September 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fall colors arrive

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Fall foliage season officially began Sept. 10 according to Maine’s official foliage website www.mainefoliage.com. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tannahill Weavers come to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON & MEXICO — New England Celtic Arts will present the world famous Tannahill Weavers at North Church in Farmington Tuesday, Sept. 30 and at the Mexico Congregational Church Wednesday, Oct. 1. Both concerts start at 7 p.m. More...

Ghost Train rides again

PHILLIPS — The Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad’s Ghost Train will run Saturday and Sunday, Oct. More...

Poet Linda Aldrich to give reading

KINGFIELD — Webster Free Library will host Maine poet Linda Aldrich Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Aldrich has published two collections of poetry, “Foothold” (2008) and “March and Mad Women” (2012). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard J. Guilmet

He skied Sugarloaf’s in the days of using skins

EMBDEN — Richard J. Guilmet, age 90, died Sept. 17, 2014, at Cedar Ridge Rehab Center in Skowhegan.  He was born in Auburn Nov. More...

Donald W. Handrahan Sr.

1931-2014 — He loved spending time with family and friends

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP — Donald William Handrahan Sr., 83, passed away unexpectedly at his son’s home in Freeman Township Sept. 14, 2014.  More...

Zelda A. Harnden

1911-2014 — She was a recipient of the Boston Post Cane in Strong

STRONG — Zelda Abby Harnden, 103, of Strong passed away Sept. 10, 2014 at the Victorian Villa in Canton.  More...

News from our Schools

9.11 flag raising ceremony held

PHILLIPS — Students, faculty, administrators, support staff, family and friends gathered in front of the Phillips Elementary School first thing Thursday morning, Sept. More...

Mt. Abram High School notes

MTA School Picture Day Today   Students will have school pictures taken Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the library. Students can pick up payment envelopes at the main office.  Sports Team Pictures Today   More...

Thomas Faraday studying abroad

CANTON, N.Y. — Thomas P. Faraday of Carrabassett Valley is participating in St. Lawrence University’s Study Abroad Program for the fall 2014 semester.  Faraday is a member of the Class of 2018. He attended Mt. Abram High School. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS VALLEY SENIORS — 10 am-12 pm, Carrabassett Valley Public Library. Open to area seniors. More...

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...

Flagstaff Lake agreement reached

EUSTIS — Selectmen met with Senator Tom Saviello and representatives from Brookfield Renewable Energy Group Sept. 15 to read through an agreement involving the impact renewable energy has on the levels of Flagstaff Lake. More...

MSAD #58: Pre-k funding sought

STRONG — Directors opened the Sept. 18 MSAD #58 School Board meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, a practice the board has not traditionally taken part in. Superintendent Dr. More...

Proposed preschool forum held

More meetings upcoming

KINGFIELD — The first of three community meetings to discuss the wants, worries and wishes of a proposed preschool program in MSAD #58 was held at Kingfield Elementary School Sept. 15. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Navy Retention   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you prefer apple or pumpkin pie?

Amelia McMillian of Rangeley: “Hot apple pie a la mode.” More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting Maddie’s Run

Widows Sons Mountain Chapter wants to send a BIG thank you to all those that sponsored Maddie’s Run and those who came. We really appreciate it.  Look forward to seeing you again next year.  Bonni Davenport Rangeley   More...

Community & Local News

GFDC elects new chairman of the board of directors

Greater Franklin Development Corporation recently announced the election of a new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Darryl Brown, former vice-chair of the organization, was elected unanimously in a special board meeting Aug. 20.  More...

Corn maze returning to Farmington

The Farmington Corn MAiZE will partner with the Franklin County Animal Shelter

FARMINGTON — Once again, Sandy River Farms in Farmington will be hosting its annual Amazing Corn MAiZE. This year the MAiZE is featuring the Franklin County Animal Shelter’s logo as its centerpiece. More...

Large animal rescue workshop Oct 10-11

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Farm Bureau will be sponsoring a two-day large animal rescue workshop at the Farmington Fire Station Friday evening, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Go play outside!

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is upon us and as the name suggests, it is time to enjoy what Maine has to offer outside. More...

WOW! Sugarloaf makes first snow of the year on Sept 19

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With temperatures dipping down to Thursday night, Sept. 18, Sugarloaf took the opportunity to conduct an early season test of its snowmaking system, lighting up 15 snowguns on Tote Road from 1 to 6 a.m.  More...

Lady Roadrunners: On a roll

Roadrunners, 4 Seahawks, 1

SALEM — Just 12 minutes into the game, Lady Roadrunner Sophie White placed the ball in the net for the first of the varsity team’s four goals. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Native American Day is Friday, Sept. 26  What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Whatever happened to, “in my estimation,” one of the area’s best self taught artist’s Kitty Jones? Well I checked in with her at her home in Carrabassett Valley this week. More...