March 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town meeting set, discuss Ski-Doo

Phillips

PHILLIPS — The location and ownership of a 1977 Ski-Doo were discussed at the March 11 Phillips Selectmen’s Meeting. The snowmobile was purchased and maintenance was provided through the Fireman’s Auxiliary. More...

Grant application revisited

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A Public Hearing was held March 10 regarding Kerry Audet’s intent to file an Economic Development Program Grant application. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Paul McKenna Band to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present the Paul McKenna Band at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 26. Curtain is 7 p.m. A pre-show jam session will start at 6:15 p.m. More...

Marimba performance slated at Emery Center

FARMINGTON — “Dancing on the Head of a Pin,” a marimba performance by Lynn Vartan, is planned for Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., at the Emery Center, 111 South Street.  More...

Music educator Rob Duquette rescheduled

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library recently announced that it has rescheduled multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator Rob Duquette. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dale Craig Chick

1950-2014 — He enjoyed racing slot cars, and later listening to classic country music

STRONG — Dale Craig Chick, 63, passed away comfortably at his home March 9, 2014.  More...

Daniel A. Porter

2014-1949 — He was devoted to caring for his family

AUGUSTA — Daniel A. Porter, 64, of New Sharon, passed peacefully at Maine General Hospital Sunday evening, March 9, 2014. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Five CVA athletes at Junior Worlds

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy recently announced the following student/athletes have earned the honor of representing the U.S.A.  More...

Self-guided trip packages offered at MH&T

KINGFIELD — With all four huts open for winter 2014, Maine Huts & Trails recently announced several new packages and booking options for guests.  New this year are winter trip planning tools available online and broken into four differ More...

Local ice fishing report

REGION D — Mark Latti Maine Inland Wildlife and Fisheries biologists recently released the fishing report for Region D.  In the Rangeley Lakes Region, anglers are still catching salmon and lake trout.  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...

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...

Carrabassett approves 60 articles - Free Access

Pool project and SugarBowl grants approved

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- About 50 residents attended the Carrabassett Valley Annual Town Meeting March 12 despite a winter storm. Jay Reynolds was re-elected for a Board of Selectmen three-year term. More...

An old fashioned blizzard comes to town

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Wednesday morning, while southern parts of Maine were experiencing the first onslaught of the coming storm in the form of rain, this area was overcast but quiet. More...

Citizens Police Academy graduation

EUSTIS — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department recently announced the graduation of its first Citizens Police Academy which was held from Jan. 7 to March 11.  More...

Single sort coming to Valley

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Recycling in Carrabassett Valley was discussed at the March 10 selectmen’s meeting. The town is a member of Sandy River Recycling Association which is in the process of disbanding.  More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Radiation exposure   For those military members who participated in so-called “radiation risk activities” during their military service, the VA assumes certain cancers are related to their exposure. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What two animals would you like to combine to create a new species?

Caleb Gilmore of Kingfield: “An elephant and a giraffe.” More...

Letters

Thank you from Maine Mountain Children’s House

It has been over two months since we lost our founder and friend. Since then we feel like we’ve said “thank you” a million times. More...

Community & Local News

CVOA plans annual dinner party, meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association chefs will be bringing a touch of Tuscany to this year’s annual dinner meeting.  More...

Seniors sought for focus group on aging

LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus and the Thriving in Place initiative are seeking seniors to participate in a facilitated focus group on aging, and what it means to “age in place” in rural parts of Maine, like Rangeley.  More...

Sugar houses to offer tours - Free Access

Maine Maple Sunday is March 23. WESTERN MAINE — Over 100 maple producers throughout the state will offer tours of their operations, demonstrations of the production process and samples of the finished product during the Maine Maple Sunday. More...

News from our Schools

Strong students explore careers

STRONG — A morning of career exploration was held at Strong Elementary School March 5. Students in grades 5 through 8 took part in sessions that explored the careers of four professionals.  More...

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.  More...

MSAD #58 kindergarten registrations

SALEM — MSAD #58 (Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong) is holding kindergarten registration for students turning 5 years old on or before Oct. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The Spring Equinox is tomorrow, March 20  Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.  —Doug Larson   More...

Canadian Treats

There have been a lot of Canadian visitors More...