This Week’s Cover

Rivers open, flood with warm weather

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Last week’s snow woes melted away this week thanks to warm and wet weather. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Observer Betty Wing reported the daytime high temperature for the week was 57 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded Thursday, Feb. 23. According to her records, the daytime temp hit the upper 50s Friday and Saturday as well, contributing […]

Community Commitment Honored

Kingfield selectmen schedule grant work session

KINGFIELD — The Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing Monday, Feb. 20 as part of the process of applying for a Micro-Enterprise Community Block Development Grant. Over the last two years several Kingfield businesses, including Rolling Fatties, the Herbert Hotel and Scent-Sations, have benefited from the invitation-only grant. There are several more businesses interested in the next round of […]

Local Town Meeting Info

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Elections for two School Committee members, a selectman and a Sanitary District Trustee (all uncontested) will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 at the Town Office. The Town Meeting will be held that evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Center. COPLIN PLANTATION — Town Meeting will be Saturday, March 25 at […]

Canadian Folk legend Lennie Gallant to perform

New England Celtic Arts

MEXICO & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Prince Edward Island and Canadian Folk legend Lennie Gallant at Green Church Concerts in Mexico Wednesday, March 8 and at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, March 9. Curtain is at 7 p.m. at both locations. A native of the Acadian village of Rustico, PEI, Gallant has […]

The ‘Beatles’ coming to the Abbey

MADISON — Hailed as “New England’s Best Beatles Tribute Band” by the British Beer Company, Beatles tribute band, Studio Two, continues its tour in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America Friday, March 3 at Somerset Abbey. Studio Two is a headlining Beatles band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the […]

Isaac White photos at Valley Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited to the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center Saturday, March 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to kick off Isaac White’s photography exhibit and celebrate with a wine and cheese reception in the Begin Family Community Room. White is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to his camera. Born and bred in the […]

Final winter artwalk on tap

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., the public is invited to the Kingfield Friday Artwalk. Stroll through the village on foot or ride aboard Kenric Charles’ horse-drawn sleigh. Either way, be sure to venture to all artwalk locations throughout the village. The Inn on Winter’s Hill will show the fine art photography of Rex Holsapple, who […]

Talk: multiple meanings of ‘home’ explored

UMF Public Classroom

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to feature an artist talk by Jesse Potts, UMF assistant professor of art, titled, “Homing- In.” This UMF Public Classroom lecture takes place at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in the UMF Emery Community Arts Center. It is free and open to the public. In […]