July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Logging Festival field day cancelled

The annual Wood Chip Contest and Logging Parade will go on

RANGELEY — The Maine Forestry Museum regretfully announced that the Logging Festival Field Day only scheduled for July 30 has unfortunately been cancelled due to lack of manpower, ultimately leading to lack of organization that takes many month More...

Arts & Entertainment

Girls Guns and Glory

Classic country gone rock ‘n roll

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Classic country mixed with true early rock ‘n roll is the best way to describe Girls Guns and Glory. Their style adds just the right amount of country twang to hip-shaking rhythms of a classic rock and roll band. More...

Ennis Sisters perform in Phillips, Farmington

New England Celtic Arts

PHILLIPS & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present the Juno Award winning Newfoundland super group “The Ennis Sisters” at Phillips Area Community Center Tuesday, July 26 and at North Church Concerts with the Farmington More...

Steel Magnolias to be staged in Rangeley

RANGELEY — Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling will be presented July 28, 29, 31 and Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ronald E. Pinkham

1946-2016 — He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967

JAY — Ronald Edward Pinkham, 69, passed away July 8, 2016 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  More...

Geoffrey Richard Shovelton

1936-2016 — He was a gentle and peace-loving man

AUBURN — Geoffrey Richard Shovelton, 80, of New Portland, passed peacefully in the company of a dear friend, in the evening of the Fourth of July, 2016, at the Androscoggin Hospice in Auburn.  More...

Theodore ‘Bud’ E. Richmond Jr.

1935-2016 — He had a natural love of the land and was an enthusiastic outdoorsman

MADRID TOWNSHIP — Theodore “Bud” Edmund Richmond Jr., 81, of Madrid Township, passed peacefully Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Hospice House in Auburn.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Back Country Cycle Challenge hosts more than 300 riders

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Three hundred and three riders participated last Saturday in the sixth annual Carrabassett Valley Back Country Cycle Challenge hosted by the Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association.  More...

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day is going to the dogs!

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Association is pleased to announce a different format for its annual Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day. More...

Free four-day Hunter Safety Training Program

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association is sponsoring a free four-day Hunter Safety Training Program at the clubhouse Wednesday, July 27, Thursday, July 28, Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 4.  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

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Sunday is Parents’ Day  While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.  —Angela Schwindt   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Kingfield Days: What a way to celebrate!

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Festival Days was a resounding success, and the best in recent memory according to many in town. More...

Old Home Days Honored Couple Dennis and Janet White

PHILLIPS — “With the highest regards, it is my pleasure to announce this year’s Honored Couple. The Chamber of Commerce put out suggestion buckets, and we listened to our community! Janet (Bredeau) White and Dennis E. More...

Storm pummels area

Hail, pounding rain and high winds

Monday afternoon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office in Gray issued a severe thunderstorm warning for a storm located 10 miles west of Madison (10 miles northeast of Farmington) and moving east at 50 MPH with wind gusts of up More...

Op-Ed

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Megan’s Miles

This morning July 14, 2016 I heard the news that a rider by the name of Anne Davis was struck and killed on her bicycle while riding her last few miles of the day in Idaho. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What was the subject of the last dream you remember?

Dalten Huff, 10, of Strong: "It was a nightmare about zombies." More...

Letters

Something should be done about the town clock

Wednesday morning is always a “look-forward to morning.” Your great newspaper is usually the first to print area news.  Of much interest was the article on the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum’s acquisition of the old Oquossoc More...

From the VIM Team:

Praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving the VIM Team the chance to come down to the Kingfield United Methodist Church and to serve the people of this church and community. More...

Thank you for your prayers

We want to express our thanks to the Hospice House in Auburn, Wiles Funeral Parlor especially Emily, the military servicemen, the Penobscot Indian Nation, the Ladies Auxiliary and Legionnaires of Post #61, the Kingfield Seniors Citizens, and Susan fo More...

Community & Local News

91-year-old Dixfield WWII veteran receives overdue medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, July 13, 91-year-old veteran William Schnorr of Dixfield finally received a long-overdue medal that he had earned but never received for his service during World War II.  More...

Award winning executive chef returns to the Gingerbread House

OQUOSSOC — The Gingerbread House recently announced that after 13 years as the Executive Chef at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Steve True has returned to the Gingerbread House.  More...

Franklin County Animal Shelter joins nationwide pet adoption drive

FARMINGTON — Recently, the Franklin County Animal Shelter announced that it has teamed up with NECN and Telemundo Boston to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters second annual nationwide pet adoption drive Saturd More...

News from our Schools

Phillips Student Council President receives award

PHILLIPS — Phillips Student Council President Gage Smith was presented the Secretary of State’s 8th Grade Citizenship Award at the Phillips School Final Assembly last month. More...

Franklin County resident receives Next Step Maine Scholarship

FARMINGTON — The Next Step Maine Scholarship Program has awarded a scholarship to Franklin County resident Jessie Walker, currently employed at Sugarloaf. More...

Dale Varnum on dean’s list

AUGUSTA — Dale Varnum, daughter of Wendy Boyle of Stratton, was named to the dean’s list again for the second half of the school year at University of Maine at Augusta.  Varnum is pursuing a degree in nursing at the university. 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...