July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

ATVs granted road access in Strong

STRONG — The board of selectmen in Strong approved ATV use on a portion of the Chandler Road and on True Hill Road during its meeting July 8. More...

Oquossoc ATV Club announces new loop trail

OQUOSSOC — The Oquossoc ATV Club recently announced a new loop trail opened in cooperation with the Roxbury ATV Club that provides an 80- and/or 100-mile loop connecting the Oquossoc ATV Club trail and its recently established Park and Ride on More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tartan Terrors return to Phillips, Skye - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present the Tartan Terrors at Phillips Area Community Center Tuesday, July 22, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center South Carthage Wednesday, July 23 and at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Thursday, July 24. More...

Pianist Andy Kahn to perform

RANGELEY — Pianist Andy Kahn of Philadelphia, who has performed at Orgonon’s Evening of Music series since 2004, returns for his annual solo piano concert to benefit the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust at 7:30 p.m. More...

Ragtime orchestra to perform at Lakeside

RANGELEY — Sean Fleming’s Ten Piece Ragtime Orchestra will play at the Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ Lakeside Theater July 18 at 7 p.m.  More...

Community & Local News

Narrow gauge railroad historian to speak

STRONG — Guy Rioux, author of “The Franklin County Narrow Gauges — The Next Stop Is Rangeley,” will be the guest speaker at the August meeting of the Strong Historical Society Aug. 6.  More...

Free workshop for adults going to college

SKOWHEGAN — Adults considering college are invited to participate in a free college-planning workshop for adults 19 years of age and older sponsored by the Maine Educational Opportunity Center.  The workshop will be held at the Skowhegan D More...

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

Mountain Meetings

July 17   MSAD #58 School Board meets at Mt Abram High School at 6 p.m.  July 21   Kingfield Board of Selectmen meets at Webster Hall at 6 p.m.  July 22   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Family mountain biking fun on tap

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — After all the competitive racing subsides at the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge Saturday, there will be opportunities Sunday, July 20 for family mountain biking fun at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.  More...

Time to register for logging competition

Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Festival

RANGELEY — This year, the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum’s Lumber Jack and Lumber Jill logging competitors can pre-register for the Logging Festival’s competitions that will take place Saturday, July 26 at the museum’s f More...

Backcountry Cycle Challenge returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The fourth annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge will be held Saturday, July 19, at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. 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...

Auction date set for tax acquired properties

Kingfield Selectmen

KINGFIELD — Following an Executive Session, the Kingfield Board of Selectman held a Public Hearing for the General Assistance Ordinance Appendixes A. This appendix relates to the new overall general assistance maximums. More...

Vehicle avoids moose, lands on roof

RANGELEY PLANTATION — A West Gardiner man rolled his vehicle when he attempted to avoid a moose while traveling on West Bemis Road early Sunday morning, July 13.  Nickolas Clements of West Gardiner was traveling south when he attempted to More...

Rangeley selectmen change meeting dates

RANGELEY — The Town of Rangeley recently announced a change in the dates of regularly scheduled board of selectmen meetings. Beginning in August, the board will meet on the first and third Monday of each month. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

FRA and others support VA reform   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Arlene Flick of Stratton: "Alaska cause it's so hot now." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Etney F. Campbell

1931-2014 — He loved animals and was an enthusiastic supporter of animal rights

PHILLIPS — Etney F. Campbell, 82, passed away July 9, 2014 at his home in Phillips. More...

Raymond Hanson Sr.

1936-2014 — He had many hobbies and interests, including woodworking and wood crafts

BURNHAM — Raymond Hanson Sr., 77, of Burnham and formerly of Stratton, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his home on Unity Pond, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Stratton Dec. More...

Margaret Ann Schlemmer

1946-2014 — She loved music, playing and teaching piano and directing the choir

PHILLIPS — Margaret “Maggie” Ann Schlemmer, 67, died unexpectedly at her home in Phillips July 9, 2014. More...

News from our Schools

Local students receive scholarships

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded $30,000 college scholarships to 11 local students. More...

Grant provides books for first graders

First graders from Stratton School, along with their teacher Patricia Simpson, are shown with new books acquired from the Maine Education Association. More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.  —Frank A. Clark   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

How exciting it was that two New Portland men were among the some 15 veterans that were chosen to go on a four-day fishing trip to King and Bartlett Camp last week. More...