March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Avon school director, selectman seats up for grabs

AVON — The Annual Town Meeting will be held March 19 at 9 a.m. in the Community Room at the Avon Town Office. Voters will elect officials to fill several expiring terms. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sumner McKane’s ‘ The Maine Frontier’ comes to Farmington

FARMINGTON — The story of a Northern Maine father of 13 who worked as a photographer, blacksmith, barber, musician, woodsman and mechanic comes to life through a historical documentary and live multimedia presentation by Maine filmmaker, compos More...

Grant brings piano-percussion duo Synchronicity to Western Maine

WESTERN MAINE — Farmington’s Arts Institute of Western Maine, Bethel’s Mahoosuc Arts Council and Kingfield POPS recently announced that they have been awarded grant funding by the Onion Foundation of Winthrop and the Davis Family Fo More...

Thomases provide joint exhibition

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Artists Greg and Patty Thomas will be exhibiting at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center this March and April.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Birdena D. Hardy

1923-2016 — Her family and the farm were her life’s work

FARMINGTON — Birdena Durrell Hardy, 92, of Farmington died peacefully Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 in Farmington. Birdena was born Aug. 10, 1923, a daughter of Clyde E. and Elsie A. (Pinkham) Durrell of Strong. More...

Joyce M. Wilcox

1942-2016 — She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren

PHILLIPS — Joyce M. Wilcox, 74, formerly of Phillips, passed away Feb. 27, 2016 at the Woodlawn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Skowhegan, where she had been a resident for the past six years.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sadie James goes to NCAA Nationals

Nordic ski team’s James to represent Bates at NCAA Championships

INDIANAPOLIS — Junior Nordic skier Sadie James will represent Bates College at the 2016 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships, as announced Tuesday, March 1 by the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Skiing Commi More...

James: A local success story

Just thought readers might enjoy the following info about a local girl, Sadie James of Avon who skied for Mt. Abram for three years.  More...

All Star athletes recognized at Mt.Abram

SALEM – Along with basketball and ski coaches, Mt. Abram Athletic Director Tina Brackley congratulated winter athletes for a season well-done during the annual Winter Sports Awards. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

FIRST WEDNESDAYSWARMING CENTER — 10 am-2 pm,United Methodist Economic Ministry,Rt. 142, Salem. First Wednesdays ofmonth. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving begins Sunday  They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.  —Andy Warhol   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Eustis voters pass $1 million budget

EUSTIS — The March 5 Town Meeting started with an emotional tribute to John Caldwell, a longtime resident who has served the town in one capacity or another since the 1960s. More...

Shady Lane life savers

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols welcomed guests to a very special recognition ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office March 4. More...

Kingfield VEC prepares for budget request

KINGFIELD — With only slight changes, members of the Village Enhancement Committee have agreed to move forward with proposed requests to the Budget Committee in preparation for the June Town Meeting. More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Enlisted leaders tell Congress concerns about budget cuts   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could be anywhere else in the world except for right here, where would you be?

Alex LaRochelle of Kingfield: "Italy." More...

Letters

‘Log Cabin Days’ memories

This February wasn’t too bad as Februarys go and last week had some below zeros, but nothing like the early 50s!  More...

Aging Well Living Well Mini-Expo a success

Feb. 18, SeniorsPlus, Western Maine’s designated Agency on Aging, held the first-ever Aging Well Living Well Mini-Expo: Franklin County, an event that was free and open to the public and offered workshops and other informative presentations. More...

Trump is doing great damage to our body politic

Donald Trump’s journey toward the GOP nomination is growing increasingly worrisome. Trump is scary on a number of levels, not the least for his colossal egotism.  More...

Community & Local News

SeniorsPlus announces public hearings

LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus, the Area Agency on Aging for Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties, is holding three public hearings on its 2016-2020 Area Plan, outlining the plan to serve the older adult and adults with disabilities populations More...

‘Luck of the Irish Night’ on tap

Submitted by Winona Davenport  PHILLIPS — Spring is a time when a lot of people clean out their closets looking for lighter weight clothing.  More...

Blood drive at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sugarloaf Hotel.   There is currently an urgent need for blood donors. More...

News from our Schools

Healthy eating, active living

Lani Roy, Molly Clark, Selina Warren and Kim Ramharter proudly display a certificate naming Kingfield Elementary School as a 2015 Let’s Go! More...

Good eats

Senior Mario Gerardi sits at the concession table during a recent WMYSA game. The seniors are selling hot foods, cold drinks, candy and snacks to raise money for class activities. More...

RSU 74 Kindergarten screening for fall 2016

NORTH ANSON — MSAD 74 / RSU 74 (Anson, Embden, New Portland and Solon) will be holding kindergarten screening for all pre-school aged children entering kindergarten in the fall. Children must be five years of age on or before Oct. 15.  More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...