February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

On patrol with Corporal Chase

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Corporal Chris Chase of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office offers a ride-along program as part of the eight-week Citizens Police Academy he developed. More...

Car burglaries at Saddleback

RANGELEY — Saturday, Feb. 1, Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Zecher responded to a series of car burglaries located at Saddleback Mountain, according to Franklin County Sheriff Scott R. Nichols.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Skye Theatre opens 10th, final season - Free Access

The Irish trio ‘Open the Door for Three’ will also play in Stratton

SOUTH CARTHAGE & STRATTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Irish trio “Open the Door for Three” at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Feb. 19 and at Route 27 Arts in Stratton Thursday, Feb. More...

Schoolhouse Gallery Exhibition, FROZEN at Artwalk

KINGFIELD — A new exhibit of photographs called FROZEN, The Art of Ice & Snow will be opening next Friday evening, Feb. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Kingfield’s Friday Artwalk at the Schoolhouse Gallery at 266 Main Street.  More...

KES students to exhibit at Artwalk

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Elementary School Art Department will display selected student works at the Grand Central Station Art Gallery during the Friday Artwalk Feb. 7.  The Opening will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Kinney

1949-2014 — He loved the outdoors by fishing and both bow and black powder hunting

LEWISTON — David Kinney, 64, of Madrid, died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 29, 2014, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.  More...

Community & Local News

Jujutsu offered after school

Sensei John Small is continuing to offer Jujutsu through the Kingfield Recreation Department. Eben Wilson, 11, of Kingfield follows along with some warm-up exercises. More...

Cabin Fever Supper slated

NEW VINEYARD — The New Vineyard Public Library’s annual Cabin Fever Supper will be held at Smith Hall Saturday, Feb. More...

Annual Cerminara spaghetti supper Feb. 15

RANGELEY — The Cerminara all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper sponsored by the Rangeley Public Library will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Undercroft of the Church of the Good Shepherd on Main Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Smoothies Week at Stratton School

STRATTON — The Stratton School kitchen was recently awarded a check from the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council with which to purchase a commercial blender.  The blender will be used to make smoothies to promote more dairy for students.&nbs More...

Strong Elementary School activities

Wednesday, Feb. 5   Dental Awareness will be presented to students in grade K through 4 in the library: kindergarten, 8:30-9:15 a.m.; grades 1 and 2, 9:30-10:15 a.m.; and grades 3 and 4, 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Career Exploration Morning   More...

How-to guru

Mt. Abram High School teacher Alice Yates demonstrates the art of throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel to her introduction to pottery class. 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...

Five CVA alumni Sochi bound - Free Access

Athletes Bode Miller, Emily Cook, Annalisa Drew, and coaches Forest Carey and Mark Fawcett will travel to Sochi to represent the United States

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Once again, Carrabassett Valley Academy will be represented at the Winter Olympic Games by its talented alumni. More...

Strong preps for town meeting

STRONG — A public hearing was held Jan. 28 so that Librarian Cheryl McCleery could present an updated Technology Protection and Internet Safety Policy. More...

Sheriffs interact with locals

EUSTIS — A Citizens Police Academy offered by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is well underway in Eustis. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Still paying for the lawyer

For the Mt. Abram Teacher’s Association  We all make choices —hundreds each day. What to wear, what to eat, who to support. The recent choice made by the MSAD #58 School Board calls into question where its priorities lie.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Which Olympic winter event are you looking forward to and why?

Zekariah Coolong, 9, of Kingfield: “I’m not. I want the summer Olympics for soccer. It’s a fun game and it is awesome.” More...

Letters

Maine spirit prevails at 2014 Special Olympics Maine State Winter Games

The 2014 Maine Special Olympic Games were again hosted by the Sugarloaf community from Jan. 26 through 28. Despite the challenging polar vortex, subzero temperatures and wind chills, the volunteers turned out in droves. More...

Thank you to all who support the Special Olympics

Thank you to all the businesses of the Stratton-Eustis area that donated to the Special Olympics.  Thank you to all the residents who donated baked goodies, casseroles and salads.  Thank you to Lucille Pepin, and Basil and Harriet Powers wh More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sam Morse wins Webber Cup

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sam Morse, son of Earle and Pam Morse of Carrabassett Valley, won the Webber Cup Super G Race Friday, Jan. 31.  More...

Fly Rod Crosby Trail snowshoe

MADRID — Feb. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the High Peaks Alliance will sponsor a snowshoe hike on the Fly Rod Crosby Trail during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.  Participants should meet at the Madrid trailhead at 10:30 a.m. More...

CVA helps Special Olympians reach Gold

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Every year, over 1,000 athletes, coaches and volunteers converge onto Sugarloaf Mountain for one of the largest Special Olympics Winter Games in the country. 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. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

We don’t know who we are until we can see what we can do.  —Martha Grimes  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It was back in June of 2010 that I went to Freeman Township and did a story on Smokey “Bud” Gilmore owner of Smokey’s Greatest Shows. More...