October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Searching for answers, searching for Gerry

REDINGTON TOWNSHIP — July 21, 2013 George Largay said goodbye to his wife Geraldine, 66, at the Appalachian Trail in Sandy River Plantation. Gerry, as she was known, made plans to meet George a few days later in Wyman. More...

Blood drive at MTA

SALEM — The Mt. Abram High School National Honor Society will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Water Bear Confabulum’ seasonal arts festival

FARMINGTON — The UMF Art Gallery, The Arts Institute of Western Maine, and the Farmington Downtown Business Association are pleased to present the first “Water Bear Confabulum,” an annual alternative arts festival and series of even More...

Speakeasy dance party benefits food closet

FARMINGTON — Saturday, Nov. 7, The Homestead Kitchen, Bar and Bakery on Broadway will again recapture the Prohibition Era with the fifth annual Speakeasy Dance Party to benefit the greater Farmington area Care and Share Food Closet.  More...

Andrew Thompson presents soundscape of Portland

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present an exciting new exhibit by sound artist and 2010 UMF alumnus Andrew Thompson. “Interstices: A Sonic Map of Portland, Maine” will be on exhibit from Oct. More...

Community & Local News

Adults wanted for focus groups

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Children’s Task Force is seeking adult community members living in Franklin County, or whose children attend RSU #73, to take part in one of three focus groups being held throughout the Franklin County Com More...

AHCH’s Hospice House celebrates ten-year anniversary

LEWISTON — Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their Hospice house this November. More...

Happy Halloween

A frightening set of eyes watch over Main Street in Kingfield. Ghouls and goblins, be sure you have a safe Halloween with no tricks but lots of treats. (Dee Menear photo) More...

Sports & Outdoors

Improvements made to Flagstaff recreation areas

FLAGSTAFF LAKE — Brookfield Renewable Energy and the State of Maine have collaborated to bring improvements to the recreation areas on and around Flagstaff Lake. More...

Carrabec defeats Mt. Abram in prelims

NORTH ANSON — Mt. Abram Roadrunners (4–9–1) traveled to Carrabec High School for the Mountain Valley Conference Class C South playoff preliminary game. More...

Lady Roadrunners out of playoffs

SALEM — Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners (4–8–3) ended the soccer season with a loss to Traip Academy Lady Rangers during the Mountain Valley Conference playoff preliminaries Oct. 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 Selectmen table Mill Street discussions

KINGFIELD — A pair of Public Hearings were held Oct. 19 prior to the Board of Selectmen’s meeting. The first hearing was held on an amendment to the Municipal and Development Tax Increment Financing District Development Program. More...

Community donations help Gifts of Love

John Banta, owner of The Inn on Winter’s Hill, presents Debra Dunham and Shelby Banks of Gifts of Love with money collected during the inn’s Kingfield Barbecue Party. More...

Three questions on November 3 referendum

Polling information

WESTERN MAINE — One citizen’s initiative question and two bond issues will appear on the Nov. 3 referendum. Question One More...

Business Round Table October 29

PHILLIPS — The Sandy River Business Association, with nearly 80 members in and around Phillips, Avon and Madrid, is hosting a Business Round Table in Phillips Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.   More...

Op-Ed

The ‘Loaf in fall

Sugarloaf Mountain as seen from the Bigelows recently. More...

Legislative Update

First round of voting completed on bill requests for second session   More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara C. Barker

1934–2015 — She was completely devoted to her family

WINTHROP — Barbara C. Barker, 81, passed away peacefully Oct. 19, 2015 at the Heritage Rehab and Living Center in Winthrop.  More...

Addilyn Sophia Davis

She made an everlasting impact on the hearts of so many

NEW SHARON — Addilyn Sophia Davis peacefully earned her angel wings while wrapped in her mother’s loving arms on October 21, 2015. More...

Julia M. Small

1924-2015 — She was a nurturing individual and a wonderful mother

WILTON — Julia M. Small, 91, of Wilton, peacefully went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at her home in Wilton.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYS LADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 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...

Irregular Regulars

Thanks to all the groups and staff that help those in need

It’s been a long time since I last wrote. More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Halloween is Saturday  A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.  —Erma Bombeck  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...