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Sarah Burbank auditions for American Idol

The Lexington teen makes it past the first round

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Phillips firefighters seek community’s help

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Fire Department is looking for a little help from its friends. Friday, Aug. 15, during Phillips’ Old Home Days, the town’s firefighters will hold a public auction to raise money to support their services. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ten Strings & Gawler Sisters to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present PEI’s Ten Strings and a Goat Skin and Maine’s Gawler Sisters for the final 2014 Patriot Renewables Emerging Artist Series concert at Skye Theatre Wednesday, Aug. 13. More...

Artists’ reception, community garden party

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — An artists’ reception and garden presentation will be held at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library and Community Center Friday, Aug. More...

Rogers Brothers to play North Church

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts, thanks to a grant from Patriot Renewables Emerging Artists Series, will present Silas and Nolan Rogers at North Church Sunday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Program: Thoreau’s travels in Maine

EMBDEN — The Embden Historical Society’s program for August will be Photographic Journey of Thoreau’s Travels in Maine, a PowerPoint presentation by Paul Johnson.  The meeting will be held at the Embden Town House, 751 Cross To More...

Legion raffle winners

KINGFIELD — Norton Wouri Legion Post #61 recently released the names of its Kingfield Festival Days raffle winners.  Brad Norris of Cape Elizabeth and Carrabassett Valley won the TV. More...

‘Canids of Maine’ program topic

RANGELEY — Maine Master Naturalist Roger Zimmerman (otherwise known as Zimo) will present Canids of Maine Aug. 10 at the Sunday Nature Program at Orgonon from 2 to 4 p.m.  More...

News from our Schools

Emma Houston completes semester-long wilderness expedition

LANDER, Wyo. — Emma Houston, 17 of Kingfield, recently completed a semester-long wilderness expedition traveling in the Southwest with the National Outdoor Leadership School.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.  —Tom Bodett   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

My dear son-in-law Frank calls me a “hoarder” but isn’t there a little bit of hoarding in all of us?  More...

Public input sought for missile interceptor site

REDINGTON — The Missile Defense Agency has announced its intention to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in relation to four sites being considered as a location for a Continental United States Interceptor Site. More...

Hiker still missing one year later

WESTERN MAINE — Geraldine “Gerry” Largay planned to hike the northern length of the Appalachian Trail last summer. Beginning in April 2013, she traveled 951 miles of the 1,172 mile hike from Harpers Ferry, W.V. More...

Above average rain in July

Tornado warnings too

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Thunderstorms and tornado warnings were the norm for the month of July. More...

Op-Ed

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FMH, a crown jewel among gems

This article is written to uncover a real gem that is located in your area. More...

Candidates: Listen to Maine’s most active voting demographic

If candidates are wondering which issues are of the greatest concern to Maine’s most active voting demographic, a new AARP survey can help. More...

Letters

Thanks for helping make a great Mud Bowl!

Thanks so much for your support at our recent Mud Bowl Games during Kingfield Festival Days.  Special thanks to Poland Spring for the water, Tranten’s Market and Tranten’s Too for backing us up, Travis Roderick for his tractor that m More...

Sports & Outdoors

The eagle has landed

Kia Brown of Carrabassett Valley got this shot of a bald eagle while fishing with her dad recently at a local pond. (Kia Brown photo) More...

Maine woods tales author to speak

OQUOSSOC — Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum will offer a book signing with author Steve Pinkham from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Two Rangeley groups receive grants

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association and the Rangeley Skeet and Trap Association have been notified by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife that their requests for federal grant funding fro 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...