March 12, 2014 RSS feed / Community & Local News

A new Girl Scout Troop has formed in Kingfield

Trash bag fashion fundraiser planned

KINGFIELD — A new Girl Scout Troop is meeting regularly at Kingfield Elementary School. They are working on a community service project that will benefit homeless and women’s shelters in Central Maine. More...

Public Masonic Supper set

EAST WILTON — There will be a Public Masonic Supper, to benefit the building fund, at the Harland M. More...

Home invasion investigated

NEW PORTLAND — The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a daytime home invasion that occurred Feb. More...

Deputy investigates fraud complaint

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols recently released the department’s Weekly Report for Feb. 28 to March 7. The following is a summary of some of the local incidents deputies responded to based on that report.  More...

Teenager injured when he hits tree

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — A 16-year-old boy was injured Wednesday, March 5, when he struck a tree while snowboarding on the Casablanca glade trail at Saddleback Ski Area, spokeswoman JoAnne Taylor said.  Glade trails are ski and snowboard t More...

Final ‘Bingo Friends’ of season

RANGELEY — The last “Bingo Friends” event until the fall will be held Wednesday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rangeley Townhouse.  There will be free cards, gifts and goodies. More...

United Way of the Tri-Valley Area receives grant

FARMINGTON — The Maine Commission for Community Service has awarded the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area a Volunteer Generation Fund grant just shy of $46,000. More...

Health career scholarships available

FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is once again offering health career scholarships. More...

Mount Blue garden club presents guest speaker

FARMINGTON — After a very cold and long rough winter everyone is looking forward to our first meeting of the year. Carol Vigneault will talk about “Heavenly Hummingbirds” 1 p.m. More...

March food pantry day changed

EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Food pantry Day for March is being changed to Friday, March 21 for this month only.  The regularly scheduled day was Thursday, March 20. More...

Home & Leisure Show this Saturday

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Home and Leisure Show is at the new Mt. Blue Campus Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $1 per person via the school’s main entrance.  More...

Potluck supper at WMBC

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church is hosting its monthly TGIF Potluck Supper this Friday evening, March 14 at 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to bring along a dish to share or to just show up, “there is always plenty of More...

Eliot Cutler at CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Eliot Cutler, an Independent Candidate for Governor, will be at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Valley Drive, Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  “Come meet Eliot, listen to his id More...

Lakeside Theater gets make over - Free Access

RANGELEY — The Lakeside Theater in Rangeley is getting a “make-over.” The Rangeley Friends of the Arts, a local non-profit organization, took ownership of the theater in December 2013 and has been busy planning, renovating and makin More...

College planning assistance

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  MEOC–101-–Essentials Of College Planning will be held Wednesday, March 20, More...

Record amount raised at CVA scholarship fundraiser

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy held its annual Scholarship Fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 22 and event organizers deemed it a tremendous success, both socially and financially. More...

Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust now accepting applications

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust is accepting applications from local organizations for distribution of funds. More...

Skowhegan’s Maple Festival returns

SKOWHEGAN — Downtown Skowhegan, a nationally designated Main Street community, will be continuing an eight-year tradition this March with the Annual Maple Festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 15 through Sunday March 23. More...

Sap tapping time

Christi (pictured) and Steve Mitman of Strong take advantage of the first above freezing temperatures of the spring to tap the family’s sugarbush, “It only takes a day to tap our 500 tree More...

Sledding party March 15

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church is hosting a sledding party Saturday, March 15. All are welcome to join in on the fun from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  After sliding, the church will provide hot dogs, rolls and hot chocolate. More...

Pancake breakfast, old-time maple sugaring at Norlands

LIVERMORE — Experience a late winter ritual done the old-fashioned way at a 19th-century living history farm.  In celebration of Maine Maple Sunday, March 23, the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will be open from 9:30 a.m. More...