February 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Flagstaff hires superintendent

STRATTON — Superintendent Mike Shea brings over 31 years of educational experience with him to Flagstaff RSU. Shea replaced interim Superintendent Dr. More...

Upcoming town meetings

WESTERN MAINE — Annual Town Meeting season is approaching for many towns in Western Maine. Below are those whose meetings occur with the next month or so.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Skye to celebrate Mardi Gras - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Jimmy Jo and the Jumbol’Ayuhs at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 5 for an evening of upbeat music and song from Louisiana. Curtain is 7 p.m. More...

Children’s choir to perform in Rangeley

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents The Bangor Area Children’s Choir in the concert, Here Comes the Sun, Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Lakeside Theatre.  More...

Exhibition ‘Process’ at UMF Art Gallery

FARMINGTON — The UMF Art Gallery will present the solo exhibition “Process” by Sarah Bouchard, multidisciplinary artist, curator and UMF 2003 graduate. The exhibit will be held from Feb. More...

Community & Local News

Snowmobile winner drawn

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club held its annual public breakfast Feb. 16 serving a steady stream of customers during the allyou can-eat breakfast.  More...

BEHIND THE SCENES

Dish dryer Tom Boyce, dish scraper Jim Williamson and dishwasher Bobby Newell worked hard at keeping dishes clean during the Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club annual public breakfast Feb. 16. More...

Chili tasting event slated

FARMINGTON — Trinity United Methodist Church will host a “Chili Tasting Event” Saturday, March 1 at the “church in the field” on the Farmington Falls Road.  More...

News from our Schools

Living history in Stratton

STRATTON — The students in Sheila Lecander’s 3rd/4th grade classroom recently traveled into the past to learn about some of the people in history that have made a lasting impact.  More...

Phillips school goes to great lengths for cancer society

PHILLIPS — With the entire Phillips Elementary School community assembled to witness the event, PE teacher Tracy Knapp and eighth grader Ashley Burnham sacrificed a combined 20 inches of hair in support of the school’s Pennies for Patient More...

Locals on Thomas College honor’s list

WATERVILLE — Thomas College recently announced its fall 2013 honor’s list.  Local day students who were named to the list are: Taylor Jordan of Kingfield, majoring in Marketing Management; Loretta Crockett of Strong, majoring in Entr More...

Kingfield road reconstruction draft outlined

KINGFIELD — David Guernsey, representative from the Kingfield Road Reconstruction Committee, presented the selectmen a draft of work to be done with the Department of Transportation. “This is a broad outline. More...

E-911 signage added to Avon warrant

AVON — Selectmen discussed ice buildup on town roads during their meeting Feb. 18. It was noted that Avon Valley Road has received some grading to try to alleviate ruts and ice buildup. More...

Sugarloaf opens summit of Burnt Mountain to skiers

History made as Sugarloaf opens Burnt Mountain and new Androscoggin glade

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf celebrated a new milestone February 18 when it officially opened the summit of Burnt Mountain to skiers and snowboarders for the first time in the resort’s history.  More...

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LD616 restores equal rights to all Mainers

The Maine House will soon vote on a Citizens’ Rights bill that received overwhelming, bi-partisan approval in 2013. More...

Independent Maine?

Visiting the University of Maine (Orono) Library archives a couple years ago I saw a display of photos and texts devoted to showing conditions in our state during the Great Depression. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elwyn E. Hutchins

1938-2014 — He was always known for doing more for others than he did for himself

LISBON FALLS — Elwyn E. Hutchins, 75, of Lisbon Falls, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home with his family by his side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Ben Morse places second in Middlebury Snow Bowl

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Ben Morse, the son of Earle and Pam Morse of Carrabassett Valley, placed second in the slalom Friday, Feb. More...

Warden on patrol

Maine State Game Warden Daniel Christianson was spotted on the trails in Kingfield recently. More...

Sam Morse headed to World Ski Championships

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy 2013 graduate Sam Morse didn’t leave CVA when he received his diploma. Working through an athletic post-graduate year Morse has been busy training and racing.  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

A very special thank you from Team Ten

Dear fellow cancer fighter…Wow.  More...

Thanks for helping make the Home & Leisure Show possible

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank its partners for making its 20th annual Home and Leisure Show possible:  More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...