August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Strong sets tax rate

STRONG — The tax rate in Strong will decrease over last year’s rate by 50 cents per $1,000 of property valuation. The Board of Selectmen set the tax rate at $14.20 per $1,000 at the July 27 meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dallahan comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present Scottish super group Dallahan at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Thursday, Aug. 11, at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society Saturday, Aug. More...

Live music at Antique Car and Tractor Show

KINGFIELD — During the Antique Car and Tractor Show on Main Street Saturday, Aug. 6, the band Jo Jo and the Bros. will perform.  Maine-based, the group plays 60s, 70s and 80s music, with some serious Rockabilly throw in.  More...

Free concert of the finest classical music

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the Westerhoff Family Foundation Concert Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donald C. Gossom

1927-2016 — He served in the U.S. Army during WWII

FARMINGTON — Donald C. Gossom, 89, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Monday, July 25, 2016 at Orchard Park Living and Rehabilitation Center, Farmington.  More...

Eleanor Claire Mosley

1949-2015 — She loved her family far and near and was strong in her faith

SAINT CLOUD, Fla. — Eleanor Claire Mosley, 66, of Saint Cloud, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Dec. 25, 2015 at her home.  Ellie was born Feb. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Western Mountain 7V7 Soccer Classic hosted by MTA

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School was the setting for the Western Mountain 7V7 Soccer Classic which included girls’ and, for the first time in many years, boys’ teams from around the state. More...

Golf Classic returns September 30

It’s time to sign up your team for the Seth Wescott & Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic  FARMINGTON — This year’s Seth Wescott & Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic will be held Sept. More...

Chamber Golf Classic details announced

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce details of its upcoming 23rd annual Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic. The event will be held Aug. 17 with a 1 p.m.shotgunstart(raindateisAug.19witha9a.m. 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...

Foreigner back on the RHW stage 10 years later

3,300 concert-goers fill the field at the pavilion

RANGELEY — Foreigner, one of the world’s top selling bands of all time, played to an audience of 3,300 on the Rangeley Health and Wellness Pavilion lawn last Saturday.  More...

Abnormally dry conditions continue

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — July brought more rain to the region than June did but according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather observer Betty Wing of Eustis, it was nowhere near enough. More...

Training held for school directors

MSAD #58

SALEM — MSAD #58 School Board Directors attended a training session presented by representatives from Maine School Management Association July 28. More...

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Megan’s Miles

Meg’s journey across our United States of America with the Bike and Build team (South Carolina to Santa Cruz SC2SC2016) will be crossing the finish line on August 9th at the boardwalk on the beach of Santa Cruz. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Would you rather the temperature be really hot or really cold and why?

Annie Twitchell of Kingfield: "Cold because that is when I am in my element. Fresh snow underfoot is amazing." More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield Health Center hosts Mobile Health Unit

KINGFIELD — Mt Abram Regional Health Center will host Healthy Community Coalition’s Mobile Health Unit in the health center’s parking lot Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Business After Hours at Wilton Farm & Home Museum

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at Wilton Farm & Home Museum for “Business After Hours” and enjoy an evening of refreshments from Calzolaio’s and door prizes Thursday, Aug More...

Crossed Paths, Wilderness Maine North Woods’ Stories

EMBDEN — The Embden Historical Society’s program for August will be Crossed Paths, Wilderness Maine North Woods’ Stories — “Allagash Tails & Tales” by Tim Caverly. 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

Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.  —Lou Holtz  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Herbs Herbs Herbs!

Basil, parsley, thyme, oregano — all of these   More...