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Farmington’s premiere of First Friday Art Walk April 3 1

March 30, 2015 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Organizers of the inaugural First Friday Art Walk promise art, entertainment and more at the event to be centered downtown on April 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. Several merchants and businesses will be staying open longer on Friday and will have special activities that include musicians, poetry, refreshments and plenty of art. […]

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Theresa Haley Artist of the Month at SugarWood Gallery, opening reception April 3 & 4 (0)

FARMINGTON – SugarWood Gallery welcomes Theresa (Terrie) Haley as April’s Artist of the Month with an Open House Reception on Friday, April 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Farmington native Terrie began painting in 2012 while attending a ‘Painting Party’ hosted by a […]


Enchanted Herbs & Botanical’s grand opening celebrated (2)

FARMINGTON – A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on the first day of spring to celebrate Enchanted Herbs & Botanical’s grand opening. Glenn Kapiloff, president of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was present to cut the ribbon welcoming the Malcom Porter, Jr. and Chris LeVasseur’s new business to town. Enchanted Herbs & Botanical is […]


Call for vendors: Norlands Civil War Reenactment Weekend (0)

LIVERMORE – The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center  is hosting its 5th Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment Weekend on June 13 and 14. A significant portion of the event is a Historic Crafters and Exhibitors Fair, modeled after the “Sanitary Commission” fairs which emerged in the Civil War era as fundraising bazaars. Sanitary Commissions were […]


Howard Dunham (1929-2015) (6)

EBENSBURG, Penn. – On Friday, March 27 at 10:15 p.m. the world lost one of the dearest and kindest men when Howard Dunham, who suffered a stroke in 2013, went to sleep. Howard had been a resident of the Cambria Care Nursing Facility for 13 months. Howard Dunham was born in Kingfield on Nov. 29, […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: The ballad of the Hulk (0)

In the comic-book world of Maine politics, the conservative think tank called the Maine Heritage Policy Center has often played the role of Dr. Bruce Banner, the tortured soul whose body harbors a gamma-ray-created monster called the Incredible Hulk. Portrayed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Banner is mild mannered and reflective. If he were asked […]


Chodounsky earns third national slalom title at Sugarloaf (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – A week’s worth of world-class racing concluded at Sugarloaf today as David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, Colo., claimed his third national slalom title in the final event of the 2015 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships—Chodounsky placed fifth in the giant slalom earlier in the week. AJ Ginnis, no stranger to the resort’s […]