April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Reggae Festival this weekend

Stick Figure to headline Reggae Festival

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Following a recordsetting weekend in 2014, the largest spring skiing festival in the East, Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, is set to return April 10 to 12. More...

Giddy Up!

Diane Keoskie sits high atop one of Kenric Charles’ Belgian horses Friday night during the Kingfield Friday Artwalk. More...

Arts & Entertainment

GoldenOak comes to Old South - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present GoldenOak at Old South Church Saturday, April 18 as part of its ongoing Patriot Renewables Emerging Artists Series. Curtain is 7 p.m. More...

‘Telling a Story’ is next topic

Photo Friday

KINGFIELD — Photo Fridays are a series of presentations in which photographers discuss their work with others and provide information about techniques, equipment and possibilities employed to create well-executed, meaningful photographs.  More...

Sunday Blues in The Barn coming

KINGFIELD — Sunday Blues in The Barn will be held Aug. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mountain Village Farm B&B 164 Main Street, featuring Victor Wainwright and The Wild Roots.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Norman

1955-2015 — He loved Harley bikes and riding with his wife

NEW VINEYARD — Robert Roy Norman, 59, of New Vineyard, died peacefully at home with his family at his side March 27, 2015.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

First Annual Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival

Fat Tire riders triumph over soft snow conditions

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf held its first ever Fat Tire Festival this past weekend. Competitors registered and enjoyed a dinner and bonfire at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center Friday evening.  More...

SkiTracks

50-Year Gang holds annual luncheon

The 50-Year Gang of Sugarloafers got together recently at the Sugarloaf Inn Brew Haus. More...

Morse credits Kingfield teachers, ski team

Back to the beginning

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School alumnus and U.S. Ski Team member Sam Morse returned to his roots March 24 for a question and answer session with current students. Morse was accompanied by teammates Abby Ghent and Anna Marno. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS WOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. 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

PUBLIC NOTICES

MSAD # 58 is seeking bids for Lawn Mowing Beginning 2015 Season at the following location: Strong Elementary School Interested parties should submit bids in a sealed envelope to MSAD 58 Superintendent’s O More...

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...

Parent calls for chairman’s resignation

MSAD #58

SALEM — For the second meeting in a row, Elizabeth Marble of Freeman Township spoke to the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors addressing her dissatisfaction with certain board members. More...

FORKS IN THE AIR A DOWN EAST ‘BEST NEW RESTAURANT’

RANGELEY — Forks in the Air Mountain Bistro was recently named one of Down East magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” in the current issue of the magazine. More...

Pertussis cases on the rise

WESTERN MAINE — March 25, parents of MSAD #58 students received notification that two cases of pertussis had been confirmed in Phillips Elementary School and at Mt. Abram High School. More...

Timberline Lift temporarily closed

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Following the initial findings in the investigation of the King Pine lift accident, Sugarloaf’s lift maintenance team conducted a thorough inspection of the gear box on the Timberline lift last week, reported a news More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Maine should reject a new national park

When President Obama appointed Roxanne Quimby to the National Park Foundation Board of Directors in 2010, the NPF press release bio of Ms. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

When do you think the Mill Pond tree will go over the dam?

Dawn Sova of Kingfield: “Once the Reggae rocking is over, April 13th.” More...

Community & Local News

Electronic waste collection set for April 25

‘Earth Day Every Day!’

FARMINGTON — Don’t throw out those old or broken electronics...  More...

CV library spring hours announced

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Andrea DeBiase, Carrabassett Valley Public Library Director, recently announced the library’s spring hours.  The library’s last Sunday hours are 1 to 3 p.m. April 12. More...

‘Business After Hours’ to include SMART Assets seminar

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will be at the Mt. More...

News from our Schools

Kingfield students celebrate Pi Day

KINGFIELD — Pi Day (3/17) was recently celebrated at Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Stylish Pi

These students had fun decorating their clothing for Pi Day. More...

Journalism scholarships available

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND — The Guy P. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.  —Conrad Hilton   More...

Muffin, Muffin, Who’s Got the Muffin?

Muffins are a great snack, breakfast or any More...