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The Original Irregular’s Year in Review  2015

~ Part Two of Two ~

The second half of 2015 saw resolution come to the difficulties MSAD #58 had been experiencing. Saddleback Maine was struggling to find a way to open for the season. And the remains of a hiker missing since 2013 were found. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Brooklyn Tighten Up performs locally - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY & STRATTON -- The Brooklyn Tighten Up will appear at two local venues this month. Saturday, Jan. 16, the band will be at the Stratton Plaza on Main Street at 9 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. More...

Sandy River Ramblers in Mercer January 10

MERCER — The Sandy River Ramblers, one of the busiest acoustic bands in central Maine, will bring its crowd-pleasing stage show to the Mercer Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 10. More...

Kate Braestrup book talk at CV library rescheduled from Dec. 29

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited to a book talk and signing Saturday, Jan. 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center with Maine Author Kate Braestrup.  This event was rescheduled from Dec. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Shuffling for a cure - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A light snow fell on freshly groomed trails as close to 50 snowshoe shufflers took off across the starting line for the third annual Summit Snowshoe Shuffle. More...

Gliding through the snow

Xavier Romanoski warms up for a practice session at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. Romanoski is a member of the Mt. Abram Nordic team. More...

Sugarloaf picks up 15 inches of new snow

Resort sees the most snowfall of any New England ski area

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With temperatures in the teens, and steady snowfall continuing throughout the day at Sugarloaf, Maine’s tallest winter resort and the largest ski area east of the Rockies picked up more than 10 inches of natural snow More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

When you aim for perfection, you find out it is a moving target.  —George Fisher  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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Warm December ends with a pile of snow

WESTERN MAINE — Skiers and riders reveled in a fresh blanket of much-needed snow last week. A day-long snowstorm brought 15 inches of powder to Sugarloaf Tuesday, Dec. 29. More...

Herbert’s granddaughter gives bicentennial interview

KINGFIELD — Sitting in a chair in front of the fireplace she remembered from her childhood, Muriel (Wing) Surowiec reminisced about her grandfather Herbert S. Wing and about life in Kingfield almost a hundred years ago. More...

Deadlines for returning papers approaching

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The deadlines for taking out and returning papers for elected positions in towns that hold March Town Meetings are approaching. Carrabassett Valley: More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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A little clarification on UTs’ ‘Opt Out’

The Dec. 30 issue of the Original Irregular ran a press release (Page 3) from Friends of Maine’s Mountains, a non-profit organization operating out of Weld. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite junk food?

Cody White of Farmington: "Swedish fish." More...

Community & Local News

Blood drive at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive Friday, Jan. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sugarloaf Hotel.   There is currently an urgent need for blood donors. More...

Free intro square dance class

WILTON — Try square dancing for free. Spring square dance classes with the Wilton Friendship Squares have begun at the Wilton Academy school cafeteria. Class times are Mondays 6 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Restaurant Week returns to Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In what promises to be one of the most flavorful weeks of the ski season, the largest ski area east of the Rockies will host the second annual Sugarloaf Restaurant Week, January 17-21.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

FIRST WEDNESDAYS WARMING CENTER — 10 am-2 pm, United Methodist Economic Ministry, Rt. 142, Salem. First Wednesdays of month. Free, open to public. 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...