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Kingfield Festival Days: A Naturally Good Time

KINGFIELD — A weekend packed with time-tested activities as well as new events was a welcome treat for area residents and visitors. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Socks in the Frying Pan - Free Access

comes to Skye, Phillips, North New Portland

New England Celtic Arts with the help of a grant from Patriot Renewables will present Ireland’s hottest emerging band, Socks in the Frying Pan. More...

Summer Divas come to Rangeley - Free Access

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present the seventh annual RFA Summer Divas. This year’s theme, Show-Stopping Divas, will feature great songs and hits of the last six decades. More...

Folk trio Annalivia to give three performances - Free Access

Shows include one at the Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater

New England Celtic Arts along with the Farmington Historical Society for Summer-fest, Seven Lakes Festival and RFA Lakeside Theater will present New England’s folk trio Annalivia. More...

Community & Local News

Norlands receives $15,000 grant

The living history center will use the money to restore historic windows

LIVERMORE -- The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore recently received a $15,000 grant from the Belvedere Fund Historic Preservation Grants Program of the Maine Community Foundation in cooperation with the Maine Historic Preservation More...

Butterfly dedications now available

AUBURN -- Aug. 9, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice will hold its sixth annual Butterfly Release Celebration. The event is a unique opportunity to remember and honor loved ones by dedicating a butterfly. More...

Phil Shurtleff Sr. benefit planned

KINGFIELD — A benefit for Phil Shurtleff Sr., who is battling cancer, will be held Saturday, July 26, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

Exchange students seek host families

Visiting students, ages 15 to 18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand are seeking host families for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. More...

UMF announces dean’s list

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington announces its dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.  More...

Kaelyn Lecander named to dean’s list

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Kaelyn Lecander of Stratton graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul following the spring 2014 semester. 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...

New Superintendent shares transition plans

SALEM — During a routine MSAD #58 School Board Meeting, new Superintendent Dr. Erica Brouillet presented a Superintendent Entry Plan. More...

Bail set for four suspects in Phillips drug lab

FARMINGTON — A District Court judge set bail Wednesday, July 16, for four people arrested Tuesday on charges relating to a methamphetamine lab at a Phillips residence on the Rangeley Road.  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...

Carrabassett Valley approves grant policies

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Board of Selectmen made several approvals regarding the Sugarbowl Family Entertainment Center and Sports Pub during its meeting July 14. Kerry Audet of Valley Bowl Inc. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What would you like for the theme of next year's Kingfield Festival Days?

Caleb Bracy, 12, of Freeman: “Music. Rock Music.” More...

Letters

Life is good in western Maine!

Lots of people live in rural communities throughout our state but none are as fortunate as we are here in the western mountains of Maine. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert E. Christen

1934-2014 — He loved being in the company of his grandchildren on the farm

BANGOR — Robert E. Christen, “Bob”, 80, of Kingfield, passed peacefully on the evening of Saturday July 19, 2014 at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor.  More...

K. Bryce Clayton

1934-2014 — He was a caretaker of the wild and loved animals dearly

EUSTIS — K. Bryce Clayton, 79, of Eustis passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Back Country Cyclists gather at Sugarloaf for annual challenge

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Last Weekend, the Carrabassett Valley Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) hosted the Fourth Annual Carrabassett Valley Back Country Cycle Challenge (CVBCCC). More...

Hickson wins third State of Maine Championship

Seavey takes second; defending champ Warren ties for 3rd

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Despite wet weather and a two-hour rain delay, John Hickson of Dick’s Sporting Goods in Topsham fired a 72 in final round of the State of Maine Championship Wednesday, July 16, to walk away with top honors over runne More...

Trout and salmon exhibit open

OQUOSSOC — The public can view some of the region’s most famous and important cut-outs, paintings and carvings of the wild brook trout and landlocked salmon that swam in local waters. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Parents Day is Sunday, July 27  Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what’s been taught them.  —Jonas Salk   More...

Weird Ingredients, Great Flavors!

A lot of comfort foods can be served More...