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More to Western Mountains than one may think

STRATTON — Finding out why people travel, why they make certain choices, who they are and what makes them tick are all part of the Maine Office of Tourism’s new strategy, according to Carolann Ouellette, director MOT, who has strong connections with the Western Mountains. Speaking at a meeting of the Franklin County Tourism Network at the Stratton- Eustis Community […]

MH&T may have solution to ‘S’ turns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine Huts & Trails is contemplating constructing a mile-and-a-half to twomile trail that would extend from north of the southern end of the Narrow Gauge Pathway north to connect to Crommett’s Overlook. Discussion of perhaps allocating $5,000 from undesignated surplus was on the agenda of the Monday, Sept. 26 Carrabassett Valley Selectmen’s meeting and part of the […]

Here comes the sun…

Phillips on the verge of a renaissance

PHILLIPS — Good things can happen if organizations in the community work together. That was the message re-iterated at a Phillips Revitalization Committee meeting last week. About 30 people attended the meeting designed to help coordinate communication among the various organizations. Revitalization Committee Chair Pam Matthews cited the upcoming rail fare the weekend of Oct. 8, where the historical society […]

It will be a ‘Grand’ Opening

Emily Smith to play Skye, Unity

UNITY & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present highly acclaimed Scottish performer Emily Smith at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, Oct. 4 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Oct. 5. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m.; and 7:30 p.m. in Unity. Pre-show jam sessions at Skye and Unity start one hour prior […]

Barbara Stewart to exhibit paintings

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library will host an exhibit of artwork created by Barbara Stewart of Kingfield from Sept. 23 through Nov. 28. Stewart has had a life-long interest in art and minored in art history at the University of Maine. She continues to be influenced by the Impressionists and Expressionists, especially Matisse and Van Gogh, finding […]

Native American Film and Performance Forum set

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present the “Native American Film and Performance University Forum,” an insightful series of film screenings, talks and performances centered on illuminating contemporary Native American experiences. This series of events is free and open to the public and will be held throughout the fall at venues across the UMF campus. […]