December 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Art in the most natural form

The creations first started appearing in the Carrabassett River over the summer. A mystery person had been forming structures and images made from the very thing that holds the river together, rocks. A peace sign was soon followed by a heart. More...

Arts & Entertainment

NECA Holiday Concert - Free Access

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present the Dave Rowe, Denny Breau and Phil House Holiday Concert Saturday, Dec. 13. Curtain is at 2 p.m. The Mt. More...

Northfield Concert supports Steeple Fund in Phillips - Free Access

PHILLIPS — A Christmas concert by the famed Northfield group will be presented Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Phillips Community Church (Congregational Church) on Sawyer Street. More...

Festive Kingfield Art Walk Friday - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Explore Kingfield’s festive village during the Artwalk this Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sue Lori Libby

1960-2014 — She enjoyed walking in the western Maine woods

ATLANTA, Ga. — Sue Lori Libby, daughter of Norman and Celena Libby, died Nov. 26, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. More...

Ernest R. Daggett

1929-2014 — He enjoyed woodworking, country music and motorcycles rides

FARMINGTON — Ernest Roy Daggett, 85, passed away Nov. 23, 2014 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington where he has been a patient for the three years. More...

Walter P. Gould

He was known for his dry sense of humor, generosity & mild-mannered accommodating personality

WAKEFIELD, R.I. — Walter P. Gould, 89, of Wakefield, R.I. died peacefully at his home on Friday November 21 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Janet Lloyd Gould, who grew up in Coburn Gore. More...

News from our Schools

Pizza dinner, financial aid presentation offered

The evening is designed to help navigate the college financial aid process

MSAD #58 — Parents of district students are invited to a presentation on ways to successfully navigate the college financial aid process. This event will be held in Kingfield and Phillips (it was held in Strong Tuesday evening).  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 Skowhegan Depar More...

CNA course to be offered

SALEM — Those interested in taking a Certified Nurse’s Aid course next spring should contact Greta Espeaignnette in the Career Center at 678-2701, ext.  4226 or by email at gespeaignnette@msad58.org.   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...

Kingfield: No violation in High Street parking

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Planning Board met Nov. 25 and Chairman Clay Tranten reported his findings regarding dump truck parking on High Street. More...

Financial woes for children’s center

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — During the Nov. More...

CV selectmen approve garbage collection changes

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen approved an agreement in which the town would pay transportation avoidance costs associated with Sugarloaf Property Management’s new trash and recycling collection system. More...

Thanksgiving: thankful for snow

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Thanksgiving Day arrived in the midst of the first significant and plowable snowstorm. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you asking Santa for this Christmas?

Nicholas Lobdell, 11, of Kingfield: “I want an iPad because I really like to play on them.” More...

Letters

The Christmas Spirit is alive in Kingfield!

Many thanks to Bud Dunham and Jim Williamson who cut and placed the trees on Depot Street and Route 27; and to Bob Tripi for decorating them.  Also, a big thank-you to John and Cathy Witherspoon and Wil and Madeline Holtham for cutting, placing More...

Senior Thanksgiving dinner thank you

A heartfelt thank you to all of you, who prepared, cooked and served all of the delicious food for the 31st annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Sunday, Nov. 23.  More...

Stratton-Eustis PTC craft fair a grand success

The Stratton-Eustis PTC Christmas Craft Fair held Nov. 22 was a success, thanks to the efforts of community volunteers and donors.  More...

Community & Local News

Vaccine clinic offered

ANSON — The Franklin County Animal Shelter is sponsoring a vaccine clinic at the Anson Town Office, Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. More...

Do not push snow across roads

KINGFIELD — As winter fast approaches, the Kingfield Public Works Department reminds residents that it is illegal to push snow across any State or Town maintained road.   More...

Holiday décor from Maine lakes

PHILLIPS — Sandra Caton of Phillips looks for Christmas throughout the year and finds it in pieces of driftwood she and her husband Tom collect from Maine lakes. More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVA student athletes poised for successful season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Preparations for this season’s competitions are under way at Carrabassett Valley Academy. At stake are regional and national races, and podium places at the U.S. Nationals, CanAms, and World Juniors. More...

Alumni basketball skills remain strong

SALEM — The men’s and women’s alumni basketball games give the current Mt. Abram High School basketball team a chance for some real pre-season competition. More...

‘Maine Ski Day’ returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the fourth consecutive year, The Bank of Maine has teamed up with Sugarloaf and Sunday River, Maine’s two largest ski resorts, to offer Maine residents discounted lift tickets, rentals, and ski school packages du More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Pearl Harbor Day is Sunday, Dec. 7  Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.  —Hillary Clinton   More...

Eat Well, Eat Less

With the holidays in full swing, it’s hard More...