August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Strong declines using FCS for animal control

STRONG — During their July 28 meeting, selectmen discussed and ultimately declined a proposal from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department to take over animal control.  More...

Sugarloaf Conferences named ‘Best of the East’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In a poll of more than 55,000 conference and event planning professionals conducted by Meetings Focus magazine, Sugarloaf was named “Best of the East” among all other meeting and conference destinations in the More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tomato/Tomato comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

PORTLAND & STRATTON — New England Celtic Arts in conjunction with Music New Brunswick will present Tomato/Tomato at One Longfellow Square in Portland Wednesday, Aug. 12, and at Route 27 Arts in Stratton Thursday, Aug. 13. More...

‘Freddy and Francine’ return to Phillips

PHILLIPS — The Studio at the Phillips Public Library announces the return of Los Angeles’ Freddy and Francine, Saturday, Aug. 15. “Freddy and Francine” comprises Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso, a Phillips native.  More...

Arsenic and Old Lace comes to the stage in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents a community theater production of Arsenic and Old Lace, Aug. 14, 15 and 16, at the RFA Lakeside Theater at 2493 Main Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lawrence R. Simpson

1960-2015 — He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting at camp

MADRID — Lawrence R. Simpson, 55, of Madrid passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 in Farmington surrounded by family and friends.  More...

Norman K. Twitchell

He was described as “outgoing, engaging and a ‘handsome dog’ in his youth”

WILTON — Norman K. Twitchell passed away peacefully on July 28th after 76 years of great adventures. Fiftyfive of those years were spent with his wife, Suzanne Luce Twitchell.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Summer soccer tournament at MTA

SALEM — Tents and campers dotted the lawn at Mt Abram High School on July 31 and Aug. 1 for the 8th Annual “7 v 7” summer soccer tournament. More...

Mingo Springs summer bird walk

RANGELEY — Mingo Springs Golf Course announces a Summer Bird Walk Saturday, Aug. More...

WinterKids to bring night skiing to Sugarloaf

Fourth annual Downhill 24 fundraiser moves to Maine’s largest ski area on March 11

PORTLAND — For one night only, skiers will have the opportunity to ski under the lights at Sugarloaf as part of the fourth annual WinterKids Downhill 24. The 24-hour ski challenge fundraiser takes place March 11 to 12, 2016, 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-5 pm, lawn Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St., Kingfield. 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...

Grant helps small businesses succeed

KINGFIELD — Businesses in Kingfield are reaping the benefits of an invitation-only Micro-Enterprise Assistance Grant through Maine’s Community Development Block Grant program. More...

“Bill’s Bridge”

Carrabassett Valley Selectman Bob Luce (left) and Bill Munzer show off the new sign dedicating the recreational bridge to Munzer. More...

Saddleback continues to seek options

The Berry Family continues to seek $3 million in financing to replace aging Rangeley Double Chairlift and keep mountain operational this winter

RANGELEY — Saddleback, Maine, the third largest ski mountain in Maine and the third largest employer in Franklin County, announced Monday that despite significant obstacles, the mountain has made progress as it continues to secure a long-term s More...

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The degradation of the U.S. Military

The powers that be are forcing the military to become politically correct. More...

Legislative Update

Department of Health and Human Services to hold community forums The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has announced the dates for a series of forums designed to improve MaineCare (Medicaid) services for people with disabilities. More...

Letters

Thank you for your help and kindness

I wish to thank all of my loving family, friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during my recovery from a broken hip.  More...

Community & Local News

Stress reduction program starts September 3

Participants will learn to apply mindfulness practice to stressors

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital is once again offering its intensive nine-session stress reduction program designed to teach participants scientifically proven practical skills to reduce stress and improve overall health and happiness. More...

Hiking the Grounds at Orgonon

RANGELEY — Sunday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m., expert hiker and AmeriCorps volunteer Amanda Gardner will lead an interpretive walk on the trails at Orgonon.  More...

Texas Hold-em Tournament slated

PHILLIPS -- A Texas Hold-em Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. sharp at the American Legion Hall at 15 Depot Street (the Old Train Depot). More...

News from our Schools

Bank foundation grants $33,000 in local scholarships

FARMINGTON -- Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded $33,000 college scholarships to 12 local students. More...

Class of 2016 fundraiser

SALEM — The Mt. Abram Class of 2016 is closing out its first senior fundraiser — selling Sea Dogs ticket books.  Each book contains four tickets and they can be used at any remaining home game for the 2015 season. More...

Lillian Taylor on deans list

BIDDEFORD/PORTLAND — Lillian Taylor of Kingfield has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at the University of New England.  Dean’s list students have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better out of More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.  —John F. Kennedy  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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