December 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sugarloaf presents new video series on Seth Wescott

“Surgery to Sochi” documents Wescott’s journey from injury back to Olympic competition

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — When two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott stared down an untouched, powder-filled mountain in Alaska last April, he had no idea that the journey before him would involve much more than a ride down one of the world&r More...

Arts & Entertainment

Elijah Ocean comes to Moose Alley

RANGELEY — Friday, Dec. More...

The Blakes to play at Moose Alley

RANGELEY — The Blakes, an American Indie Rock group from Seattle, Wash., will be visiting the Western Mountains of Maine to promote its 13th album, Junko, released earlier this year.  The group will be performing at Moose Alley Saturday, D More...

Ski film ‘McConkey’ to show at The Rack

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday, Dec. More...

Community & Local News

Valley library announces upcoming hours

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library recently announced its hours for the upcoming holiday season as well as the hours it will be open throughout the winter.  More...

Help with Affordable Health Care Act

PHILLIPS — Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Phillips Public Library will host a two-hour session to provide an overview of the Affordable Health Care Act. More...

UMF seniors to give reading

FARMINGTON — UMF student writers in Maine’s only Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will be reading from their original work at the University of Maine at Farmington fall 2013 Creative Writing Senior Reading. More...

News from our Schools

Twins’ message encourages kids to ‘stand up’

PHILLIPS — Twins Kristen and Katherine Veayo are 18-year-old seniors at Hall-Dale High School, but this is the least of their claims to fame.  More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. More...

Phillips school releases honor roll

PHILLIPS — Phillips Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2013/2014 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Middle age is the awkward time when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.  —Harold Coffin  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Plan Ahead!

The holiday season is in full swing now! More...

Speed survey planned in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — A special town meeting preceded the selectmen’s meeting Dec. 2 in Kingfield. The town meeting was held to decide if the discontinuance of a potion of Commercial Street would be approved by the town. More...

High Peaks Creative Council receives $3,000 grant

PHILLIPS — The High Peaks Creative Council recently received a $3,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation Expansion Arts Fund and the Sciences and Arts Foundation Fund. More...

Rangeley man injured in crash

AVON — A Rangeley man was injured Tuesday night, Dec. 3, when he lost control of his vehicle on Route 4, Maine State Police Sgt. More...

Sheriffs receive tactical training at high school

SALEM — Saturday, Dec. 7 at Mt. Abram High School, the Maine State Police Tactical Team presented active shooter and tactical training to Franklin County officers. More...

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World Feline Conference 2013

I wish you a wicked-good merry Maine Coon Christmas a catnip-filled 2014. Similar calico greetings are extended to you from my sister, Muffins.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are your favorite and least color Christmas lights and why?

Chris Daly of Kingfield: “I like blue lights but not the yellow ones. Yellow lights don’t even make sense.” More...

Letters

To the thoughtful friends of the Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry

We would like to offer a “Thank-you” for the generous and anonymous donation of money to our Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Melodye A. Rossignol

1955-2013 — She lived in the Sugarloaf area for over 10 years

WATERVILLE — Melodye Ann Rossignol, 58, died Oct. 19, 2013 in Augusta.  She was born Sept. 20, 1955 in Waterville, the daughter of Wilson and Rita (Beaulieu) Rossignol.  More...

Robert K. Trapp

1921-2014 — He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII

BARNSTABLE, Mass. — Robert K. Trapp, 92, died Saturday Nov. 9, 2014, at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born Oct. 3, 1921 in Hanover, N.J. to John and Florence Trapp.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunner basketball gets underway

Mt. Abram senior Tristen Dyer makes his way through a sea of arms and dtraws a foul going to the hoop during the home opener Saturday, Dec. 7 against Mt. Valley. More...

Mt. Abram JV Basketball

Junior varsity Lady Roadrunner Lexi Poulin chases the ball down the court in the Dec. 6 home game. The team boasts a new coach, Kenni Norton, who is a 2009 graduate of Mt. More...

Participate in the Sugarloaf Summit Snowshoe Shuffle

FARMINGTON — This year’s Sugarloaf Charity Summit kicks off with the Snowshoe Shuffle Monday, Dec. 30. All proceeds from Charity Summit events benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center.  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

Christmas Church Services

The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal Service) 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, 864-3381 Rev. Judson Pealer, Rector. Tuesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Services, 6:30 pm. Wednesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Service, 9:30 am. More...