s Edge” as part of the 150th anniversary celebration events at University of Maine at Farmington this fall. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William ‘Bunk’ E. Spiller

1930-2013 — He was a most generous man and loved by all

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — William “Bunk” E. Spiller, 82, of Sandy River Plantation passed away peacefully at his home Sept. 13, 2013 with his family by his side. More...

Frances Helen McArdle

1933-2013 — She was filled with compassion and interest in others

CAPE ELIZABETH — Frances Helen McArdle died unexpectedly at her Cape Elizabeth residence Sept. 19, 2013. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Jackson’s first deer

Jackson Masterson, left, of Kingfield, proudly shows off his first deer. Jackson bagged this 150 pound, 8 point buck Monday while bow hunting in the Expanded Archery Zone. More...

Mt. Abram boys pick up two more wins

Mt. Abram, 6 — Carrabec, 0 Mt. Abram, 7 — Dirigo, 1

SALEM -- The Mt. Abram boy’s varsity soccer team chalked up two more wins last week, bringing their record to 4-2, and holding on to a solid 4th place in Western Maine Class C as of press time Monday.  More...

Filthy finale for Northwoods Mud Run

AVON — The heavy rains Sunday morning couldn’t have been timed more perfectly.  More...

Irregular Regulars

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Guess who’s coming for dinner? Well, we didn’t have to guess; we knew when I invited 11 children and their parents for lunch just before we left for Maine. More...

Fall Fishing is On!

Salmon is something we eat often at our More...

Observations from the F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air & Room to Move)

Tennessee with Saint

Well, it looks like it might actually —finally!— happen. More...

CVA students, staff get iPads

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In addition to opening the new academic center, Carrabassett Valley Academy now has iPads for every student, teacher and coach.  More...

Mt. Abram gets grade boost - Free Access

SALEM — Commissioner of Education Stephen Bowen recently informed Mt. Abram High School of a change in letter grading in the data warehouse. More...

Kingfield sets dates for public forums - Free Access

Forums will concern the downtown and school options

KINGFIELD — There will be a public forum for the Kingfield Independent School committee Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to educate those interested in school options the committee has been researching. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Food tyranny and the Farmington Fair

The Franklin County Agricultural Society’s 173rd Annual Exhibition just wrapped up Farmington Fairgrounds. Any citizens suffering from serious cholesterol deficiency would have been well advised to make it over there and load up. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Have you turned your heat on yet? What is the breaking point for you to turn it on?

Tim Norton of Kingfield: “Nope, we aim for Halloween.” More...

Letters

Keep our children’s educational fate in our own hands

My parents always told me that home isn’t so much a building, but a place where your family is. The building is just material. Home is the feeling of being with the ones that mean the most to you. More...

Community & Local News

Sno-Wanderers looking for members

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club held a meeting Sept. 8 at the sled shed. More...

Crafters, artisans wanted

STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis PTC is holding its annual Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Stratton Elementary School. Organizers are looking for crafters and artisans who are interested in having a table at the fair. More...

Family concert slated

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced it will hold a family concert featuring New Relm, a family based group that performs songs about Maine, Saturday, Sept. More...

News from our Schools

Strong School craft fair seeks crafters

STRONG — The Strong eighth grade class of 2014 will hold its annual craft fair Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Strong Elementary School.  More...

Rangeley students visit Farmington Fair

FARMINGTON — Students in grades K-2 attended the Agriculture-Environmental Education Day at the Farmington Fair Monday, Sept. 17.  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...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...