January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Climb for a Cure

Summit kickoff huge success

The inaugural Climb for a Cure was a huge success, according to Sugarloaf Charity Summit Chair Sadie Spivak. The evening event was held Dec. More...

Arts & Entertainment

PEI fiddle legend to perform - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present Prince Edward Island and Canadian fiddle icon Richard Wood with Gordon Belsher at Bangor Celtic Crossroads Concerts at 58 Main Street Bangor Monday, Jan. 16; at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, Jan. More...

High school a cappella group to perform

NEW SHARON — The Flipsides, a student a cappella group from Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, will be performing the opening concert of the 2017 Brick Church Concert series at the New Sharon Congregational Church UCC Saturday, Jan. 28.  More...

Tickets on sale now for winter diva show

RANGELEY — Tickets for “I LOVE DIVA — a Trip to the Tropicana Club,” the RFA’s Winter DIVA Show, are now on sale. More...

Letters

Abundant thank-yous!

Nov. 10, Eugene Pray IV, or DJ as a lot of us know him by, was admitted to Maine General in Augusta. More...

Community & Local News

Benefit quilt raffle underway

PHILLIPS — A member of the Narrow Gauge Quilters has recently been diagnosed with cancer, has already undergone surgery and treatment and is facing additional surgeries and various treatments.  The group decided to raffle off one of its qu More...

Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop re-scheduled

STRONG — An Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop is planned for Thursday, Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Strong Town Office in the Foster Memorial Building, 14 South Main Street  More...

Blood drive at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive Friday, Jan. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Fight for Saddleback’s future continues

Saddleback ski area may be sitting idle again this year but behind-the-scenes work to get the lifts running continues. More...

Lady Roadrunners maintain standing

A winter storm postponed the only home game scheduled for the Lady Roadrunners last week. The girls were prepared to host Lisbon Tuesday, Jan. 3 but a storm that brought snow and ice to the area cancelled after school activities. More...

Sports this week: January 11-17

MT. ABRAM LADY ROADRUNNERS  Unless otherwise noted JV games are at 5:30 and varsity follows at 7 p.m. Jan. 12, Carrabec @ Mt. Abram Jan. 13, Rangeley @ Buckfield: 5 p.m. Jan. 16, Winthrop @ Carrabec Jan. 17, Mt. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYSLADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages,fitness levels. More...

There is a cost for going out of bounds

SUGARLOAF — A search and rescue operation was underway New Year’s Eve for a Sugarloaf skier who admittedly skied out of bounds and became lost. The skier crossed over to the backside of the mountain to ski untouched snow. More...

Keep it between the lines

Snowmobiling

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — The conditions for snowmobiling this season have been phenomenal with some areas already claiming in excess of three feet of snow. More...

Season snowfall total set to surpass last year

WESTERN MAINE — From Oct. 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather observer Betty Wing recorded a dismal 55.4 inches of snow, which made last winter the least snowiest in a decade. More...

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VIEW FROM THE TOP

With new snow, a reminder to respect boundary ropes

The winter is off to a fast start here in Western Maine, and the incredible recent snowfall has brought increased numbers of visitors to our region. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What's your favorite thing to do on a snow day?

Alice MacKay of Carrabassett Valley: "I like to sleep until noon and then go skiing." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Neal G. Tranten - Free Access

1932-2017 -- He lived a full and rich life

KINGFIELD -- Neal G. Tranten, of Kingfield, passed away at home surround by his four daughters and four sons Jan. 10. He accepted death knowing he had lived a full and rich life. More...

Shawn Berry

1976-2017 — He will be greatly missed by the many that knew and loved him

LIVERMORE — Shawn R. “Bud” Berry, 40, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away unexpectedly, early Sunday morning, Jan. 1, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident on Federal Road in Livermore.  More...

Leroy ‘Gus’ Monroe

1040-2016 — Family was his greatest source of pride

STRONG — Leroy “Gus” Monroe, 76, passed peacefully at his home on the South Strong Road Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.  More...

News from our Schools

Annual spelling bee held in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Students in grades 5 through 8 gathered in their ELA classroom last Friday to watch their class representatives vie for the title of Spelling Bee School Champ 2017.  More...

Franklin County Spelling Bee  Feb. 7

STRONG — Tuesday, Feb. More...

Hattie Rosenberg on dean’s list

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Hattie Rosenberg of Kingfield has been named to the Champlain College dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Students on the dean’s list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day  It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.  —Carl T. Rowan   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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