March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Shea named conservation farmer of the year

NEW VINEYARD — Melissa Shea is no ordinary farmer. Shea is a Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association certified organic farmer with about 150 acres of farmland and forests to over see. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dance academy to present performance on two nights

RANGELEY — The Lakeside Dance Academy will present its annual Spring Dance Concert at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 at the RFA Lakeside Theatre on Main Street. More...

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

UMF Art Gallery

FARMINGTON — The UMF Art Gallery is hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Saturday, March 25. The event will begin with a panel discussion at 10 a.m. followed by Wikipedia editing workshops from 12 to 5 p.m. More...

Book designers to speak on their career

FARMINGTON — Angela Werner and Michael Höhne, book designers, collectors and members of the Shiretown Bookers, will speak on “Making Books: Stories from a Career in Book Design,” Sunday, April 9, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Blood and platelet donors needed following winter storm

Red Cross has critical need for platelet and type O negative donors

PORTLAND — The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to give blood or platelets following the recent winter storm, which forced 27 area blood drives to cancel, causing about 900 donations to go uncollected. More...

Underwearness Project a success

Donations for the Western Maine Underwearness Project were collected at a potluck and Narrow Gauge String Band show Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26 at the Phillips Area Community Center. More...

LED lighting promotion offered

Efficiency Maine teams up with local contractors to help Kingfield area businesses save on energy costs

KINGFIELD — Efficiency Maine has just launched a Small Business Initiative to help local companies reduce lighting costs by upgrading to energy-efficient LED lighting. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Welcome U.S. Alpine Championship Racers!

For the sixth time in the resort's history, Sugarloaf is once again proud to host the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships, March 25-28, 2017.   More...

Top tier racing at Sugarloaf

INSIDE THE GATES

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf will be host to three National and North American Race series over the next nine days. More...

Three CVA athletes qualify for Alpine Championships

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday, March 25, on their home-turf at Sugarloaf Mountain, three Carrabassett Valley Academy student-athletes will compete against the best skiers in the country, and they are only in their first year of eligibility for More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.  —Thomas Edison  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Breaking News - 3/22/2017 4:49 PM

Senator Angus King to speak during Opening Ceremonies of U.S. Alpine Championships - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, MAINE — United States Senator Angus King is scheduled to address the athletes, coaches, families and hundreds of fans gathered at Sugarloaf for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2017 US Alpine Championships, on Saturday, March 25, at More...

Draft budget shows nearly two percent increase

MSAD #58

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors announced a Special Board Meeting to be held at Phillips Elementary School March 23 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of signing the warrant for an April 25 referendum election. More...

Potential Saddleback buyers under confidentiality agreement

RANGELEY — Peter Stein, President and Chairman of the Saddleback Mountain Foundation stated in a newsletter Monday, March 20 that the first official board meeting of the foundation was held Thursday, March 18. More...

Avon voters approve budget increase

AVON — Voters re-elected First Selectman Greta Espeaignnette to her third term at the Town Meeting Saturday, March 18. Former selectman Jerry Gilchrist was chosen to fill out the remaining two years of John Calloway’s term. More...

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Legislative Update

Bill seeks to restore tip credit   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

When do you think the snow will be gone?

Baylis Eggleston, 10, of Carrabassett Valley: "Sometime in May or maybe June. Maybe even longer on Sugarloaf." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane Saunders Brackett

1939-2017 — She loved to help people

STARKS — Jane Saunders Brackett, “Ninnie,” 77, of Starks, died peacefully at her residence Tuesday, March 14, 2017.  More...

Herbert C. Scribner Jr.

1946–2017 — He enjoyed living in the Sugarloaf community during the winter

CARRABASSETT VALLEY & HARTL — Herbert C. Scribner Jr. of Carrabassett Valley and Hartland passed away March 9, 2017.  More...

Ronald D. Stagers

1943-2017 — He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Ronald D. Stagers of Carrabassett Valley passed away March 7, 2017 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta after complications from several health issues.  Ron was born in Ottumwa, Iowa Oct. 18, 1943. More...

News from our Schools

Celebrating wellness at KES

KINGFIELD — Friday, March 10, Kingfield Elementary School students spent the afternoon in near constant motion while celebrating KES Wellness Day. More...

Eighth grade Class of 2021 Parent Night

SALEM — The eighth grade Class of 2021 Parent Night will be held at Mt. More...

Pre-kindergarten programs accepting applications

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 is again offering public prekindergarten to district children with a classroom in each of the elementary schools. 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...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

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. More...

backtracks

How to watch a World Cup

From the Irregular archives (Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Special 1971 World Cup Souvenir issue of the Sugarloaf Irregular, Vol. 3, No. 8.)

Sugarloaf’s Narrow Gauge will challenge the skills of the best international alpine skiers in the world during the running of the Arlberg Kandahar and the Tall Timber Classic when these events get underway Feb. 18th. More...

World Cup Named Tall Timber Classic

(Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Dec. 1970, Vol. 3, No. 5 issue of the Sugarloaf Irregular.) More...