October 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Foliage begins peaking

WESTERN MAINE — The colors of fall began emerging in a big way last week, thanks to more seasonable weather.  More...

VEC shares priority list with selectmen

KINGFIELD — The Village Enhancement Committee gave an update to the Board of Selectmen regarding VEC projects. VEC Chairman Merv Wilson told the board the committee had met a few times and prioritized projects. More...

Arts & Entertainment

'To Be Determined' comes to the Barn

KINGFIELD — Blues in the Barn will feature To Be Determined Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mountain Village Farm B&B, 164 Main Street in Kingfield. More...

TO BE DETERMINED FINDING SUCCESS

To Be Determined has been playing local gigs for a few years and have enjoyed a loyal local following.  The future is looking bright as things are beginning to come together beyond the local realm for the band.  More...

“Composers on the Edge”

Solo piano performance by Laura Kargul

FARMINGTON — Laura Kargul will give a solo piano performance Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Nordica Auditorium at University of Maine Farmington. Admission at the door is $12, free for ages under 18 and for students.  More...

Community & Local News

Almanac claims ‘winter is back’!

Last winter was lackluster, to say the least. More...

Free flu shot clinic

Rangeley Family Medicine’s free Oct. 18 clinic is open to the public

RANGELEY — If you haven’t had your free flu shot yet, it isn’t too late. Rangeley Family Medicine will hold a second free flu shot clinic Tuesday, Oct. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. More...

HCC October Mobile Health Unit Schedule

Staff will be offering one-on-one health counseling and information

FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County announces its October schedule for mobile health unit outreach.  More...

News from our Schools

Open House at Stratton School

Stratton School held an Open House Sept. 2, which included a potluck meal for the parents, teachers and students. At left, Principal Barry O. More...

MSAD #58 College financial aid presentations offered

MSAD #58 — Parents and seniors who are stressed about how you are going to help pay for college are invited to a Pizza Dinner & Financial Aid Presentation at the Phillips, Strong or Kingfield Elementary schools this October.  More...

Local attending Wheaton College

NORTON, Mass. — Bailey DeBiase, a 2016 graduate of Mount Abram High School, is now a member of the Wheaton College class of 2020, following a path to becoming an Art Therapist. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Monday is Columbus Day  Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.  —John Dewey  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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New Competition Center, U.S. Alpine Championships top list of highlights for 2016/17

New at Sugarloaf this season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — When the nation’s best skiers return to Sugarloaf next March for the 2017 U.S. More...

Comp Center open house

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There will be an opportunity to tour the new Competition Center during a Homecoming Weekend Open House Sunday, Oct. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Lions Celebrate 100 years

Local club participates in Kennebunkport celebration

KENNEBUNKPORT — Lions Club is 100 years old. As part of the Centennial Celebration, Lions International President Bob Corlew visited Maine. More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Sense of Congress on Agent Orange/Blue Water Navy issue introduced More...

Letters

Thank you for your concern

Thank-you to everyone during this difficult time with Ted’s passing. I want to thank family and friends for all the food, cards, visits and expressions of caring.  Rita Targett & family Stratton   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joan Sweetser

She was a loving mother, dedicated homemaker and tireless caretaker

PEABODY, Mass. — Joan (Blanchette) Sweetser, 86, of Peabody, Mass., formerly of Mansfield, Mass., died Thursday morning, Sept. More...

Mark S. Delcourt Sr.

1942-2016 — He was a teacher of grades 6, 7 & 8 at the Strong Elementary School for 21 years

WYMAN TOWNSHIP — Mark Simeon Delcourt Sr., 74, known affectionately as “Mr. D” by his students, passed away at his home Sept. 25, 2016, in Wyman Township, surrounded by his loving family.  More...

Jean E. Musgrave

1921-2016 — Among her passions were gardening & plants, feeding the birds & reading

FARMINGTON — Jean E. Musgrave, 95, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

US Alpine Championships return to Sugarloaf in March 2017

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The world-famous Narrow Gauge trail will once again host the country’s best alpine ski racers when Sugarloaf hosts the US Alpine Championships in March 2017. More...

Lady Roadrunners advance to sixth

SALEM — With two wins last week, the Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners gained six spots in the Mountain Valley Conference Class C South standings. The Lady Roadrunners traveled to Wiscasset Tuesday, Sept. More...

Polar Plunge gearing up to be the biggest and best yet

FARMINGTON — With five partner teams ready to jump in Wilson Lake Oct. 22, Western Maine Community Action is poised to raise funds for six organizations that improve the quality of life in Western Maine.  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...