Western Mountain Activities

EVERY WEDNESDAY FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield. EVERY FRIDAY SANDY RIVER FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 am-2 pm, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St., Farmington. 15+ members, veggies, plants, soaps, baked goods, crafts. FMI: 778-6602. EVERY MONDAY WORKSHOP: EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ORIENTATION — 10 am-12 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. […]

Halloween gets going a bit early ‘round here…

what with the Phillips Scarecrow Reunion in full swing, the Ghost Train chugging along and Hooterville Hollow in Kingfield this weekend. Not to mention UMF’s ongoing celebration of Edgar Allen Poe’s 200th birthday. So, get in the spirit, mark your calendars & check some of these events out!   THRU SATURDAY, OCT 17 SCARECROW REUNION — Main Street, Phillips. Sponsored […]

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. Library. Open to public. FMI: 628-6561. CARRABASSETT VALLEY LIBRARY — Rte. 27, Carr. Valley. Summer hours: Mon. 9-5, Tue. 9-1, rainy days […]

Coleman at the helm of Big Mountain ALPS Coleman is no stranger to the mountain

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A man with a passion for skiing, exuberance for outdoor activities, solid leadership skills and extensive first aid/safety training describes Big Mountain ALPS Program Manager Chad Coleman. No stranger to the mountain, Coleman worked for Sugarloaf as a ski patrolman and in various other capacities since the summer of 2002. He has also captained various schooners and […]

Mt. Abram Girls Soccer Roundup

JUNIOR VARSITY St. Dom’s JV, 2 — MTA JV, 0 SALEM -– The junior varsity girls from Mt. Abram hosted St. Dom’s on Friday, Sept. 30 and took a 2-0 loss against a skilled private academy. In two meetings this season the Saints have out scored the Lady Roadrunners 3-0 in evenly matched play. MTA JV, 1 — Dirigo, 1 […]

Mt. Abram Boys’ Soccer Roundup

JUNIOR VARSITY MTA JV, 4 – Dirigo, 0 SALEM — On Thursday, Sept. 24 a junior varsity squad from Dixfield arrived in Salem to take on the Roadrunners’ JV program. Much to the appreciation of the Mt. Abram fans, the Roadrunners walked off the field with a 4-0 shut out. With the win, the Mt. Abram boys’ junior varsity program, […]

Wescott takes second in Olympic qualifier

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– Sugarloaf’s Seth Wescott, the 2006 Olympic Snowboardcross Gold Medalist, took second place in the season’s first World Cup stop and Olympic Qualifier on Sept. 13 in Chapelco, Argentina. Wescott was the top American, and the finish puts him in great shape to qualify for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team. Wescott, who finished the 2008-09 World Cup season […]

Cycle Challenge ends series in CV

CARRABASSETT VALLEY –- The 2009 Carrabassett Cross Country Challenge was held at the end of last month and featured some of the most challenging single track racing action in the state. The races happened at the much improved Outdoor Center. Rain gave way to harder mountain biking challenges at what may have been the last series of the Maine Mountain […]

Saddleback sees snowfall

DALLAS PLANTATION — Saddleback Mountain was dusted with the first snowfall of the 2009-2010 season. A light snowfall covered the upper mountain last Thursday, boding well for the scheduled Nov. 27 opening of the ski resort. “We were pretty thrilled when we woke up to a white mountain,” said Conrad Klefos, director of marketing and sales at Saddleback. “Nov. 27 […]

Bundled-up Bench