June 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Continuing family traditions

SALEM — Two Mt. Abram High School seniors will carry on generations of military service after graduating later this month. Collin Grant of Stratton will leave for Ft. Jackson, S.C. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sensational lineup set for Kingfield POPS - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Since 2003, the signature summer concert of western Maine has been the Kingfield POPS and this year’s event is no different. More...

Music camp staff grows

RANGELEY — Emily Drexler and Michael Blythe have joined the staff of Westerhoff/RFA Music Camp.  Drexler picked up a violin at age four and began the first chapter of a story she would write for the rest of her life. More...

Kickoff to Summer celebration

SALEM — The Salem General will hold the third annual Kickoff to Summer June 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev Charles F. Brown

1922-2016 — He enjoyed reading, gardening and being a member of the Cribbage and Seniors clubs in Kingfield

FARMINGTON -- The Rev. Charles F .Brown, 94, of Kingfield, passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington on May 18, 2016 following a fall in mid- April.  More...

John Milton Christie

1937-2016 — He started his long career in New England’s ski industry at Sugarloaf

WASHINGTON, Maine — John Milton Christie, 79, died unexpectedly May 7, 2016, of natural causes while working at Camden Hills State Park.  More...

Elizabeth A. Pike

1931-2016 — She enjoyed skiing, fishing, golfing and taking trips to Florida

NEW VINEYARD — Elizabeth A. Pike, 85, of New Vineyard, died at her home May 18, 2016.  Elizabeth was born Jan. 7, 1931, a daughter of William and Ida (Merry) Noonan. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf Golf Club open for season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thanks to favorable spring weather, a historically mild winter, and intensive pre-season maintenance, course conditions at the Sugarloaf Golf Club have once again surpassed expectations. More...

POPS road race returns

KINGFIELD — The second annual Kingfield POPS Kids K, 5K and 10K will take place Saturday, June 25. More...

MH&T to introduce Bigelow approach trail this spring

The Spring Trail Building Weekend is June 3 to 5

KINGFIELD — New this spring, hikers will be able to access the Bigelow Preserve directly from the Stratton Brook Hut at Maine Huts & Trails. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS MARKET — 3-5:30 pm, Schoolhouse Gallery Lawn, 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, 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...

Report on Largay’s last days released

REDINGTON TOWNSHIP — Almost three years after she was reported missing, the Maine Warden Service has reportedly released a 1,500 page report describing the search, discovery and evidence collected in the case of Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldin More...

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Alejandro Fernandez of Strong plays Taps at a Memorial Day Ceremony presented by the Norton- Wuori American Legion Post #61 of Kingfield. More...

Speed limit change approaching in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Motorists are urged to keep an eye on posted speeds on town roads as changes in posted speed limits will occur over the next several weeks. More...

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Megan’s Miles

My daughter Megan has just begun her trek across the United States on her bicycle with the non-profit group Bike and Build. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you looking forward to the most this summer?

Danielle Howard of Kingfield: "Going camping." More...

Letters

Thank you for your gifts

Thank you to the Gifts of Love for the big box of breakfast food and, to the Maine Mountain Children’s House for wishing me a Happy Spring with the gift of cookies.  David LaBelle, Kingfield   More...

Stratton Rec thanks all those who help the program

On behalf of the Stratton Recreation program, I would like to thank the following businesses for their recent donations.  Thank you to John Morris from the Pines Market in Eustis for his generous donation of all kinds of beach toys for kids. More...

Thank you for your sympathy and support

During a time like this, we realize how much our family and friends mean to us… Your expressions of sympathy will always be remembered by all of Erica’s family.  Thank you, The family of Erica Winter Kingfield   More...

Community & Local News

Annual Yard Sale slated

FARMINGTON — The Fairbanks School will hold its annual benefit yard sale Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 12 p.m. all items go for one half price. Organizers ask that no one arrive no one before 8 a.m.  More...

Kingfield seniors to meet

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Senior Citizens group will meet at 11 a.m. June Tuesday, 7 at Webster Hall.  More...

Public breakfast June 4

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield United Methodist Church at 51 High Street will be hosting a public breakfast Saturday, June 4 from 7:30 to 10 a.m.  The menu will include: pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy and biscuit, home fr More...

News from our Schools

Celebrating success at KES

The Kingfield Elementary School second grade celebrates with Franklin Country Teacher of the Year Selina Warren. More...

Stratton School Summer Food Service Program

STRATTON/EUSTIS — Once again the SFSP will be sponsored by the Stratton School at 65 School Street. The program will provide a free nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack to any child 18 years old or under. More...

Mt. Abram to host senior events

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School will host two special events to honor members of the Class of 2016 and their families. Seniors and their parents and/or guardians are cordially invited to attend the annual Mt. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others, than by what others say about him.  —Leo Aiken  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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