Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day is August 12

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association presents its 18th annual Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its clubhouse on Old Skiway Road. “A celebration of Maine’s sporting life,” is what members of the RRG&SA call the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day. Modeled after an old fashioned frontier rendezvous, it features […]

Annual meeting slated for August 2

Alumni Association of the Dead River Area

STRATTON — The 34th annual meeting of the Alumni Association of the Dead River Area will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Main Street in Stratton at 10 a.m. All students who attended Flagstaff, Dead River, Stratton, Coplin Plantation, Langtown and Mt. Abram High School are urged to attend. Registration will begin at that time, […]

Summertime soccer

Franklin County Stars takes state championship

FARMINGTON — In an undefeated run at the Babe Ruth state softball tournament held in Richmond July 5 and 6, the Franklin County Stars U12 Softball team came away as State Champions. The Stars, comprising 11 girls, ages 11-13 have been playing in tournaments across the state since early May. “The girls were very focused through the whole tournament,” Coach […]

RRG&SA annual cookout draws large crowd

OQUOSSOC — Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Association held its annual cookout and event July 17. Over 100 people attended and many in the group participated in rifle/pistol shooting, trap shooting, archery and fly casting for a chance to win raffle prizes donated by Cabela’s. RRG&SA honored two individuals who have made significant contributions to the organization and the Rangeley […]

Guided tours of Fly Rod Crosby Trail

PHILLIPS — It’s a heritage trail; it’s a nature trail; it’s a recreational trail. It’s a new trail that wends its way through the life and times of Maine’s first registered guide, Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby (1854-1946). For all those reasons and more, it’s time to celebrate, say the volunteers of the High Peaks Alliance, who, over the past decade, […]

Lady Golfers’ tourney benefits breast care center

LIVERMORE — For the second year, the patients of Bennett Breast Care Center were winners in the Lady Golfers’ golf tournament at Maple Lane Golf Course. Forty women faced the rain and mist to play an 18-hole scramble to raise the money. They then bid on over 30 items donated by area businesses to help pay for mammograms for prospective […]

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Talk on ‘Arnold March’ artifacts set

STRATTON — Sunday, Aug. 10, the Dead River Area Historical Society, will welcome Ken Wing exhibiting what is believed to be the largest collection of artifacts from the Arnold March from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wing will share the story of how Col. Benedict Arnold marched through Maine on his Trek to Quebec City in the 1700s during the […]

Deputy investigates trip down memory lane

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols recently released the department’s Weekly Report for July 18 to 25. The following is a summary of some of the local incidents deputies responded to based on that report. July 18 Corporal Bean investigated a car vs. deer accident on Route 142 in Phillips. There was minor damage to the car; deer […]