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Grant approved for bowling alley

Sugarbowl back on track, groundbreaking planned for early August

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — After four years of planning and applying for grants, Kerry Audet has announced that the Sugarbowl Family Entertainment Center and Sports Pub is moving forward. Audet applied for an Economic Development Program Grant in 2013 but was denied the grant when banks opted not to become involved with a project that would be built on land leased […]

Hats off to retirement

KINGFIELD — Jackie Kennedy wears many hats while working at Tranten’s, literally. Now she will be trying on retirement to see how it fits. “I’ve worked at Tranten’s for about 22 years,” Kennedy says, “I’m not sure though because I’ve been here too long to count.” June 27 Kennedy proudly wore the hat that started it all. “The hat and […]

Kingfield public hearing for proposed trail

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing June 30 regarding an ATV access route across town property. The property in question is located on Stanley Avenue between the properties of Henry Williams and Jonathan Beedy. The so called Thompson, Carville and Voter lots were given to the town by Carrie and Parker Norton. The town accepted the […]

Sugarloaf announces summer projects, investments

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf announced a number of summer projects recently, which include upgrades to its snowmaking system, a new state-of-the-art ski tuning machine, continued terrain expansion, and numerous resort and village enhancements. The off-season projects are part of the ongoing Sugarloaf 2020 Ten-Year Road Map, which outlines the resort’s 10-year vision for development. In the four years since the […]

Còig returns to Maine

Two shows at Skye; Thursday in Stratton

New England Celtic Arts along with the Maine Celtic Celebration will present Còig at Skye Theatre in Carthage Monday, July 14 for Part 1, and again at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, July 16 for Part 2; at Route 27 Arts in Stratton, Thursday, July 17; and at the Maine Celtic Celebration Saturday, July 19 and Sunday July 20. […]

The circus comes to New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — The circus will be at the New Portland Fairgrounds Tuesday, July 15 for two shows: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The show will include acrobats, aerialists, comedy and non-stop astounding feats of agility and lots of animals. Admission for adults is $15. Two children 14 years old and under are admitted free with one paid adult. Free children […]

Free ‘Concerts on the Lawn’ return

EAST WILTON — East Wilton Union Church announces the schedule for its 2014 annual August “Concerts on the Lawn” series. The free concerts are held at 6 p.m. Sunday evenings in August on the East Wilton Union Church lawn, located at 1306 Main Street. All are welcome to attend. There will be an opportunity for a free-will offering. All concerts […]

Don Roy Band comes to New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine’s Don Roy Band at North New Portland Community Church Sunday, July 13. Show starts at 7 p.m. At the forefront of the Franco American community in the Greater Portland area one finds the musical duo of Don and Cindy Roy who have long entertained audiences in the Southern Maine area […]

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