December 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Longfellow’s included in cookbook

In a follow-up to her previous cookbook, “Ski Town Soups,” Jennie Iverson recently released “Ski Town Après Ski,” a cookbook showcasing a blended passion for unique appetizers More...

Arts & Entertainment

Holiday Concert this Saturday - Free Access

  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...

Lighting, decorating contest in Phillips

PHILLIPS — There is going to be a lighting and decorating contest sponsored by the Sandy River Business Association.  The contest is open to all Phillips, Avon and Madrid homes and businesses. More...

FMH Remembrance Tree Decorations honor loved ones

Decorations can be purchased for $5 to support the Auxiliary

FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary once again has a Remembrance Tree with tree decorations that can be purchased “in memory of” or “in honor of” one or more individuals for a nominal fee. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peter Lynn Davenport

1947-2014 — He loved his camp on Hancock Pond with his family and friends

KINGFIELD — Peter Lynn Davenport, 67, of Kingfield passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.  More...

Community & Local News

Anna D’Epiro Cushing Joins Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice

FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network recently announced the recent staff addition of Anna D’Epiro Cushing, LCSW, ATR. More...

Door-to-door food drive scheduled

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday, Dec. More...

‘Bingo Friends’ December 17

RANGELEY — “Bingo Friends” will be held this month Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rangeley Town House, 14 School Street. More...

News from our Schools

Girls’ and Boys’ State attendees celebrated

RANGELEY — Nov. 10, the American Legion Auxiliary with friends and family celebrated Rangeley’s 2014 Girls’ and Boys’ State attendees. 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...

Mt. Abram High School Notes

MTA Basketball Season Passes now on sale!

Super Pass (admission into all MTA home basketball games): $90 Family, $75 Couple or $35 Individuals  Girls’ Game Pass or Boys’ Game Pass: $50 Family, $40 Couple or $20 Individuals  See Mrs. 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 wastewater bids rejected

KINGFIELD — Selectmen rejected all bids they received for the Wastewater System Phase I Pump Station upgrades during their Dec. 1 meeting. The board met Nov. 24 to open bids for the project and each of the five bids were higher than expected. More...

Flagstaff to review teaching, learning guide

EUSTIS — The Flagstaff RSU School Board of Directors met Dec. 2 for its regularly scheduled meeting when members heard about several facility repairs being done at the Stratton School. More...

Heavy snowfall predicted

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — A weekend snow and ice storm spread through the western mountains over the weekend making for slick roads and walkways but adding another five to seven inches of snowfall to the winter season. More...

Don’t let the flu get you down

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Winter brings piles of snow, layers of ice and temperatures cold enough to make your teeth chatter. The season also brings the influenza virus, and the likelihood of catching the flu increases throughout the winter. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you were an elf, what would your elf name be and what kind of toy would you make?

Nick DeMarco, 6, of Kingfield: “I am not sure what I would be called but I would make teddy bears.” More...

Letters

World Feline Conference 2014

I wish you a Wicked-Good Merry Maine Coon Christmas and a Catnip-filled 2015. Similar Calico Greetings are extended to you from my sister Muffins and two Chow Chow Grunts are extended to you from Kiara, our Office Dog.  More...

Operation Turkey a big success!

We would like to send a huge thank-you to everyone who generously donated items and money to Operation Turkey...from this effort we were able to put together 30+ meals for the Economic Ministry!  More...

Our thanks and appreciation

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the friends and neighbors of Impi Tufts for their many acts of kindness prior to her passing.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Varsity boys win at Carrabec

Full schedule ahead for all teams

NORTH ANSON — Roadrunner basketball fans were treated to a game full of edge-of-the-seat excitement during an away game against the Carrabec Cobras Dec. 5. Mt. Abram men took the first basket and kept the lead throughout the 32-minute contest. More...

‘Blessing of the Skis and Boards’ scheduled

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The “Blessing of the Skis and Boards” will be held Sunday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. outside the Jean Luce Timing Building at the base of Comp Hill on Sugarloaf Mountain.  More...

Snowshoe Shuffle returns - Free Access

Teams of coworkers, family, or friends are encouraged to take part on Dec. 30

FARMINGTON — This year’s Sugarloaf Charity Summit kicks off with the Snowshoe Shuffle Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 10 a.m. All proceeds from Charity Summit events benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.  —Bob Hope  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It doesn’t seem possible that it has been six weeks since my memorable trip to Florida to see my dear granddaughters Jessica and Jennifer. More...