August 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Poland Spring employees help feed Maine communities

POLAND — Poland Spring announced recently that its employees donated over 7,000 pounds of non-perishable goods to local food pantries during its spring food drive.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Free Sandy River 3 concert at Mosher’s

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River 3 will perform a free outdoor concert the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 13, on the lawn behind Mosher’s Meats and Seafood, Rte. More...

Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite is ‘richly funny’

RANGELEY — Plaza Suite, a Community Theater Production of the Rangeley Friends of the Arts will entertain audiences Friday through Monday, Aug. 19 to 22, at 7 p.m. at the RFA Lakeside Theater. More...

Maizie Argondizza’s unique portrayal of nature’s beauty

UMF Art Gallery

FARMINGTON — The UMF Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of Maizie Argondizza, University of Maine at Farmington alumna of the class of 1954. Her unique portrayal of nature’s beauty will be on exhibit Aug. 22 through Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Maynard Atwood

1921-2-16 — He was truly a member of the ‘greatest generation’

KINGFIELD — Maynard Atwood, 95, of Kingfield, passed peacefully in his home that he had shared with his wife of 66 years, Pirkko (Kankainen) Atwood. He was in the loving care of his wife and daughter, Sheila.  More...

Allan C. Kempton

1944-2016 — He loved the outdoors, especially the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes regions

STRONG — Allan Chester Kempton, 72, died Aug. 1, 2016, in Strong with his loving family by his side.  He was born in Phillips Feb. 4, 1944 the son of Chester and Eleanor (Bubier) Kempton. Allan was educated in the schools of Phillips. More...

Nanette M. Ladd

1949-2016 — She enjoyed spending time and chatting with her children, siblings, friends and grandchildren

STRONG — Nanette Marie Ladd, 66, passed away Aug. 2, 2016 at her residence in Strong, with her family by her side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Fly-tyer Dumaine demonstrates at OSHM

OQUOSSOC — Selene Dumaine of Readfield has a distinctive way of tying flies. Unique in that she uses her fingers rather than the standard vice when creating fishing flies. More...

TRAININGS SCHEDULED

Roadrunner Soccer

SALEM — Boys and girls interested in trying out for the Mt. Abram Roadrunners’ soccer teams have a number of opportunities to do so, as well as receive preseason training. More...

Firearm safety course offered

KINGFIELD — Maine law requires anyone who has not previously done so and is seeking to obtain an adult hunting license for the first time to take part in educational courses developed by Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Mistakes are forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.  —Bruce Lee  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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Ira open following extensive amphitheater work

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Adrian Brochu has announced that both Ira Mountain and Quill Hill overlooks are now open for guest visits. More...

Appeals Board members sought

KINGFIELD — Selectmen held a brief meeting Aug. 1 but opted to withhold any decision making on two agenda items for the following meeting due to the lack of a full board. More...

State of Maine Championship underway

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Maine’s top professional and amateur golfers arrived at the Sugarloaf Golf Club Monday as they prepared to compete for cash, prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the state’s top golfer in the 2016 State of Maine C More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

SecNav implements new administrative separation plan More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could ask Question of the Week, what would it be?

Kade Tooker of Kingfield: "What are you going to miss most about summer? I’m going to miss relaxing in the water." More...

Letters

Thanks for making our silent auction a huge success

On behalf of The Stanley Museum, I would like to thank the local businesses that contributed to our silent auction that ran during the Eastern Invitation Steam Car Tour in June. More...

Community & Local News

Blood urgently needed

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — An American Red Cross blood drive is set for Sugarloaf for Tuesday, Aug. More...

A virtual farmers’ market

While the Kingfield Farmers’ Market is not running this year, those used to depending on it for fresh produce and more have an alternative: the Western Maine Market online at https://harvesttomarket.com/farmers-market/westernmaine market. More...

Senator Tom Saviello helps citizens reclaim nearly $275,000

AUGUSTA — Senator Tom Saviello (R-Franklin) has helped citizens of Senate District 17 reclaim more than $275,000 in unclaimed property that was being held by the State of Maine.  More...

News from our Schools

Hattie Rosenberg named to dean’s list

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Hattie Rosenberg of Kingfield has been named to the Champlain College dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester. Students on the dean’s list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester. More...

USM announces dean’s list

PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine has announced its dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.  Local full time students include: Jazmin Knapp of Freeman Township, Haley Pierce and Riley Laflin of New Vineyard, Mariah Ross 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...

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...