December 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Nancy Marshall Communications honored at Maine Public Relations Council Awards

AUGUSTA — The Maine Public Relations Council honored Nancy Marshall Communications for outstanding public relations work during their annual Golden Arrow Awards and Holiday Social held recently in Portland.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Maine book celebrates art and friendship - Free Access

A reception for artist Marguerite Robichaux and author Elizabeth Peavey will be held at the Valley library Jan. 2.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Friday, Jan. 2 there will be an artist reception for Marguerite Robichaux from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library. More...

Karen Pease to give talk, readings - Free Access

Kingfield Artwalk

  Karen Bessey Pease, a Maine native who grew up in Kingfield, will be the artist of the month during Kingfield Artwalk at High Peaks Artisan Guild Jan. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. The HPAG is located in downtown Kingfield at 245 Main Street. More...

New Year’s Artwalk this Friday - Free Access

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — “Experience a winter wonderland in Kingfield during our Artwalk this Friday, Jan. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.!” said Artwalk spokesperson Denise Lilly. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lauris ‘Audy’ Abbott

1934-2014 — He enjoyed camping and fishing at Bald Mountain Pond in Bingham

STRONG — Lauris “Audy” Albert Abbott, 80, passed away at his home in Strong Dec. 19, 2014. More...

Margaret Clark

1928-2014 — She was well liked for her quick wit and gift of gab

FARMINGTON — Margaret Mary Belmont Clark, 86, passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington Dec. 25, 2014 after a long illness. More...

Carol A. St. John

1951-2014 — She enjoyed selling Tupperware and sewing quilts

AUBURN — Carol Ann St. John, 63, of Strong, passed away Dec. 21, 2014 at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn.  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

New Year’s Day is Thursday, Jan. 1  The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.  —Michael Altshuler   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Each day for the past three weeks, we have received Christmas cards from relatives and friends from Maine to California from Alaska to Europe —over 65 of them. More...

Learning curve for Common Core standards

PHILLIPS — Maine students, parents and teachers are seeing a difference in the way subjects are taught in schools with the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts. More...

Spring in December

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Cold winter temperatures gave way to an almost spring-like week of warm temperatures over Christmas vacation week. More...

Penny Meservier new Executive Director

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently announced hiring Penny Meservier as the new Executive Director.  More...

The Original Irregular ’s

Year in Review  2014 ~ Part One of Two ~

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — While the year started out with a warming trend, quite a few significant snow events blanketed the area before winter wandered off. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? If no, why not? If so, what is this year’s?

Betsy DuBois of Salem: “No because I always fail at keeping them.” More...

Letters

Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum officially changes name to Maine Forestry Museum

For the past several years with a dedicated, active board and hardworking volunteers, the logging museum has broadened its geographic range to include the entire State of Maine as well as throughout the country. More...

To the ‘It takes a village...’

Thank you so much for the card and gift. You really touched our family’s hearts. This was truly a random act of kindness that we can never express our profound gratitude for and one we will never forget. More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield POPS’ sponsor Franklin Savings Bank recognized

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS recently recognized Franklin Savings Bank for its generous contribution towards the 2014 Kingfield POPS.  More...

Coats for kids still being collected

SALEM — To help keep local children warm this winter, the public is asked to donate their gently used coats to the school in their town.  The National Honor Society at Mt. More...

Ham dinner on tap

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced ham dinner, Saturday, Jan. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Ladd, Hawkes added to MTA basketball leadership

SALEM — The 2014–2015 high school basketball season has brought new coaches for all Roadrunner teams.  More...

Logging museum changes name

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Logging Museum recently announced that the board of directors has officially changed its name to the Maine Forestry Museum.  This move follows the museum broadening its geographic range to include all of Maine More...

Saviello to speak at RRG&SA January meeting

OQUOSSOC — The guest speaker for the Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen’s Association January meeting will be State Senator Tom Saviello.  His talk is titled, “So what is happening in the 127th Maine State Legislature? 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...