December 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizens’ police academy offered

STRATTON — Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will be holding a Citizens Police Academy beginning in January. The eight-week course will run from Jan. 7 to Feb. 25 in the Stratton-Eustis Community Building. More...

Madison man to serve 21 months for Kingfield robbery

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County judge sentenced a Madison man Friday, Dec. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Franklin County Fiddlers at Skye - Free Access

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present the Franklin County Fiddlers, past and present, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Saturday Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. A potluck supper will precede the concert starting at 5 p.m. More...

Rob Duquette performs at CV library

‘World music with a message — for kids of all ages’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center recently announced that there will be two musical performances by Rob Duquette Friday, Dec. 27 in the Begin Family Community Room: 5 p.m. More...

Church in the Wildwood

Reeds Mill Church is a rustic, one room wood framed building that sits on a little dirt road in Madrid. More...

Community & Local News

Ladies’/community breakfast set

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Gingerbread House on Main Street from 7 to 9 a.m. More...

Parenting workshop offered

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Children’s Task Force will be holding a 1-2-3 Magic & More 1-2-3 Magic workshop consisting of three 2 ½ hours sessions. Sessions will be Tuesday evening’s beginning Jan. 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. More...

UMF Winter Term course registration open

FARMINGTON — Registration for University of Maine at Farmington 2013-14 Winter Term courses is now open to members of the public not currently enrolled in a UMF degree program. More...

News from our Schools

Students making a difference

STRATTON — For many years, Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties has teamed with Pearl Butler at the Stratton School and Shirley Schrader at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School to conduct tutor training courses for their students More...

KES Lego team attends championships

AUGUSTA — Kingfield Elementary School students took part in the 14th annual Maine First Lego League Championships. More...

Mt. Abram High School Notes

Yearbooks on sale   It’s time to reserve a copy of the 2014 Abram Runner. All orders must be in by the first of the year. The books are $50 and make great holiday gifts. To order your copy, see Mrs. Dudley in the tech office. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The Winter Solstice is Saturday  Winter came down to our home one night Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow, And we, we were children once again.  —Bill Morgan Jr.   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

In the Western Mountains of Maine from Rangeley to Coplin Plantation locals and tourists will see some changes this winter.  More...

Franklin Fiddlers show cancelled at Skye Theatre - Free Access

CARTHAGE -- For everyone's safety, the Franklin County Fiddlers concert at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Saturday night, More...

They got it right!

Twelve plus inches of new snow blankets area

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Forecasters predicted a weekend storm totaling 10 to 18 inches of snow and the area got just that. Snow started around 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and started tapering off by noon the next day.  More...

Superintendent Stevens to retire

MSAD #58

KINGFIELD — MSAD #58 school directors met Dec. 12 at the Kingfield Elementary School for a regular meeting. In an executive session, Superintendent Brenda Stevens told the school board she was retiring. Her last day will be June 30, 2014. More...

Nomination papers available

EUSTIS — Officials for the Town of Eustis recently announced that nomination papers are now available.  The papers must be returned by Jan. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

The Congressional “December Rush” begins   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What would you like for Christmas?

Mace Zoebisch of Kingfield: “I want a taser because my brother said he wants to know what it feels like to be tasered.” More...

Letters

Thanks for donating and volunteering

The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Good Shepherd Thrift Shoppe continues to thank all who make donations and volunteer the time, energy and expertise required to continue this outreach in our community.  More...

Kingfield Holiday Calendar effective

The Kingfield 2013 Holiday Calendar has been a big help in getting people out and about this holiday season. More...

Dear publisher: seeking info on Maine

I am in fourth grade at Grace Christian Academy. We are learning about states. I am writing to ask your readers to send postcards or any other souvenirs that might help me learn about your AWESOME state. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Seth Wescott carves a wave of powder

at Sugarloaf on Sunday. The weekend snow storm dumped 16 to 18 inches of snow on the mountain. More...

‘Maine Ski Day’ offers Mainers discounts

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the third year in a row, the Bank of Maine has teamed with Sugarloaf and Sunday River, Maine’s two largest ski resorts, to offer Maine residents discounted lift tickets, rentals and ski school packages during &ld More...

Girls win against Winthrop

MTA Basketball

WINTHROP — Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners bagged their first win of the season in an away basketball game against the Winthrop Ramblers Dec. 13. 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. More...