December 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

The Original Irregular’s Year in Review  2016

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While the new year got off to a fine start after a snowstorm Dec. 29 left over 10 inches on Sugarloaf, that was short-lived as temps rose considerably. The year marked Kingfield’s Bicentennial and events were planned for all of 2016. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Floozies and Fossil Factory to headline College Snowfest Week

Wild week returns bigger and better with first-ever 18-and-older Pool Party and Silent Rave.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In what promises to be one of the wildest weeks of musical performances anywhere in Maine this winter, Sugarloaf is set to host The Floozies, Fossil Factory, Renegade Sound Station, Green Lion Crew, Mumz the DJ, DJ 4eign S More...

Movies return for vacation week in Rangeley

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be showing two movies during the holiday vacation week. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29 & 30 “Pete’s Dragon” (2016) will show at 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Christmas Through the Ages a spectacular success

The trustees of the Webster Library would like to thank the Bicentennial Committee and community members for the overwhelming success of the Christmas Through the Ages House Tours. More...

Your kindness is appreciated

A special thank you to the New Portland Lions Club for the nice gift fruit baskets.  The fruit included was so fresh and nice. Harold and I appreciate your kindness to us and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. More...

Community & Local News

Valley library holiday week hours announced

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center hours for the upcoming holidays were recently announced.  More...

Donors of all blood types urged to give in the coming weeks

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  More...

NMC grabs top PR award

AUGUSTA — Nancy Marshall Communications was awarded the Maine Public Relations Council’s top honor, Best in Show, at the council’s 2016 Golden Arrow Awards Ceremony, Dec. 8. 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. Winter: inside w/videos. FMI: 491-7433. 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.All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

New Year’s Eve is Sunday  Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.  —Hal Borland   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Kingfield: POW/MIA flag to fly

KINGFIELD — During a brief selectmen’s meeting Dec. 19, Selectman Heather Moody spoke on behalf of the American Legion and requested the Town fly the POW/MIA flag on the pole outside the Town Office. More...

Bicentennial Celebration to end with fireworks

KINGFIELD — From beginning to end, 2016 has been a year of reliving the historic moments of a town 200 years old. The past came to life through events, costumed characters, reenactments and opportunities for learning. More...

WSKI-TV 17 IS available

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Following the cable TV provider Time Warner/Spectrum’s decision this summer to move WSKI-TV 17’s frequency, the local TV station has been receiving complaints from viewers unable tune in to WSKI-TV 17 programmi More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

New minimum wage and overtime-exempt salary takes effect January 7   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What three words would you use to describe 2016?

Jarod Frigon of Kingfield: "Unkind to music." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cameron Emil Bopp

1949-2016 — He was a generous, kind, witty, energetic and passionate person, his deepest passion being helping others and saving lives.

STRONG - Cameron Emil Bopp of Strong, Maine died on Tuesday, Dec. 20 in Freeman in a car accident. He was born on Aug. 23, 1949, a son of Ralph H. and Norma Ritter Bopp. More...

Julia Love Allison

1928-2016 — She enjoyed family gatherings, her vegetable garden and crafts

FARMINGTON — Julia Love Allison, 88, of Rangeley died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Sandy River Center in Farmington after a brief illness.  More...

Kay Eisenhaur

1940-2016 — She was a devoted wife, mother and Nana

LEWISTON — Kay Eisenhaur, 76, of Madrid Township, formerly of Andover and N. Reading, Mass., died Sunday evening, Dec. More...

Sports & Outdoors

An evening of Fish Tales and Cocktails

Casting for Recovery auction January 14

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 19th Annual Fish Tales and Cocktails fundraising auction to benefit Casting for Recovery: Maine will take place at the Sugarloaf Hotel Jan. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Sports this week: Dec. 29 - Jan. 3

MT. ABRAM ROAD RUNNERS  Unless noted, game times are: JV 5:30 p.m., Varsity 7 p.m.  Thursday, Dec. 29 vs. Dirigo  Saturday, Dec. 31 vs. Mt. Valley JV @ 11 a.m., varsity @ 12:30 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 3 @ Lisbon  MT. More...

Park Shark Challenge returns

Titcomb - Jan. 28Sugarloaf - Feb. 4 FARMINGTON — The legendary Park Shark Challenge Series terrain park snowboarding and freeride skiing series returns to five Maine ski areas starting Jan. 21 at Black Mountain in Rumford. 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...