This Week’s Cover

Business mixed during vacation week

WESTERN MAINE — Businesses that rely on downhill skiers were slightly off during Christmas vacation. For those dependent upon snowmobilers and cross country skiers, business was substantially off. “From being on the mountain and walking around the village, you could see a good crowd,” Ethan Austin, communication manager for Sugarloaf Mountain, said. Lodging was “a little slower than what we’d […]

FMH welcomes first baby

A baby boy was born at 12:40 p.m. January 1

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital and recently welcomed its first baby of 2012. Nurse midwife Susan Jacoby of Franklin Health Women’s Care attended the birth of Drake Douglas Frederick, a seven-pound, six-ounce baby boy who was born at 12:40 p.m. Jan. 1. Drake’s parents are Whitney Nichols and Gary Frederick of Kingfield and he is the couple’s first child. As […]

MSAD #58 visioning process begins this month

SALEM — What MSAD #58 will look like three to five or 10 years in the future is the focus of the visioning process that will begin this month. MSAD #58 school board members heard a presentation at their Dec. 15 meeting presenting various options on how to develop a long-range strategy for the district. At the Thursday, Jan. 5 […]

Area in need of two good feet of snow

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — There’s still hope for a lot of snow, but Jerome “Frenchy” Guevremont, superintendent of the Rangeley’s wastewater division and weather observer, says it doesn’t bode well for a great winter. “We need two good feet of snow to get us through the end of February, and I don’t see it happening,” he said. With about four inches […]

Waterhouse to exhibit photos

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Don Waterhouse will exhibit his photographs at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, through Feb. 14. An artist’s reception will be held at the library Jan. 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Waterhouse has had a love of photography for many years, making the transition from film to digital. He is a board member of “Upcountry Artists,” displaying […]

Raina Eustis guest choreographer at Lakeside Dance

RANGELEY — The Lakeside Dance Academy of Rangeley will welcome guest choreographer Raina Eustis to the Jazz II class during the upcoming session. Eustis will be creating an original hip-hop dance, which will be performed at the annual Spring Dance Concert in April. Instructors Pam Ellis and Lily Gacki say they are very excited to have Eustis sharing her talent […]

White White World Week

Back and better than ever

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — t began simply enough back in the 1970s. Sugarloaf locals needed a way to cut loose during the long cold January nights. Since that time, White White World Week has grown into a weeklong party with day and night festivities on the mountain and at seven local restaurants and bars. The tradition continues this year, Jan. 23 […]


FARMINGTON — The Emery Community Arts Center in Farmington will present the first fully staged production in its performance space over two weekends in January. The Sandy River Players, Farmington’s community theatre, presents a double bill of “The Man in the Bowler Hat,” a farce by A. A. Milne, and “The Little Sweep,” an opera by Benjamin Britten. Jane Parker […]

Movie ‘Courageous’ to be shown

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Baptist Church will offer a free movie Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. “Courageous,” from the creators of “Fireproof,” will be shown on the church’s big screen. Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of […]