Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway wins Award for Hospitality

MILLERSBURG, OH – The National Scenic Byway Foundation congratulates the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway as a winner of the 2023 Byway Organization Award for Hospitality. This is one of the Foundation’s eight national awards presented annually. The Rangeley Lakes Byway Ambassador program is heralded as a hospitality best practice model. The hospitality program has completed its second year. Trained […]

Western Mountains Baptist Church spring brunch

NEW PORTLAND – The Western Mountains Baptist Church, 928 Carrabassett Road (Rt. 27), is hosting a Spring Brunch for women on Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. All ladies, young and old, are welcome. Charlotte Sinclair will be the speaker. She and her husband, Milt, live in New Sharon. They enjoy spending time with their family and are retired dairy […]

Mental Health First Aid Training on May 9

Skill-based training for responding to adults who are struggling with mental health challenges

FARMINGTON — NAMI Maine is excited to offer an Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course that is a free skills-based training teaching participants who are 18 years or older how to identify, understand, and respond to adults who are struggling with a mental health challenge. MHFA is a national best-practice, evidenced-based certification course that is eight hours in length […]

Hospital Offering 3-day Health Careers Exploration Camp

The camp is open to all students who will be entering grades 8-12

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) will once again host Summer Scrub Club, a health careers exploration camp, from June 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is designed to introduce participants to a wide variety of careers available in health care and is open to all students who will be entering grades 8-12. A sampling of careers […]

USDA makes grants available to help people in rural Maine repair homes damaged by severe storms and flooding in 2022

Eligible rural areas include Franklin and Somerset counties

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Maine State Director Rhiannon Hampson recently announced the availability of grants to help people repair their homes that were damaged by severe storms and flooding in 2022. The homes must be located in presidentially declared disaster areas. People living in Franklin, Knox, Oxford, Somerset, Waldo, and York counties in Maine may […]

Recruiting is underway for Mechanized Logging Operations and Forest Trucking Program in 2023

CDL Training added! Free tuition! Classes start June 26!

AUGUSTA — The Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of Maine and Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) has announced recruiting is underway for the Mechanized Logging Operations and Forest Trucking Program, an expanded version of the highly successful logging operations certificate program that will now include Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training. The program will run for 20 weeks, from June 26 to […]