September 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ramharter named KES principal

KINGFIELD — Kim Ramharter found herself wondering what the next step would be in her career when a school administrative job in Alaska fell through. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Western Maine Music Week - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts presents Western Maine Music Week with 10 Celtic based concerts in Franklin County from Sept. 10 through 17.

The High Peaks Shows Stratton, Phillips, & Rangeley THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald will perform in Stratton at Route 27 Arts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. More...

Western Maine Music Week presents Two Concerts in Farmington - Free Access

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, Perpetual e-Motion will play at the North Church at 7 p.m. in the Farmington Historical Society’s North Church Concert Series More...

Western Maine Music Week presents Skye Theatre events - Free Access

Forty-plus musicians will descend upon Skye Theatre as it closes out its final season with “Western Maine Music Week,” Sept. 10 to 17.

SOUTH CARTHAGE — “The best way to close out one chapter is to start a new one,” says Phill McIntyre, New England Celtic Arts director. More...

Community & Local News

Community input on health care sought

Focus groups taking place September 8 and 9

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital is hosting two patient-centered focus groups to gain insight on ways to improve access to health care for patients who are uninsured and underinsured. The focus groups will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Rangeley museums to exhibit at Farmington Fair this month

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum and Wilhelm Reich Museum will collaborate on an exhibit at the Farmington Fair to be held at the fairgrounds from Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday, Sept. More...

Square dance classes begin

WILTON — Square dance classes start Sept. 8 at the Academy Hill School, offered by the Friendship Squares Dance Club and Farmington Adult Education. More...

News from our Schools

Teacher starts campaign for Philippine students

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Lori Safford of Stratton began a trip to the Philippines June 26. More...

Benefit 5K run/walk Sept. 6

STRONG — Saturday, Sept. 6, the Strong eighth grade class of 2015 is sponsoring a 5K run/walk.  A donation of $5 per person gives participants a chance to breathe in fresh oxygen while working to improve your running/walking time. More...

MSAD #58 UPCOMING EVENTS

Events on Wednesday Sept 3   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...

20.8 mil rate set for Phillips, Bragg Corner progress discussed

PHILLIPS — The board of selectmen learned that in order for the town to deed the agricultural building to the Phillips Historical Society, the society would have to reinstate its corporate status. More...

Transfer station accepting applications

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station Committee elected officers during its Aug. 25 meeting. More...

Bracy forms clerk association

KINGFIELD — Franklin County was one of only five counties in the state that did not have a Town Clerks Association until Kingfield Clerk Erica Bracy decided the county needed one. More...

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Legislative Update

Bear Hunting Season open   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you think life was easier or more difficult 100 years ago?

Madison Robb, 8, of Kingfield: “I think it was harder because people were poorer.” More...

Letters

Toothaker Pond Association thanks picnic sponsors

The Toothaker Pond Association would like to sincerely thank Edmund’s Market, Tranten’s Market and the White Elephant for their generous donations to the Old Home Days “Picnic in the Park” event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Marie Elliott

1932-2014 — Throughout her life, she was always taking care of someone

STRONG — Betty Marie Elliott passed away Aug. 27, 2014 at Edgewood Rehab and Living Center in Farmington, with her loving family by her side. More...

Ruth A. Seavey

1938-2014 — She enjoyed her friends and family

STRONG — Ruth Amy (Kennedy) Seavey, 76, of Strong, died peacefully in her home Aug. 27, 2014. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Power kicker

Lady Roadrunner Lindsay Huff of Strong owns the ball during a home scrimmage against Mt. Blue on Aug. 26. The ladies will play their first game of the regular season Sept. More...

Outdoor museum upgrades its outdoors

OQUOSSOC — The grounds of the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum at the corner of Routes 4 and 17 were significantly upgraded recently thanks to funding and services provided by the Maine Department of Transportation.  More...

Registrations being taken for rec soccer

SALEM — Organizers for Western Mountain Youth Soccer Association have announced they are now taking registrations for Fall Rec Soccer.  The cost is $25 per player. Registrations are due by Saturday, Sept. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Grandparents’ Day is Sunday, Sept. 7  The best babysitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. More...

SEAFOOD —And Eat It!

Maine is famous for its seafood and for More...